Airports and Flights:
For some of the out of town guest, getting to and from Galveston may be a bit confusing. Galveston is a small barrier island off the coast of Texas, and about an hour drive from Houston. There are a few options to get to and from the island from the two major airports in Houston. Hobby, HOU, is the closer of the two airports, by about an hours drive. Bush/Intercontinental, IAH, is further, but may have a more convenient flight schedule.
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Map from Hobby Airport to Galveston.
Southwest Airlines, Jet Blue, and a number of other airlines fly into Houston Hobby (HOU).
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Map from Intercontinental/Bush Airport to Galveston.
Continental Airlines has a hub in Houston Intercontinental/Bush Airport (IAH) For direct flights that are relatively inexpensive, Continental is a good airline to fly.
From the airport:
-Airport Limousine Services cost $45 from Hobby and $55 from Bush. This service leaves every few hours from each airport, check the schedules to make sure this option works with your flight.
-IAH Rental Car Options
-Hobby Rental Car Options
Quick Note: The Houston AIA is hosting their annual sandcastle competition in Galveston on June 5th. Although the drive to Galveston from Houston is usually an hour, it may be prudent to give yourself additional time, in case traffic to the Island is bad.
From Hobby/HOU to the Tremont House
From Bush Airport/IAH to the Tremont House
Hopefully this will provide the information you all need to get to Galveston. Once you are there, the venues for the wedding are all within a mile or so of one another, so transportation should be much simpler. Please post any questions you may have about getting there, and we will try to help.