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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 (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.
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.
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
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
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
and drinking: Restaurants are available throughout the
airport and there are also numerous fast-food outlets and coffee shops
in all terminals.
There are many shops at the airport. Duty-free
shopping is in Terminal D.
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.
facilities: Baby changing facilities can be found in the
ladies’ toilets and shoe shine services can be found in all
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.
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
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.
and drinking: There are over a dozen eateries at the
airport, including a Mexican restaurant, ice cream parlor, fast-food
and coffee shops.
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.
Trolleys are available for hire in the baggage reclaim area.
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