RIDES, (Regional Transit Authority Taxi Services) is available for individuals and small groups  by calling 1-800-358-5037.


Interstate 90 (40 miles Noth of Emmetesburg)
Interstate 34 (72 miles South of Emmetsburg)


Emmetsburg is located at the intersection of Highways 4 and 18 in northwest Iowa. (In Emmetsburg, it is the intersection of Broadway and Main Streets.) Highway 4 is a major north-south highway, while Highway 18 is a major east-west highway.


The Emmetsburg Municipal Airport (EGQ) is located on the west side of Emmetsburg. It is a small airport for use of small planes. It has Fuel-100LL, Rotating Beacon, pcc surfaced runway – 13/31 20’ wide x 3,401’ length, turf runway – 17/35 150’ wide x 2,170’ length, Unicom-122.8, NBD-410.00 (EGQ), vor-110.00 (SPW). Call the airport at 712-852-3810. Ft. Dodge Regional (FOD) Airport (52 miles) and Mason City Municipal (MCW) airport (95 miles) are the area airports with carrier planes.


Emmetsburg is fortunate to have two railroads that criss-cross through Palo Alto County, providing flexibility on shipping destinations. They are The Union Pacific Railroad (1-800-870-8777) out of Omaha, NE and the Iowa, Candian Pacific of Mason City, IA. Poet Biorefining, and Ag Partners, two of our major commodities-based businesses, elevators, and value-added agricultural businesses are served by these rail lines.