There are two main airports in Houston that you can fly into that will get you very close to Galveston. The larger of the two is George Bush Intercontinental Airport (airport code: IAH). The following airlines service this airport:


Aeromexico, Air Canada, Air France, America West Airlines, American Airlines, Aviacsa, Aviateca, British Airways, Cayman Airways, Continental Airlines, Continental Express, Delta Airlines, KLM Royal Dutch Airlines, Lufthansa German Airlines, Southwest Airlines, TACA International Airlines, TWA Reservation Airlines, United Airlines, US Airways


The other option is the William P. Hobby Airport (airport code: HOU). It is slightly closer to Galveston than Bush Intercontinental, but there are less airlines serving it:


Air Tran Airways, American Eagle Airlines, Continental Express, Delta Airlines, Delta Express, Northwest Airlines, Southwest Airlines, Atlantic Southeast Airlines


We can suggest the following websites for searching for airfares:






Additionally, Continental Airlines does call Houston one of its hubs.


For more information about arriving to Houston and getting to Galveston from there, we recommend visiting Galveston Tourism's official website at Here you will find links and phone numbers to taxis and limousine services. Galveston Limousine service ( has particularly affordable rates at about $50-60 roundtrip fare from the Houston airports to Galveston.                           




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