George Bush Intercontinental Airport Houston
Airport Code: (IAH)
2800 North Terminal Road
*Houston, Texas 77032
George Bush Intercontinental Airport (IAH) is an international airport in Houston, Texas, and so it is frequently referred to as Houston Airport. It is named after George H. W. Bush, the 41st President of the United States. Houston Airport has flights to parts of the United States, as well as to Central and South America, Canada, Europe, Africa, and Asia.
Many people are interested in finding the closest airport to Houston, TX with IAH only 24.5 miles (39.4 km) away it makes this airport a very convenient option for travelers.
You can also find the cheapest flights from George Bush IAH Airport.
If you’re driving to Houston Airport, type the address above in any of your phone mapping apps. You can also find airport parking rates on our partner site parkingaccess.com.
Need an airport transfer to or from Houston Airport? Don’t worry, Houston Airport can provide you with the following means of transport: Airport Shuttles, Courtesy & Hotel Shuttles, Ride Sharing Companies, Taxis, Car Rental Companies, and Public Transportation.
Several Airport Transfer services are available to take you to your desired destination in or around the city.
If you’re not sure which option is the most suitable for you, check our list below and choose the best shuttle transportation.
View Top Destinations and Transfer Rates & Availability
Houston Airport Shuttle
An Airport Shuttle (Shared Ride) is the most economical and friendly option to get you to/from the airport.
For travelers needing to get from Intercontinental Airport and Hobby Airport (IAH and HOU), which is roughly 30 miles apart and about a 40 minute drive, the majority of people rely on the local shuttle company SuperShuttle ($38 one-way), which we discuss in more detail below.
Houston Airport Shuttle bus can take you to many destinations, including Katy TX, Downtown Houston, Reliant Park/Astrodome, the Galleria, Greenway Plaza, the Texas Medical Center, Westside hotels, the city of College Station, Brown Convention Center, Galveston Cruise Terminal, Downtown Aquarium and William P. Hobby Airport.
Houston Airport is equipped with several shuttle buses, one of them being Super Shuttle Houston.
Super Shuttle departs from airport terminals A, B, C and E. It has several pick-up points - outside the Baggage Claim area, outside Level 1, at the Arrivals in Terminal E.
You can purchase Super Shuttle tickets at the ticket counters, located in the following locations:
- Terminals A, B, and C: Baggage Claim
- Terminal E: Arrivals Levels
You probably want to know more about the fare quotes, so we’ve listed the estimates for some destinations and we highly recommend making an advanced reservation:
|Texas Medical Center
|Buffalo Bayou Park
|JPMorgan Chase Tower
|Johnson Space Center
Shuttlefare.com offers a quick guide to ride shuttle rates by comparing all the by top operators that service the Airport. Fares for the first passenger only and lowest fare we could find.
GO Airport Shuttle is another Houston Airport Shuttle service with competitive prices. It is a global network made up of best-in-class airport ground transportation companies from around the world. You can reach them by phone (773) 363-0001 or (844) 787-1670.
In order to help you choose the most suitable ride for you, check their prices for the same destinations in the following list:
|Destination||Sedan (up to 3 passengers)||SUV (up to 7 passengers)|
|77054 Stadium Park/Astrodome||$115||$142|
|77056 The Galleria||$111||$138|
|77046 Greenway Plaza||$111||$138|
|77030 Texas Medical Center||$115||$142|
|77019 Buffalo Bayou Park||$111||$138|
|77002 JPMorgan Chase Tower||$111||$138|
|77058 Johnson Space Center||$152||$179|
IAH airport offers no shortage of transportation options; there is another airport shuttle service for you -
Blacklane. It offers a variety of service classes so that you can choose the right vehicle to fit your needs.
The prices are similar to the previous two shuttle service. You can see some estimates in the following list:
|Destination||Business Class (up to 3 passengers)||Business Van/SUV (up to 5)||1st class (up to 3)|
|Buffalo Bayou Park||$92||$113||$128|
|JPMorgan Chase Tower||$90||$110||$125|
|Johnson Space Center||$137||$158||$173|
Houston Airport Shuttle Bus (Airporter)
Another type of shuttle provider offering scheduled service is a company called Ground Shuttle. It offers frequent daily shuttles to and from College Station to IAH Airport. Their pick-up location is at the Ground Shuttle Office (1450 Old Arrington Rd, College Station, TX 77845) but you can choose another location for an additional fee.
Want to know the cost of their service? We’ve already found that out for you.
Their base fare from the Ground Shuttle Office to IAH Airport is $35 if prepaid online. If you don’t prepay, the base fare is $42.
You can make an advanced reservation online or by calling (855) 303-4415. Their system requires you prepay your reservation in order to reserve your seat.
There is one more shuttle bus Airporter company. Sun Travel Airport Shuttle has daily shuttles from Beaumont to Houston Airports, and vice versa. Their pick-up location at Houston Airport is on Terminal C, Doors 105.
Their prices are $44 per person each way and $22 per child under the age of 12.
You can find out more if you call (409) 291-5766 during the office hours (from 9 AM to 4 PM).
Courtesy & Hotel Shuttles
Courtesy vans are available from airport terminals A, B, C, and E. If you want one, just follow the “Ground Transportation” signs.
If you want to request a hotel shuttle, find the dial phones and the interactive kiosks in Terminals A, B, C - Baggage Claim Area and on Terminal E - Arrivals.
Even though it is recommended to book your ticket in advance, courtesy and hotel shuttles let you purchase your ticket on board to the driver.
Hotels near Houston IAH with free Airport Shuttle
There are many hotels that have a shuttle running to and from the airport. You can arrange for airport transportation by booking your reservation online before you travel. That way, you can board your ride quickly. However, don’t forget to first get in contact with your hotel and find out if the service is available.
In the list below, we’ve outlined a selection of hotels for you. Hotels are equipped with outdoor pools, free wifi access, complimntary shuttle and continental breakfast. If you have an early flight and want a short trip to the airport without traffic worries, these are the best options for you:
|Houston Airport Marriott||(281) 443-2310|
|SpringHill Suites ||(281) 442-2275|
|Staybridge Suites||(281) 661-7700|
|DoubleTree by Hilton||(281) 848-4000|
|Hampton Inn & Suites||(281) 442-4600|
|Homewood Suites By Hilton||(281) 219-9100|
|La Quinta Inn & Suites||(281) 446-1300|
Ride Sharing Operating at Houston International IAH Airport
Shared ride service is a great choice for those who want to share a ride with other people and pay a flat rate to certain destinations. Apps such as Uber and Lyft are the most popular ones.
If you want to find out the fare estimates, check their websites and choose your destination. In order to help you, we’ve chosen one destination - Buffalo Bayou Park ( an approximately 35-minute drive from IAH Airport), and you can see the estimates in the following lists:
|Lux Black XL||$110-120|
Taxi Services servicing Houston IAH
In order to find a taxi at IAH Airport, you may request assistance to the airport personnel, which is available from 07:00 am to 00:00 am. Their phone number is (281) 743-3970.
You can find the location of the taxi pickup location in each airport terminal but remember that they are located outside the Baggage Claim / Arrivals Level:
- Terminal A: South Side, Door A-115
- Terminal B: South Side, Door B-103
- Terminal C: South Side, Door C-106
- Terminal E: West Side, Door E-102
There are four taxi companies that serve Houston Airport:
| Taxi Companies||Phone Number|
|Airport Taxi Service||(816) 728-2833|
|Sam Houston Taxi ||(346) 250-0201|
|Yellow Cab Houston||(713) 236-1111|
|OnCabs Houston||(832) 648-4111|
All the companies are open 24 hours, and in the list below you can see their fares to some popular destinations:
|Galleria/Medical Center area
|NASA Space Center
Rental Cars at Houston Bush Airport
The Consolidated Rental Car Facility is located less than 5 minutes from the terminals. There is a free shuttle bus shared for all companies and depart every five minutes from outside Baggage Claim/Arrivals Level, Terminals A, B, C, and E. To pick up the bus, just follow the "Rental Car" sign.
The companies hosted in this facility are open 24 hours and you can find out their contact information in the list below:
|Rental Car Company||Phone Number|
|Advantage Rent a Car ||(800) 777-5524|
|Dollar Car Rental||(800) 800-4000|
|Payless Car Rental ||(800) 729-5377|
|Thrifty Car Rental||(877) 283-0898|
When returning your rental car, follow the signs on John F. Kennedy Boulevard and Will Clayton Parkway that will direct you to the Rental Car Center. Its address is 17330 Palmetto Pines.
Public Transportation to and from IAH
Using public transport can be a very easy and inexpensive way of traveling.
At Houston Airport, the METRO (the Houston Metropolitan Transit Authority) operates several services from and to downtown Houston and its area with various stops. You can find Metro Buses stops at the Baggage Claim Area, South Side of Terminal C.
Opening hours are from 05:03 AM to 12:59 AM.
The most comfortable bus route to get straight to downtown Houston is METRO Bus #102.
The general fare for local buses or METRORail is $1.25
You can also get a METRO Day Pass that offers unlimited local bus and METRORail service with just three paid taps of your card – never pay more than $3 a day.