Houston Travel Trips And Vacations - Tips You Need To Know

We put together a few more tips on Houston travel in time for summer. It should help visitors to the city have smoother trips to Houston and in and around the city. We want to keep you from getting lost and thrown too far off of track from your travel goals.

If you are one of the more than 30 million people who travel to Houston for vacations, conventions and sporting events every year, you’ll find the comparison information on taxi fares, and shuttles from the airport will save you a few bucks.

There are also some, free downloads that make handy travel guides and facts about using public transportation that's useful for getting around the city.

What's To Do In Houston

Houston Tours

Visit Downtown Houston

Popular Houston tours include:

  • Buffalo Bayou boat tours
  • Port of Houston Tours
You can pickup maps and guides at the visitors information center inside of Houston’s City Hall. Other places of interest downtown:
  • Minute Maid Park
  • Houston’s underground tunnel system

Shopping In Houston

Attractions In Houston

Houston is home to all your favorite brands, from Walmart to Neiman-Marcus. Must see malls

  • Galleria
  • Katy Mills
The Houston attractions that appeal to visitors of all ages include: the museums, water parks and indoor butterfly garden, plus these favorites:
  • Houston Children’s Museum
  • Houston Aquarium

Travel Guides and Information About Houston

If you plan to travel to Houston in the near future and you would like to have more tips on things to do while planning your trip? We suggest you try one are more of the handy guides below.

Download a free Houston travel guide

Facts about Houston you should know.

Take photo tour of Houston

Online visitors guide

Every trip starts with getting to the city. We hope this handy advice that covers things to do in Houston and its airports, bus and train stations will be useful in assisting you with selecting the best mode of transportation for your visit.

More Traveling Tips For Visiting Houston Tx

Houston Train Station - located in downtown Houston Trains arrive throughout the day from destinations all across the country like Chicago, Dallas and Austin. Depending on the time f day you arrive public transportation by local bus service, taxis are usually available from the train depot.
Taxi Fares: $2.50 trip fee and about 2:00 per mile
Shuttle: Non

Public Transportation: $1.25 ( local bus within walking distance from depot )
Hobby Airport - If you plan to stay or visit the Southeast or downtown areas of the city you should try and get a flight into and out of Hobby airport if at all possible. There are plenty of car rental agencies near the airport making it easy for you to hit the ground and jump in a rental car.
Taxi Fare:$2.50 trip fee and about 2:00 per mile (* $30 to downtown Houston)
Van/Shuttle: $25
Public Transportation: Within walking distance: 1.25 each bus (*$2.50 to downtown Houston)

Intercontinental Airport - International travelers and anyone visiting the city's Northern corridors should choose the Bush Airport. It’s located about 15 or 20 miles from the downtown district. Popular suburban communities near Bush airport include:


Taxi Fare: *$41.00 (to Downtown Houston)
Van/Shuttle: *$26.00
Public Transportation:non
( price for travel to Downtown Houston)

Bus Station - deals and discounts are available for web only fares. Many passengers arrive in Houston using the Greyhound Bus station. The terminal sits in the heart of Midtown Houston. It provides easy access to the local mass transit system and taxis to get you from the bus station to any part of the city.

Public transportation: $1.25
Shuttle: non
*(fare for travel to Downtown Houston)

The Valley Transit also serves the Houston area and its terminal is located at: Americanos
7000 Harrisburg on the city’s East-side.

It doesn't matter whether you begin your Houston travel vacation at one of its airports, the train station, bus terminal or Interstate highway. From any of these points of arrival, you will be able to conveniently get to local hotels, neighborhoods and attractions.

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