Attractions - Airport - Houston has two major
airports for travellers to fly in and out of. On the
north side of town is Bush Intercontinental (IAH)
and down south is William P. Hobby (HOU). IAH is so
large, it is called a "city within a city"
and provides the community with one of the finest
and most modern facilities in the United States. 23
scheduled passenger planes and numerous charter airlines
operate through the airport with international service.
The airport has five terminal buildings, A, B, C,
D, and E that prove to be very modern and accessible.
You can wait on your connection in one of the several
restaurants situated in the airport or shop for souvenirs
in the gift shops.
HOU is off of 1-45 south, with an
80 acre stretch of terminal complex. First built in
1937 as Houston's first public airport, Hobby has
underwent a recent multimillion dollar overhaul to
modernize the facilities to today's standards. It
has 7 scheduled passenger airlines that have nonstop
or direct service to over 65 cities in the nation.
Houston Airports have car rental
desks in them. If this does not suit you, you can
pick up a bus schedule in the terminal or call a taxi.
Hobby Airport is only seven minutes from the downtown
and midtown areas, while IAH is about thirty minutes
without traffic. If you plan on staying in a hotel
near the airports, then a taxi is a good idea. If
you are lodging farther out into the city, a taxi
can get quite expensive, especially with Houston traffic.
Arrange to be picked up by someone you know if you
can or utilize the cheap fares that the Houston Metro
Bus has to offer or the shuttle buses that run to
and from the airports.
While driving back either of the Houston
Airports when your visit is over, allow plenty
of time to make your flight. IAH and HOU are accessible
by many different ways, but if you are trying to make
a flight during 8am - 6pm, you could get caught in
traffic. When going to IAH, Beltway 8 is the best
route to take. If you are heading to HOU, try taking
Loop 610 to I - 45 south, to bypass as much traffic
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