George Bush Intercontinental (IAH)
Location: The airport is sited 22 miles (35km) north of
Time: GMT -6 (GMT -5 from March to
The TerminalLink automated people mover connects Terminals B, C,
E and the International Arrivals Building. There is also an
underground inter-terminal train that connects the five terminal
Numerous shuttle services, including minibuses and limousines,
are available from the airport to downtown Houston and a variety of
other destinations, including the Gulf Coast resort city of
Galveston. SuperShuttle shared-ride service picks up from any home
or business. Metro's Airport Direct bus departs from across from
the Downtown Transit Center from 5.30 am to 8pm.The 30-minute
nonstop journey departs every 30 minutes and costs $30 return, or
$15 one way. The Houston Metro offers pub
The airport is served by major car rental companies who operate
from a Consolidated Car Rental Facility, reached by shuttle bus
from the terminals. Companies represented include Advantage, Alamo,
Avis, Budget, Dollar, Enterprise, Hertz, National and Thrifty.
Metered taxis are available outside each terminal; journeys cost
from $30 to $90 depending on destination. A $2.75 departure fee
will be added to the meter, plus $1 should the journey be between
8pm and 6pm.
Facilities at the airport include dozens of food and beverage
establishments from formal dining to fast food. There are also many
newsstands and speciality shops throughout the airport. Duty-free
shops are available in the international terminal. ATMs and
currency exchange are available throughout the airport, as are
business services including fax, photocopying and Internet
facilities. Disabled facilities are good.
Parking rates start at $2 per hour with a $17 daily maximum, and
parking lots are located near all the terminals. A free shuttle
service connects the parking facilities to the terminals. Note that
all vehicles entering the A/B and Terminal C garages will be
searched by security personnel.
Departure Tax: None.