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George Bush Intercontinental Airport, is located 23 miles north of downtown Houston, the nation's fourth largest city. The airport is situated on more than 9,000 acres.

Convenient access to the airport is provided by Interstate 45, U.S. Highway 59, the Hardy Toll Road, and the Sam Houston Toll Road (Beltway 8). There are two main entrances to the airport terminal complex via John F. Kennedy Boulevard from the Sam Houston Toll Road (Beltway 8) and Will Clayton Parkway from U.S. Highway 59.

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Houston - Public Transport

Ground Transportation:

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, scheduled buses/shuttles, courtesy vans, and even public 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.


Taxis can be hailed through the Ground Transportation employees outside each terminal.

All destinations within Houston's city limits to/from Bush

Taxis waiting for passenger pickup at IAH

Š Houston Airport System

Intercontinental Airport are charged according to the flat Zone Rate or the meter rate, whichever is LESS.

In addition:

ť City ordinance authorizes the cab driver to add an additional $2.75 departure fee to all trips (meter and flat rates). ť Two or more passengers going to the same destination shall only be charged one fare. ť Late night surcharge - $1.00 per trip (8pm - 6am) ť Senior citizens 10% discount.

Zone Vicinity Rate/Cost

1 North Houston, 610 North $38.00

2 Downtown/CBD $44.50

3 Galleria, Greenway Plaza, $51.00

Medical Center, Memorial, River Oaks

4 Astrodome $55.00

5 William P. Hobby Airport $62.00

6 West Memorial, Bear Creek $69.00

7 Ellington Field, Westside $74.50

8 NASA, Space Center Houston $88.50

9 Kingwood $28.50

10 Willowbrook $35.00

If you believe you have been overcharged or improperly treated, please send a copy of your receipt along with the cab company name, driver's name and ID number to:

Ground Transportation

Senior Superintendent

P.O. Box 60106

Houston, TX 77205


Or contact the City of Houston's Revenue and Regulatory Affairs Division at:


713-865-4296 Fax

Courtesy Vans:

Courtesy vans are operated by the various hotels / motels in and around the airport. Use the courtesy telephones in the baggage claim area to request pick-up for most hotels / motels in the airport area.

Public Bus Service - Houston Metro:

Houston Metropolitan Transit Authority (METRO) Website

The Houston Metropolitan Transit Authority (METRO) offers bus service available at the south side of Terminal C. It includes the Bush Intercontinental Airport Express (Route 102).

Visit the Houston METRO website (" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"> /)for specific route and schedule information.

Scheduled Shuttle Bus Service:

Regularly scheduled bus and shuttle service is provided by various carriers to locations throughout the Houston area. These carriers provide service at regular intervals from Bush Intercontinental Airport to hotels within the Houston Metropolitan area and to Galveston and College Station. These shuttles differ from taxis and chauffeured limousines in that they provide continuous service to certain areas.

For the latest information, schedules, and fares from IAH to the Astrodome, downtown, the Galleria, Greenway Plaza, the medical Center, Westside hotels and Hobby Airport see the ground Transportation counters in the baggage claim areas of each terminal building.

Shuttle Service Phone Number Website Link

Houston Professional Airport Shuttle: 713-988-5126," rel="nofollow" target="_blank">" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">

Texans Shuttle: 713-781-6660, Toll free: 877-770-1655,

Super Shuttle: 713-523-8888,

For information on service from IAH to the Medical Center:

Airport America Shuttle: 281-530-4000

For Information on service from IAH to Galveston check with the ground transportation counter at the terminals also:

Galveston Limousine: 409-740-5466, Toll free: 800-640-4826," rel="nofollow" target="_blank">" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">

For information on service from IAH to:

College Station/Bryan: 979-739-2836, 979-739-2824," rel="nofollow" target="_blank">" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">

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Houston - Car Parking


The airport has over 25,000 parking spaces and parking rates that are among the lowest anywhere in the country. In 2001, we added an additional 5,600 spaces with our new Terminal A/B Garage situated between terminals A and B. In 2005, with the addition of Terminal E a new garage with 2,500 more spaces was added. Terminal C covered parking is also available. All vehicles entering the A/B and Terminal C garages will be searched by security personnel.

The Houston Airport System also operates Parking Cents, the city's economy lot, which provides parking at the corner of Greens Road and John F. Kennedy Blvd., with free shuttle service to the terminals. In addition to our Parking Cents lot, there are also a number of Off-Airport parking facilities with courtesy shuttles that travelers can choose from.

Economy Parking:

Economy Parking at Bush Intercontinental just got a whole lot better!

The City Economy Lot is now Parking Cents, the official On-Airport Value Lot at Bush Intercontinental Airport. We're close by, easy, quick and friendly, too. With the largest Shuttle Fleet to get you to and from the terminals fast.

Parking Cents, formerly known as the City Economy Lot, is located at the intersection of JFK Boulevard and Greens Road.

IAH Sure Park - Guaranteed Parking:

This members-only offering allows travelers to receive a guaranteed parking spot in a designated area of the Terminal C parking garage. IAH-SurePark members enter the 400-space SurePark area, located in the second level of the C-East parking garage, by using a membership card. In addition to always having a guaranteed parking space at the garage, SurePark members also enjoy a shorter wait to enter and exit the parking facility.

Those wishing IAH-SurePark memberships must pay a one-time application fee of $200 and a $50 refundable deposit for their membership card. Parking rates for the SurePark area are $15 for the first 24 hours, or portion thereof, then a graduated scale of $5 for 0-3 hours, $7 for 3-5 hours, and $15 for 5-24 hours.

This offer is limited and available on a first-come, first-serve basis. Anyone who would like to participate in the IAH-SurePark program, or wants more information, should call (281) 233-1730.

Cell Phone Lot:

Bush Intercontinental Airport has a new innovation that will save you gas and time, plus cut down on stress, when you come to pick someone up when their flight arrives.

At the Cell Phone Lot, located off of Will Clayton Parkway, you can wait - free - under the supervision of a security officer until your arriving party calls you on your mobile phone to tell you they have picked up their checked bags and are ready for you to pick them up at curbside.

The Cell Phone Lot eliminates the need for circling the airport repeatedly if your arriving party is later than expected. When more airport visitors use the Cell Phone Lot, there is less traffic on Terminal Road and less pollution in the air.

The Cell Phone Lot is open every day.

To get to the Cell Phone Lot, whether you're approaching the airport using John F. Kennedy Boulevard or Will Clayton Parkway, just follow the yellow signs to the entrance.

Newest parking lot at IAH - Safe and Secure - Open 24 hours. Save up to 35% off the on-airport parking lots. Reserve now and save. Satisfied Customer: "Excellent service. The recent parking use went exceptionally well and I am very pleased" 07/2006

Enter parking lot and you will be directed to an open parking space. The shuttle bus will pick you up at your car and assist you with your luggage. You will be immediately transported to your terminal.

Self Park Rate: Air Park IAH calculates its daily outdoor self park rate at $5.00 per day with a one hour grace period. Plus 8.25% tax. This rate cannot be combined with any other discounts or offers.

Indoor Rate: Air Park IAH calculates its daily covered parking rate at $8.00 per day with a one hour grace period. Plus 8.25% tax. This rate cannot be combined with any other discounts or offers.

Arrival Info: Please arrive at Air Park IAH 15 minutes prior to the time you want to be at your airport terminal.

Airport Transportation: Complimentary shuttle bus every 3-5 minutes. Will meet you at your car, assist you with your luggage and immediately deliver you to your terminal. Free luggage assistance - 24 hour shuttle.

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Houston - Intra Terminal Transfer

FREE Shuttles connects parking lots with terminals. An underground train runs between all terminals and the airport hotel. The TerminalLink, an ground level (people mover), provides an airside connection between Terminals B and C.

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Houston - Car Hire

Rental Cars:

The airport is serviced by the major rental car companies from a single, central location at the new Consolidated Rental Car Facility which opened in August, 2003.

This modern, efficient, and customer friendly facility is located on the east side of JFK Blvd, less than 5 minutes from the terminals.

A common bus system is now shared by all rental car companies. To get there, follow the Rental Car signage at your arriving terminal and look for the white and maroon buses marked "Rental Car Shuttle".

Get more information on the Consolidated Rental Car Facility or visit their website at

Call individual companies for more information or link directly to their web site.

Advantage: 800 777 5500, 713 644 4343

Alamo: 713 641 0533

Avis: 800 331 1212, 713 641 9300

Budget: 800 527 0700, 713 643 3687

Dollar: 800 800 4000, 713 641 2806

Enterprise: 800 736 7222, 713 645 7222

Hertz: 800 654 3131, 713 941 6821

National: 800 328 4567, 713 641 0533

Thrifty: 800 367 2277, 713 947 9125

Consolidated Rental Car Facility:

The Consolidated Rental Car Facility (CRCF) at George Bush Intercontinental Airport (IAH), which opened in August, 2003, centralizes the operations of nine different national rental car companies, creating a more modern, efficient and environmentally-friendly system of getting air travelers to and from their rental cars.

The $135 million two-level facility sits on a 140-acre site located on the east side of John F. Kennedy Blvd. The complex includes a 30,000-square foot, four-bay Bus Maintenance Facility, along with a 3,500-square foot tilt wall bus wash and fueling station with a 20,000-gallon underground fuel storage tank. An additional 60 acres are available for future expansion.

The goals of the facility are to free up space in the airport's terminals, decrease traffic at the terminal curbsides, reduce confusion for travelers and provide a level playing field for all car rental companies.

A common bus system replaces the individual rental car company buses, reducing the number of buses from 126 to 23 during peak periods. The new shuttle buses are 'clean diesel' vehicles, reducing nitrogen oxide (NOX) emissions by as much as two tons per day.

Convenient traveler features of the facility include:

ť Passengers only need to look for one common shuttle bus to the nearby facility --- the white and maroon buses marked "Rental Car Shuttle" ť The bus trip to the center is less than 5 minutes ť All rental company service counters are on the same level ť Vehicle pick-up is no more than 300 feet from counter to car ť All pick-ups and drop-offs located under covered parking ť Flight information display monitors give you the latest flight information before boarding buses to return to the terminal.

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Houston - Info And Helpdesks

Visitors information centers are located on the baggage claim level of terminals A, B, C and outside US Customs in Terminal D. Multi-lingual special service staff is available.

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Houston - Airport Facilities

Terminal Description:

Visitors entering the passenger terminals from the street level are clearly oriented toward the moving baggage claim areas, rental car facilities, and other terminal amenities which are adjacent to auto-passenger pickup exits.

Limousine, taxi and public ground transportation services are available through one doorway, and private vehicle pickup through another.

Visitor/airport information is provided at the staffed Visitor Information Centers, located on the baggage claim level of Terminals A, B & C.

Upon reaching the second level, the traveler is in the center of the terminal facility. Airline ticket counters line- the terminal walls, while gift shops, food courts, game rooms, and lounge facilities complement the remaining departure level of the terminals. The first and last view the traveler has is of the functional airline gate lounges which are designed to extend an atmosphere of comfort and convenience to within a few steps of the aircraft itself.

Suited to the needs and convenience of today's traveler, combined with foresight to fulfill the operational demands of wide bodied jets, and designed for expansion, George Bush Intercontinental Airport/Houston has taken its place as one of the most outstanding aviation facilities in the world.

The white airport telephones located throughout each terminal are for paging assistance. Visually or hearing impaired individuals may request additional information by calling 281/230-3000 or our TDD number, 281/230-3089.

Passenger Amenities:

ť WI-FI Internet Service ť Multi-lingual Special Service Representatives ť More than 50 food and beverage establishments ť Well stocked conveniently located news stands ť Specialty and gift retailers ť Scheduled and on call ground transportation ť Many choices in parking ť Visitor information centers ť Eight on-airport car rental companies ť Currency exchange booth ť ADA amenities ť TerminalLink automated people mover provides sterile airside connection between Terminal B, C and E ť Underground inter-terminal train ť Designated smoking areas, 25 feet away from the entrance of terminal buildings

Baggage Carts:

High quality carts are available at various locations throughout the airport to help you comfortably carry your carry-ons, shopping items, or check-in/claimed articles.

Rate: $3.00

Note:Baggage Carts are not permitted on the TerminaLink automated people mover or the underground Inter-Terminal Train

International Travelers:Baggage Carts are available in the customs area at no charge for arriving international passengers.

Interfaith Chapel:

The Interfaith Chapel, located in Terminal C, has been a part of the George Bush Intercontinental Airport since the airport opened in 1969. The Airport Interfaith Chapel serves the airport employees, the traveling public and the airport community at large. We serve more than 40 million travelers from all over the world, flying not only on business and pleasure trips, but also on missions of sorrow, illness, and personal tragedy on a daily basis.

Our Mission:

The Bush Intercontinental Airport Interfaith Chapel continues to grow and to reach the airport community with an ever expanding mission --- to provide a place of comfort, meditation, worship and aid for the traveling public and the airport community.

The Airport Chaplain and Volunteers serve ALL - every religion and sect is recognized and each tradition is valued and respected for its benefit to mankind.

The Bush Intercontinental Airport Interfaith Chapel is:

ť A caring, understanding listener and pastoral counselor. ť A helpful hand at any airline terminal or airport facility where there is a need, anytime of the night or day, every day of the week. ť People who assist airport employees relating faith and meaning to the daily pressures of their jobs. ť Individuals who freely offer knowledgeable advice and spiritual counsel in helping people deal with many of life's pressures and air travel problems. ť Information, guidance and consolation to the confused, lonely or grief-stricken passenger.

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Houston - Conference Facilities

Houston Airport Marriott Hotel located at airport offers conference facilities.

Houston Airport Marriott at George Bush Intercontinental

18700 John.F. Kennedy Blvd.

Houston, Texas 77032 USA

Phone: 1-281-443-2310

Fax: 1-281-443-5294

Sales: 1-281-443-2310

Sales fax: 1-281-443-5271

We're the experts you can count on to make your meeting a success. Our meeting professionals approach every event, large or small, with a dedicated focus--providing you the comfort level you deserve.

Meeting Space Highlights:

39 meeting rooms 30.000 sq ft of total meeting space Largest meeting room is Intercontinental Ballroom A & B with maximum meeting space of 7.000 sq ft and maximum seating capacity of 1.200 Maximum of 39 breakout meeting room(s) High-speed Internet access for business


39 meeting rooms to accommodate small to large conferences Full service catering facilities to fit any need Conference Meeting Packages available for ease of budgeting For groups requiring a large number of Doubles we offer 110 Guest rooms with two double beds

Equipment & Services:

Business Equipment:

Computers Printers

Business Services:

Copy service Fax service Full-service business center Messenger service Network/Internet printing Notary public Overnight delivery/pickup

Meeting Equipment:

35 mm projector AV equipment CD player Film projector LCD projector LCD_Panel Microphone Overhead projector Rear screen projection Stage: installed Stage: portable TV TV production service provider Video camera Walkie talkie radios

Meeting Services:

AV technician Carpenter Copy service Decorator Electrician Laborer Locksmith Photographer Security guard Videoconferencing


Blackboards Easels/tablets Flip chart and markers Name cards/holders Pens, pencils and pads Podium/lectern Stacking chairs Tables Whiteboards

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Houston - Handicapped Facilities

Visually or hearing impaired individuals may request additional information by calling 281/230-3000 or our TDD number, 281/230-3089.

There are disabled restrooms and TDD telephones in all terminals aswell as car parking spaces reserved for handicaped passengers in the airport's car parks. The white airport telephones located throughout each terminal are for paging assistance.

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Houston - Wireless Lan

George Bush now has Sprint PCS wireless fidelity or WI-FI service, at speeds up to 100 times faster than standard dialup, available in most of their respective public areas, including gates, restaurants, ticketing and baggage claim.

To access this service passengers will need a WI-FI card or mobile device embedded with WI-FI technology. Users of the service are greeted by the Houston Airport System's portal page that provides a host of free information, including real-time flight information and a log on screen for WI-FI access ( ).

Sprint PCS Wi-Fi Access has two available billing options: Pay-As-You-Go access is $9.95 per connection per location for 24 hours of unlimited access; and a new Month-to-Month plan which offers unlimited access for $49.95 per month. For complete information visit

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Houston - Hotels


Finding comfortable and convenient accommodations at and around George Bush Intercontinental Airport is no problem. There are more than 20 hotels serving travelers and visitors around the airport, including the Airport Marriott Hotel which is located in the center of the Airport terminal complex.

Virtually all of the major chains are represented and available within minutes of the airports. And, of course, the City of Houston itself boasts world class facilities throughout the area.


Houston Airport Marriott at George Bush Intercontinental

18700 John.F. Kennedy Blvd.

Houston, Texas 77032 USA

Phone: 1-281-443-2310

Fax: 1-281-443-5294

Sales: 1-281-443-2310

Sales fax: 1-281-443-5271

The Houston Airport Marriott is the only hotel that provides complimentary underground train service to Houston's Bush Intercontinental Airport.

The Airport Marriott Hotel is located in the center of the passenger terminal complex with 566 rooms available for guests. Passengers are thus linked directly from airside terminals to the hotel's dining rooms, conference rooms, and other aspects of comfortable service. The ultimate in dining pleasure is provided by a gourmet restaurant revolving atop the hotel tower.

Hotel Highlights:

# CK's Fine Dining Revolving Rooftop Restaurant overlooking the airport and Houston Skyline.

# Marriott Reward Points for qualified stays.

# Two Ballrooms and 39 meeting rooms to accommodate various sized conferences and meetings.


AmeriSuites: 281 820 6060

Best Western Atascosita: 281 852 5665

Best Western: 281 548 1402

Clarion Hotel: 281 931 0101

Comfort Suites Intercontinental: 281 442 0600

Days Inn Greenspoint: 281 876 3888

Days Inn Intercontinental: 281 446 4611

Doubletree Hotel: 281 987 1234

Hampton Inn: 281 820 2101

Holiday Inn: 281 449 2311

Holiday Inn Express: 281 999 9942

Hotel Sofitel: 281 445 9000

La Quinta: 281 447 6888

Quality Inn: 281 446 9131

Ramada Limited: 281 442 1830

The Sheraton North Houston: 281 442 5100

Sleep Inn: 281 442 7770

Wyndham Greenspoint: 281 875 2222

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