Access to three major highways links Carrington to Mexico and Canada as well as to the East Coast and West Coast. U.S. Highway 281 is a major north-south international highway that connects the Central City to Interstate 94, an important east-west interstate highway located at Jamestown, 42 miles to the south. U.S. 281 from Carrington to Jamestown is a Class AA Highway with no load restrictions.
US 52, an alternate north-south route, provides a direct route to Minot, while North Dakota Highway 200 affords a major east-west route from Carrington to Spokane and east to the major port city of Duluth.
Railroad and Freight
Two rail lines providing access to the entire North American continent intersect in Carrington. The Soo line provides direct links from Canada to Chicago and beyond. The Red River Valley and Western connects Carrington and Foster County to both the southern and northern lines of the Burlington Northern Railroad, which, in turn, provides rail routes to the pacific Coast, Chicago, Texas and points in between.
Carrington's federally registered Class I airport allow year-round chartered flights to land on one of two runways. Recent renovations include the installation of radio-controlled runway lights and enlargement of one runway to 4,200 feet by 75 feet.
A number of major North Dakota commercial flights are available within a two-hour drive of Carrington. Fargo, Bismarck, Grand Forks and Minot are all served by national passenger carriers. Daily commuter links are also available from Jamestown, 40 miles to the south, or Devils Lake, 57 miles north of Carrington.