Galveston Port Transportation

Last updated on December 16th, 2022 at 10:36 am

What is the closest airport to the Galveston Cruise Port?

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 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 Galveston
Private Luxury Transfer – Hobby to Galveston

– Island Breeze Shuttle
Galveston 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.

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

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