Passenger guide - Houston George Bush airport (IAH) 

 
Houston George Bush airport (IAH)

George Bush Intercontinental Airport, opened on June, 1969, serves the metropolitan area of Greater Houston and neighbouring cities and is one of the busiest in the country and the world. It operates with domestic and international flights around the globe.

Official Website: fly2houston.com
Number of Terminals - 5 - A, B, C (Lewis Cutrer), D (Mickey Leland) and E. Open 24 hours a day. There are two train services that link the terminals. The Skyway connects the buildings while inside security, operating around the clock and with a frequency of 2 minutes. On the other hand, the Subway underground train leaves between 3:30 am and 0:30 am, connecting the public area of the terminals every 3 min.
Annual passenger traffic: More than 41.6 million passengers went through it in 2016.
Tel: +1 281 230 3100. The information counters are found in the baggage reclaim hall of terminals A and C, the connector hallway between terminals D and E, and on the International Arrivals level of Terminal E. Open from 8:00 am to 6:00 pm. There are also interactive information kiosks and volunteers in red uniforms throughout the enclosure.

 

The airport is located 37 km (23 miles) to the north of Houston, next to the city of Humble.

 
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Bus - Line 102 from METRO (Tel +1 713 635 4000) departs every 15-30 minutes from the south end of Terminal C, between 5:00 am and 2:00 am, to the city centre. Journey time is around 90 min. and the fare is USD1.25. Stops include Downtown Transit Center, Greenspoint Mall and Lone Star College. You can make connections to line 40, heading for William Hobby Airport.
SuperShuttle (Tel +1 800 258 3826) provides shared transport to destinations inside the city. Booths are located in the baggage reclaim area of terminals A, B and C and on the Departures level of Terminal E.
United Airlines (Tel +1 800 864 8331) and Sun Travel Airport Shuttle (Tel +1 409 721 9636) offer transportation to Beaumont/Port Arthur and Jack Brooks Regional Airport.
GroundShuttle (Tel +1 855 303 4415) travels to College Station and Easterwood Airport.
Galveston Limousine Service (Tel +1 409 744 5466) runs to Galveston.
Schedules and fares

Taxi - Ranks are located on the south side of terminals A, B and C and at the west end of Terminal E. Assistance personnel is available between 7:00 am and 0:00 am. The trip to the city centre takes 30-45 minutes and costs around USD53.00. Fares are higher from 8:00 pm to 6:00 am. More information: Tel +1 281 743 3970.

 

Car rental desks are located in a separate facility, situated 5 minutes away from the terminals and accessible via courtesy shuttles.

Advantage (Tel +1 800 777 5524 - 24 hours a day)
Alamo (Tel +1 888 233 8749 - 24 hours a day)
Avis (Tel +1 800 633 3469 - 24 hours a day)
Budget (Tel +1 800 218 7992 - 24 hours a day)
Dollar (Tel +1 800 800 4000 - 5:00 am to 1:30 am)
Enterprise (Tel +1 800 736 8222 - 24 hours a day)
Hertz (Tel +1 800 654 3131 - 24 hours a day)
National (Tel +1 888 826 6890 - 24 hours a day)
Payless (Tel +1 800 729 5377 - 6:00 am to 11:00 pm)
Thrifty (Tel +1 877 283 0898 - 5:00 am to 1:30 am)
Zipcar (Tel +1 866 494 7227 - 24 hours a day)

 

The airport has currency exchange bureaus, ATMs, mailbox, VIP rooms, charging stations, public telephones and free Wi-Fi access. The Marriott hotel, located in the center of the airport grounds, offers a business center with executive services and meeting rooms.

Food and Drinks- There are numerous restaurants, pizza stores, fast food outlets, confectioneries, cafés and bars scattered throughout the enclosure.
Shopping
- Duty-free shops in terminals A, B, D and E, in addition to stores selling accessories, apparel, books, toys, cosmetics, sweets, electronics, souvenirs, jewellery, music, newsagents.
Baggage- Trolleys available in the baggage reclaim areas and the passenger drop-off zones. Secure wrapping service in the ticketing area of each terminal. Lost and found office on the ground floor of Terminal E, open from Monday to Friday between 8:00 am and 5:00 pm (Tel +1 281 230 3299).
Other Services- Shoeshines, chapels, massage chairs, baby changing facilities.

 

Numerous parking spaces are available, in addition to two free passenger pick-up areas (Cell Phone Lots). There are also charging stations for electric vehicles. More information: Tel +1 281 233 1730. Fees

Terminal Parking - Multi-storey facilities next to each terminal, with valet parking service.
Ecopark & Ecopark2 - Covered and outdoor spaces, with free shuttles 24 hours a day.

 

The enclosure has ramps, adapted telephones and toilets, relief areas for service animals, elevators and reserved parking spaces. Passengers requiring special assistance or wheelchairs should inform their airline or travel agency about their particular needs before their arrival.

 

The Houston Airport Marriott at George Bush Intercontinental (Tel +1 281 443 2310) is situated between terminals B and C and is connected to the airport complex via an underground train. There are other accommodations nearby, most of which provide courtesy transfers for their guests. SpringHill Suites by Marriott Houston Intercontinental Airport (Tel +1 281 442 2275), La Quinta Inn & Suites Houston Bush IAH South (Tel +1 281 219 2000), DoubleTree Houston Intercontinental Airport (Tel +1 281 848 4000), Red Roof Inn Houston - IAH Airport (Tel +1 832 243 7650), Ramada Houston Intercontinental Airport East (Tel +1 832 412 1358), La Quinta Inn & Suites Houston Bush Intl Airport E (Tel +1 281 446 1300), Holiday Inn Houston NE - Bush Airport Area (Tel +1 281 540 3600), Hampton Inn & Suites Houston-Bush Intercontinental Aprt (Tel +1 281 442 4600), Super 8 Intercontinental Houston TX (Tel +1 281 446 5100).