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Travel to Texas

Flying to Texas

Major airports are: Austin Bergstrom International Airport, Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport, Houston George Bush Intercontinental Airport, Houston William P Hobby Airport, El Paso International Airport and San Antonio International Airport.

Airport Guides

Houston George Bush Intercontinental Airport

Code

IAH

Location

Houston George Bush Intercontinental Airport is located 37km (23 miles) north of Houston.

Telephone

+1 281 230 3100

Address

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Houston William P. Hobby Airport

Code

HOU

Location

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

Telephone

+1 713 640 3000

AddressHouston
7800 Airport Boulevard
Texas

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Austin-Bergstrom International Airport

Code

AUS

Location

Austin-Bergstrom International Airport is situated 8km (5 miles) southeast of Austin.

Telephone

+1 512 530 2242.

AddressAustin
3600 Presidential Boulevard, Suite 411
Texas 78719

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Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport

Code

DFW

Location

Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport is located approximately 32km (20 miles) northwest of Dallas and 39km (24 miles) northeast of Fort Worth.

Telephone

+1 972 973 3112

Address
2400 Aviation Drive
DFW Airport

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El Paso International Airport

Code

ELP

Location

El Paso International Airport is situated 10km (6 miles) northeast of El Paso and 19km (12 miles) north of Ciudad Juárez.

Telephone

+1 915 212 0330

Address

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San Antonio International Airport

Code

SAT

Location

San Antonio International Airport is situated 13km (8 miles) north of San Antonio, in central Texas.

Telephone

+1 210 207 3433

AddressSan Antonio
9800 Airport Boulevard
San antonio

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Flight times

From London to Dallas/Fort Worth is 9 hours, and from New York is 3 hours 30 minutes. Flight times to Houston are similar.

Travelling to Texas by Rail

Amtrak (tel: 1 800 872 7245, in the USA only; www.amtrak.com) journeys between main cities are difficult and (except for Dallas to Fort Worth) can only be made on the long-distance trains. The 'Texas Eagle' service from Chicago passes through Dallas and Fort Worth on its way to San Antonio, where transfers to Los Angeles are possible on the 'Sunset Limited', which arrives from Orlando via New Orleans and Houston. The 'Heartland Flyer' links Oklahoma City and Fort Worth.

Driving to Texas

Texas is well connected to neighbouring states via Interstate Highways. The I-40 runs from New Mexico in the west to Oklahoma in the east, the I-35 connects Oklahoma in the north via Dallas and San Antonio with the Mexican border in the south of Texas. 

Border crossings between Texas and Mexico are at McAllen, Brownsville, Laredo and El Paso.

Toll road is charged mainly around larger cities like Dallas, Austin and Houston. The Texas Department of Transportation provides an overview of where toll road is charged in Texas on its map 'Toll Roads and Toll Bridges in Texas'.

Getting to Texas by boat

Main harbours: Houston, Corpus Christi, Galveston, Beaumont, Port Arthur and Brownsville.