Burt County is served by north-south U.S. Highways 75 and 77 and east-west Nebraska Highways 32 and 51. North-south Interstate 29 is 3 miles east of Decatur and Interstate 80 is 35 miles south of Tekamah.
A main line of the BNSF Railway Company serves Oakland and Lyons with 10 freight trains daily. Switching is done by train crews. Amtrak provides Omaha, 35 miles south of Tekamah, with rail passenger service east to Chicago and west to Denver and San Francisco/Oakland. The Superliner features a lounge car, coach and first-class accommodations, dining car services, and checked baggage service from most cities. Travel time is 10 hours to Chicago and 43 hours to the West Coast. Amtrak has one train each way daily.
The nearest bus service is available in Fremont, 28 miles from Oakland, and Omaha, 35 miles from Tekamah. A van owned by the senior center in Tekamah provides regular service to Blair and Omaha and can be used for transportation to meals at the Chatt Senior Center.
The Tekamah Municipal Airport has one 4,000-foot lighted, concrete runway. There are 19 private planes hangared there.
The nearest commercial air service is available at Omaha’s Eppley Airfield, 35 miles or 37 minutes south, and Sioux Gateway Airport in Sioux City, 60 miles or 60 minutes north of Tekamah.