Imperial is located at the intersection of U.S. Highway 6 and Nebraska State Highway 61 just 50 miles (50 minutes) south of Ogallala, Nebraska and Interstate 80, 110 miles (1.25 hours) north of I-70 and 90 (1.5 hours) miles east of I-76.
A number of trucking companies service southwest Nebraska including Con-way, Inc., Nebraska Transport Company, American Truck Company and Brown Transfer Company. There are also a number of independently owned semi-trucks and trailers available for hire in the area.
The nearest through bus services are provided by Greyhound in Ogallala, Nebraska 50 miles (50 minutes) north of Imperial. Chase County Transport, (the Handi-Bus), is available to all residents at a minimal fee.
The Handi-Bus a public transportation service provided by the Chase County Government for a nominal fee and can be contacted by calling 308-882-5130.
Nebraska Kansas Colorado Railway (NKCR) is a short-line railroad based in Grant, Nebraska. NKCR operates approximately 560 miles of track in three states including the 48.4 miles of BNSF track connecting Imperial to the main-line at Culbertson, Nebraska. NKCR is part of the OmniTRAX System. Rates are set by BNSF.