Oklahoma — Transportation
Oklahoma Taxis and Car Rental
If you are just heading to Oklahoma City or Tulsa for a quick business trip you may not need a rental car since taxis and limos are readily available. Taxis in both of these major cities use meters for their fares but typically require a phone call for a pick up. In Oklahoma City, Checker Cab (+1-405-232-6161) is a reliable company, while Tulsa City Cab (+1-918-637-6912) is a good choice for Tulsa. Keep their numbers handy for a pick up 24 hours.
The price of renting a car in Oklahoma is so cheap that most travelers opt to drive themselves around, even if it’s only for a couple of days. The airports in Tulsa and Oklahoma City have several major car hire firms on site, making it easy to get mobile right away. You’ll find that a car is very handy in this wide-open state, even within the cities themselves. Many of the top attractions are located on the outskirts of the cities, so a car can easily pay for itself if you plan to do any sightseeing. Navigating this relatively flat state is very easy.
Oklahoma Trains and Buses
It is possible to take the Amtrak train to Oklahoma City from Fort Worth, Texas via the Heartland Flyer line. It runs daily, stopping right in the heart of downtown at the Santa Fe Station in Bricktown. Fares are very reasonable and the seats quite nice, but the service only runs to Fort Worth which is extremely limiting.
The Greyhound bus is much more useful for travelers on a budget. These long-distance coaches stop at most towns in Oklahoma and have extensive connections to the rest of the country. Fares are very cheap, though the comfort level of the buses can be a bit weak. If you don’t have a car, the bus is a decent option for a short journey.