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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, SuperShuttle shared-ride service, scheduled buses/shuttles, courtesy vans, and even public bus (METRO) 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 E. Check in the terminal for specific locations.

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Taxis waiting for passenger pickup at IAH
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SuperShuttle Shared-Ride Service

SuperShuttle now provides ground transportation services at George Bush Intercontinental and William P. Hobby airports.

SuperShuttle takes reservations and picks-up travelers at their homes or businesses and transports them to the airports and vice versa. Walk-up service is also available. Just visit the SuperShuttle booth located in the baggage claim area.

For reservations or for more information call 713-523-8888 or visit



Ground Shuttle

Ground Shuttle offers ten daily shuttles from Bryan/College Station to George Bush Intercontinental airport (IAH).

Ground Shuttle takes reservations and picks-up travelers at their homes or businesses (in the Bryan/College Station area) and transports them to the airports and vice versa. Walk-up service is also available. Just visit their website at or call 855-303-4415.

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.


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

All destinations within Houston's city limits to/from Bush Intercontinental Airport are charged according to the flat Zone Rate or the meter rate, whichever is LESS.  In addition:

» City ordinance authorizes the cab driver to add an additional $2.75 departure fee to the total fare for meter rate only.

» Two or more passengers going to the same destination shall only be charged one fare.

» Late night surcharge - $1.00 per trip (8:00 p.m. - 6:00 a.m.)

» Senior citizens 10% discount.

Taxi Credit Card Options

1. Drivers MUST accept all major credit cards.

2. TAXIPASS Credit Card System is offered BUT, Drivers MUST be able to offer regular credit card service instead of TAXIPASS. if the customer refuses TAXIPASS and the $4.50 fee.

3. If the customer agrees to use TAXIPASS there is a $4.50 voucher fee.

For more information, call 281-740-2585

Zone Rates Click for Taxi Cab Rate Zone Map



Day Rate

Night Rate


North Houston, 610 North








Galleria, Greenway Plaza, Medical Center, Memorial, River Oaks








William P. Hobby Airport




West Memorial, Bear Creek




Ellington Airport, Westside




NASA, Space Center Houston











All rates are subject to change.

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 Contact Info

Senior Superintendent
P.O. Box 60106
Houston, TX 77205
281-230-3187 (fax)
281-740-2585 - Ground Transportation Supervisor

Or contact the City of Houston's Revenue and Regulatory Affairs Division at:
281-233-7860 Phone
281-233-2052 Fax

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. Metro Bus 102 picks up on the south side of Terminal C street level (baggage claim) and stops at the downtown Metro station. Visit the Houston METRO website for specific route and schedule information.

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