Houston has many transportation options. Each attendee is responsible for getting from the airport to the hotel and convention center, no transportation is provided.
METRORail offers convenient and accessible service within the heart of the city between downtown Houston and NRG Park, including the Museum District and Texas Medical Center. Two additional lines connect the Theater District with BBVA Compass Stadium and destinations east of downtown. Click here for route and fare information.
Find low-cost ways to get around Houston down below.
What is there to do in Houston along the METRORail? Click here to find out. Also be aware that you can purchase a day pass for use on METRORail and METRO buses for just $3 a day.
METRO offers several types of bus service in Houston.
- Local service runs mostly on city streets, stopping at every other corner along its route. One-way fare is $1.25.
- Park & Ride service is for long-distance commuting. METRO’s Park & Ride lots provide bus service to key destinations in the service area. One-way fare ranges from $2 to $4.50, depending on distance.
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- Bus fleet - 1,236
- Miles of light rail - 23
- Local one-way fare - $1.25
$6 Cab Fare Anywhere Downtown
The City of Houston has authorized a flat taxi fare of $6 for all trips in the downtown area. This $6 fare will apply anywhere within the Central Business District, bounded by Interstate 45, Interstate 10 and U.S. 59. The fare, in addition to increased downtown taxi stands, provides an easy alternative to driving to lunch, business meetings and activities throughout the downtown area. No surcharges will apply to the fare, which can accommodate multiple riders under the $6 total rate.
Taxi stands are designated areas where cabs can "stand" and wait for a fare. Additionally, there are at least 30 "hailing cab" icons on various downtown streets, which mark that particular site as a three-minute zone where taxis can briefly stop to pick up and drop off passengers.
Approximate cab fares from George Bush Intercontinental Airport (IAH)
- Downtown $58
- NRG Park Area $73
- Texas Medical Center $66
- Uptown/Galleria $71
- Greenway Plaza $69
Approximate cab fares from William P. Hobby Airport
- Downtown $31
- NRG Park Area $33
- Texas Medical Center $36
- Uptown/Galleria $48
- Greenway Plaza $44
*Above rates include up to four people per cab.
Would you rather have a taxi come to you? Here are the numbers you need:
- Fiesta Cab Co. ................ (713) 225-2666
- Liberty Cab Co. ............... (713) 444-4444
- Lone Star Cab Co. ......... (713) 444-4444
- Yellow Cab Houston ...... (713) 236-1111
Note: For the fast pick up, use Lone Star Cab's Curb app.
Ride-Sharing Services (Uber and Lyft)
Houston was the first city in Texas to approve ride-sharing services including Uber. This alternative transportation company allow users to request a ride via smartphone app. Learn more and download the app at uber.com. Lyftis another rideshare app available in Houston.
Low-Cost Bike Share
The city's BCycle program is growing and currently consists of 90 stations with 635 bikes available for short-term rentals throughout central Houston.
The bike-share program allows guest users to check out a bike for $3 per 30-minutes from any kiosk. Memberships, available online only, allow you to take unlimited 60-minute trips. Memberships cost $13 per month or $79 per year, and members can undock one bike at a time for free up to one hour with a $3 usage fee for each additional 1/2 hour on longer trips.
Users can sign up for a membership online at houston.bcycle.com or through the free BCycle mobile app, which also provides a station map on the go. For walk-up guest users , the flat rate is $3 per 30 minutes, paid by credit card at the station kiosk to unlock a bike. For each additional 30-minutes, your credit card will be charged a $3 usage fee.
BCycle is ideally suited for those looking for an inexpensive way to tour around the city's core, along Buffalo Bayou or around the Museum District. Click here for a map of station across the area or to sign up.