A dynamic, multicultural city, Houston is the 4th largest city in the United States and home to a thriving blend of ethnic populations. Houston’s hospitality, affordable cost of living and healthy economy make the city an exceptional place to live and visit.
Houston boasts a vibrant student and research community, which is supported by numerous major universities and corporations. Houston’s multi-faceted economic center includes internationally-known core businesses in energy, shipping, education, and medicine, among countless others. An international port and business center, Houston also serves as the touchstone for our national space program.
Texas Medical Center
HOUSTON IS WHERE THE WORLD COMES FOR TREATMENT
The Texas Medical Center is the largest life sciences destination in the world. With 106,000 employees, 54 institutions, and thousands of volunteers and patient visits, over 160,000 people visit Texas Medical Center each day. Over the course of the year, the campus welcomes more than 7.2 million visitors. Today, people come from across the country and all over the world to receive care from the best doctors in their field at Texas Medical Center. Incredible breakthroughs in diagnosis and treatment happen at the campus' eight different academic and research institutions, not to mention the 21 different hospitals.
Bayou Bend Collection and Gardens
Brazos Bend State Park
George Ranch Historical Park
Space Center Houston: The Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center is located 30 minutes south of Medical Center area.
Galveston Island: Just 50 miles away is Galveston Island, a popular weekend getaway for locals and long-term visitors.
- 4th largest multi-airport system in the country
- 20 airlines serve George Bush Intercontinental (IAH) and Hobby (HOU) airports
- 55 million passengers traveled through the three airports in 2015
- 80 million passengers traveling through HAS are projected by 2020
- Serves 121 U.S. and 69 international destinations
- Houston is the primary gateway to Latin America—No. 1 in the nation in the number of weekly nonstop flights to Mexico.
Transit time to Medical Center by private transfer can run 35 minutes.
To request assistance for taxi service between midnight and 7:00 a.m., call 1-281-743-3970 or use the courtesy phones to dial 23-4198.
All taxis picking up passengers from the Airport are fully licensed and drivers must complete a training course in safe driving, customer service and assisting passengers with disabilities.
Approximate fares (not including gratuity, from IAH):
- $54 to downtown
- $62 to Galleria/Medical Center area-TCH
- $65 to NRG Park
- $75 to Hobby Airport
- $107 to NASA Space Center
A surcharge of $2.75 applies for a departure fee, and an additional surcharge of $1.00 applies for late-night trips between 8:00 p.m. and 6:00 a.m.
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Advantage – Alamo – Avis – Budget – Dollar – Enterprise – Hertz – National – Thrifty
The ride costs approximately $35-$40.
Remember to download the app before departing at: https://www.uber.com/en-IT/cities/houston/#; https://www.lyft.com/cities/houston-tx
Fares: $76 (by 3-passenger Sedan) - $115 (by 5-passengers Sedan)
Service runs Monday through Sunday, from approximately 5 a.m. until midnight. Transit time to downtown can run 1.5 hours. To check schedules and plan your trip, go to ridemetro.org.