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Airports and Transportation

Houston has two airports, George Bush Intercontinental Airport, and William P. Hobby.  You can secure transportation by using SuperShuttle.  You do not need a reservation upon arrival into the airport, but you will need a reservation for your departure from the University back to either airport.  SuperShuttle is an on-demand, 24 hours, 7 days a week service. When you arrive at either airport (George Bush Intercontinental Airport (IAH) and William P. Hobby (HOU), proceed to the ticket counter located in the baggage claim area of the terminal. 

Arriving at George Bush Intercontinental Airport

  • From IAH to the University of Houston the cost is $30 for the first passenger and $7 for each additional. 
  • Alternatively, you can travel by taxi from the airport directly to the university from Intercontinental for about $51. Ask the driver about the fare before leaving the airport. Taxi fare is more expensive than the airport bus fare. There are three UH campuses in the greater Houston area, so be sure to tell the taxi driver that the address of the University of Houston is 4800 Calhoun Road. It is customary to tip the driver at least 15% of your fare.

Arriving at William. P. Hobby Airport

  • From HOU to the University of Houston the cost is $20 for the first passenger and $7 for each additional. 
  • If you arrive at Houston's Hobby Airport, you will be closer to the university. Taxi service is located in the airport's ground transportation area. The taxi fare from Hobby Airport is approximately $27. It is customary to tip the driver at least 15 percent of your fare.


Guests arriving in groups of 3 or more on the same flight are able to book an Exclusive van from either airport for $75 per van, per direction.  Please note, if traveling to a hotel or different residence the price may vary.

Super Shuttle Discount Flyer

Based on community volunteer availability, free airport pickup may be available strictly between the hours of 9:00 am and 6:00 pm from Sunday, August 4, through Thursday, August 8, 2019.    

Please fill our Airport Pick up Form online.  ISSS must receive your request by July 29, 2019.  (After you complete the online application form, you should receive an automatic reply indicating we have received your request) 

(China, India or Iran students see below)

To cancel a previously requested online Airport Pickup: e-mail (at least 48 hours prior to pick up or as soon as possible).

In order to request an airport pick up, use only the online pick-up form seen above.

Please note: We will do our best to have a community volunteer meet you at the airport; if we are unable to get a volunteer, you will need to take a taxi-cab or the Super Shuttle from the airport to your dormitory.  We will let you know either way about a week before your arrival.

A community volunteer will meet you at the specific airport of arrival. He or she will be holding a sign with your name on it. If, after you online request for this airport pick-up service, you arrange an alternate pick-up service from the airport, please e-mail Melissa Aylward as soon as possible so he can know you have made different plans and can alert the community volunteer to cancel their trip to the airport.

If you are a student from China coming to study at UH, the Chinese Student and Scholar Association here at UH would like to assist you at the Houston airport. Please click here for more information.

If you are a student from India coming to study at UH, the Graduate Indian Student Organization (GISO) here at UH offers airport pick-up service for you.

You should request airport pick up assistance with GISO at GISO Pickup.

Directions from Airports to The UH

IAH airport(north of UH): Take bus 102 from the airport, towards the Downtown Transit Center. From the transit center, Take bus 52( to Scott and Wheeler St.) or 30( to Calhoun and Wheeler st.) towards UH.(est. time is 2hrs)

HOU airport(south of UH): There are four different routes from the Hobby airport. The quickest line is bus 88 from Hobby airport to campus and you will not have to change lines. (est. time is 45min)

For more information: Metro Trip Planner