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Old January 11th, 2007, 12:52 PM
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Hi... Husband and I are considering a Princess cruise from Galveston. What airport do I fly into?? And once I do, what is the best way to get from the Airport to the port?

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Old January 11th, 2007, 01:59 PM
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I would fly into George Bush Intercontinental Airport (IAH).

If you are arriving the day of departure, I would just get the Princess transfers. Less hastle than a ren a wreck.

A airport shuttle might be cheaper. Galveston Limousine offers frequent service from the airport to the cruise terminal in Galveston. The fare is $40 ($70 roundtrip).

Distance from the Port of Houston to IAH is approximately 65 miles and the cost of cab fare around $70.00-$100.00
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Old January 11th, 2007, 02:27 PM
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Personally I would rather fly into Hobby airport rather than Bush (IAH) airport...the Bush airport is north of Houston and is a long ride from Galveston, while the Hobby airport is more between Houston and Galveston. More airlines fly to Bush than Hobby, so that may decide it for you depending on where you're coming from...
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Hobby has the following airlines.

AirTran Airways (Atlanta)
American Airlines
AmericanConnection operated by Chautauqua Airlines (St. Louis)
AmericanConnection operated by Trans States Airlines (St. Louis)
American Eagle (Dallas/Fort Worth)
ATA Airlines (New York-LaGuardia)
Delta Air Lines (Atlanta)
Delta Connection operated by Atlantic Southeast Airlines (Atlanta)
Delta Connection operated by Shuttle America (Atlanta)
JetBlue Airways (New York-JFK)
Sun Country Airlines (Minneapolis/St. Paul) [seasonal]
Southwest

IAH Bush has the following airlines:

Aeromexico
Air Canada
Air France
Air Jamaica
America West
American Airlines
American Trans Air
Atlantic Southeast
Aviacsa
British Airways
Cayman Airways
Comair
Continental Airlines
Continental Express
Delta Air Lines
Frontier Airlines
KLM
Lufthansa
Northwest Airlines
Skywest Airlines
Southwest Airlines
TACA
United Airlines
US Airways
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Hobby Airport (HOU) is closer than Bush at 42 miles to the port, but the travel time is about the same.

A typical cab fare from Hobby is $75 to the port.

Galveston Limousine offers frequent service from Hobby to the cruise terminal in Galveston. The fare is $35 ($60 roundtrip).
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Hobby Airport is about 30 minutes closer (on a good day) than Bush Airport. I would recommend coming in a day early and spend the time sightseeing in Houston or Galveston.
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