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Airport – Port Transfer Information
Port of Galveston Texas
Galveston Island offers everything in a resort destination - beautiful accommodations,
entertainment, shopping and 32 miles of Gulf Coast beaches. Galveston's festivals, special events
and attractions are enjoyable for islanders and tourists alike.
Hobby Airport is located approximately seven miles south of downtown Houston.
Houston – William P Hobby Airport (HOU)
7800 Airport Boulevard
Houston, TX 77061
Tel: +1 (1)713 640-3000
Fax: +1 (1)713 641-7781
Located 35km (21miles) away from Houston, TX.
Houston – George Bush Intercontinental Airport (IAH)
16930 JFK Boulevard
Houston TX 77032
Tel: +1 (1)281 233-3000, +1 (1)281 230-3000
Fax: +1 (1)281 233-1874
Time Zone: GMT-5/10
Port of Galveston
Pier 25, 25th Street & Harborside Dr.
Galveston, TX 77553
Cruise Terminals No. 1 for Carnival Cruise Lines and No. 2 for Royal Caribbean International
and Celebrity Cruises. Princess Cruises will alternate between Terminals No. 1 and No. 2.
For safety, security and passenger convenience, proceed directly to The Texas Cruise Ship
Terminals on Galveston Island® (Terminal No. 1 and Terminal No. 2) to drop off passengers and
baggage. Porters will assist you with your baggage and Police Officers will direct the driver to
the appropriate parking lot for that day. All Official Port of Galveston Parking Lots are secure
and patrolled 24 hours per day by the Port of Galveston Police Department. Dolphin Parking
Lots are now operated by the Port of Galveston as Official Parking Lots.
Transportation from Official Port of Galveston Parking Lots to the Cruise Terminal is provided
by Free Shuttle Buses. Luggage drop-off at parking lots is not provided unless indicated on
parking lot signage.
Cash, Travelers Checks and Credit Cards (Visa and MasterCard) are accepted at Port of
Galveston Official Parking Lots.
Important Taxi Cab Information -
There is a high demand for taxicabs during "peak" debarkation hours. At times, taxicabs may not
be readily available. Please be patient and prepared to wait as other taxi cabs return to the Cruise
Terminals throughout the debarkation morning rush!
Taxi -- Taxis are available at Curb Zone 3 outside of the baggage claim area in the lower level.
All destinations within Houston's city limits to/from Hobby Airport are charged according to the
flat Zone Rate or the meter rate, whichever is LESS.
Rental Cars --
George Bush Intercontinental Airport
Taxi -- Taxis can be hailed through the Ground Transportation employees outside each terminal.
All destinations within Houston's city limits to/from Bush Intercontinental Airport are charged
according to the flat Zone Rate or the meter rate, whichever is LESS.
Limo Service -- For information on service from IAH to Galveston check with the ground
transportation counter at the terminals also:
Toll free: 800-640-4826
Private limousine and towncar service to and from Houston airports
Rental Cars -- The airport is serviced by the major rental car companies from a single, central
location at the new Consolidated Rental Car Facility which opened in August, 2003. This
modern, efficient, and customer friendly facility is located on the east side of JFK Blvd, less than
5 minutes from the terminals. A common bus system is now shared by all rental car companies.
To get there, follow the Rental Car signage at your arriving terminal and look for the white and
maroon buses marked "Rental Car Shuttle".
Airport Transfers -- If you are flying into Houston's George Bush Airport (IAH) or Hobby
Airport (HOU) and purchased the flights from the cruise line, please check your cruise
documents to determine if this price included transfers and if you have a voucher. If transfers
were NOT included, you can purchase your transfers from the cruise line or use a private transfer
service. The port is about an hour from the airport and taking a taxi would be expensive (between
$70 - $100). If you are staying in a hotel, the concierge or bell desk can help you find a
reasonably priced transfer service. Be sure to negotiate the rate in advance.
2825 61st St.
Best Western Beachfront Inn
5914 Seawall Blvd.
Comfort Inn & Suites
6302 Seawall Blvd.
Holiday Inn on the Beach
5002 Seawall Blvd.
La Quinta Inn
1402 Seawall Blvd.
2300 Seawall Blvd.
Note: All information contained here is correct to the best of our knowledge at the time of
publishing and is listed as a courtesy to our clients. Please use as a guideline only.