Transportation

Centrally located between the two coasts, Houston features three airports servicing more than two dozen airlines and offering nonstop service to 152 cities around the world. With hundreds of flights per day, getting here is easy. And once you're here, getting around town is even easier, even though Houston is the nation's fourth largest city.

Here is some quick reference help to you get to where you need to go.

Airports
Houston Airport System
www.houstonairportsystem.org

Ellington Field (EFD)
510 Ellington Field
Houston, Texas 77034
713-847-4200

George Bush Intercontinental Airport (IAH)
2800 North Terminal Road
Houston, Texas 77032
281-230-3100
Distance from GRBCC: 25 miles
Drive time: 30 minutes
Cost: $35-$45 / taxi;
$25 (one-way) shuttle

William P. Hobby Airport (HOU)
7800 Airport Blvd.
Houston, Texas 77061
713-640-3000
Distance from the GRBCC: 12 miles
Drive time: 20 minutes
Cost: $15-$20 / taxi;
$18 (one-way) shuttle

Car Rentals

Call individual companies for more information.

Advantage
800-777-5500
281-540-1700

Alamo
800-327-9633
281-590-5100

Avis
800-331-1212
281-443-5800

Budget – Dollar
800-527-0700
281-449-0145

Enterprise
800-325-8007

Hertz
800-654-3131
281-443-0800

National
800-328-4567
281-443-8850

Thrifty
800-367-2277
281-442-5000

Cab Services

Call individual companies for more information.

Fiesta Cab Company
713-225-2666

Liberty Cab Company
713-695-6700

Square Deal Cab Company
713-659-7236

Yellow Cab Company
713-236-1111

United Cab Company
713-699-0000

Six in the City
Introducing $6 cab rides anywhere downtown!
Late for a meeting? Want to try out that new lunch place across downtown? Need to run some errands without your car? Now you have an easy option for getting around downtown without any of the hassles. Six in the City makes traveling within downtown a walk in the park.

Hail A Cab Locations (.pdf)

Greenlink
Seven free Greenlink buses operate downtown from 6:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, 7-10 minutes apart. The 2.5-mile loop has 18 stops including the George R. Brown Convention Center, Discovery Green, Main Street Square, City Hall, Central Library, Metro Park & Ride services and the Main Street MetroRail line.

The buses run on compressed natural gas, making them a cleaner transportation alternative. Features include a streamlined, modern design, low-floor access, perimeter seating, high-quality air conditioning, 28-seat capacity and a front-mounted bike rack. The buses are ADA-compliant. It’s a great way to get from Point A to Point B in downtown Houston, and it’s always free. Click here for a route map. Houston First Corporation, the Downtown District and BG Group are sponsors of the buses.

B-cycle bike rentals
Rent a bike from B-cycle! The B-cycle program has bikes available at the George R. Brown Convention Center, Market Square Park, Houston City Hall and several other locations downtown. A full-day rental costs $5, a week-long pass runs $15 and an annual membership is $50. At the GRB, bikes are available in the building's plaza across across from the Hilton Americas-Houston. Learn more here.

Houston Metropolitan Transit Authority (Metro)
MetroRail
MetroRail is Houston’s first light rail line link downtown Houston and Reliant Park, including the Museum District and Texas Medical Center.

Metro Fare Facts
Whether you ride the bus or rail, you can get on board using Metro's Q® Fare Card or cash.

MetroRail tickets may be purchased using cash, a credit or debit card at any Metro Ticket Vending Machine (TVM). Cost is just $1.25.

Cash may be used to purchase both bus and rail fare. It is deposited into the fare box on board the bus. To board MetroRail, insert cash into the TVM to receive a ticket. Tickets for rail must be purchased before boarding.

Transfers: Free transfer, for three hours in the same direction are only available with the Metro Q® Fare Card.

Metro Information
713-635-4000

www.ridemetro.org

In addition, Metro provides regular service between Bush Intercontinental and downtown Houston via route 102 Bush IAH Limited, which operates seven days a week with a one-way fare of $1.25. Several additional routes stop within easy walking distance of the GRB.