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Old March 6th, 2007, 10:01 AM
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I will be sailing out of Galveston for the first time in a few weeks. I have read several posts and done internet research on transportation from Hobby airport to the pier. We will be flying in the day before we sail and plan on staying at a hotel neat the airport. We will be flying home the day we disembark. There are many options out ther for transportation..... shuttles vs taxis vs car rentals vs town car......
Any suggestions? Also how far is the pier from Hobby aiport, I have heard 45min-1hr. $100 each way seems like a lot for a taxi ride.
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I am renting a car to get from airport to Galveston. I am flying in the day before (actually 2 days before). I'm paying $81 for 2 days. I am NOT renting at airport to save the $60 one way drop charge.

I am renting from Enterprise at their location just off the airport.
9001 Frey Rd, Houston - Note they do close at 6pm on Friday.

Hope that helps.

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Thank You! Not renting at the airport is a great tip and makes a big difference! I just spoke with Enterprise and was quoted $72 for a rental both ways using an Entertainment coupon. The only pain for us will be flying with my daughter's car seat to use in the rental car.
If anyone has any other tips I would still appreciate them.
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We sailed Galaxy to the PC two years ago and were lucky enough to get a direct flight From Dayton to Houston. We just booked the Celebrity shuttle from airport to the pier. Have you checked to see if your hotel offers a shuttle to the pier? When I looked into alternatives, the Cruiseline shuttle was the easiest choice for us.
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When are y'all sailing? We are leaving on Ecstasy April 26.

We live in Houston and will be driving to Galveston. If y'all are on the same sailing we could carpool.

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Thank you so much for the carpool offer! You are too nice. Unfortunately we are sailing on March 31st, THREE days from now!!!! Your kindness is part of the reason I enjoy these message boards so much......interacting with fellow cruise enthuasists and just plain wonderful people!!! Enjoy your cruise!
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