Houston William Hobby airport (HOU)

Location details, contact information, airlines, departure and arrival flight status, transportation, facilities and services, parking, special passenger amenities, nearby hotels and answers to passengers' frequently asked questions.


 Passenger Guide

William P. Hobby Airport, opened in 1927, serves as a complement to George Bush Airport, in Houston. It operates with domestic flights and seasonal destinations in the Caribbean, Mexico and Central America.

Official Website: fly2houston.com
Number of Terminals - 1 - Open 24 hours a day.
Annual passenger traffic: 13.4 million passengers went through it in 2017.
Tel: +1 713 640 3000. Visitors information centers in the baggage reclaim area and on level 2, both before and after the security checkpoint, available from 8:00 am to 6:00 pm. There are also volunteers in red uniforms throughout the enclosure.


The airport is located 13 km (8 miles) southeast from Houston's business district.

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What services does Houston William Hobby airport (HOU) facilities include

The airport has ATMs, currency exchange bureau (9:00 am to 6:00 pm), mailbox, public telephones, plugs for electric devices and Wi-Fi access free of charge. Meeting rooms at the nearby Holiday Inn hotel. Below gate 44 you can find the USO Lounge, open from 9:00 am to 9:00 pm; it offers drinks, snacks, TV, entertainment, computers, printers, Wi-Fi, baby care facilities (accessible for the military and their families).

Food and Drinks- The terminal has a wide offer of restaurants, pizza stores, fast food outlets, coffee shops, bars and vending machines.
Shopping- Duty-free shop next to gate 20. There are also stores selling souvenirs, accessories, clothing, sweets, electronics, press, cosmetics, jewellery, books, toys.
Baggage- Carts in the baggage reclaim hall and the passenger drop-off zones. Lost and found office on level 1, at the east end of the baggage reclaim hall, available from 7:00 am to 5:00 pm (Tel +1 281 233 9373; online form).
Other Services- Chapels, art exhibits, musical performances, shoeshines, massage chairs, spa, drinking fountains.


Public and private transportation

Bus - METRO (Tel +1 713 635 4000) operates services from curb zone 3, outside the baggage reclaim area. Fares are USD1.25 and journey time to the city centre is around 60 minutes. Line 40 travels to AIG Complex, Eastwood Transit Center, Gulfgate Center and West End Multi-Service Center, and allows connections with route 102 to George Bush Airport. It leaves every 15-30 min. between 4:00 am and 0:05 am. Line 50 runs to Community Family Center, Eastwood Transit Center, Magnolia Multi-Service Center and Peiser Park. Bus 73 goes to Fannin South Transit Center and Sunnyside Park. Route 88 travels to Almeda Mall and San Jacinto College South.
SuperShuttle (Tel +1 800 622 2089) provides shared, door-to-door transportation inside the Houston area and has a booth in the baggage reclaim hall.
Sun Travel Airport Shuttle (Tel +1 409 721 9636) offers transfers to Beaumont/Port Arthur and Jack Brooks Regional Airport.
There are also minibuses from GroundShuttle (Tel +1 855 303 4415) to College Station and Easterwood Airport, and from Galveston Limousine Service (Tel +1 409 744 5466) to Galveston.
More information

Taxi - Ranks are located in curb zone 2, on the Arrivals level. Travel time to the city centre is 20-30 minutes and costs USD26.00. An additional charge is added for trips between 8:00 pm and 6:00 am.


Car rental agencies

There are car rental desks in the baggage recollection hall.

Advantage (Tel +1 800 777 5524 - Sunday to Friday from 7:00 am to 11:00 pm, Saturday from 7:00 am to 10:00 pm)
Alamo (Tel +1 888 826 6893 - 4:00 am to 0:30 am)
Avis (Tel +1 713 641 9300 - 24 hours a day)
Budget (Tel +1 800 218 7992 - 24 hours a day)
Dollar (Tel +1 800 800 4000 - 5:30 am to 1:30 am)
Enterprise (Tel +1 800 736 8222 - 5:30 am to 0:00 am)
Hertz (Tel +1 713 948 5300 - 24 hours a day)
National (Tel +1 888 826 6890 - 4:00 am to 1:00 am)
Payless (Tel +1 800 729 5377 - Sunday to Friday from 7:00 am to 11:00 pm, Saturday from 7:00 am to 6:00 pm)
Thrifty (Tel +1 877 283 0898 - 5:30 am to 1:30 am)


Parking services at Houston William Hobby airport (HOU)

Short- and long-term parking available, with charging stations for electric vehicles. On the airport road there is also a free passenger pick-up zone (Cell Phone Lot). More information: Tel +1 281 233 1730. Rates

Red Garage & Blue Garage - Multi-storey facilities next to the main building, with valet parking service on the second level.
Ecopark - Outdoor area with a free shuttle service between 6:00 am and 10:00 pm.

Facilities for passengers with special needs

There are ramps, adapted telephones and toilets, a relief area for service animals and designated parking spaces. Passengers requiring special assistance should inform their airline about their needs in advance.

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Latest updates: November 21, 2018