Galveston Car Rental
Galveston Car rental and taxi service is provided at both George Bush Intercontinental Airport and Hobby Airport in Houston.
Taxi service to Galveston is expensive. A delay in traffic just adds up to the expense.
The Galveston Limousine Service also operates from the airports day times. The two best choices will be car rentals and limousine service.
The Houston Metro bus and the Airport Express bus operate on cheaper fares to central Houston only.
Galveston Car rental service is made easy by the Consolidated Rental Car Company which is about 7 minutes away from the Bush airport.
The facility has 9 different car rental companies to rent from. There is a common shuttle bus that operates from the airport terminal to the facility.
Follow the rental car sign on arrival at the terminal and look for white and maroon colored buses that have the "rental car" sign written on them.
These buses take take passengers to the facility. Some companies like Enterprise and Hertz may allow car drop off in Galveston.
Car rental at Hobby is very easy. Car rental companies have counters in the baggage claim area on the lower level of the terminal and shuttle buses drive passengers to the off-site rental car facilities.
Some of the companies are Alamo, Avis, Budget, Thrifty, Hertz, Dollar, National, Advantage and Enterprise.
Galveston Limousine Service also operates to and from Bush/Hobby airports and Galveston or cruises terminal.
Individual, group, private chatters and sight seeing services are available. However do check on baggage allowances and excess baggage fees.
TIPS FOR GALVESTON CAR RENTAL Ask rental companies about their specific policies. Find out if you can drive under 25. Find out about additional charges for more than one person driving the rental car. Consider adding a GPS navigation system to your rental car. GPS provides good directions. Will companies allow for one way rentals. If they do, is there extra charge? Will companies allow debit cards as forms of payment for Galveston car rental? Find out about Road Assistance package in case of problem on road. Make sure the size of car can accommodate luggage before booking.
Houston is the main gateway to
travel to Galveston
so it is important to consider the Galveston-Houston traffic.
Traffic in Houston is heavy around early mornings, lunch hour and evening time about 4pm-7pm daily. It gets heavier on holiday weekends.
Normal weekends are alright except for summer time when it gets clustered on I-45 South toward Galveston.
Watch out for construction work on I-45 South road. Sundays are a lot more easier to drive.
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