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George R Brown Convention Center

Airport Information

William P. Hobby Airport (HOU)
7800 Airport Blvd.
Houston, Texas 77061
Phone: +1 713 640 3000
Website

Distance from the convention center: 12 miles
Drive time: 20 minutes
Taxi: $26-32*
Uber/Lyft: $15-25*
Shuttle: $23 one way*

George Bush Intercontinental Airport (IAH)
2800 North Terminal Road
Houston, Texas 77032
Phone: +1 281 230 3100
Website

Distance from the convention center: 20 miles
Drive time: 30 minutes
Taxi: $55-70*
Uber/Lyft: $25-30*
Shuttle: $25 one way*

Airport Transportation

SuperShuttle

Reserve an airport shuttle or black car to and from HOU or IAH and around town! SuperShuttle service is more convenient than lugging bags through public transit or driving and parking at the airport, with prices that are generally more economical than a taxi or limo. You may visit supershuttle.com to make your reservation.

Toll-Free: +1 800 BLUE VAN (+1 800 258 3826)
Phone: +1 281 230 7275

AVIS / Budget

AAPG Members can take this opportunity to receive discounts off vehicle rentals through either AVIS or Budget. You will need to have your membership card available for reservations and to pick up your vehicle. Please visit the AVIS and Budget websites to begin saving on your car rental.

Convention Center Information

George R. Brown Convention Center

1001 Avenida de las Americas
Houston, Texas 77010
Main Line: 713-853-8000
Toll Free: 800-427-4697
Fax: 713-853-8290
Email: ccinfo@houstonfirst.com
Website: www.grbhouston.com

Convention Center Parking

There are 1,425 parking spaces in the South Avenida Garage (Hilton Americas-Houston) parking garage connected by a Level 2 skywalk to the convention center for up to $24 daily. Address: 1710 Polk Street

There are 1,846 parking spaces in the Avenida North Garage (Partnership Tower) connected by a Level 2 skywalk to the convention center for up to $24 daily. Address: 701 Avenida de las Americas

There is an additional 663 parking spaces in Avenida Central Garage (Discovery Green underground parking facility) across the street from the George R. Brown Convention Center for $18. Address: 1002 Avenida de las Americas

Tundra Garage (by Toyota Center) is an additional 2,478 parking spaces that the cost ranges from $5 to $10 on non-game/ concert days. Address: 1506 Jackson Street

The privately owned surface parking lots and garages. Rates vary from $10 to $30 in these privately own areas.

  • For more information on parking options click HERE.
  • For directions and map click HERE.

Directions to George R. Brown Convention Center

I-45 NORTH – from HOU
Take I-45 North > exit Downtown Destinations (exit #45) > exit Pease Street > right on Dowling Street > left on Polk Street > right on Avenida de las Americas.

I-45 SOUTH – from IAH
Take I-45 South> to I-10 East > to US-59 South (exit #770A)> exit Downtown Destinations-Hamilton Street > right on Capitol Street > left on Avenida de las Americas.

Public Transportation

Taxis

$6 Cab Fare Anywhere Downtown. The City of Houston has authorized a flat taxi fare of $6 for all trips in the downtown area. This $6 fare will apply anywhere within the Central Business District, bounded by Interstate 45, Interstate 10 and U.S. 59. No surcharges will apply to the fare, which can accommodate multiple riders under the $6 total rate.

METRORail System

METRORail offers convenient and accessible service within the heart of the city between downtown Houston and several of Houston’s top destinations and districts. You can purchase a day pass for use on METRORail and METRO buses for just $3 a day. Visit ridemetro.org for more route and fare information.

METROBus System

METRO also offers bus service throughout Houston. Local service runs mostly on city streets, stopping at every other corner along its route. One-way fare is $1.25. Visit ridemetro.org for more route and fare information.

Greenlink Buses

Free transportation in Downtown Houston! Multiple buses operate in Downtown Houston Monday through Friday, 6:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m., about 7-10 minutes apart. This Green route spans 2.5 miles with 18 stops at popular downtown destinations including GreenStreet, George R. Brown Convention Center, Discovery Green, Main Street Square, City Hall and the Central Library. There is also an Orange route, that operates Thursday through the weekend serving the historic district, ballparks and the Theater District. Both route maps can be found at ridemetro.org.

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