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Houston George Bush Airport

General information

Houston in Texas is the fourth largest city in the United States, only New York City, Los Angeles and Chicago have more inhabitants. The city has two major airports, namely Houston George Bush Airport (United Airlines) and Houston William P. Hobby Airport (Southwest Airlines). The largest of the two is named after George H. W. Bush, the 41st president of the United States. The airport has five runways and five terminals.


Where is Houston George Bush Airport situated?

The airport is located to the north of the city. The Interstate 45 and Interstate 69 highways are a short distance from Houston George Bush Airport.

How many terminals does Houston George Bush Airport have?

There are five terminals at the airport, known as Terminal A, Terminal B, Terminal C / Lewis W. Cutrer, Terminal D / Mickey Leland and Terminal E. Terminals TB, TC and TE are used exclusively by United Airlines, Terminal A is reserved for US and Canadian airlines. All other international airlines (including British Airways) use Terminal D. It’s possible to walk between terminals TB, TC, TD and TE, Terminal A is separate to the other terminals. The fastest, however, is to take the underground train Subway (landside, before security check) or the above-ground train Skyway (airside, after security check). Both automated people movers at Houston George Bush Airport are free to use and run every 2 to 3 minutes. Hotel Houston Airport Marriott is located between Terminal B and Terminal C and can be reached by the Subway.

Airport Map



The distance from Houston George Bush Airport to the centre of Houston is 34 kilometres. By car, it takes 45 minutes to get to the centre of Houston.

From IAH Airport to Houston City centre by Car
34 km
45 min

Travel by car

Public transport

It is possible to travel to and from Houston George Bush Airport by public transport. Visit the Houston George Bush Airport transportation page for the possibilities.

Public transport

Taxi transfer

A taxi is the quickest and most comfortable way to get to and from Houston George Bush Airport. The price for a taxi ride from the airport to the centre of Houston is about $ 60.-. Book your taxi at Houston George Bush Airport and discover the comfort of pre-booked taxis.

From IAH Airport to Houston City centre by Taxi
34 km
45 min
$ 60.-

Book a taxi

Car rental

At Houston George Bush Airport you can rent a car from car rental companies Alamo (Enterprise Holdings), Avis, Budget, Dollar (The Hertz Corporation), Enterprise, Hertz, National (Enterprise Holdings), Thrifty (The Hertz Corporation) and local providers. It is most convenient to find and book a car well in advance. By doing so, you can save money and time at the airport.

Airport parking

Houston George Bush Airport offers various official parking options, from premium to low cost. In addition, alternative parking options are available near the airport. If you want to park as cheaply as possible, it's wise to book online!

Book your parking space

At the airport

Do you want more information about facilities, currency exchange, services, free Wi-Fi, lounges, etc. at Houston George Bush Airport? Check our at the airport page for a complete overview of all facilities and services at Houston George Bush Airport.



Departures and arrivals

Looking for departure times and/or arrival times? Find the latest flight status information for flights departing from and arriving at Houston George Bush Airport.

Flight tickets

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Which airlines fly from and to Houston George Bush Airport?

We offer you a list of airlines at Houston George Bush Airport. The main airlines at the airport are:

  • United Airlines
  • Spirit Airlines
  • British Airways
  • Lufthansa
  • American Airlines


Hotels near the airport

Looking for the best hotels near Houston George Bush Airport? We have selected the best hotels near the airport in different price ranges. Take a look at our accommodations page for more information.


Houston Airport Marriott at George Bush Intercontinental, Houston

George Bush Intercontinental Airport is less than 1 mile from this Houston hotel. It offers 2 on-site restaurants and direct underground access to free airport tram service.


Ramada by Wyndham Houston Intercontinental Airport East, Humble

Featuring free limited shuttle service to George Bush International Airport, Ramada by Wyndham Houston Intercontinental Airport East offers accommodation in Humble.


Sheraton North Houston at George Bush Intercontinental, Houston

Located within a 5-minute drive of George Bush International Airport in Houston, Sheraton North Houston at George Bush Intercontinental features meeting facilities, a free airport shuttle, outdoor swimming pool and fitness centre.

Hotels in Houston

Looking for the best hotels in Houston? We have selected the best hotels in the city in different price ranges. Take a look at our accommodations page for more information.


AC Hotel by Marriott Houston Downtown, Houston

Offering air-conditioned rooms in the Downtown Houston district of Houston, AC Hotel by Marriott is set a short distance from attractions such as BBVA Stadium - Houston Dynamo and the Houston Toyota Center.


The Laura Hotel, Houston Downtown, Autograph Collection, Houston

Set in downtown Houston, The Laura Hotel, Houston Downtown, Autograph Collection is a 6-minute walk from Toyota Center and along the Houston MetroRail line.


La Quinta by Wyndham Houston West Park 10, Houston

Located 5 minutes’ drive from the Houston Energy corridor, this hotel features an outdoor swimming pool and rooms with free Wi-Fi.

Things to do

It is possible to book tickets, activities and tours in the city and near Houston George Bush Airport. You can avoid queues and save money by buying your tickets online. Planning a trip and wondering what to do, we give you some inspiration!


Houston: Space Center Houston Admission Ticket

Explore Space Center Houston, the leading science and space exploration learning center with over 400 space artifacts and different exhibits. Discover one of Houston’s top attractions and home to the Official Visitor Center of NASA Johnson Space Center.


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Tour & transport

Houston Tour and Aquarium Ticket

Explore the best of Houston on the Official city tour - including tickets to the amazing Downtown Aquarium.


  1 review

Have you visited Houston George Bush Airport lately? So far, 1 airport passenger has written an airport review about Houston George Bush Airport and gave a score of 1 out of 5. Provide other airport travellers with essential airport information and tell us about your airport experience.

Latest airport review

1 year ago

I arrived about 6:45 pm at IAH terminal C passenger pickup. The flight was to land at 7:05 but had landed at 6:39. I had been tracking the flight on my IPhone. My timing was spot on. Everything was as usual, pull in line and moved up as passengers were picked up and cars pulled away. There was nothing unusual. The line was moving as it had in the many time I have come to the airport. Then as the line was moving the personal working the passenger pickup area started yelling at everyone keep moving, no stopping, keep moving and waving their flashlight. I pulled up to one of the personal and ask what was going on. He stated that there was no stopping and all cars had to leave, circle the terminal and return. I ask “when did this bull shit start” and he replied, “we just decided this”. He told me to leave. I ask to speak to a supervisor and he ignored me. He stated that he will write me a ticket if I don’t leave, and he would call a tow truck to haul my truck away. He also stated that he will call the police if I don’t leave. From the time I started talking with him and the time he started writing the ticket was less than 2 minutes. He talked with someone on his radio. I heard them mention my truck. About that time another worker came up acting as if he was a supervisor and instructed me to leave. I ask him for the supervisor and he did not respond. I ask the first man for his badge number. He held up the back side of the badge. I ask to take a picture and he agreed. The second man started hollering at the first saying, don’t let anyone take a picture of your badge. The first man ask for the ticket back and he wrote something on it and handed it back. I did not check to see what he wrote on the ticket until I returned home. In the ticket section for vehicle make he wrote Silverado.
I contacted my friends and he stated that they had exited the airplane and was headed out. I circled Terminal C and returned to passenger pickup AGAIN. I was on the phone with my friends when I pulled to passenger pickup. My friend stated to me that they were walking to the exit as we speak. Then the same man approached my truck and told me to keep moving there is no stopping. I told him that my passenger were at the exit. He said to me, “if they are not standing right here when I come thru to pick them up then you cannot stop and you have to keep going and circle the terminal”.
AGAIN I circled the terminal and pulled into passenger pickup for the third time. My friends were standing out in the passenger pickup area and the personnel I had problems with were not there. I had a few things I wanted to say to them before I left for the third time.

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