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Killeen is a city in central Texas, best known as home to the Fort Hood Military Base. It’s a relatively small city, but it’s the largest in Bell County.
Killeen has a small airport, the Killeen-Fort Hood Regional Airport. The airport operates alongside Fort Hood’s Robert Gray Army Airfield, and even occupies a portion of the base itself, nestled at the southern end of the Fort Hood Military Reservation.
Killeen-Fort Hood Regional Airport offers only two nonstop flights via two airlines. Outbound flights to Dallas-Fort Worth are available via American Eagle; flights to Houston’s George Bush Intercontinental Airport are available via United Express.
American Eagle and United Express are the only airlines that fly into Killeen-Fort Hood, also. This makes flights into Killeen lengthier for most travelers, as all flights aside from those departing from Dallas or Houston will require at least one connecting flight.
Connecting flights into Killeen-Fort Hood Regional Airport is always going to be either in Dallas-Fort Worth or George Bush Intercontinental. Flights via American Eagle change in Dallas; flights via United Express change in Houston.
Flight lengths vary by departure city. Flights from Dallas take less than an hour; Houston flight times are similar.
Flights from El Paso average around four and a half hours; San Antonio flights are a little shorter, averaging around 3h; if two stops are required, they can take 7h 37m or more.
Flight lengths from outside the state of Texas increase accordingly. Flights out of St. Louis take an average of four hours; Denver flight lengths are similar, averaging between 3h 49m and 4h 44m. Chicago flights average around five hours; Minneapolis flights are roughly the same.
East coast flight lengths vary. The shortest is Atlanta, averaging from 4h 21m to just over five hours; flight lengths from Miami average around five hours.
New York flights take a minimum of 5h 37m but can easily exceed seven hours. Flight lengths out of Washington, D.C., are similar, but generally take under 5h 30m. Boston flights take a minimum of 6h 5m, but can easily exceed nine hours if two connecting flights are required.
Direct flights into Killeen are only available from Dallas-Fort Worth and George Bush Intercontinental Airports.
The easiest way to get from Killeen-Fort Hood Regional Airport to downtown Killeen, Fort Hood, Copperas Cove, and other surrounding cities is by car.
It takes about 17 minutes to get from the airport to the center of Killeen.
The airport features seven car rental agencies, including Avis, Budget, Dollar, Hertz, and Thrifty; travelers can also find taxis near the short-term parking lot. Cove Taxi is the only livery company that offers onsite airport pick up and drop off.
HOP Public Transit of Texas also serves Killeen-Fort Hood Regional Airport; there is one dedicated bus stop at the airport.
Killeen is a paradise for those who enjoy the outdoors, featuring beautiful, lush forests and gently rolling hills. Multiple public parks and walking trails provide ample opportunities for fun in the sun or a relaxing stroll.
Killeen is home to multiple museums, as well as two giant lakes, Belton Lake and Stillhouse Hollow Lake. Both are ideal for everything from fishing to swimming, boating and more, as well as two golf courses. Nearby Copperas Cove is also home to its own golf course, for 63 holes of outstanding golfing within just 15 miles. The Family Recreation Center and Aquatics Center feature a pool and a water slide; the Aquatics Center is open during the summer months.
The city is also home to one of the only planetariums in the state of Texas, the Mayborn Science Museum; the planetarium and museum are located on the campus of Central Texas College. Killeen’s Vive Les Arts Theatre offers shows throughout the year; Rodeo Killeen also features events all year long.
Passports are not necessary for any flights within the United States. U.S. citizens only need a photo ID, typically a state-issued driver’s license, to board commercial flights.
International travelers will need a current passport; select travelers may also require visas. International travelers should check with their local U.S. Embassy branch before making flight arrangements.