A main line of the Union Pacific Railroad serves Alda with 60 freight trains daily. Switching is done by local switch crews. Passenger service is also available in Hastings, Nebraska.
East-west U.S. Highway 30 passes through Alda and north-south U.S. Highway 281 is 6 miles east of Alda. There are no local load restrictions. Interstate 80 is five miles south and Interstate 29 is 155 east of Alda.
Approximately 51 trucklines serve the area with 25 local terminals in the immediate vicinity.
Greyhound Bus Lines with three east-bound and three west-bound buses daily serve Grand Island, seven miles east of Alda. Bus parcel service is also provided. Direct service is available to Denver and Omaha where connections can be made to other major cities.
Hall County Handi-Bus, (308) 385-5324, provides service for the elderly and handicapped within Hall county.
The Central Nebraska Regional Airport (308) 385-5170, located ten miles northeast of Alda, provides passenger, air express, and air freight services. Direct service is available in Nebraska to Omaha, Hastings, and Kearney. Direct service is also available to Minneapolis, MN, Chicago, IL, Denver, CO, and Kansas City, MO. Scheduled air service is available at the Hastings Municipal Airport, (402) 463-6631 (30 miles southeast of Alda) and at the Kearney Municipal Airport, (308) 237-2111 (32 miles west of Alda). Both airports are served by GP Express.