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Getting Around

From international flights to your own two feet, Houston has numerous options for travelling from point A to point B and plenty of ways to keep you busy in between.

Houston Getting Around

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Fast facts about getting around Houston:

  • Eleven major highways serve the Houston area. They are: I-10, I-45, Loop 610, U.S. 59, U.S. 290, U.S. 90, Texas 288, Texas 225, Hardy Toll Road, Sam Houston Tollway and Grand Parkway (Texas 99).
  • Houston lies along the route of the proposed I-69 NAFTA superhighway that will link Mexico, the United States and Canada.
  • Nearly 470 Houston companies report having offices abroad in 122 countries around the globe.
  • More than 640 firms in Houston report having foreign ownership.
  • Survey results show 96 countries have either business offices or government representation in Houston.
  • Houston Airport System (HAS) consists of three airports: George Bush Intercontinental Airport, William P. Hobby Airport and Ellington Field.
  • HAS is the fourth-largest multi-airport system in the U.S. and the sixth-largest in the world.
  • HAS serves 118 U.S. and 76 international destinations
  • Fifty miles inland from the Gulf of Mexico, the Port of Houston is ranked first in the U.S. in foreign waterborne tonnage, second in the U.S. in total tonnage and tenth in the world in total tonnage.
  • Houston has more than 2,200 taxis and the flat fare for all trips in the downtown area is $6.


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