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George Bush Intercontinental Airport (IAH)

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George Bush Intercontinental Airport (IAH)
Address2800 North Terminal Road, Houston, Texas 77032, USA
Telephone(281) 230 3100
Websitewww.fly2houston.com/iah
Number of terminals5
Time zoneGMT Central Standard Time: GMT/UTC -6 (GMT/UTC -5 from March 9 to November 2, 2014)
MapHouston George Bush Intercontinental Airport
LocationHouston George Bush Intercontinental Airport is located 37 km (23 miles) north of Houston.
Airport codeIAH
Airport newsHouston George Bush Intercontinental Airport has been upgraded to accommodate Airbus A380s, the first of which landed in August 2012.
Transfer between terminalsA free underground interterminal train runs between all terminals and the airport hotel. The Terminal Link, an overground automated people mover, provides an airside connection between Terminals B, C, and E.
Driving directionsAccess to the airport is via Interstate 45, Highway 59, the Hardy Toll Road, and the Sam Houston Tollway (Beltway 8). There are two main entrances to the airport terminal complex, via John F. Kennedy Boulevard from the Sam Houston Tollway (Beltway 8) and the Hardy Toll Road (Intercontinental exit) or via Will Clayton Parkway from Highway 59.
Car rentalCar rental agencies Advantage, Alamo, Avis, Budget, Dollar, Enterprise, Hertz, National, and Thrifty are all represented at the airport. Car rentals are serviced at a rental car center five minutes away by shuttle bus.
Public transport and taxisBus: Houston Metropolitan Transit Authority's (tel: (713) 635 4000; ridemetro.org) bus 102 runs from Terminal C to central Houston (travel time: 50 minutes; fare: US$1.25).
Shuttle: SuperShuttle (tel: (713) 523 8888; www.supershuttle.com) runs shared-ride transportation between the airport and city center destinations (travel time: 30–45 minutes; fare: about US$23). There are also a number of courtesy shuttle buses operated by the various hotels near the airport.
Taxi: Taxis are available outside each terminal and are hailed by airport ground transportation staff. Taxis are charged at a fixed zonal rate; the 30- to 45-minute trip to central Houston costs around US$52.
Car parkingThere are more than 25,000 parking spaces at the airport. About 5,600 spaces are available in the multistory parking structure between Terminals A and B, and a further 2,500 are located between Terminals D and E. Covered parking and valet parking are available at Terminal C. The airport also operates an economy parking lot at the corner of Greens Road and John F. Kennedy Boulevard, with a free shuttle service connecting to the terminals. In addition to the economy lot, passengers can also choose from a number of off-site parking facilities with courtesy shuttles to the terminals.
Information and help desksVisitor/airport information is provided at the staffed visitor information centers, located on the baggage claim level of terminals A, B, and C, as well as outside US Customs in Terminal D. Multilingual service representatives are available to help throughout the airport.
Airport FacilitiesMoney: ATMs are located throughout the airport. Bureaux de change can be found in Terminals B, C, D, and E.
Communications: There are 24-hour postal facilities in Terminals A, B, C, and D. Public telephones are available throughout. Time-limited free Wi-Fi is available.
Food: There is a wide choice of restaurants, cafés, fast-food outlets, and bars throughout the airport. Among the options are sports bars in Terminals A, D, and E and a New Orleans–style Cajun restaurant in Terminal C.
Shopping: There are many shops at the airport, including newsstands and souvenir shops in each terminal, a watch shop in Terminal B, and a golf accessories retailer in Terminal C. Duty-free shopping is mainly located in Terminal D.
Luggage: Trolleys are available at various locations throughout the airport for a small charge. Due to security concerns, lockers are no longer available at the airport. Lost property is located on the lower level of Terminal A.
Other facilities: Baby-changing facilities can be found in the ladies' toilets; shoeshine services are present in all terminals, and interfaith chapels are located in Terminals C and D. A spa is available in Terminal D for those seeking some pampering before their flight.
Conference and business facilitiesThere are a number of executive lounges throughout the airport for business- and first-class passengers with designated airlines. The Houston Airport Marriott at George Bush Intercontinental (tel: (281) 443 2310; www.marriott.com) is located in the center of the terminal complex and provides a complimentary underground train service to/from the terminals. This hotel houses a business center with a choice of 39 meeting rooms and full office facilities.
Disabled facilitiesVisually or hearing-impaired passengers can request assistance or information (tel: (281) 233 3000 or TDD tel: (281) 230 3089). There are accessible toilets and TDD telephones in the terminals and reserved parking spaces for disabled passengers in the airport's parking lots. White courtesy telephones are located throughout each terminal for those needing assistance.
Airport hotelsA number of hotels are located in the vicinity of the airport. Many of the hotels operate courtesy buses to/from the terminals; these can be booked by contacting the hotel concerned via courtesy telephones in the baggage claim area. The airport's website has a complete listing of nearby hotels. Our Houston George Bush Intercontinental Airport guide includes the following hotels:

Houston Airport Marriott at George Bush Intercontinental
Located in a handy position between Terminals B and C, the Marriott is the closest hotel to the terminals; it is connected to the airport complex by a complimentary underground tram service. This luxury hotel offers a business center with a choice of 39 meeting rooms and full office facilities as well as on-site dining and leisure facilities.
18700 John F. Kennedy Boulevard
Houston, Texas 77032, USA
Tel: (281) 443 2310.
Web: www.marriott.com

Best Western Plus Intercontinental Airport Inn
Connected to the terminals by a free transfer service, the Best Western Plus Intercontinental Airport offers complimentary breakfast and boasts fitness and meeting facilities.
7114 Will Clayton Parkway
Humble, Texas 77338, USA
Tel: (281) 548 1402.
Web: book.bestwestern.com

Comfort Suites Bush Intercontinental Airport
Comfort Suites Bush Intercontinental Airport is located at the entrance to the airport site; it is linked to the terminals via a complimentary shuttle service. The hotel is also near a water park, shopping center, and Houston's business district.
15555 John F. Kennedy Boulevard
Houston, Texas 77032, USA
Tel: (281) 442 0600.
Web: www.choicehotels.com

Sheraton North Houston
Boasting a swimming pool, extensive fitness facilities, and business services, the recently renovated Sheraton North Houston is located close to George Bush Intercontinental Airport's south entrance, off John F. Kennedy Boulevard. A free shuttle service is provided for guests.
15700 John F. Kennedy Boulevard
Houston, Texas 77032, USA
Tel: (281) 442 5100.
Web: www.starwoodhotels.com

La Quinta Inn & Suites Houston Bush International Airport
La Quinta Inn is located near the east entrance to George Bush Intercontinental Airport, off Will Clayton Parkway. Like many hotels in the area, if offers a shuttle service, and there are also business and fitness facilities for use by guests.
18201 Kenswick Drive
Humble, Texas 77338, USA
Tel: (281) 446 1300.
Web: www.lq.com
Full airport nameHouston George Bush Intercontinental Airport
CityHouston
State or provinceUnited States of America
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