Houston’s second largest airport, Hobby Airport (HOU), has now been serving the Houston community for more than 60 years. Hobby Airport is located approximately seven miles south of downtown Houston, near I-45/Gulf Freeway, the major highway heading from the City to NASA and Galveston Island. William P. Hobby Airport (HOU) is presently served by five (5) scheduled passenger airlines. In 2006, airline carriers performed handled 234,709 operations and enplaned and deplaned more than 8.5 million passengers. Hobby Airport is the largest hub airport for Southwest Airlines.
Directions from Hobby to Galveston (40 Miles)
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.