Skyline Houston at night
You land at Houston Airport (IAH) and would like to explore Houston by hired car or even drive to New Orleans? Then it is worth considering hiring a car directly at Houston Airport from one of the more than ten car hire companies. Driveboo allows you to compare the prices and conditions of all car hire companies at Houston Airport and book your car hire online in no time at all, so that you can be mobile right after your arrival.
Since Houston Airport, also known as George Bush Intercontinental Airport, with its five terminals and 40 million passengers per year, is quite large, the car hire companies are located in a separate building outside the terminals, but you can easily reach them by shuttle bus in just 5 minutes. Follow the signs for Ground Transportation and keep an eye out for the exits marked Hired Car. The individual stops are listed below:
Summer in Houston
Spend your summer in Houston. Hire a convertible and get your way through Houston. You will find the right hired car for your summer in Houston on Driveboo.com. Set the filters according to your wishes and needs and hire the perfect hired car for you and your friends. The business magazine Forbes has already named Houston the coolest and most successful city in the USA. Explore the Space City on your own in your convertible. Drive past hip buildings and treat yourself to a snack in one of the restaurants or cafés. A summer in Houston is always a good idea. If the Houston midday sun is too hot for you, you can visit one of the world-class museums. You can end the summer evenings with a cool cocktail and casual music.
Car hire at the airport
As at all major airports, Houston Airport offers a wide range of car hire companies operating worldwide. Below we have put together a list of car hire companies where you can hire a car at Houston Airport:
No, there is no petrol station on the airport grounds. Nevertheless, you can easily refuel your hired car on the side of Hardy Toll Rd. in the Greens Rd. at one of the four petrol stations, if you have chosen a hired car with a fair fuel option, which you have to return full tanked.
With over 70 attractions and more than 60 museums and countless parks, you can easily spend more than a week in Houston and you probably still won't have seen everything. However, if you have chosen Houston as your only destination for a tour of the United States, you should take a look at the Space Center and visit the Art Museum. But also the 20 m high, artificial waterfall, an oasis of calm in the sometimes hectic Houston, should definitely be on your to-do list. If you would like to make some trips from Houston to the nearest major cities, the following table shows a few kilometres away.
|Place name||Distance from Houston Airport (IAH)||Travel time|
|Houston city center||21,1 km||22 minutes|
|New Orleans||358 km||5 hours 19 minutes|
|Dallas||232 km||3 hours 23 minutes|
|San Antonio||212 km||3 hours 13 minutes|
|Corpus Christi||228 km||3 hours 34 minutes|
Tram in New Orleans
If you prefer to relax after your long-haul flight and want to take a taxi to the city centre, then you should go directly to the following exits, where you can reach the corresponding taxi stands directly after your arrival:
In addition, you can also take the Houston Metropolitan Transit Authority (METRO) #102 bus to the city centre in a 1.5 hour drive for as little as $1.25 per hour. Tickets are available from the driver, who doesn't give you any change, so you should have the right change ready. The departure stop is located at the southern end of Terminal C.
Bourbon Street in New Orleans
Have you already made a trip along Trinity Bay towards Smith Point with your hired car? If not, then it's time to take your hired car to the most beautiful destinations around Houston. Take a trip to Galveston, take a look at Sabine Lake from Port Arthur or head for Lafayette and New Orleans. But also a trip to Mexico has its charms, and you should definitely stop at Lake Texana State Park or Lighthouse Beach before continuing your journey to Corpus Christi, which invites you to long walks with its fantastic beach sections.