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Nestled in the heart of Texas at the northern tip of the beautiful Hill Country, Clifton is just a short drive from major cities – offering a pastoral oasis with small-town hospitality and an enriching escape. 

Conveniently located midway between Austin and Dallas/Ft. Worth, and only minutes from Waco, Clifton is home to a diverse community of generous, hard-working folks.  With a rich agricultural and arts heritage, Clifton remains true to its roots but always looking ahead – investing in the local economy and tomorrow’s brightest hope, our children.   It’s a small town with big ideas!

Clifton is located 35 miles northwest of Waco along State Highway 6, 90 miles southwest of the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex, and 90 miles northwest of Austin.  Its central location and ease of access to metropolitan areas has strongly influenced the community, and many residents commute to larger cities and weekend in the quiet country.

Air Transportation

Clifton Municipal Airport, Isenhower Field (link to Airport)

Highway Transportation

Major roadways that serve Clifton are State Highway 6 and FM 219.

The nearest North/South Interstate is 35 miles (I-35).

The nearest East/West Interstate is 90 miles (I-20/I-30).

Rail Service

Freight Service

The main line through Clifton is Burlington Northern Santa Fe with daily shipping to major markets.  The existing rail spur serves four industrial sites.  Reciprocal switching is available.

Passenger Service

AmTrak services are readily accessible in nearby McGregor, Texas, a distance of approximately 30 miles.

Trucking Service

Many delivery providers serve the Clifton area, including FedEx and UPS.  Truck leasing is available locally through U-Haul.  

Heart of Texas Rural Public Transit

The Heart of Texas Rural Transportation District (HOTRTD) provides demand response public ground transportation to the public of any age, including but not limited to transportation for seniors 65 and older, or individuals with disabilities of any age.  Transportation is provided Monday through Friday (schedule varies) in the rural areas of the HOTRTD service area consisting of Bosque, Falls, Freestone, Hill, and Limestone counties.

For information and rates, contact HOTRTD at; (254) 292-1873.