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About Houston

Houston is the largest city of Texas in United States, and the fourth most populous city in the U.S  with a population of over 2 million people. The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) Center, open to visitors, is also located in Houston, which was rapidly developed after oil was discovered in the nearby areas. 
 
You can visit places such as the Downtown area, City Hall, Pennzoil Plaza, Heritage Plaza, Rice Village, the Museum District, American Cowboy Museum and Aquarium in Houston. Houston has a subtropical climate. The summer is warm and very humid. In the spring and summer the city often receives rain. However, the winter months are not too cold. The temperatures rise above 30 ℃in summer, but it often feels hotter than 40℃due to the humidity. Obviously the most appropriate months to visit  is any time outside of the summer.

Houston is largely a cosmopolitan city, you can encounter people with different origins and backgrounds from all over the world.  At the same time, since lots of unemployed people settled into Houston after the hurricanes, rates of crimes like larceny has been increasing day by day.
 
Houston George Bush International Airport is 35 km away from the city center. There are private airport shuttles you can use to reach various points in the city .

Transportation to Houston City Center from Airport

G.Bush Intercont Airport

Houston rapidly developed shortly after its establishment due to the discovery of oil reserves in the city and today it is one of the largest and most developed cities in the United States. Due to the port located in the city, Houston provides services to many international cargo ships and is home to a significant portion of NASA’s space exploration.

Public transportation in Houston is provided by the Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County, or METRO. Although the city spans a large geographical area, buses provide easy access to almost every region. The METRO light rail system provides convenient transportation throughout the city. Houston also features a lot of bike paths that were put in place to both relieve the city of traffic and as an important social awareness element to prevent environmental pollution and attract attention to a healthy lifestyle.

George Bush Intercontinental Airport is located 37 km from the city center. Also referred to as Houston Airport it serves the Greater Houston area, operating both domestic and international flights. The airport offers several different transportation alternatives to get to the city center, including taxis, rental cars, buses, and shuttle services.  

Taxi

Taxis are a convenient transportation alternative to get to the city center. Airport taxis operate 24 hours a day with tariff surcharges that apply between 8 pm and 6 am. Taxis are accessible from the arrivals level of terminals A, B, C, and E. A taxi from the airport to the city center takes about 30 minutes. For more detailed information on taxi fares please visit Houston Airport’s website.

Bus

Another transportation alternative to get to the city center from Houston Airport is by bus. METRO bus line 102 provides transportation from the airport to the METRO station downtown, with various stops along the way. The total trip takes about 1.5 hours. The bus stop is located at Terminal C, on the baggage claim level on the south side of the terminal. There are other bus routes that also provide transportation from the airport to other regions in Texas, such as Galveston, Easterwood Airport and Jack Brooks Regional Airport. For more information on bus routes please visit Houston Airport’s website.  

Shuttle Services

Shuttle services are a great method of transportation to get to the city center from the airport. Houston Airport offers a variety of shuttle services, including courtesy shuttles and hotel shuttles. Shuttles depart from the arrivals level of Terminals A, B, C, and E. To access these shuttles follow the signs that read ‘Ground Transportation’ to the exit and from there follow the signs that read “Hotel Shuttles” and “Parking Shuttles”. For more information about shuttle services please visit Houston Airport’s website.

Rental Car

Renting a car is a great way to get to the city center from Houston Airport. It is also a comfortable option for getting around in the city during your trip. Rental car companies are located at the Rental Car Center, just 5 minutes away from the airport terminals. Shuttles provide transportation from the terminals to the Rental Car Center, just follow the signs that read “Rental Car”. The shuttles to the Rental Car Center are blue and white. Rental car companies that you can choose from include Advantage, Alamo, Avis, Budget, Enterprise, Hertz, National, and Thrifty. For more information on rental car companies and rates please visit Houston Airport’s website.

Airport Information

George Bush Intercontinental Airport, also referred to as Houston Airport, is located 37 km from downtown Houston. Houston Airport operates passenger services out of 5 terminals that are connected to each other by the TerminaLink train, which is for passengers only, and an underground train, that everyone has access to. Houston Airport offers passengers a variety of services to meet their basic needs and services that could be considered more unique. The airport contains ATMs, free Wi-Fi, charging stations, currency exchange services, vending machines, a lost and found, mail services, restaurants, cafes, bars, and stores. Houston Airport also features shoeshine services and pet relief areas.

Houston Airport aims to provide a relaxing yet fun environment for passengers once they’ve landed or as they wait for their flight. Stores where passengers can go shopping include ATU Duty Free and Dufry Tax & Duty Free stores, Bayou city Travelmart, Americana, Automated Kiosks for Benefit Cosmetics, Best Buy Express, and AT&T, as well as Brooks Brothers, Bluewire, Brookstone, City Point, Corsa Collections, Dylan’s candy Bar, Eddie Bauer, eSavvy, Headphone Hub, Hugo Boss, Johnston & Murphy, and more.

There are also a rich variety of restaurants and cafes offering delicious international cuisine. Venues where passengers can get a bite to eat or something to drink include Auntie Anne’s, Barcuterie, Belgian Beer Café, Blaze Pizza, Bullritos, Café Adobe, Camden food co., Center Bar, Chili’s Too, Dunkin’ Donuts, La Salsa, Le Grand Comptoir, Panda Express, Republic, Starbucks, Subway, Upper Crust, Urban Crave, Wendy’s, and Zori Bistro. 

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Houston rapidly developed shortly after its establishment due to the discovery of oil reserves in the city and today it is one of the largest and most developed cities in the United States. Due to the port located in the city, Houston provides services to many international cargo ships and is home to a significant portion of NASA’s space exploration.

Public transportation in Houston is provided by the Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County, or METRO. Although the city spans a large geographical area, buses provide easy access to almost every region. The METRO light rail system provides convenient transportation throughout the city. Houston also features a lot of bike paths that were put in place to both relieve the city of traffic and as an important social awareness element to prevent environmental pollution and attract attention to a healthy lifestyle.

George Bush Intercontinental Airport is located 37 km from the city center. Also referred to as Houston Airport it serves the Greater Houston area, operating both domestic and international flights. The airport offers several different transportation alternatives to get to the city center, including taxis, rental cars, buses, and shuttle services.  

Taxi

Taxis are a convenient transportation alternative to get to the city center. Airport taxis operate 24 hours a day with tariff surcharges that apply between 8 pm and 6 am. Taxis are accessible from the arrivals level of terminals A, B, C, and E. A taxi from the airport to the city center takes about 30 minutes. For more detailed information on taxi fares please visit Houston Airport’s website.

Bus

Another transportation alternative to get to the city center from Houston Airport is by bus. METRO bus line 102 provides transportation from the airport to the METRO station downtown, with various stops along the way. The total trip takes about 1.5 hours. The bus stop is located at Terminal C, on the baggage claim level on the south side of the terminal. There are other bus routes that also provide transportation from the airport to other regions in Texas, such as Galveston, Easterwood Airport and Jack Brooks Regional Airport. For more information on bus routes please visit Houston Airport’s website.  

Shuttle Services

Shuttle services are a great method of transportation to get to the city center from the airport. Houston Airport offers a variety of shuttle services, including courtesy shuttles and hotel shuttles. Shuttles depart from the arrivals level of Terminals A, B, C, and E. To access these shuttles follow the signs that read ‘Ground Transportation’ to the exit and from there follow the signs that read “Hotel Shuttles” and “Parking Shuttles”. For more information about shuttle services please visit Houston Airport’s website.

Rental Car

Renting a car is a great way to get to the city center from Houston Airport. It is also a comfortable option for getting around in the city during your trip. Rental car companies are located at the Rental Car Center, just 5 minutes away from the airport terminals. Shuttles provide transportation from the terminals to the Rental Car Center, just follow the signs that read “Rental Car”. The shuttles to the Rental Car Center are blue and white. Rental car companies that you can choose from include Advantage, Alamo, Avis, Budget, Enterprise, Hertz, National, and Thrifty. For more information on rental car companies and rates please visit Houston Airport’s website.

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