Travel & Transport
Cochise County is served by a number of municipal airports and is within in short drive from Tucson International Airport. The following Cochise County communities offer municipal airports.
Benson Municipal Airport
Bisbee Municipal Airport
Bisbee - Douglas International Airport
Tombstone Municipal Airport
Fort Huachuca/Sierra Vista Municipal Airport
Cochise County Airport - Willcox, AZ
Rail travel and shipping/commerce have been part of Cochise County, most particularly Benson, since the 1800s. The historical importance of the railroads to Southeast Arizona is discussed by Peter Wilharm in his Benson History article. The Southern Pacific Railroad served Cochise County until 1997 when it was purchased by Union Pacific Railroad. Here is a “quick-fact” article regarding Union Pacific and the State of Arizona.
Amtrak continues to operate passenger train travel through Southeast Arizona. Benson, AZ, is a flag stop on the Sunset Limited, combined with the Texas Eagle. Amtrak offers the rail traveler important, interesting and current information (including upcoming events) about Benson.
Interstate, Highways and State Routes