Houston George Bush (IAH) Airport Guide

Houston George Bush  (IAH) Airport Guide

The George Bush Intercontinental Airport is home to five terminal buildings and is the largest airport in Houston.

Situated around 23 miles north of the city centre, the airport sits on a 10,000-acre site and is one of the busiest transport hubs in the US, with approximately 43 million travellers passing through its doors annually.

Several major airlines operate flights to and from the George Bush Intercontinental Airport, including KLM, British Airways, Lufthansa and Air France.

Houston George Bush Intercontinental Airport Amenities

Passengers travelling through George Bush Intercontinental Airport will find an excellent range of amenities spread throughout its five terminals.

Airport authorities describe it as "a city within a city" and "one of the finest, most convenient, modern facilities in the world today".

There is a wide selection of restaurants at the airport, with something to suit all tastes. Eateries include Panchito's Mexican restaurant, the Lotus Express, which serves Asian-inspired cuisine, and Le Petit Bistro, which offers French food and salads.

Passengers will also find a host of fastfood outlets and coffee bars, including Wendy's, Starbucks and Charley's Grilled Subs.

Meanwhile, those looking to indulge in some retail therapy at the airport will not be disappointed. Holidaymakers can snap up unique gifts and souvenirs at the Metropolitan Museum of Art Shop and buy some "western wear" at the Stars of Houston store.

Travellers wishing to escape the hustle and bustle of the airport and meditate or pray will find an interfaith chapel in Terminal C.

The facility is open around the clock and friendly pastoral counsellors are on hand to offer guidance and advice to passengers who are lonely or in emotional distress.

Those travelling for business purposes will find office facilities and bookable conference rooms at the nearby Houston Airport Marriott Hotel.

Terminals at Houston George Bush

The George Bush Intercontinental Airport is home to five terminals. Buildings are linked below ground by an inter-terminal train. Above ground, Terminals B,C and E are connected by an automated people mover.

Houston George Bush Intercontinental Transport Links

There is a variety of transport options available to those arriving at the airport, including the Metro Airport Direct bus services, which departs from the airport every 30 minutes and calls at several destinations in the city centre.

Taxis can be hailed outside the terminals via ground transportation employees, with a cab to downtown Houston costing around $44.

SuperShuttle shared-ride services and private limousines are also readily available.

For those looking to rent a car and make their own way, the airport boasts its own Consolidated Rental Car Facility, which is located on the JFK Boulevard - around five minutes away from the terminals.

Passengers arriving at the airport are advised to follow the signs for the hire-car shuttle bus, which provides a regular service.

Rental providers currently serving the airport include Alamo, Avis, Budget, National, Thrifty and Hertz.