By day, you’ll find downtown’s George R. Brown Convention Center central and convenient, as the facility is set within 15 minutes of Houston’s most sought-after neighborhoods. Just a
short distance from the GRB, attendees will find diverse districts filled with the city’s top places to eat, drink and shop. Link to the Houston microsite for information on area attractions.
Springtime temperatures are generally not hot, ranging from highs of 75–82 degrees F (23.9–27.8 degrees C) and lows of 56–64 degrees F (13.3–17.8 degrees C). Rain and thunderstorms are not uncommon at this time of year.
William P. Hobby Airport (HOU)
7800 Airport Blvd.
Houston, Texas 77061
Phone: +1 713 640 3000
Distance from the convention center: 12 miles
Drive time: 20 minutes
Shuttle: $18 one way*
George Bush Intercontinental Airport (IAH)
2800 North Terminal Road
Houston, Texas 77032
Phone: +1 281 230 3100
Distance from the convention center: 25 miles
Drive time: 30 minutes
Shuttle: $25 one way*
METRO’s Airport Direct
METRO’s Airport Direct offers a convenient, reliable service directly from the downtown Airport Direct Passenger Plaza (815 Pierce) to George Bush Intercontinental Airport (IAH) Terminal C. The Airport Direct Passenger Plaza is a short walk from the Downtown Transit Center METRORail station. Fee (subject to change) is $15* one way and with departures every 30 minutes.
Phone: +1 713 635 4000
Local Public Transit
- METRORail offers convenient, accessible service within the heart of the city between downtown Houston and Reliant Park. The red line is 7.5 miles long. One-way fare is $1.25*
- METRO Bus System runs mostly on city streets, stopping at
every other corner along its route. One-way fare is $1.25*.
$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.
*Rates subject to change