Travel Getting To and Around Houston

Traveling to Houston has never been easier. As the country’s fourth largest airport system, the Houston Airport System serves over 180 cities worldwide, with Bush Intercontinental Airport ranking third in the United States among airports with scheduled non-stop domestic and international service.

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Bush Intercontinental Airport (IAH)

William P. Hobby Airport (HOU)

Hobby Airport serves domestic destinations and has seen significant increases in passenger numbers in recent years, hitting 12 million travelers in 2015.

WI-FI internet, retail stores, and more than 15 food and beverage outlets ensure a pleasant visit. Visitor information centers as well as ADA amenities are also available.

Airlines serving Hobby Airport include AirTran Airlines, American Airlines, Delta Air Lines, Frontier Airlines, JetBlue Airways, and Southwest Airlines

Hobby Airport is located about 11 miles south of Downtown and offers various transport options.

Taxis

Approximate fares from IAH are

  • $52 to downtown area
  • $73 to Hobby Airport
  • There is a late night surcharge of $1 per trip (8pm-6am)

Taxis are available at Curb Zone 3 outside of the baggage claim area in the lower level. All destinations within Houston city limits are charged according to the zone or meter rate, whichever is less. Approximate fares from HOU are:

  • $26 to downtown area
  • $71 to Bush Intercontinental Airport
  • There is a late night surcharge of $1 per trip (8pm-6am)

Rental Cars

The following rental car agencies have counters at IAH:

  • Advantage
  • Alamo
  • Avis
  • Budget
  • Dollar
  • Enterprise
  • Hertz
  • National
  • Thrifty

The following rental car agencies have counters at Hobby Airport:

  • Alamo
  • Avis
  • Budget
  • Dollar
  • Enterprise
  • Hertz
  • National
  • Thrifty

Public Metro Buses

The public bus route 102 serves IAH and downtown locations. Service runs Monday through Sunday, from approximately 5 a.m. until midnight. To check schedules and plan your trip, go to ridemetro.org.

The public bus route 88 serves HOU and downtown locations. Service runs Monday through Saturday, from approximately 6 a.m. until 11 p.m. To check schedules and plan your trip, go to tripplanner.ridemetro.org

Uber

Uber services both of the city’s main airports at designated pick up spots.

SuperShuttle

SuperShuttle transports travelers to and from their private address, office, or hotel. Choose between a shared-ride shuttle with fellow passengers headed in the same direction or book a non-stop shuttle just for you and your party. The shared-ride option may take a bit more time to arrive at your destination, but is often more affordable than a taxi, especially if traveling alone. Private limousines and black car service are also available. For fare quotes and reservations, go to www.supershuttle.com or use the handy app.

Courtesy Vans

Various hotels and lodgings offer courtesy vans to their properties. You can use the courtesy telephones in the baggage claim area to request a pick-up.