Galveston Port Transportation

What is the closest airport to the Galveston Cruise Port?

The Port of Galveston  is located on the island of Galveston in Galveston Bay and has three terminals that are dedicated to cruise ships.  William P. Hobby airport is located 42 miles (approx. 50 minutes) northwest of Galveston. It is a smaller airport and is serviced by only 4 major airlines – American Airlines, Delta, JetBlue and Southwest. George Bush Intercontinental Airport (IAH) is located 69 miles (approx. 1 hour 15 minutes) from Galveston, on the north side of Houston. The major US airlines which fly into IAH are American Airlines, Delta, Spirit, United and US Airways, in addition to many international airlines such as Air Canada and British Airways.

Car Rentals in Galveston Texas

While most major car rental companies including Hertz, Avis and Budget, are available at the airports, Enterprise is the only brand that has a location in Galveston.

Galveston Cruise Shuttles

Because of their distance from the port, shuttles and taxis can be quite expensive, depending on your party size. There are many shuttles and private transfer companies which offer transport, in addition to cruise line transfers which can run $70-$90 per person. - Go Airport Shuttle - Shuttlefare - IAH to Galveston - Shuttlefare - Hobby - Private Luxury Transfer - Bush Airport to GalvestonPrivate Luxury Transfer - Hobby to Galveston – Island Breeze ShuttleGalveston Express Shuttle Galveston hotels with Shuttle Galveston hotels with Fly and Cruise packages

Galveston Disembarkation Tips

Rideshare - Lyft is the exclusive rideshare company at the Port of Galveston Taxis will be in high demand on debarkation day so if you're planning on taking a taxi, you'll need to be patient.

Have a flight late in the day?

Spend the day at a luxury resort before heading to the airport. Stay in Galveston and wait out the crowds going back to the city, or head to Houston and enjoy the amenities of hotels like the Four Seasons or Omni. Check out all the options with ResortPass.   [caption id="attachment_18819" align="aligncenter" width="1000"]Large oval pool partially shaded from palm trees, and surrounded by loungers. A pool bar is to the left and the hotel is to the rear. Four Seasons Hotel Houston - ResortPass[/caption]