Texas Airports

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Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport (DFW)

Location: The airport is situated 18 miles (29km) from downtown Dallas and 24 miles (39km) from Fort Worth.
Time: GMT -6 (GMT -5 from March to November).
Contacts: Tel: +1 972 973 8888.
Transfer between terminals: The Skylink airport train provides fast connections between the five terminals inside of security. The airport's Terminal Link van service may be used for passengers needing to transfer to another terminal after they have exited security.
Getting to the city: Charter buses, limousines, and Dallas Area Rapid Transit public buses are available at the airport; schedules and information are available from the Visitor Information Centres in the baggage claim areas. A free shuttle service links all the terminals to the CenterPort/DFW Trinity Railway Express Station about 20 minutes away, from where there are regular departures to Dallas Union Station and Fort Worth.
Car rental: Advantage, Alamo, Avis, Budget, Dollar, Enterprise, E Z Rent, Hertz, National, Payless, Sixt, and Thrifty operate from the airport. A Rental Car shuttle bus ferries passengers to the Rental Car Centre.
Airport Taxis: Taxis into the city are available from the upper level of Terminals A, B, C and E, and on the lower level of Terminal D. An assistant is available to help passengers at the taxi stands from 8am till midnight, and phone calls can be made to request a taxi after hours.
Facilities: The airport is well supplied with ATMs and currency exchange and all terminals feature shops, restaurants and business services, including fax and internet facilities. Additional facilities include barber shops, a spa, and shoe-shine services.
Parking: Please note that the airport's Remote and Express Parking fill early during the holidays. The airport encourages travellers to park at the Terminal Parking, which provides convenient, closed-in parking that is a short walk to the departure gate. Parking fees at Dallas Fort-Worth start at $3 for the first two hours and go up to $24 per day.
Website: www.dfwairport.com

Austin-Bergstrom International Airport (AUS)

Location: The airport is situated five miles (8km) from downtown Austin.
Time: GMT -6 (GMT -5 from mid-March to the first Sunday in November).
Contacts: Tel: +1 512 530 2242.
Transfer between terminals: Passengers will have to leave the Barbara Jordan Terminal and organise a taxi to the South Terminal or take a shuttle.
Getting to the city: The Capital Metro bus serves the airport every 30 minutes from the stop outside baggage claim. The trip takes 20 to 30 minutes to the city. Several hotels offer free shuttles, while taxis and car rentals are available too.
Car rental: Onsite rental companies include Avis, Budget, Hertz, Enterprise, Payless, Thrifty, National, E-Z Rent-A-Car, and FOX Rent A Car.
Airport Taxis: Taxi companies servicing Austin-Bergstrom airport include Yellow Cab, Austin Cab, ATX Co Op, and Lone Star Cab. A trip from the airport to the CBD should take about 20 minutes. The minumum fare is $12.30 plus a $1 surcharge. Ride hailing services such as Uber and Lyft are also available.
Facilities: Postal services are available at the airport, and there are several ATMs in the terminal. Shops include newsagents and a gift shop, and there are numerous restaurants and bars to choose from. There is also artwork on display, and live music performances on selected dates. The Business and Technology Center in the east concourse offers foreign currency exchange, standard airline trip insurance, and internet access. There is also an on-site airport hotel.
Parking: The parking garages one and two, opposite the terminal charge up to $25 per day. The Economy Lots charge $8 per day and are connected to the terminal by a free shuttle service.
Website: www.austintexas.gov/airport

George Bush Intercontinental Airport (IAH)

Location: The airport is situated 23 miles (37km) north of Houston.
Time: GMT -6 (GMT -5 from March to November).
Contacts: Tel: +1 281 230 3100.
Transfer between terminals: The free Skyway, an above-ground automated people mover, links the terminals for passengers who are inside security. A free, below-ground Subway train provides inter-terminal transportation to those who are outside of security.
Getting to the city: Numerous shuttle services, including minibuses and limousines, are available from the airport to downtown Houston and a variety of other destinations, including the Gulf Coast resort city of Galveston. SuperShuttle shared-ride service picks up from any home or business. The Houston Metro offers public bus services from the south side of Terminal C, including an express airport bus. The fare is $1.25 per ride to downtown Houston. Courtesy vans are operated by various hotels and there are courtesy telephones in the baggage claim area.
Car rental: Numerous shuttle services, including minibuses and limousines, are available from the airport to downtown Houston and a variety of other destinations, including the Gulf Coast resort city of Galveston. SuperShuttle shared-ride service picks up from any home or business. The Houston Metro offers public bus services from the south side of Terminal C, including an express airport bus. The fare is $1.25 per ride for a total fare of $2.50. Courtesy vans are operated by various hotels and there are courtesy telephones in the baggage claim area.
Airport Taxis: Metered taxis are available outside each terminal. A $2.75 departure fee will be added to the meter, plus $1 should the journey be between 8pm and 6am.
Facilities: Facilities at the airport include dozens of food and beverage establishments from formal dining to fast food. There are also many newsstands and speciality shops throughout the airport. There is an art gallery and live performances in the airport. Duty-free shops are available in the international terminal. ATMs and currency exchange are available throughout the airport. Disabled facilities are good.
Parking: Parking rates start at $5 per hour with a $22 daily maximum, and parking lots are located near all the terminals.
Website: www.fly2houston.com

San Antonio International Airport (SAT)

Location: The airport is located 10 miles (16km) from San Antonio city centre.
Time: GMT -6 (GMT -5 from mid-March to the first Sunday in November).
Contacts: Tel: +1 210 207 3433
Transfer between terminals: A covered walkway connects the terminals.
Getting to the city: VIA Metropolitan Transit Bus 5 connects the airport to the city. Buses run frequently between about 5.30am and 9.30pm. The journey takes about half an hour by bus. Shuttles, taxis and rental cars are also available at the airport.
Car rental: Car rental companies at the airport include Advantage, Alamo, Avis, Budget, Dollar, Enterprise, Hertz, National and Thrifty.
Airport Taxis: Taxis are available at the airport and usually don't need to be pre-booked.
Facilities: Airport facilities include ATMs, bars, restaurants, duty-free shopping and other shops, a shoeshine service, a lost and found, art exhibitions, a chapel and emergency medical services.
Parking: Parking is available in the Green Lot and the Parking Garage at daily rates of $8 and $11 respectively. There is also a Cell Phone Lot for pick-ups and a Red Lot for overflow.
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El Paso International Airport (ELP)

Location: The airport is located seven miles (11km) from downtown El Paso.
Time: GMT -7 (GMT -6 from mid-March to the first Sunday in November).
Contacts: (915) 212 0330
Getting to the city: Sun Metro has a scheduled route to the airport seven days a week, with slightly shorter service times on Saturday and Sunday. Regular fares are $1.50. Commercial shuttles are available by advance booking. Many local hotels offer free transfers.
Car rental: Car rental companies at the airport include Advantage, Alamo, Avis, Budget, Dollar, Enterprise, Hertz, National, Payless, and Thrifty.
Airport Taxis: Taxis are located directly outside the baggage claim area and are available 24 hours a day. Companies authorised to work from the airport include Border Cabs, Sun City Cabs, and United Independent Cabs.
Facilities: Terminal services include restaurants and coffee shops, a business centre, a shopping centre, several giftshops, shoeshine and newsagents.
Parking: Short-term parking is charged at $1 per hour up to $15 per day. Long-term parking is $7 per day. The first 10 minutes is free in all lots.
Website: www.elpasointernationalairport.com
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William P. Hobby Airport (HOU)

Location: The airport is seven miles (11km) from downtown Houston.
Time: GMT - 6
Contacts: Tel: +1 (713) 640 3000.
Getting to the city: The Houston Metropolitan Transit Authority operates bus services between downtown Houston and William P. Hobby Airport. Route 88 serves the airport, buses leave from zone 13 outside the baggage claims area. Buses operate every 30-40 minutes between around 5am and 12.30am during the week and around 6am and 1am on Saturdays. Fares start at $1.25.
Car rental: Car rental companies including Thrifty, Alamo, Dollar, National, Hertz, Enterprise, Budget and Avis all operate at Hobby Airport. Rental booths are in the baggage claim area on the lower level of the terminal.
Airport Taxis: Taxis are available on curbside zone 3 outside the arrivals part of the terminal. Cabs operate on a flat rate based on various zones within Houston. Fares range from $26.50 for downtown Houston in Zone 2 to $72.30 for a taxi to Bush Intercontinental Airport in Zone 8.
Facilities: Facilities at the airport include ATMs, currency exchange facilities, public call boxes, mailboxes, luggage carts, phone charging facilities as well as shops and restaurants.
Parking: The parking garage is connected to the terminal and costs $6 for up to two hours and $10 for up to five hours, or $22 per day. Another option is the Ecopark lots, which cost roughly $12 or less per day.
Website: www.fly2houston.com
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