Economic Development

Lander County Location/Market Access


Interstate 80 (I-80) traverses the northern end of Lander County east-west, passing through Battle Mountain. State Highway 305 north-south bisects the county, linking Battle Mountain and Austin. Highway 50 runs east-west at the county's southern end, passing through Austin.

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Passenger service is provided at Carlin or Winnemucca through Amtrak. Freight service is provided by Western Pacific Railroad, Union Pacific and Burlington Northern Santa Fe.

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Battle Mountain/Lander County Airport

The Battle Mountain/Lander County Airport is located 2 1/2 miles southeast of Battle Mountain. It has two lighted runways, both are 7,300 feet, asphalt. There are also two helipads, each measuring 60X60 feet. Charter service is offered through Lander Aviation.

Austin Airport

The Austin Airport is located 10 miles west of town includes a lighted 6,000 foot runway.