The Woodlands Transportation

Most travelers fly into George Bush International Airport. More than 40 million travelers passed through its gates in 2005, and many of them took a free shuttle to the consolidated car rental facility on the east side of JFK Boulevard, less than five minutes from the airport. Bear right on JFK Blvd., right on Sam Houston Beltway. It becomes the tollway (there are 3 toll totaling $3.75). Take US-59 South. Exit Airport Blvd/Kirkwood.

From Houston/Bush Intercontinental Airport - Leaving the airport take the I-45 and Hardy Toll road exit. Go North on I-45 to Woodlands Parkway Exit.

At the airport, Advantage, Alamo, Avis, Budget, Dollar, Enterprise, Hertz, National, and Thrifty are grouped together to make renting a car easier. The rental cars are covered and close, so after a long flight, travelers can locate and rent a car with relative ease. If taking a taxi is part of your travel plans, simply step outside and hail a cab. Or better yet, ground transportation employees will hail one for you outside each terminal. The Houston Metropolitan Transit Authority, usually called Metro, provides bus service from the airport to Houston. You can catch a bus on the south side of Terminal C, and it's best to check Metro's Web site for route information. Hotels often offer shuttles to and from the airport, so hotel customers should check with the concierge about their transportation options.

From Houston/Hobby Airport take I-45 North to the Woodlands exit. Exit onto Woodlands Parkway.