The George Bush International Airport (IAH) is the principal airport for Houston, and one of the busiest aviation facilities in the United States. Named after the 41st President, George Bush, this airport opened for the first time in 1969, and has undergone various refurbishments and expansions since its inauguration. Currently, this airport sees over 40 million passengers pass through its five terminals.
There is a subway train service that can ferry travellers to and from the various terminals of this airport, making transfers easy. The terminals themselves are very well equipped, and there are loads of amenities passengers can take advantage of.
Communicate with friends and family through the free WiFi provided by the airport, or contact them via the payphones. Travellers can also find ATMs, and a bureau de change in each terminal that operates international routes. There are also VIP lounges, interfaith chapels, massage chairs, showers, information desks, mobile charging stations, water filling stations, and a spa located in Terminal D.
There are a huge variety of eateries at this airport for every price point, with fast food outlets, grilles, snack kiosks, delis, coffee houses, wine bars, cafes, and up-market restaurants, you will have plenty to choose from here.
There are comprehensive duty-free outlets at this airport selling branded perfume, cosmetics, alcohol, tobacco, confectionary and travel accessories. There are also electronics and makeup vending machines, designer outlets, gourmet food markets, newsagencies, jewellery stores, sunglass shops, gift retailers, and lingerie stores.
This airport is a key hub for one of the nation’s premier airlines, United, and so many flights are run by this airline, but you can also fly with Air New Zealand, Qantas, American Airlines, Delta, Air Canada, and Hawaiian Airlines.
· There is a rental car centre that is connected to the airport via courtesy shuttles, and you will be able to rent a car when you land from here. If you’d like to deal with the bulk of the paperwork beforehand you arrive, then we advise reserving your vehicle at home using our online search tools. To get into town, hop on the I-69 and follow this road until you see the Quitman St/Lyons Avenue exit, and take it. Merge onto the I-10 W from Providence Street, then take exit 768B to Bagby Street, and then the exit 47C from the I-45 S. Turn left onto Bagby Street and you’ll come into the CBD.
· Bus route 102 leaves from Terminal C and can take you into town in just under an hour for a fare of 1.25USD ($1.65). If you’d rather something a little faster, but not as expensive as a taxi, it is worth it to double check the rates of private airport transfers.
· Taxis are available outside every terminal, and around the clock. This is probably the fastest way into town, at around 30-45 minutes depending on how heavy the traffic is. Expect the journey to cost around 50USD ($66).
Please note that information is correct as of April 2017