Airports in Houston
George Bush Intercontinental Airport is an enormous airport located 20 miles (32km) north of downtown Houston. The airport's large size makes it intimidating to navigate, and passengers should allow plenty of time when catching flights and making connections.
However, the large terminals offer lots of entertainment for passengers with a bit of time to kill, including dozens of shops and plenty of restaurants serving great Texan barbeque.
One of the fastest-growing airports in the US, George Bush Intercontinental Airport serves just over 40 million passengers each year on flights to destinations around the world, including Paris, London, Tokyo, Sao Paulo, Toronto, Amsterdam, and Moscow.
The airport is situated 23 miles (37km) north of Houston.
Getting to the 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. The Houston Metro offers public bus services from the south side of Terminal C, including an express airport bus. The fare is $1.25 per ride for a total fare of $2.50. Courtesy vans are operated by various hotels and there are courtesy telephones in the baggage claim area.
GMT -6 (GMT -5 from March to November).
Tel: +1 281 230 3100.
A short drive from downtown Houston, William P. Hobby Airport is affectionately known as Hobby Airport. Passengers wishing to avoid the hustle, bustle and queues of the George Bush Intercontinental often use this smaller, well-connected airport.
Although there isn't a vast selection of shops and restaurants at Hobby Airport, this is countered by the personalised service and faster security processes making it a refreshing change for the seasoned air traveller.
The airport is seven miles (11km) from downtown Houston.
Getting to the 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 around 5am and 12.30am during the week and around 6am and 1am on Saturdays. Fares start at $1.25.
GMT - 6
Tel: +1 (713) 640 3000.
George Bush Intercontinental Taxis: the taxi fares above are intended as a guideline only.
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