By Air

Houston has two major airports: Hobby Airport, 9 miles (15 km) southeast of downtown, and George Bush Intercontinental, 15 miles (24 km) northeast of the city. All the major rental companies have a presence at these airports, so for convenience's sake, it's best to rent them there. However, car-rental offices can be found all over the area, so if you you're in Galveston and decide to take a day trip to Houston, or vice versa, you can easily rent a car from an outpost near your hotel.

Airport Information

George Bush Intercontinental Airport. 2800 North Terminal Rd., Houston, Texas. 281/230–3100; www.fly2houston.com.

William P. Hobby Airport. 7800 Airport Blvd., Houston, Texas. 713/640–3000; www.fly2houston.com.

Ground Transportation

Galveston Limousine Service. 800/640–4826; www.galvestonlimo.com.

Yellow Cab of Galveston. 409/763–3333; www.yellowcabgalveston.com.

Super Shuttle. 800/258–3826; www.supershuttle.com.

United Cab (Houston taxis). 713/699–0000; www.unitedcab.com.

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