Interface 2012
Transportation

By Air: The Hilton Houston Plaza hotel and the Rice University Campus are easily reached from either the Hobby Airport (HOU) or the Bush Intercontinental Airport (IAH). Hobby Airport (Southwest hub) is the closest airport to the university (12 miles and about a 20-minute drive in favorable traffic conditions). George Bush Intercontinental Airport (Continental/United hub) is much larger (24 miles and about a 35-minute in favorable traffic conditions). Numerous other airlines provide nonstop service as well. Shuttle bus service is available from Bush Intercontinental Airport and Hobby Airport to Rice and the Hilton. For more information, contact Airport Express at 713-523-8888. Taxi service to the university costs about twice as much as the airport shuttle bus, and limousine service is typically twice the taxi rate (cab zone rates are Bush: $57.75; Hobby: $34.25 plus tip.) Rental cars are available at both airports. Self-parking at the Hilton is $7 daily. Rice visitor parking is $11 daily..


Directions from Bush Intercontinental Airport By Car: Proceed to Highway 59 south (take JFK Blvd south to either Greens Road or Beltway 8 and then 1-1.5 miles east). Follow Highway 59 south to the Greenbriar exit (you will pass Loop 610, I-10 I-45, and Hwy 288 before you reach Greenbriar). Upon exiting, go south (left) on Greenbriar to Rice Boulevard. Turn left onto Rice Boulevard. The Rice campus will be on your right.

Directions from Hobby Airport By Car: Take the main airport exit north, which is Broadway Boulevard. Follow Broadway Boulevard to I-45. Follow I-45 north to Highway 59 (left exit then merge into second lane from right). Follow Highway 59 south to the Greenbriar exit. Upon exiting, go south (left) on Greenbriar to Rice Boulevard. Turn left onto Rice Boulevard. The Rice campus will be on your right.

Directions to Rice Visitor Parking (both airports): After turning on Rice Blvd, turn right into Entrance 20. Proceed to the 3rd stop sign and turn left onto the inner loop (one-way). The road curves just before the first stop sign. Turn right and then immediately right into the visitor's parking lot (Founder's Lot adjacent to the Faculty Club and Lovett Hall). You must use a credit card to enter (and to exit). Duncan Hall is colorful building 150 yards north on the inner loop after the curve.

Directions to Hilton Houston Plaza (both airports): Instead of turning left on Rice Boulevard, proceed one block on Greenbriar and turn left on University Boulevard. One block before the second stop light at Main Street, turn right on Travis Street. The Hilton loop and parking entrance are on the left in the second (or third) block.



Last Update February 21, 2012