Our city has a local airport, McCharen Field, with runway length and hanger capabilities to support corporate jet aircraft as well as small private and sport planes. As part of the Golden Triangle, West Point is supported regionally by the Golden Triangle Regional Airport which is the third largest airport in the state. The GTRA, just 15 minutes from West Point, is supported by Delta Connection/Atlantic Southeast Airlines and is host to a fixed base operator to fuel and maintain corporate aircraft. Federal Express, UPS, Purolator, and Cooper Air Freight also operate from the airport area to serve the northeastern part of Mississippi.

West Point was originally a railroad town and was served by three major railroads. The Illinois Central, Gulf Mobile & Ohio, and C&G rail lines have evolved through mergers and acquisitions over the years and are now combined in this area as the Kansas City Southern Rail Network. The city is skirted by numerous rail lines and all major industrial areas are connected to the main arteries by rail spurs. If it travels by rail, it travels through West Point.

West Point is located at the intersection of U.S. Highway 45 Alternate and State Highway 50. A quick look at the map will show that US 45A is the most direct N-S route through Northeast Mississippi and was one of the very early sections to be four-laned in the State’s mammoth 4-lane highway project of 1988. The area is also very close to a major east-west highway, US 82, only 8 miles south of the city limits. The city is served by most major motor freight carriers.

Sea Ports
The 234-mile long Tennessee-Tombigbee Waterway connects West Point to the world. The waterway, under the authority of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, runs from the Tennessee River to the Port of Mobile on the Gulf of Mexico. Barge traffic like locally produced grain shipments and gigantic power generation components are shipped from local ports. The waterway provides a cost effective shipping and receiving option for local industry and a fabulous recreation area for our citizens.