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Cheap flights to Houston, TX

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Arriving in Houston

Two main airports serve arriving flights to Houston, Texas: George Bush Intercontinental Airport and William P. Hobby Airport. George Bush International Airport is the larger airport of the two. It is located 23 miles north of downtown Houston. William P. Hobby Airport is located seven miles south of downtown and is the most convenient for tourists on Houston flights who wish to explore the downtown area of the city. Both airports offer Wi-Fi connectivity and rental cars. The Houston Metropolitan Transit Authority operates a metro system at both airports.

Getting Around Houston

Houston is fairly easy to explore. It consists of several highways, rendering the use of hire cars popular. Public transportation in the city is limited to the METRO. The METRO operates bus lines and a light rail line known as METRORail. The METRORail is around seven miles long and runs between downtown Houston, midtown Houston, and the museum district. Many taxi stands can be found in downtown Houston. Yellow Cab is popular with those who have purchased airfare to Houston. Bicycling around the city is a great way for tourists to keep fit. Anyone interested in cycling should check out the Houston Bikeway Program.

Main Attractions in Houston

Travellers who have purchased cheap flights to Houston can make the most of the city's attractions through the purchase of a Houston CityPASS. This provides a reduced rate of entry into attractions such as the aquarium in downtown Houston, Houston Zoo and the Museum of Fine Arts. The Downtown Aquarium is a popular spot and the Museum of Fine Arts is home to over 45,000 pieces of art. Space Centre Houston is great for families.

Shopping, Dining and Nightlife in Houston

The majority of Houston's main shopping centres are located in the west of downtown. The Shops in Houston Centre, situated within the Houston Centre complex, is a popular enclosed shopping mall housing 90 different stores. The Houston Pavilions open-air shopping centre is ideal for those who like to browse in the sunshine. Ruggles Green " River Oaks is the perfect place for tourists on flights to Houston to taste great cuisine. Best of all, the cuisine is freshly prepared and good for you too. New York Pizzeria serves up fantastic yet affordable pizza in Houston while Danton's Gulf Coast Seafood is the place to be for those who wish for seafood. Hush is considered by many to be the best nightclub in Houston.

On Arrival...
  • Houston is 16 mi from George Bush Intercontinental Airport (Houston, TX).
  • George Bush Intercontinental Airport (Houston, TX)
    • Right now, 65 airlines operate out of George Bush Intercontinental Airport.
    • George Bush Intercontinental Airport offers nonstop flights to 197 cities.
    • Every week, at least 14,448 domestic flights and 1,967 international flights depart from George Bush Intercontinental Airport.
  • Houston is 8 mi from Hobby Airport (Houston, TX).
  • Hobby Airport (Houston, TX)
    • Right now, 13 airlines operate out of Hobby Airport.
    • Hobby Airport offers nonstop flights to 49 cities.
    • Every week, at least 2,422 domestic flights and 0 international flights depart from Hobby Airport.
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