Transportation System


Major Highways in or near Covington County, AL include:

  • I-65 (west of county)
  • I-10 (east of county)
  • US Hwy 29
  • US Hwy 331
  • US Hwy 84


The South Alabama Regional Airport, at Bill Benton Field, is located between Andalusia and Opp, to conveniently serve all of Covington County. No commercial airlines fly in or out of S.A.R.A. – all are private or chartered. There is a municipal airport in Florala.

Nearby airports include:

AirportLocationDistance from Covington Co.
Montgomery Regional Airport Montgomery, AL 90 Miles
Dothan Regional Airport Dothan, AL 80 Miles
Northwest Florida Regional Airport Eglin AFB (Fort Walton/Destin Area) 75 Miles
Columbus Metropolitan Airport Columbus, GA 180 Miles
Northwest Florida Beaches International Airport Panama City, FL 115 Miles
Birmingham-Shuttlesworth International Airport Birmingham, AL 180 Miles
Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport Atlanta, GA 255 Miles

Source: Distance based on Mapquest, 2012.


Rail service is provided by the Alabama and Florida Railway, a subsidiary of Pioneer Railcorp. There are Norfolk Southern intermodal centers located in nearby Birmingham, AL and Austell, GA (near Atlanta).

Port Facilities

Port facilities are available at the Alabama State Port located in Mobile, AL (125 miles from Andalusia, AL).