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Houston Airport Shuttles: Some of the Houston airport shuttle companies that serve IAH are:

Groundshuttle: looking at, they serve both College Station and Beaumont area providing regularly scheduled airport shuttle to Houston Intercontinental. Standard fare from College Station to and from IAH is $26.99 while the equivalent Beaumont fare is $31.99. Houston Hobby Airport trips have an extra fee of $4.99 from College Station and home pick-ups an additional $5.99. Pick-up at IAH is outside the baggage area through the limousines door in front of Terminal C, while pick up at College Station is on the ground floor at Eaterwood Airport. As for Beaumont, there are 4 pick-up stops including McDonald's at Interstate 10 East, Lamar University, Ramada Hotel and South East Texas Regional Airport.

Express Clear Lake: looking at, they offer local service in the Clear Lake, Texas area, and regularly scheduled airport transportation to both IAH and HOU. They are located at the South Shore Harbour Resort and Convention Center which includes complimentary airport parking. Reservations can be made online or by phone. First passenger pays full fare and groups get discounts of 50% for additional passengers. Changes and cancellations must be made within 24 hours of your reservation and inccur $5 and $10 fees respectively.

SLL Transportation Houston Bus Services: looking at, they have been in business since 2005 specializing in bus transportation in Houston. Their fleet encompasses various bus models and sizes with shuttle buses varying from 21 to 25 passengers and an international shuttle that has a capacity for 30 passengers. They have shuttle service to Intercontinental Airport of Houston with carying rate rates depending on your location. As an example, a 21 passenger shuttle to IAH can run between $150 to $225. There is also an hourly rate structure with discounts of 10% for a six-hour bus rental on Sundays thru Thursdays.

Colony Limousine: looking at, they provide door to door private transportation to IAH and Houston Hobby, whether via private car or via 15 to 32 passenger vans and buses. At arrival at IAH, they offer meet and greet service with chauffeurs holding clients name on boards at the baggage claim area in Terminals A, B, C, D and the International Arrivals E Terminal. Additionally, the chauffeurs assist passengers with their luggage before accompanying them to the shuttle parking area. As for their cancellation policy, they have a full fare charge or minimun of $75 fee for no shows. Airport transfer service outside standard operation hours between 12:00 AM and 4:30 AM inccurs an additional $25 charge.

Houston Intercontinental Airport (IAH): Named after the 41st President of United States, George H.W.Bush, George Bush Intercontinental Airport is one among the 10 fastest growing airports in United States. Located 20 miles north of Downtown Houston, the airport is a Class B international airport. It covers an area of 10,000 acres and claims to be the 2nd largest airport in Texas. The flights from the airport cover many destinations, both national and international including Asia, Europe, and Africa etc. Continental Airlines has its headquarters in Houston and the airport is the largest hub of Continental Airlines with an average of 700 flights per day. The airport is estimated to have served about 40,000,000 commuter according to a survey conducted and thus it hold the title of being the 8th busiest airport in North America. In 2006, United States Department of Transportation termed the airport as the fastest growing of the top 10 airports in the country. Now George Bush Intercontinental Airport also ranks as one of the important US airport with the highest on time running performance according to the 2009 United States Department of Transportation survey report.

Houston Intercontinental Airport Details:
Address: 2800 North Terminal Road, Houston, Texas 77032
- Phone: : 281 230-3100
- Fax: 281 230-3108
- Website :

IAH Airport History: George Bush Intercontinental Airport in Houston, Texas was first designated to be opened in1967, but due to change in designs it was finally opened in 1969. At that period it was known as Houston Intercontinental Airport. The airport was built under the contractor, San Antonia of R.F Ball Construction.

After the death of the African American politician Mickey Leland in Ethiopia the City Council decided to name the airport after his mane. They named Mickey Leland International Airlines Building. Then in 1997, the airport was renamed after George H.W.Bush, the 41st President of United States.

It was on August 28, 1990 Continental Airlines built its maintenance hub at the airport as it was provided land near the airport. The airline mainly uses the Terminal E for its international arrivals. The airport has five terminals out of which Terminal A and B are of the original design. In 1981 terminal D and In May 1990 Terminal D was opened. The terminal of Continental Airlines i.e. Terminal E was recently partially opened on June 3, 2003 and was completed by January 7, 2004.

The Houston City Council approved the proposal to permit Midway Cos. to develop 10 acres of land possessed by Houston Airport System. Their plans are to build a travel center for ground transportation facility. They also plan to have an office place and to build a hotel, along with a convenience store, gas station, flight information board and casual restaurant.

Location and Driving Directions: IAH is located 20 miles north of Downtown Houston between Interstate 45 and US Highway 59.

The access to the airport is provided by the following roadways:

- I-45
- Hwy-59
- Hardy Toll Road
- Sam Houston Tollway (Beltway 8).

There are two main entrances to the airport terminal complex via JFK Boulevard from the Sam Houston Tollway (Beltway 8), Will Clayton Parkway from Hwy-59 and the Hardy Toll Road (Intercontinental exit)

Houston Intercontinental Airport Parking: Houston Airport is well equipped with its parking facilities. Some of the different parking options are:

Terminal Parking: Each terminal has its own parking lot, Terminal A and B has their parking garages which is a multi level one between both of them. Terminal C has its own terminal garage while Terminal D and E also share their parking garages. The various parking rates are:

- For 2 hours, $3
- For 3 hours, $5
- For 5 hours, $7
- Daily, $17.

Economy parking: Economy parking or “Parking Cents “is located at the junction of JFK Boulevard and Greens Road. From here a free shuttle always takes the passengers to the respective terminals. The various parking rates are:

- For 5 hours, $3.
- Daily, $6.

Executive parking: This parking lot is located at the entry point between Terminal E and C. For information about this terminal dial (281) 233-1355.

Cell Phone Lot: Located close to the Will Clayton Parkway is this lot for passengers who are waiting for their respective vehicles.

Airport Parking Information: For more information about the parking options please contact the airport authorities at the number (281) 233-1730.

Houston Intercontinental Airport Hotels:

Hotels in Houston that are in close proximity of Houston Intercontinental Airport are listed below. Most of the hotels have shuttle services available for transporting passengers in and out of Airport:
- Baymont Inn and Suites, 1 Mile, 18032 McKay DriveHumble, TX 77338
- Holiday Inn Houston Airport, 1 Mile, 7014 Will Clayton Parkway, Humble, TX 77338-8168
- Holiday Inn Express, 1 Mile, 7014 Will Clayton Parkway, Humble, TX 77338-8168
- HI Express Houston Airport, 2 Miles, 15831 John F Kennedy Boulevard, Houston, TX 77032
- Quality Suites, 3 Miles, 15321 Vantage Parkway East, Houston, TX
- La Quinta Inn and Suites, 1.8 Miles, 18201 Kenswick DrHumble, TX 77338
- Sleep Inn Intercontinental Airport, 2.6 Miles, 15675 John F. Kennedy Blvd, Houston, TX
- Clarion Inn, 3 Miles, 15615 John F. Kennedy Boulevard, Houston, TX
- Marriot, 3.3 Miles, 255 North Sam Houston Parkway East, TX 77060 Houston, TX
- Residence Inn, 4 Miles, 655 North Sam Houston Parkway East, TX 77060 Houston, TX
- Courtyard by Marriot, 4 Miles, 16500 Hedgecroft Drive, Houston, TX 77060
- TownsPlace Suites, 4 Miles, 4015 Interwood N Pkwy, Houston, TX, 77032
- Hyatt Place Houston Greenspoint, 4.4 Miles, 300 Ronan Park Place, Houston, TX 77060
- Econo Lodge Humble, 4.4 Miles, 9821 FM 1960 Road W - 77338 Humble, TX
- Best Western Greenspoint, 4.8 Miles, 7114 Will Clayton Pkwy, Humble, TX 77338-8170
- Marriot at Greenspoint, 8 Miles, 18700 John F Kennedy Blvd, Houston, TX, 77032
- Sheraton Inn and Suites, 4.3 Miles, 15700 John F. Kennedy Boulevard, TX 77032 Houston, TX

Airport Terminal Information: George Bush Intercontinental Airport has 5 terminals, which covers an area of 250 acre. Terminal A was opened in 1969 and still retains its designs in many ways. Earlier the Terminal had 4 circular sections which were called Flight Stations at the rear end of the hallways projecting out of the corners. Terminal B was also opened in 1969 and also retains its design and is used mainly by Continental Express. In 1981 terminal C and In May 1990 Terminal D was opened. The terminal of Continental Airlines i.e. Terminal E was recently partially opened on June 3, 2003 and was completed by January 7, 2004. The Terminal areas mainly have 3 entrances. J.F.K Boulevard is one of the main entrances to the airport which then combines with Greens Road becoming a freeway. Then Will Clayton Parking is also a road to IAH.

Terminal facilities include ATMs, restaurants, money exchange services, banks, different kinds of shops, pharmacy, health club and a chapel. Houston Airport also provides porter services, trolleys, and luggage carriers in the airport terminals. At selected locations in the terminal there are restrooms that are accessible via wheelchair and special telephones for the hearing impaired.

Information for the concourses that should make your journey easier and less hectic can be found below. Please confirm the information before booking as terminal information may change.

Terminal A: Terminal A was opened in 1969 when the airport was built along with Terminal B. The North and South Concourses then were again built in late 1990s and early 2000s into linear options so as to provide a much more efficient operation within the terminal. It consists of 20 gates with 10 gates in each concourse. It operates flights for many airlines both domestic and international flights. Below is the information of airlines and other facilities served by Terminal A.

Terminal A Airlines: Airlines that operate from Terminal A:
- Alaska Airlines, 800-252-7522
- American Airlines, 800-433-7300
- Continental Connection operated by Colgan Airlines, 800-221-1212
- Delta Airlines, 800-221-1212
- Delta Connection operated by Atlantic Southeast airlines, 800-221-1212
- Delta Connection operated by Comair Airlines, 800-221-1212
- Delta Connection operated by Mesaba Airlines, 800-221-1212
- Delta Connection operated by Pinnacle Airlines, 800-221-1212
- Delta Connection operated by Skywest airlines, 800-221-1212
- Frontier Airlines, 800-432-1359
- United Airlines, 800-864-8331
- United Express operated by Mesa Airlines, 800-864-8331
- US Airways, 800-428-4322
- Us Airways operated by republic Airlines, 800-428-4322
- United Express operated by Shuttle America, 800-241-6522
- Air Canada Jazz, 888-247-2262

Terminal A Shops:
- Clyde Drexler's Sports Scene
- Gulf Coast News
- Nuance Duty Free
- Simply Books
- Space Trader
- Best Buy kiosk
- Bayou City Travelmart
- CNBC News
- Explore Houston
- Rosetta Stone kiosk

Terminal A Restaurants:
- Fuddrucker's
- The Grove
- McDonald's
- Panchito's
- Pizzeria Uno
- Schlotzsky's Deli
- Chili's Too
- The Grove
- Lotus Express
- McDonald's

Terminal A Other Services:
- Chase Bank ATM
- Mailbox at the Lobby
- Massage chairs
- Pay Phone

Terminal B: Terminal B was opened in 1969 during the airport’s opening ceremony. Like Terminal A, it too retains its original design and is used mainly by Continental Express for its operation. It consist of 37 gates and 20 hardstands gates. It operates all the flights of Continental Express except those which require customs and immigrations. Below is the information of airlines and other facilities served by Terminal B.

Terminal B Airlines: Airlines that operate from Terminal B:
- Continental Express operated by Chautauqua Airlines, 800-523-3273
- Continental Express operated by ExpressJet Airlines, 800-523-3273

Terminal B Shops:
- CNBC News
- Bayou City News
- Red Box kiosk
- Hometown Favorites
- Nuance Duty Free
- Simply Books
- Sue Venir
- Space City News
- Fossil

Terminal B Restaurants:
- Harlon's BBQ
- McDonald's
- Peet's Coffee & Tea
- Pizzeria Uno
- Schlotzsky's Deli
- Shipley's Donuts
- Launch Pad Café
- White Magnolia
- King Fisher
- Bunk House Café
- The Grove
- Chili’s Too

Terminal B Other Services:
- Chase Bank ATM
- Pay phones
- Massage chair
- Mail Box at the ticketing lobby

Terminal C: In 1981 the third terminal, Terminal C was opened. It also referred as Lewis W.Cutrer Terminal. It consists of 31 gates and is the main center of domestic operations for Continental Airlines. The Continental Airlines functions 2 lounges in the terminal. It also has a chapel; its modernization was completed by 2010. Below is the information of airlines and other facilities served by Terminal C.

Terminal C Airlines: Airlines that operate from Terminal C:
- Continental Airlines, 800-523-3273

Terminal C Shops:
- The Beauty Lounge
- Brighton Collectibles
- Stelzig of Texas
- Bayou City Travelmart
- Brookstone
- Brighton Collectibles
- Kid Zoo
- PGA Tour Shop
- Simply Books
- Space Trader
- The Body Shop Kiosk
- Houston Marketplace
- Proactive Kiosk
- Bass Pro Shop
- Best Buy Kiosk
- Brighton Collectibles
- Destination Houston
- Drexler's Sports Scene
- Fully Booked
- Houston News Connection
- Red Box Kiosk

Terminal C Restaurants:
- Bubba's Bayou Grill
- El Pinto
- Popeye's
- Subway
- Zpizza
- Le Grand Comptoir
- Panapolis
- La Salsa
- The Real Food Company
- Rocky Mountain Chocolate
- Wendy's
- Peet's Coffee & Tea
- Upper Crust
- Chili's Too

Terminal C Other Services:
- Chase Bank ATM
- Massage chair
- Pay phones
- Phone booth

Terminal D: In 1990 Terminal D was opened for the control of all international flights of the airport. It is also known as Mickey Leland Terminal after the African American Congressman Mickey Leland. This terminal was the only terminal in the beginning to have a Federal Inspection Facility and US Customs and was then named as Terminal IAB. Thus all international flights were operated from this terminal except those of Continental Airlines. During the renovations in 2007, 20 extra common use ticket counters, shops and cafes were started to develop. The terminal consists of 12 gates and also many of the airlines’ have their lounges in this terminal. Below is the information of airlines and other facilities served by Terminal D.

Terminal D Airlines: Airlines that operate from Terminal D:
- Aereomexico, 800-237-6639
- Aereomexico Connect, 800-237-6639
- Air France, 800-237-2747
- British Airways, 800-247-9297
- Emirates, 800-777-3999
- KLM, 800-447-4747
- KLM operated by PrivatAir, 800-645-3880
- Lufthansa, 800-645-3880
- Qatar Airways, 877-777-2827
- Singapore Airlines, 800-742-3333
- TACA, 800-535-8780
- Viva Aerobus, 5547775050

Terminal D Shops:
- Stelzig of Texas
- Texas Marketplace
- Liberty Duty Free
- XpresSpa
- Liberty Duty Free

Terminal D Restaurants:
- Vito's Gourmet Deli
- Lefty's Passport Grill

Terminal D Other Services:
- Pay Phones
- Rapid charger machines
- Currency Exchange
- Chase Bank ATM

Terminal E: The newest terminal of the airport Terminal E is the operation base center of Continental Airlines. The terminal was opened in 2003 with 14 gates and then completed by 2004 with a total of 30 gates. The terminal was used for domestic flights only but on installation of Federal Inspection Facility it began to be used for international flights also. All Continental flights are operated from this terminal and also have built a President’s Club in this terminal. Below is the information of airlines and other facilities served by Terminal E.

Terminal E Airlines: Airlines that operate from Terminal E:
- Continental Airlines, 800-523-3273

Terminal E Shops:
- News to You
- Boccelli
- In-Motion Entertainment
- News to You
- Sephora Kiosk
- SONY Kiosk
- Sunglass Hut
- Best Buy Kiosk
- Coco Moka
- Crocs
- In Celebration of Golf
- Mindworks
- Sports Corner
- Swatch
- Taxco Sterling
- Hudson News
- Murano Glass
- See's Candies
- Borders
- Brookstone
- Dufry Tax & Duty Free
- HK Style
- Hudson News
- I-Wireess
- Johnston & Murphy
- Rosetta Stone
- L'Occitane
- Neat Receipts
- I-Wireless
- Hudson News
- Dufry Tax & Duty Free
- In-Motion Entertainment
- NYS Collection
- Stars of Houston

Terminal E Restaurants:
- Ruby's Diner
- Famous Famiglia
- Panda Express
- The Little Creamery
- Pappadeaux Seafood Kitchen
- Jamba Juice
- Gloria Jean's Coffee
- Auntie Anne's Pretzels
- Charley's Grilled Subs
- Nestle Toll House Café
- Pappa's BBQ
- Wendy's
- Caffé Famiglia

Terminal E Other Services:
- Chase Bank ATM
- Phone Chargers
- Pay Phone
- Currency Exchange

Internet Access: WI-FI internet access is available throughout all the terminals.

Currency Exchange and ATMs: Currency Exchange facility is available in Terminal D and Terminal E.

ATM banks are located in all the terminals. Chase Bank has its branch in all the terminals.

Medical Facilities: Pharmaceuticals are available at the terminal pharmacy.

Disabled Facilities: The visually or hearing impaired passengers can request additional information by dialing 281-230-3000 or the TDD number 281-230-3089. Wheelchair accessible restrooms are also available in the airport.

Lost and Found: To report anything lost or to retrieve your lost items, please contact 281-848-2957.

Baggage Carts: Baggage carts are available for the passenger for carrying their shopping items. Rate per bag is $4 while it is free for international passengers.

Visitor and Tourist Information: Visitor’s information centers are located on the baggage claim level on Terminal A, B and C.

Airlines Lounges: There are Continental Presidents Club Lounges in Terminals A, B, C, D and E.

Houston Intercontinental Airport Security:

- Some general airport security tips are; Do not leave your personal items, bags, baggage, purses, etc unattended for any reason at anytime. Passengers are not allowed to enter areas posted as Restricted Area or Authorized Personnel Only.  Please request assistance from nearest airport personnel or Houston Airport Police.Report any unattended items or suspicious activity immediately to airline personnel or Houston Airport Police at 713-884-3131

City of Houston: Houston the fourth largest city in the United States and the largest city in the state of Texas was founded on August 30, 1836. The city covers an area of 601.7 square miles out of which 579.4 square miles are land. Known ad the “space city” it is the seat of Harris County and also the monetary hub of the Houston-Sugar Land Baytown city area.

About 2.3 million people live in the city, according to the survey conducted in 20008, and thus the city is the 6th largest city in the country with such a huge population. Named after the then President of the Republic of Texas General Sam Houston, the city was integrated on June 5, 1837. By the mid-twentieth century the city became the host of the world’s largest healthcare and research development institution- Texas Medical Center. NASA’s Johnson Space Center is also located here.

Houston a beta world city, its economy has a wide industrial foundation in the energy, manufacturing, aeronautics and transportation divisions. The city boasts of its diverse population and is home to many social establishment and exhibitions.

City of Houston History: John Kirby and Augustus Chapman Allen purchased 6642 acres of land on August 1836 with the purpose of founding a city. James.S.Holman became the first Houston mayor, when it was incorporated on June 5th, 1837. The President of Texas who was the general at the Battle of San Jacinto was honored by giving the city his name.

Houston businessmen began to work to broaden the city’s wide system of bayous so the city could accept more trade between downtown and nearby port of Galveston; all these were completed after the Civil War. Houston then became the rail road base of Texas. Hurricane Katrina struck many places in 2005 Houston homed many homeless, while the Houston residents were evacuated one month later due to the threat of the Hurricane Rita

City of Houston Geography: Houston city is mostly located on the gulf coastal plain and has many temperate grassland and forest vegetation. The city covers an area of 601.6 square miles, out of which 579.4 square miles is land and 22.3 square miles is water. Flooding is a major problem in the city and the city was built on forest land and marshes, thus the flatness of the local terrain causes flooding. In 2001 Tropical Storm Allison caused heavy rainfall as much as 40 inches on parts of the city and caused a major flooding which destroyed many houses and buildings an took about 20 lives. The city has over 150 active faults, though there has been no incident of earthquakes in the area, but scientist do not push away the idea that once it can occur. The city is 50 feet above the sea level and once it used to depend on groundwater for its need. The four main bayous passing through the city are : Buffalo Bayous, Houston Ship Channel, Brayous Bayous and Sims Bayous.

Houston Climate: Houston climate can be referred as a humid subtropical one. It has typically two climates: summer and winter. The summers are very hot and humid and it is impossible without air conditioners. The temperature has recorded to go as high as 109.F on September 4, 2000. The winds are light and thus give no cooling effect and it is too hot to walk outside. The winters are more bearable; January is the coldest month. Snowfall is a rare phenomenon. But the recent snowfall was accompanied by a storm; the coldest temperature ever recorded was 5F in 1940. Rainfall is also present with an average of 54 inches per year. These rains are known to sometimes the flood the rain affected areas.Houston has been ranked one of the most ozone populated city in United States due to its high number of industries present.

Houston Attractions: Houston city is one among the 10 most populous cities of United States. Famous for its green parks and museums it offers tourists a wide range of attractions which lure many passengers to this city. Many other tourist places are present in this city like Hermann Park, Williams Waterfall, Houston Symphony Orchestra, Contemporary Arts Museum and Galleria etc. The city has about 377 parks to boast about. Some of its famous attractions are:

Verizon Wireless Theater: This stage is famous for its live concerts, plays and stand up comedies and is a treasure home to art lovers.

Galveston Island: The Island is 32 miles long and is located on the upper coast of Texas on the Gulf of Mexico. It is the ideal place for tourist looking for some relaxation and leisure.

Lake Houston Park: This Park is famous for its overnight camping and is the sole park in the city to provide such a facility. Tourists come here for hiking, canoeing, kayaking and horseback riding.

Space Center Houston: Being NASA’s Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center’s official place it has many exhibition including moon rocks, a shuttle stimulator and also presentations about the history of the first attempt in space.

Battleship USS Texas BB-35: It is the last battleship existing in the world and was used during both the World Wars.

Menil Collection and Bysantine Fresco Chapel Museum: This museum is devoted in conserving and exhibiting the art compilation of Houston philanthropists John and Dominique de Menil. The admission is free of cost.

Museum of Printing History: The museum which was founded in 1979 aims to promote, preserve and share the knowledge of printing communication and art to the new world.

Houston Ballet: The famous ballet show hall has new exiting plays and acts for the coming season. The company has decided to revive many Shakespearean classic and has tried to do justice to the masterpieces.

City of Houston General Information:

City of Houston Mayor's Office:
- Address: City of Houston, P.O. Box 1562, Houston, TX 77251
- Telephone: 311, or 713-837-0311 - Email:

Houston Police Department:
- Emergencies Only Dial 911
- Non-Emergency Dial 713-884-3131


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