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 Houston Airport



Houston is a large city that sees a lot of air travel traffic. Luckily, Houston has two major airports to serve both visitors traveling to and from Houston, as well as those just needing to connect flights on their way to another destination.

Bush Intercontinental Airport
Bush Intercontinental Airport (IAH) is located about 20 miles north of downtown Houston. Travelers can use IH-45, Hwy 59 or the Sam Houston Toll Road to reach the airport exit. IAH is served by 17 passenger airlines, including American Airlines, British Airways, Continental, Delta, AirFrance and United Airlines.


Visitors to Bush Intercontinental Airport have a variety of transfer and transportation options available to them once they arrive in Houston. This includes taxis, private limousines, SuperShuttle shared-ride service, scheduled buses/shuttles, courtesy vans, and even public bus (METRO) transportation. Services can take you to your nearby or downtown hotel or wherever your local travel takes you to in the surrounding area. Shuttle service is even available to the Galveston beach area Most shuttle services are available at the south side of Terminals A, B and C and at the west end of D. Check in the terminal for specific locations.

SuperShuttle Shared-Ride Service SuperShuttle now provides ground transportation services at George Bush Intercontinental and William P. Hobby airports. SuperShuttle takes reservations and picks up travelers at their homes or businesses and transports them to the airports and vice versa.

Metro's Airport Direct Let Metro take the hassle out of your travel plans with a quick ride to and from George Bush Intercontinental Airport (IAH) and downtown Houston on the new Airport Direct service. Getting to your destination has never been this convenient and affordable!

A 30 minute nonstop trip leaving every 30 minutes for $30 (round-trip), or $15 one way

The service runs daily from the Airport Direct Passenger Plaza across from the Downtown Transit Center, 1900 Main, to IAH from 5:30 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. and southbound from IAH to downtown from 6:10 a.m. to 8:40 p.m.

Taxis can be hailed through the Ground Transportation employees outside each terminal. All destinations within Houston's city limits to/from Bush Intercontinental Airport are charged according to the flat Zone Rate or the meter rate, whichever is less.


Money and communications:
ATMs are located throughout the airport; bureau de change can be found in Terminal D. There are 24-hour postal facilities.

Eating and drinking: Restaurants are available throughout the airport and there are also numerous fast-food outlets and coffee shops in all terminals.

Shopping: There are many shops at the airport. Duty-free shopping is in Terminal D.

Luggage: Trolleys are available at various locations throughout the airport for a small charge. Due to security concerns, lockers are no longer available at the airport. Lost and found is located on the lower level of Terminal A.

Other facilities: Baby changing facilities can be found in the ladies’ toilets and shoe shine services can be found in all terminals.

Hobby Airport

William Hobby Airport is located southeast of downtown Houston on I45. Because of its location, Hobby is typically the airport of choice for visitors to Gulf Coast destinations like Galveston and Cleark Lake. Because it is served by Southwest Airlines, Hobby is also a popular airport for in-state travelers. In addition to Southwest, Hobby is served by AirTran, American Airlines, Delta, and JetBlue.

Transport from Airport

Bus: The METRO bus service leaves from Curbzone 13, outside baggage reclaim, on the lower level, for services into Houston. Shuttle services are provided by Supershuttle to various locations throughout the Houston area.

Taxi: Taxis leave from Curbzone 3 outside baggage reclaim, on the lower level.
Money and communications: Facilities include ATMs and bureaux de change. Paid for Wi-Fi Internet access is available in the terminal.

Eating and drinking: There are over a dozen eateries at the airport, including a Mexican restaurant, ice cream parlor, fast-food and coffee shops.

Shopping: Shops are located in the central lobby upper level of the terminal, as well as in the central concourse and concourses A and C; shops include newsagents and gift shops.

Luggage: Trolleys are available for hire in the baggage reclaim area.

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