Houston William P. Hobby Airport Guide (HOU)

Airport info
Code: HOU

Houston William P. Hobby Airport is situated 11km (7 miles) southeast of Houston.

No. of terminals: 1 Dialling code: +1
+1 713 640 3000.
Timezone: GMT -06:00
Houston William P. Hobby Airport map

Houston William P. Hobby Airport is one of two major airports serving Houston in the state of Texas. Our Houston William P. Hobby Airport guide includes information regarding transport routes, nearby hotels and terminal facilities.

Airport news

The construction of a new international terminal (which will serve flights to and from Central and South America) began in October 2013. The terminal is expected to open in October 2015.


There is a visitors’ information desk in the baggage reclaim level. In addition, uniformed representatives are stationed at key locations throughout the terminal - these can provide medical assistance, book meeting space or suggest accommodation options. The black airport telephones within the terminal are for paging assistance. An information telephone line can provide further information (tel: +1 713 640 3000).

Driving directions

Houston William P. Hobby Airport is easily accessible via the major roads and motorways connecting the entire metropolitan area. Interstate 45 borders the airport and links to both the city centre (northbound) and the Gulf Coast at Galveston (southbound).

Public Transport

Public transport road

Bus:The METRO bus service (tel: +1 713 652 8990; www.ridemetro.org) leaves from Curbzone 13, on the lower level outside baggage reclaim, for services into Houston (journey time: around 30 minutes; fare: from US$1.25).

Shuttle:Shuttle services are provided by Supershuttle (tel: +1 800 258 3826; www.supershuttle.com) from the airport to various locations throughout the Houston area.

Taxi:Taxis leave from Curbzone 3 on the lower level outside baggage reclaim. The fare to central Houston starts at around US$27-30, and the journey time is between 20-30 minutes, depending on the time of day. The fare to Bush Intercontinental Airport is, on average, US$73.

Terminal facilities


ATMs are available in baggage reclaim, the central concourse and the food court areas.


Free Wi-Fi internet access is available throughout Houston William P. Hobby Airport.


There are numerous eateries at the airport, including a Mexican restaurant, seafood bar, fast-food outlets and cafés.


Shops are located in the central lobby upper level of the terminal, as well as in the central concourse and concourses A and C. Among the options are newsagents, sweet shops and gift retailers. Duty-free shopping is not currently available, but will be after the opening of the new Southwest airlines international terminal.


Luggage trolleys can be hired in the baggage reclaim area. A lost and found service (tel: +1 713 845 6673) is available at the airport.


There are interfaith chapels in the main concourse and near gate 40. Other airport facilities include, pet relief areas, massage chairs and shoeshine booths.

Airport facilities

Conference and business

The airport’s bureaux de change can provide fax and photocopying facilities.

While not available within the terminal itself, meeting and event rooms for up to 150 people are available at the Holiday Inn (tel: +1 713 946 8900; www.ihg.com) less than 1km (0.6 miles) from the terminal building, and at many other Houston hotels.

Disabled facilities

There is disabled access in all areas of the terminal. Visually- or hearing-impaired passengers can request information and assistance (tel: +1 713 640 3000 or TDD: +1 713 641 7781). The black airport telephones located throughout the terminal are for paging assistance.

Car parking

There are spaces for more than 4,000 cars at the airport. The majority of public parking (tel: +1 713 641 7770) is available in a four-level car park that has direct access to the terminal building. An additional surface car park is located within walking distance of the terminal. Up-to-date parking and travel information can be found on the radio (1610 AM) when approaching the airport. Additional services include valet parking and a free 'cellphone' waiting area for drivers collecting arriving passengers.

Car rental

Car hire companies: Advantage, Alamo, Avis, Budget, Dollar, Enterprise, Hertz, National and Thrifty are represented at the airport. Car rental desks are situated in the arrivals baggage claim area.


A full list of hotels in the area, and their telephone numbers, is available on the airport's website. Many of the hotels operate courtesy shuttle services to/from the airport. Passengers can also use courtesy hotel telephones located in the baggage reclaim area to arrange pick-up.

La Quinta Inn and Suites

+1 713 490 1008.

A couple of minutes from the airport by car, the La Quinta Inn is a mid-range accommodation option. A 24-hour airport shuttle service is available, and breakfast is included in the room rate. Meeting facilities and an outdoor pool are also offered to guests.

8776 Airport Boulevard, 77061, Houston, Houston

Doubletree Hobby Airport

+1 713 645 3000.

Hobby Hilton is within walking distance of William P. Hobby Airport and provides extensive business and fitness facilities. Additionally, an outdoor pool and a range of dining options are available.

8181 Airport Boulevard, 77061, Houston, Houston

Courtyard Hobby Airport

+1 713 910 1700.

Courtyard Hobby Airport is located close to William P. Hobby Airport and is connected to the terminal by a free 24-hour shuttle service. Among the hotel’s facilities are a range of business and fitness services and high-speed internet access.

9190 Gulf Freeway, 77017, Houston, Houston

Motel 6

+1 713 943 3300.

Offering some of the cheapest room rates in town, Motel 6 also provides a free airport shuttle service for its guests. Amenities are basic, but there is an outdoor swimming pool and a meeting room.

9005 Airport Boulevard, 77061, Houston, Houston

Fairfield Inn Hobby Airport

+1 713 941 6000.

Providing a less pricey option than some of the other hotels in the area, the Fairfield Inn houses an indoor pool, gym and business centre. Among the complimentary services are a shuttle service, Wi-Fi access and daily breakfast.

8730 Gulf Freeway, 77017, Houston, Houston

Holiday Inn Houston Hobby Airport

+1 713 946 8900.

Boasting meeting/event space for up to 150 people, the Holiday Inn Houston Hobby Airport is less than 1km (0.6 miles) from the terminal building, to which it is connected by a courtesy shuttle. Among the hotel’s leisure facilities are a fitness centre, cocktail lounge and restaurant.

8611 Airport Boulevard, 77061, Houston, Houston