Bush Intercontinental Airport
Intercontinental Airport (IAH), the 8th busiest commercial airport in the US,
joined the Houston Airport System in June 1969. It is located approximately 23
miles north of downtown Houston, near the Sam Houston Tollway (Beltway 8 North).
P. Hobby Airport
Houston's second largest airport, Hobby Airport
(HOU), has been serving the Houston for more than 60 years. Hobby Airport is located
approximately seven miles south of downtown Houston, near I-45/Gulf Freeway, the
major highway heading from the City to NASA and Galveston Island. Hobby
Airport is the 41st busiest airport in the nation.
Taxi, bus, and other ground transportation services
are available from these airports to Houston and the surrounding area.
Taxi Rates (from Bush Int'l): $33.50 (North Houston) or $37.50 (Downtown/CBD)
to $73.50 (Nasa Space Center).
Rent-A-Car Advantage 800-777-5500, Alamo 800-327-9633, Avis
800-331-1212, Hertz 800-654-3131.
Travel Information Centers of the Texas,
Department of Transportation, offers trip routing information and emergency
road conditions. 800 452 9292 (8 a.m. and 5 p.m. daily).
The Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County, known
as METRO, is a comprehensive plan that features a variety of transportation
solutions for METRO's 1,285-square-mile service area: 72 miles of rail, a all
encompassing bus service and more than 250 miles of two-way, all-day Park & Ride