Houston airport: Houston William P. Hobby Airport (HOU)

Houston William P. Hobby Airport

Houston’s William P. Hobby Airport used to be the city's busiest airport, until the opening of George Bush Intercontinental Airport in 1969. Now, it is a relatively small airport for domestic flights.

Address

Houston William P. Hobby Airport
7800 Airport Boulevard
Houston
Texas 77061
USA

Airport codes

IATA airport code: HOU
ICAO airport code: KHOU

Transport

Local transport

Train

There is no train connection to Houston Hobby Airport.

Car and bus

William P. Hobby Airport is located 11 kilometers to the southeast of Houston on the I-45 and is easy to reach. The exit to the airport is clearly indicated.

From Curbzone 8A, public METRO buses depart for various destinations in Houston. You can also take the shuttle buses provided by SuperShuttle (tel: +1(0)713 523 8888).

Car rental - Houston William P. Hobby Airport

The car rental company's desks are located at the baggage handling area: Advantage, Alamo, Avis, Budget, Dollar, Hertz, Enterprise, National and Thrifty. You can also book a car in advance at EasyTerra, which offers a comparison of several providers.

Taxi

There are taxis at the exit near the baggage handling area (Curb Zone 3). There are fixed rates to destinations in Houston, but if the amount displayed on the meter is lower, that is what you pay. The fixed rate to the center of Houston is $22.00, at night (20:00-06:00), there is a $1.00 surcharge.

Airport Parking

The four floor car park is connected directly to the terminal building. Up to five hours parking only costs $1.00 an hour, after which the daily rate of $15.00 applies. The Parking Cents parking area is located immediately next to the car park, within walking distance of the terminal, there, the first three hours cost $2.00, after that $6.00 a day. Up-to-date information about parking is provided by radio station 1610 AM, but can only be received close to the airport.

Services

Services

Hotels

There is no hotel at the airport itself. Hotels nearby include: Courtyard by Marriott (tel: +1(0)713 910 1700), Baymont Inn & Suites (tel: +1(0)713 941 0900) Hobby Hilton (tel: +1(0)713 645 3000), Motel Six (tel: +1(0)713 941 0990) and Holiday Inn Houston Hobby (tel: +1(0)713 946 8900). For more hotels and to reserve online, visit Booking.com, they offer a wide range of hotels at very reasonable internet rates.

Shops and restaurants

Houston Airport has a reasonable supply of restaurants, including a Mexican restaurant and an ice parlor, cafés and snack bars. Shops are located in the Central Hall and near Piers A and C.

Baggage

It is possible to store baggage at Houston Hobby Airport. The lost and found department is located at the baggage handling area.

Information

There is an information desk at the baggage handling department (tel: +1(0)713 640 3000). Throughout the entire terminal building, there are Special Service Representatives who can provide you with information about arrival and departure times, the airport and nearby accommodations.

Business

Near Pier C, there is a meeting room that can be booked via the information desk or the Special Service Representatives. Fax and copying facilities are available at the exchange offices. Extended business facilities are available at the hotels near the airport, including the Courtyard by Marriott and Holiday Inn (see under Hotels).

Disabled facilities

The entire terminal building is accessible for wheelchairs and there are modified elevators and toilets. The blind and the deaf can apply for information and assistance via (tel: +1(0)713 640 3000) or (tel: +1(0)713 641 7781 - text phone).
The meeting room near Pier C is accessible for wheelchairs.

Other services

There are exchange offices and ATM's throughout the terminal building. Wireless (Wi-Fi) internet is available. Outside the entrance of the terminal there are places where smoking is allowed. At the West Baggage Claim, there is an ecumenical chapel. Medical assistance is available through the Special Service Representatives. The old terminal of Houston Hobby Airport (1940 Air Terminal) is now an aviation museum.

Contact

Contact

Address

Houston William P. Hobby Airport
7800 Airport Boulevard
Houston
Texas 77061
USA

Telephone, fax, email

Telephone: +1(0)713 640 3000
Fax: +1(0)713 640 7703
Email: via contact form

Airport codes

IATA airport codes: HOU
ICAO airport code: KHOU

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