Houston's Intercontinental Airport, also known as the George Bush Intercontinental Airport, is located at 2800 North Terminal Road, just twenty-one miles north of downtown Houston. The William P. Hobby Airport, Houston's oldest commercial airport, is located at 7800 Airport Boulevard, just twelve miles south-east of downtown Houston. Seventeen domestic and international carriers service the Intercontinental Airport, while the Hobby airport is serviced by AirTrain, American, Delta, jetBlue, and Southwest. No matter which airport you depart from, be sure to visit ebookers, where you can make all of your travel arrangements quickly and easily.
The Intercontinental Airport offers terminal parking at all of the terminals for a maximum rate of $17 per day. Valet parking is available for $25 per day and SurePark charges $20 per day, but it is a members-only lot. The most economical parking is Ecopark, which charges $6.47 per day plus tax. At Hobby airport, terminal parking is also $17 per day, and valet parking is $25, and the Ecopark option has two lots that charge $9.24 and $5.54 per day plus tax. Several companies offer off-site parking with free shuttle service to the airports, including The Parking Spot at 8707 Airport Boulevard and The Parking Spot 2 at 7601 Airport Boulevard.
SuperShuttle (713-523-8888) offers share-a-ride service to both Houston airports from downtown Houston for roughly $19 to the Hobby airport and $23 to the Intercontinental. Taxis are a popular means of airport transportation, and there are a variety of companies that provide taxi service in the Houston area. Expect to pay roughly $70 to $75 to get to either airport from downtown. Don't forget to take care of your transportation needs in your final destination. When you use ebookers to make your travel arrangements, you can compare prices on rental cars before you make a reservation.
Both airports offer a variety of eateries where you can grab a snack or quick bite before boarding. At Intercontinental, you can choose from Auntie Anne's Pretzels, Camden Food Co., Einstein Bros. Bagels, or Starbucks. The Hobby airport is home to Dunkin Donuts, Euro Café, Peet's Coffee & Tea, and the Grab & Go kiosk in the central lobby. If you prefer to eat before you get to the airport, you'll find plenty of cafes and coffee shops near both Houston airports.
Flights to Orlando land at Orlando Airport, which is the busiest airport in Florida, and reaching the centre of the city is simple by taxi, bus or rental car. Florida is a large state and often the easiest way to explore is to include car hire as part of a holiday package. The road system is straightforward and Orlando is an excellent base from which to visit other areas.
Orlando is synonymous with Universal Studios, SeaWorld and Walt Disney World. These are attractions that must be visited, but there is more to the city. Gatorland is a local attraction that many families enjoy, as children of all ages can get up close and personal with the state's native alligators. There are also a number of water parks for families to visit, as well as night-time spectacles such as Cirque du Soleil.
Shopping is an important pastime, so set time aside after arriving on any flights Orlando bound. Vineland Avenue is the area to visit for tourists in search of premium brands at discounted prices, while Lake Buena Vista Factory Stores offers discounts on high street brands. Florida Mall has over 250 stores to peruse, as well as food outlets and plentiful parking. If sport is of interest, Orlando Magic is the local basketball team. They play in the NBA and are based at the 20,000-capacity Amway Center. Nearby, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers play in the NFL to crowds of over 65,000; taking in a game provides the ultimate American sporting experience.
Booking flights from Houston to Orlando is easy at ebookers.ie, where a range of tools are available to create the ideal trip.
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