Getting To & Around
Updated On: 10/10/2012 9:05:53 PM
Lawton is served by Interstate 44 and three main U.S. highways, with Lawton-Fort Sill Regional Airport connecting the city to air travel. These highway connections and the city's proximity to major airports make arrival into Lawson-Fort Sill relatively easy. read more...
Most flights from the local airport originate in Dallas, while the Will Rogers World Airport in Oklahoma City services major metropolitan areas and can connect travelers to international destinations.
There are many choices in planning your travel to Lawton, from flying, driving or even taking the bus. No matter how you decide to make your way here, there is an option that will fit the needs of you and your family.
Lawton-Fort Sill Regional Airport
3401 SW 11th St.
Lawton, OK 73501 (580) 353-4869
Serving the region since 1950, Lawton-Fort Sill Regional Airport is used for military aviation, as well as daily flights by American Eagle airlines. Allegiant Air also operates charters out of the airport to various U.S. destinations.
Wichita Falls Municipal Airport
4000 Armstrong Drive
Wichita Falls, TX 76305 (940) 855-3621
Located approximately 40 miles from Lawton, Wichita Falls Municipal Airport covers 3,800 acres and contains four paved runways. American Eagle airlines is the main carrier to and from various destinations across the country, with Allegiant Air and Sun Country operating charter flights on occasion.
Will Rogers World Airport
7100 Terminal Drive
Oklahoma City, OK 73159 (405) 316-3200
Located six miles from downtown Oklahoma City, Will Rogers World Airport is the principal commercial airport in the area. It is served by major airlines such as Delta, American, United and Southwest with daily departures to major U.S. hubs.
Lawton Bus Station
228 SW B Ave.
Lawton, OK 73501 (580) 353-1010
Greyhound bus services the Lawton-Fort Sill area via several different routes. Tickets are available at the station or can be purchased online with a 15 percent discount.
Lawton Area Transit System (LATS)
611 S.W. Bishop Road
Lawton, OK 73501 (580) 248-5252
Lawton Area Transit System (LATS) provides public transportation for the Lawton-Fort Sill area. Buses operate Monday through Friday, 6 a.m. to 7 p.m.; and Saturday, 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. There is a special orange route that services Fort Sill, although that route may occasionally be closed without notice due to security requirements.
DRIVING AND COMMUTING
Lawton's road system is well-laid out and is served mainly by Interstate 44 which connects the city to Oklahoma City and Wichita Falls. Highway 62 is also one of Lawton's major connecting highways, with access to the towns of Altus and Anadarko.
Oklahoma Department of Public Safety
P.O. Box 11415
Oklahoma City, OK 73136
The Oklahoma Department of Public Safety's website offers information on road conditions, as well as procedures for vehicle registration and obtaining an Oklahoma driver's license. Those who already have a valid driver's license from another state may transfer their license without having to take a written or driving test. Those with an expired license from another test must take the written and driving test. Applicants must provide two forms of identification and proof of legal presence in the United States, usually a certified copy of your birth certificate and a social security card. For vehicle registration, proof of insurance must be provided. The Department of Public Safety website has an insurance verification link that can allow you to verify compulsory liability insurance requirements on your vehicle.
Lawton's local testing site is at the Oklahoma Highway Patrol office at 705 E. Gore St. Call (580) 353 6550 for more information.