Attractions - Transport - Houston is surrounded
by busy freeways with thousands of vehicles passing
through each day. Driving your own vehicle to destinations
across the city and fluctuating gas prices, might
make riding the bus or taking a cab a more attractive
The Houston Metro Bus is a cheap
way to ride, with $1 local fares and $2 day passes.
If you are going downtown or to one of the business
districts, one way commuter fares vary by which zone
you are travelling to. If you are coming to the city
from the suburbs, Metro has park and ride lots for
you to park your vehicle and avoid rush hour traffic
by riding the bus in the High Occupancy Vehicle (HOV)
lane. You can pay your fares by a Metro Pass, change
or tokens, but remember that the driver cannot make
change, so always have the exact amount available
before you board.
If you are making more than one trip to many Houston
tourist attractions, ask the driver for a
Metro Day Pass to make your ride easier. Metrolift
is available for passengers with disabilities. Call
ahead to schedule a pick up. Remeber that if you are
using this service, the driver cannot leave the vehicle
to assist you into buildings. If you need help, you
must arrange for assistance from someone else.
MetroRail is a great way to travel between downtown,
midtown, the Museum District, Texas Medical Center
and the major Houston tourism attractions.
The MetroRail is quieter than most vehicles, so your
ride should be enjoyable. Tickets to ride can be purchased
at any ticket vending machine for $1 by cash, credit
or debit cards and even tokens. You can also use bus
passes on the MetroRail.
Houston Taxi Cabs are another way to travel around
the city to the different tourist attractions
in Houston. There are several different cab
companies to choose from. If you have alot of people
travelling aith you, the cabs can accomodate you with
larger vehicles such as mini vans. Cab fares will
be more expensive than the bus or MetroRail, but if
you are in the suburbs where the bus rarely runs or
does not run at all, this is a fair option.
Make sure you check out our Houston tourist
attractions and tourism pages on this site.