International Workshop on Coated Conductors for Applications


Houston is served by two major airports, with direct flights from most domestic and major Asian and European cities. Taxi, express shuttle, and METRO bus service are provided to UH from both facilities. General information on transportation, traffic and weather may be found by visiting AccuWeather or Google Realtime Traffic.

George Bush Intercontinental Airport (IAH)

+1-281-230-3100 or Houston Airport System IAH page or Houston Airport System

IAH, located 23 miles north of the city, is a major international and domestic facility providing non-stop service to 152 cities around the world. IAH is approximately 30 minutes to 1 hour away from UH, depending upon traffic.

William P. Hobby Airport (HOU)

+1-713-640-3000 or Houston Airport System

Hobby Airport is located 12 miles south of downtown and principally serves major U.S. cities. Taxi, shuttle bus, and local bus services are available to and from the downtown area.

Transportation: To / From Houston Airports
Taxi Service

Taxi service is available from both airports to the University of Houston main campus. Fares range from $20 from Hobby Airport, to $49 - $60 from George Bush Intercontinental Airport, and passengers can share to lessen cost.

Airport Shuttle Service

(713) 523-8888 or Super Shuttle, offers discounted one-way fares to Workshop participants from IAH ($24) and Hobby Airport ($19) for door to door service). 
For a Discount Coupon, visit the company website above. Ticket counters are available in all lower level baggage claim areas.

METRO Bus Service

METRO, the city bus service, has routes to and from IAH and Hobby Airports to the University of Houston main campus, located at 4800 Calhoun. Current fare from IAH is $2.00 USD, and from Hobby $1.00 USD. Participants traveling by METRO from Hobby will have to make one bus transfer.

To obtain route information, please contact METRO at 713-635-4000 or their website. Routes will slightly change after September 1. Please check prior to your arrival to get the latest schedule changes. METRO schedules are also available at the Airport Information Desks, and baggage claim areas. A Metro Trip Planner can be accessed via their website.

Schedule updates may be found by calling +1 713 635 4000, by visiting or by checking the Airport Information Desks. Please periodically check the CCA 2008 Workshop web site at for transportation updates.

On-Campus Parking & Transportation

Driving to Campus? For those staying at the Hilton, parking is available in the University Hilton Underground garage for $6.00 USD per exit. The UH Welcome Center and Parking Garage, located directly across the street from the UH Hilton, is also available for $8.00 USD per day (Monday through Friday), and $3.00 USD on weekends.

Alternatively, participants can stop at the Entrance #1 Information Booth off Calhoun and obtain a pass to park in the Student Lots (1A, 5A and 20A) for $3.00 USD. Student lots are free on weekends.