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. George Bush Intercontinental
Airport lies on the north side of Houston,
70 miles from Galveston. A third airport in
the Houston Airport System is Ellington Field,
a military airfield. Ellington Field is 35 miles
from Galveston. For more online information
on these airports, visit www.fly2houston.com.
Scholes International Airport at Galveston
welcomes private charters; for information,
Once here, there are numerous ways to explore the Island's tropical, historic surroundings. If you enjoy driving on your own, several local car rental companies service Galveston as well as a fleet of clean, safe taxicabs and numerous limousine companies with friendly, knowledgeable chauffeurs on staff. And, if public transportation is more your speed, you're sure to find the Island's affordable bus services easy to navigate.
For more information on Galveston Island, please contact the Galveston Island Convention & Visitors Bureau, toll-free at 1-888-GAL-ISLE (425-4753), or visit our website at www.galveston.com. Enjoy your visit!