Nestled in the sparkling waters of the Gulf of Mexico, Galveston Island is more accessible than you might think. Having the flight volumes of the nation's fourth-largest city provides maximum flexibility for scheduling. Just 50 miles south of Houston, an oasis waits to meet you.
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. Visit fly2houston.com/hobby
George Bush Intercontinental Airport lies on the north side of Houston, 70 miles from Galveston. For details, click to fly2houston.com/iah. DIRECTIONS TO GALVESTON: Begin at George Bush Intercontinental Airport on Terminal Rd S and go East for 0.6 miles. Bear left and go Southeast for 300 feet. Turn left on Greens Rd and go East for 2.4 miles. Turn right on Eastex Fwy, US-59, US-59 N and go South for 0.6 miles. Bear left on ramp and go South for 1000 feet. Continue on Eastex Fwy, US-59 and go South for 14 miles. Bear right on ramp at sign reading "I-45 to Galveston / Dallas" and go South for 0.6 miles. Continue on I-45 and go Southeast for 45 miles to Galveston Island.
A third airport in the Houston Airport System is Ellington Field, serving charters only. Ellington Field is 35 miles from Galveston. Visit fly2houston.com/ellington.
Scholes International Airport at Galveston welcomes private charters; for information, visit galvestonairport.com.
Uber and Lyft are available. Estimated cost from Houston Hobby to Moody Gardens is $50.00. Estimated cost from Intercontinental to Moody Gardens is $78.00.
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