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Houston Travel Guide

Houston Airports

George Bush Intercontinental (IAH)


Location: 

The airport is sited 22 miles (35km) north of Houston.

Time: 

GMT -6 (GMT -5 from March to November).

Contacts: 


Transfer Terminals: 

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 buildings.


Transfer City: 

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

Car Rental: 

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.


Airport Taxis: 

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.


Airport Facilities: 

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.


Car Parking: 

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.

Hobby Airport (HOU)


Location: 

The airport is seven miles (11km) from downtown Houston.

Time: 

GMT - 6

Contacts: 


Transfer City: 

The Houston Metropolitan Transit Authority operates bus services between downtown Houston and William P. Hobby Airport. Route 88 serves the airport, buses leave from zone 13 outside the baggage claims area. Buses operate every 30-40 minutes between 5.09am and 12.42am during the week and 5.50am and 11.21pm on Saturdays. Fares start at $1.25.


Car Rental: 

Car rental companies including Thrifty, Alamo, Dollar, National, Hertz, Enterprise, Budget and Avis all operate at Hobby Airport. Rental booths are in the baggage claim area on the lower level of the terminal.


Airport Taxis: 

Taxis are available on curbside zone 3 outside the arrivals part of the terminal. Cabs operate on a flat rate based on various zones within Houston. Fares range from $22 for downtown Houston in Zone 3 to $60.50 for a taxi to Ellington Airport in Southeast Houston, Zone 8.


Airport Facilities: 

Facilities at the airport include ATMs, currency exchange facilities, public call boxes, mailboxes, luggage carts, phone charging facilities as well as shops and restaurants.


Car Parking: 

The parking garage is connected to the terminal and costs $3 for up to two hours and $7 for up to five hours or $17 per day. Another option is the Ecopark lots, which cost roughly $7 or less per day depending upon which Ecopark parking lot.


Departure Tax: 

None.
Travel guide by (c) Globe Media Ltd. By its very nature much of the information in this travel guide is subject to change at short notice and travellers are urged to verify information on which they're relying with the relevant authorities. We cannot accept any responsibility for any loss or inconvenience to any person as a result of information contained above.

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