BEST WAY DOWNTOWN:
Houston Intercontinental is located 22 miles (35 km) north of central Houston. The airport's Web site offers no maps but some useful information, including:
Taxis to downtown hotels will cost from $26 to $32 depending on traffic. Travel time to downtown can range from 30 to 60 minutes.
Texas Busline's Airport Express (713-523-8888) operates a good bus service. Buses leave the airport for downtown every 1/2 hour from 7:00 A.M. to 11:30 P.M. See if the bus stops near your hotel; if it doesn't, you can likely take it all the way downtown and hop a cab to your final destination.
The fare is $16 to downtown. Buy your ticket at the Airport Express counter near the baggage-claim area. Getting downtown will take from 30 to 60 minutes.
Alamo, Avis, Budget, Dollar, Enterprise, General, Hertz, National, and Thrifty have counters at or near the airport.
World Airport Information
Adapted from How to Get Out of the Airport