Houston, Texas, United States

Flights from Sydney (SYD) to Houston (IAH)

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Visiting from Sydney to Houston (George Bush)

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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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Fly Sydney to Houston (SYD to IAH)

The approximate flight time from Sydney to Houston is 19 hours and 6 minutes, including connection.

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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). 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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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). Is an international airport in Sydney, Australia located 8 km south of the Sydney central business district, in the suburb of Mascot. 

Baggage allowance

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. 

Checking in

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.

Important information

* Flight prices are per adult in Australian Dollars, based on payment at qantas.com by BPAY made 7 days or more before departure, PayID or Qantas issued UATP. For other payment options a percentage based fee applies, capped at a maximum per passenger of $22 for Domestic or $120 for International travel. Prices are not guaranteed until payment is made. Fares may not be available on all flights or days.  Some flights are operated by partner or subsidiary airlines. Prices may fluctuate if taxes or foreign exchange rates change. Passengers booking Premium Economy may be seated in Economy on connecting flights. Check the fare rules for more details before booking. Inclusions vary between flights. All schedules subject to change, including last minute aircraft changes. QantasLink flights operated by Sunstate Airlines (Qld) Pty Ltd ABN 82 009 734 703, Eastern Australia Airlines Pty Ltd ABN 77 001 599 024, and National Jet Systems Pty Ltd ABN 11 008 279 203. Licence No per state: QLD - 407, NSW - 2TA000237, VIC - 30362, SA - TTA155, WA - 9TA52.

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