Getting here can be half the fun, but not if you don't plan well. Big Bend is one of the most remote areas of the lower 48 states. Because of this, it can be hard to visit, unless you have a good idea of how to get here and how to get around once you are here. Big Bend is a long way from major population centers, and public transportation connections are limited at best. Many people drive all the way, round trip. However, there are other alternatives that may save time, money and stress.
Most who visit Big Bend drive a personal vehicle. Public transportation is available, but not always most convenienent. From most cities of origin, there is a fastest way to get to the National Park Area, as well as alternate routes that sometimes offer more scenery and less stress than the relentless pace of US 90 and Interstates 10 and 20.