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Traveling to Fort Hood


Fort Hood is a 339 square mile installation surrounded by rolling hills, lakes, and an abundance of wildlife. The Fort Hood area consists of a cluster of small towns that take great pride in the community spirit. The post is approximately 60 miles north of Texas's capital city of Austin and 50 miles south of Waco. The city of Killeen borders Fort Hood to the east and Copperas Cove borders Fort Hood to the west.


Killeen/Fort Hood Regional Airport

Airport Shuttle -- If you fly in to the Killeen-Fort Hood Regional Airport, ground transportation is available to Fort Hood. If you need help at the airport, contact the Liaison NCO located near the baggage claim area.

Driving Directions

From Killeen/Fort Hood Regional Airport

  • Go north on Oakalla Road/Ammo Road toward Mitchell Place Road
  • Continue to follow Oakalla Road (Oakalla Road becomes Clear Creek Road)
  • Turn right onto US-190 East Central Texas Expressway
  • Merge onto US-190 East, stay in right lane and follow signs to Fort Hood main gate exit

Arriving by Bus

If arriving by bus at the Killeen Bus Terminal, there are taxis that will transport you for a small fare. Direct phones are located in the terminal.

At the Main Gate

If you’re driving a vehicle without a DoD vehicle registration sticker, you’ll need to enter Fort Hood through the Bernie Beck Gate. Take the Fort Hood Main Gate exit off U.S. Hwy. 190 on the west side of Killeen.  Temporary passes are available at the Marvin Leath Visitors Center. A state registration document for the vehicle, a valid state driver’s license and proof of insurance will be required to drive on the installation.

The Marvin Leath Visitor Control Center is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.  You must obtain a pass or DOD decal and show valid form of ID to gain access to the post.

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