The Airport Express shuttle service offers the most affordable shuttle service to the official conference hotels. The rate from Houston Intercontinental Airport to the Rice University area, where the hotels are located, is $20 per person. The rate from Hobby Airport to Rice University is $15 per person. The shuttles run approximately hourly from both airports and deposit passengers directly at the hotel. The trip takes about an hour, depending on traffic, from Houston Intercontinental, and about 20 minutes from Hobby.

At Houston Intercontinental Airport, the Airport Express desk is located across from the baggage claim area in Terminal C, by a sign that reads "Express Shuttle." You must purchase your shuttle ticket at this desk. (To get to Terminal C if your flight does not arrive there, follow the signs to the inter-terminal train.) At Hobby Airport, the Express Shuttle desk is also located across from the baggage claim area, in Hobby's only terminal.

To contact Airport Express, call (713) 523-8888.


The following taxi services operate out of both the Intercontinental and Hobby airports:

Airport Taxi Service: (281) 444-TAXI
Liberty Cab: (713) 695-6700
Yellow Cab: (713) 236-1111

Fares from Hobby Airport to Rice University vary from $24-$28 (plus tip). From Houston Intercontinental, the fares typically range from $42-46 (plus tip). Please note that if you are arriving with a group of conference participants, it may be more cost-effective to split the taxi fare rather than utilize the shuttle service.


If you choose to return to the airport via the Airport Express shuttle service, you can arrange a pickup by calling them directly at the above number. Please make your reservation with Airport Express at least 3 hours prior to the time of your departure from the hotel; the night before if you are leaving in the morning. If you choose to return via taxi, call any of the above services at least forty-five minutes prior to your departure. The hotel concierge will assist you if needed.

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