Houston, Texas, United States

Flights from Sydney (SYD) to Houston (IAH)

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Visiting from Sydney to Houston (George Bush)

Houston

Just an hour from the Gulf of Mexico, Houston is a diverse city, has renowned food and entertainment scene, plenty of extraordinary museums, grassy parks and a rich history in oil. It's one of the greatest places to shop at the Galleries and everything is bigger in Texas' largest city. Be sure to visit NASA's Space Centre, catch a rodeo show, check out the Museum of Fine Arts and stroll through Hermann and Buffalo Bayou Park. It's a boot scooting city with plenty to explore and some of the best Mexican food in the United States.

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When to visit

Houston has a humid subtropical climate, with hot and humid summers, some thunderstorms and mild winters. The best times to visit Houston, Texas is typically during spring (March to May) and autumn (September to November). Temperatures in spring range from 21°C to 25°C, making it a great time to explore the great Texas outdoors without the humidity and heat. During autumn, there are plenty of festivals to join. Temperatures are still warm from 22°C to 30°C, though hurricane season stretches into autumn.

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Arrival information

What is the main airport called?

George Bush Intercontinental Airport (IAH).Opens external site in a new window It is an international airport in Houston, Texas, United States. The airport is located about 37 km north of Downtown Houston. The airport has 5 terminals all connected through the Skyway.

Arriving in Houston

The staff at Houston will greet you when you land and assist with your needs. Once you collect your bags from the arrivals area, there are various transport options available to get you on your way.

Getting into Houston from Houston Airport 

Getting to Houston from the airport is easy with multiple modes of transport options available. Choose from public transport, taxis, app-based ride services, shuttle, rental cars or limousines. By bus, take the metro bus 102 from the airport to downtown Houston, the trip time takes between 50 to 90 minutes and the bus stop is on the baggage claim level, south side of terminal C. Airport shuttles, hotels transfers and charter buses can also be organised with pick up outside the arrivals level. Taxis are available from the ground transport area, along with multiple ride share apps. Request a car with Uber, Lyft or Wingz and it takes around 40 minutes by car to get to the city. For a private way to travel, you may wish to book a limousine or hire a car. The car rental centre is approximately a 5 minute drive from the terminals with a free shuttle.

Getting around Houston

There are many ways to get around Houston, though the most common way to get around is to rent a car as the city is so widespread. Having a car makes it easier to see the many attractions and parking is available throughout town. Houston has a Metrorail system which is a convenient link between downtown and the Museum District within the heart of the city, where most of the major attractions are. There is also a light rail service, with trams operating on three routes. The very useful red line serves Reliant Park and the Museum District, the purple Line serves southeast Houston, and the green line serves the Theatre District. There are local buses, which are mainly used by the Houstonians or take the free Greenlink shuttle that goes to major sights around downtown. There are a variety of taxi companies and rideshare apps available in the city, any taxi trip downtown within a limited area costs $6. It's possible to rent a bike or you may wish to join a tour. 

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Departure information

Fly from Sydney

Once you’ve purchased your tickets from Sydney, there are a few things you should know so you’re prepared for your upcoming trip. 

What is the main airport called?

Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport (SYD).Opens external site in a new window Is an international airport in Sydney, Australia located 8 km south of the Sydney central business district, in the suburb of Mascot. 

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Passengers on Qantas flights from Sydney are allocated checked baggage. If you require extra luggage, you can purchase an additional baggage allowance online before departure. 

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Passengers travelling from Sydney, ensure you check-in online or via the Qantas App before you arrive at the airport from 24 hours before departure.

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If your plans have changed or you no longer wish to travel, visit Manage Booking to change your travel dates or cancel your flight. Visit Booking changes for more information.

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Disclaimer: ^ You must be a member of the Qantas Frequent Flyer program to earn and redeem Qantas Points. A joining fee may apply. Membership and Qantas Points are subject to the Qantas Frequent Flyer program terms and conditions.

Disclaimer: ++ Status Credits are earned on eligible Qantas, Jetstar, oneworld® member and oneworld connect® airlines only - see the Airline Earning Tables and Qantas Frequent Flyer program Terms and Conditions for details. Status Credits may not be earned on some fare types and booking classes. 

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