William P. Hobby Airport - HOU

Houston, United States of America (US)

Getting around the airport

One main terminal with four levels

William P. Hobby Airport is an international airport located 7 miles from downtown Houston. The airport consists of one main terminal.

  • Level 1 is Arrivals with baggage claim and ground transportation.
  • Level 2 is Check-In and Departures. This terminal leads to all gates, Red Parking Garage and the ecopark.
  • Level 3 leads to the bridge to Blue Garage.
  • Level 4 is the Blue Garage.
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Getting into Houston

Bus, taxi or rideshare


Houston's William P. Hobby is served by Houston METRO Bus 40 which travels to downtown Hoston and then the George R. Brown Convention Center.

Location: Main Terminal, before security, lower level, outside baggage claim, Curb Zone 3
Cost: USD 1.25 per ride 


All destinations within Houston’s city limits to/from Hobby Airport are charged according to the flat Zone Rate or meter rate, whichever is less. The journey takes 25-35 minutes. A surcharge of USD 1.25 applies for a departure fee, and an additional surcharge of USD 1.00 applies for late-night trips between 20:00-06:00 daily.

Location: Main Terminal, before security, arrivals lower level, outside baggage claim, Curb Zone 1
Cost: approximately USD 26 to downtown or USD 55 to Galleria


To cut transportation costs, you may want to use rideshare options such as Uber, Lyft, Wingz or Get Me. Ridesharing options at the airport are marked as "Transportation Network Company". 

Location: Main Terminal, before security, arrivals lower level, outside baggage claim carousel 4, Curb Zone 5

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Power outlets

Rapid Charge kiosks

There are four free phone charging kiosks which also serve as a secure locker for electronic devices.

Main Terminal, landside, central lobby

Main Terminal, landside, ground level, baggage claim

Central Concourse, airside, near gates 24-32

Central Concourse, airside, near gate 40

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Layover option

1940 Air Terminal Museum

The 1940 Air Terminal Museum is on the site of the original art-deco Houston airport terminal. The museum is located on the west side of Hobby Airport and showcases the city’s rich civil aviation heritage. The museum is less than 10 minutes away by taxi. Admission is USD 5 for adults and USD 2 for children.

We recommend a minimum 4 hour layover for a visit to collect your bags, see the museum, and get back in time to go through security.

Hours: 10:00-17:00 Tue-Sat, 13:00-17:00 Sun

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Car rental

Lowest Price Guaranteed

The airport is serviced by eight major rental car companies from convenient pick up and drop off locations. Booths are located in the baggage claim area in the lower level. Buses and shuttle vans operate between the terminal and the car company sites.

Main Terminal, landside, lower level, outside baggage claim, curb zones 1A and 1B

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