Cheap Flights from Houston Hobby Airport

The William P. Hobby International Airport (HOU) is a rather compact facility, yet it offers service to both domestic and international destinations. South West Airlines is the major carrier, sharing terminal space with Air Tran, America, Delta and Jet Blue Airlines. Let Skyscanner's innovative search program help you find the best routes and cheapest fares for that business or vacation trip. If you don't have a destination picked out, use the To Everywhere screen to pull up a map listing all available options along with pricing. You'll find non-stop and multi-stop flights, so it's easy to make an informed decision. Book your hotel and car rental while you're at it. Then just enjoy your travel experience.

Popular Places to Go from Houston Hobby Airport

  • French-flavoured New Orleans, the land of non-stop jazz, spicy gumbos and fluffy, powdered sugar covered beignets. Head to the French Quarter for the annual Mardi Gras parade and experience the ultimate street party. Architecture lovers, stroll the streets and take in the vintage Victorians graced with elaborate wrought-iron gates, fencing and stair rails. Even the local cemetery, which is all above ground for practical reasons, is filled with fanciful tombstones and plot fencing. Visit the artist's gathering spot at Jackson Square or learn about the Gulf's marine life at the Aquarium of the Pacific.
  • For an exotic vacation or even a quick weekend get-a-way, venture south of the border to the land of the Maya. Cancun, on Mexico's Caribbean coast, is home to ancient pyramids, sun-washed beaches and restaurants featuring tastes from around the globe. Climb the pyramid at Coba in the morning and be back in time to do a bit of snorkelling in the afternoon. Put on those casual glad rags and hit the town for dining, dancing and maybe even a stroll under the stars.
  • Head north to the sophisticated city of Chicago and do some serious shopping on the Magnificent Mile. Take a look at the walls of the Chicago Times building and see how many artefacts you can spot. You might find a piece of the Berlin Wall, of the ruins of Pompeii or even a piece of Independence Hall from Philadelphia. Go even further back in the planet's history at the Field Museum of Natural History where Sue, the largest discovered T-Rex skeleton, is on display. Take the elevator to the top of the Sears Tower for a bird's eye view of the city. Don't forget to try some of that famous deep-dish Chicago pizza or those beloved hot-dogs covered with almost everything. Chicago is very much a "foodies" city.

How to Get to the Houston Hobby Airport

Hobby International is roughly 18 kilometres from Houston's downtown core, less than a 30-minute drive on most days. One parking lot is just outside the Main Terminal entrance, with a second lot behind that. Rates run from $6.00 CAD for the long-term lot, which has a shuttle service to the terminal, to $30.00 CAD per day for valet parking at the closest lot. Booking an online reservation for parking in the cheapest lots is advised. Taxi fare from downtown Houston to Hobby runs roughly $32.00 CAD, not including tip. Public transit is available, but unless you are travelling very light, not always a good option.

Things to Do at the Houston Hobby Airport

Dating back to 1927 when Hobby was a private airfield and once carrying the name of the infamous Howard Hughes, the history of Houston's busiest airport is worth following. A good place to do that is at the Hobby Airport museum, housed in the original art-deco terminal dating back to 1940. Most of the food and passenger services are in the Central Concourse and International Concourse areas. The latter is used for flights heading to Mexico, the Caribbean and other parts of Central America. Free Wi-Fi is available throughout Hobby.

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