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FAQS

AIRPORTS


The Port of Galveston is located on the upper Texas coast at the mouth of beautiful Galveston Bay, just 30 minutes steaming time from the open sea. The two closest airports to the Port of Galveston are Houston Hobby International Airport (HOU) and George Bush Intercontinental (IAH).




HOTELS


There are many hotels in the Galveston area that offer Park and Cruise rates. Expedia and Booking.com can provide many different priced hotels an suggestions for the type of hotel that you are looking for.




GROUND TRANSPORTATION


The nearest airport to Port of Galveston is Houston Hobby International Airport .The distance between them is 42 miles and the trip takes about 30 minutes. A taxi will cost approximately $85 a carload and the shared shuttle about $45 per person. An alternative airport is George Bush Intercontinental, located on the north side of Houston, but it’s about 70 miles from the port and the ride can take about 1 ½ hours. Taking a taxi will cost approximately $135 a carload and the shared shuttle $55.




DRIVING TO THE PORT


If you’re driving to the port the parking lots available to passengers are located 1/2 mile from the cruise ship Terminal. The parking lots are safe and secure. Gates will be locked upon vessel departure and no entry will be available on non-cruise days. Lots are to be monitored by Port police every two hours. Drop off passengers and luggage at the cruise terminal before heading to the parking lot. Porters will assist you with your baggage and Police Officers will direct the driver to the appropriate parking lot for that day. There are shuttles running continuously to take passengers from the lot to the terminal for check-in. Cash, Travelers Checks, Visa, and Master Card are accepted at the parking lot. The rate for a seven-day cruise is $70 for an uncovered lot and $80 for the covered lot. All cruise passengers are guaranteed a place to park and no reservation is necessary. Cash, traveler’s checks and major credit cards are accepted at the Port of Galveston official parking lots.





GETTING THERE

AIRPORTS


The Port of Galveston is located on the upper Texas coast at the mouth of beautiful Galveston Bay, just 30 minutes steaming time from the open sea. The two closest airports to the Port of Galveston are Houston Hobby International Airport (HOU) and George Bush Intercontinental (IAH).




HOTELS


There are many hotels in the Galveston area that offer Park and Cruise rates. Expedia and Booking.com can provide many different priced hotels an suggestions for the type of hotel that you are looking for.




GROUND TRANSPORTATION


The nearest airport to Port of Galveston is Houston Hobby International Airport .The distance between them is 42 miles and the trip takes about 30 minutes. A taxi will cost approximately $85 a carload and the shared shuttle about $45 per person. An alternative airport is George Bush Intercontinental, located on the north side of Houston, but it’s about 70 miles from the port and the ride can take about 1 ½ hours. Taking a taxi will cost approximately $135 a carload and the shared shuttle $55.




DRIVING TO THE PORT


If you’re driving to the port the parking lots available to passengers are located 1/2 mile from the cruise ship Terminal. The parking lots are safe and secure. Gates will be locked upon vessel departure and no entry will be available on non-cruise days. Lots are to be monitored by Port police every two hours. Drop off passengers and luggage at the cruise terminal before heading to the parking lot. Porters will assist you with your baggage and Police Officers will direct the driver to the appropriate parking lot for that day. There are shuttles running continuously to take passengers from the lot to the terminal for check-in. Cash, Travelers Checks, Visa, and Master Card are accepted at the parking lot. The rate for a seven-day cruise is $70 for an uncovered lot and $80 for the covered lot. All cruise passengers are guaranteed a place to park and no reservation is necessary. Cash, traveler’s checks and major credit cards are accepted at the Port of Galveston official parking lots.