Galveston, Texas Area Maps and Directions


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Nestled in the sparkling waters of the Gulf of Mexico, Galveston Island is more accessible than you might think. Having the flight volumes of the nation's fourth-largest city provides maximum flexibility for scheduling. Just 50 miles south of Houston, an oasis waits to meet your vacation and convention needs.


Small Map of GalvestonAirports

Galveston Island is located 50 miles southeast of Houston. Many national and international carriers serve the Houston area’s two major airports.

William P. Hobby Airport is the closer of the two airports, just 40 miles from Galveston. Visit for information. DIRECTIONS TO GALVESTON: Begin at William P Hobby on Lockheed Ave and go North for 0.2 miles. Turn left on Convair St and go West for 200 feet. Turn right on Telephone Rd, TX-35 and go North for 0.3 miles. Turn right on Airport Blvd and go East for 2.4 miles. Turn right on Gulf Fwy and go Southeast for 0.6 miles. Continue on ramp at sign reading "I-45 S" and go Southeast for 0.3 miles. Continue on I-45 and go Southeast for 35 miles to Galveston Island.

George Bush Intercontinental Airport lies on the north side of Houston, 70 miles from Galveston. For details, click to DIRECTIONS TO GALVESTON: Begin at George Bush Intercontinental Airport on Terminal Rd S and go East for 0.6 miles. Bear left and go Southeast for 300 feet. Turn left on Greens Rd and go East for 2.4 miles. Turn right on Eastex Fwy, US-59, US-59 N and go South for 0.6 miles. Bear left on ramp and go South for 1000 feet. Continue on Eastex Fwy, US-59 and go South for 14 miles. Bear right on ramp at sign reading "I-45 to Galveston / Dallas" and go South for 0.6 miles. Continue on I-45 and go Southeast for 45 miles to Galveston Island.

A third airport in the Houston Airport System is Ellington Field, serving charters only. Ellington Field is 35 miles from Galveston. Visit

Scholes International Airport at Galveston welcomes private charters; for information, visit

Airport Transportation

Action Motors & Limos (airport transfers)

Cool Tours

Galveston Limousine Service (airport shuttle)

Galveston Shuttle Bus (airport shuttle)

Galveston Shuttle & Limo (airport shuttle)

Island Breeze Shuttle (airport shuttle)

Karr’s Limousine Service (airport transfers)

Merlo’s Limousine & Charters (airport transfers)

Super Shuttle (airport shuttle)

Taxi Services

Busy Bee

Jeff’s Cab & Shuttle Service

Tropical Taxi

Yellow Cab Company

Seawall Parking

Be advised that paid street parking is enforced along Seawall Boulevard.  Rates and times vary by location. Visa, MasterCard, American Express, and Discover are accepted.

Set up a free account for PayByPhone 1 or 3 ways:

  • On your smartphone: Download the "PayByPhone" app from your app store or enter in your phone's browser
  • At your computer:
  • Call: 1-866-234-7275 and follow the prompts

How does it work?

  • Load the app or mobile website.  Or call 1-866-234-7275
  • Enter Location Number (located on the meter or sign)
  • Enter desired parking time

Galveston is Texas’s most visited beach destination. The island is small but full of big surprises, from its culinary gems to its fun family attractions and thriving arts scene that combine a laid-back beach town atmosphere with the culture of a world-class city.