Hobby Airport serves domestic destinations and has seen significant increases in passenger numbers over the past two years. With 9.84 million travelers in 2011, there is a good chance it will hit the record 10 million mark in 2012.
If you are flying into Houston TX and are planning to cruise out of Galveston TX, lets us help you with you transportation. Here in Houston we have two major airports
1. George Bush International Airport in Houston (IAH) http://www.fly2houston.com/IAH
2. William Hobby International Airport in Houston (HOU) http://www.fly2houston.com/hobby
This article will help you find transfers for newly weds, a family of 4 or a whole family reunion, to a group of friends wanting to have a good time :-)…There are many options available to transfer from these airports to the cruise ship terminal in Galveston. http://www.portofgalveston.com/index.aspx?nid=87. These options include cruise line bus transfer, private shuttle bus, private town car or limousine, taxi, and car rental.
First, you need to do some homework, and check out all the options available to you, and at what price. You will be surprise at what competition may do to the prices, and extras, so try to find the best value for your bucks.
Below I am listing all the available options, starting with the classic taxi ride and ending with the out of thoughts luxury limousine one.
Car Services & Taxis will both provide door-to-door transportation. Car services are not supposed to pick up Passengers unless they have been reserved in advance. If you would like to reserve a car service or limo in advance, please click here. Taxis are not reserved in advance but rather can be "hailed" from the street. Taxis have base fares, and then $ per mile/time…and expect some form of gratuity.
Taxi Rates & Limo Prices: Always get a confirmation of your rate in advance. Most taxi's and Limo services have base fares and are not all inclusive. For example, NYC has a 2% tax on car services, 8.625% NY State and local sales taxes, and tolls are almost never included in your quoted price. You can often avoid additional toll charges by asking the driver to take a specific route of your choice. Some taxis will try to take advantage of you, even though their rates are standardized.
Airport Pickup: Limo Services and Car Service offer indoor pickups, providing an extremely stress-free pickup at any airport (your driver will meet you at baggage claim with a sign). Indoor pickup usually costs extra, plus any applicable waiting time or parking fees. With Outside pickup, the driver will meet you at curbside pickup.