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27-29 March 2018
Hilton Americas Hotel
Houston, Texas

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Houston TX

Airport Information

William P. Hobby Airport (HOU)

7800 Airport Blvd.
Houston, Texas 77061
Phone: +1 713 640 3000

Distance from the Hilton Americas: 12 miles
Drive time: 15 minutes
Taxi: $26-32*
Uber/Lyft: $15-25*
Shuttle: $23 one way*

George Bush Intercontinental Airport (IAH)

2800 North Terminal Road
Houston, Texas 77032
Phone: +1 281 230 3100

Distance from the Hilton Americas: 25 miles
Drive time: 30 minutes
Taxi: $55-70*
Uber/Lyft: $25-30*
Shuttle: $25 one way*

Airport Transportation


Reserve an airport shuttle or black car to and from HOU or IAH and around town! SuperShuttle service is more convenient than lugging bags through public transit or driving and parking at the airport, with prices that are generally more economical than a taxi or limo. You may visit supershuttle.com to make your reservation.

Toll-Free: +1 800 BLUE VAN (+1 800 258 3826)
Phone: +1 281 230 7275

AVIS / Budget

AAPG Members can take this opportunity to receive discounts off vehicle rentals through either AVIS or Budget. You will need to have your membership card available for reservations and to pick up your vehicle. Please visit the AVIS and Budget websites to begin saving on your car rental.

Hotel Information

Hilton Americas-Houston Hotel

1600 Lamar, Houston, TX, 77010, USA
Tel: +1-713-739-8000
Fax: +1-713-739-8007

Hotel Parking

Both self and valet parking are available at the Hilton Americas. See the hotel polices for more information regarding parking.

  • Self-parking: $24
  • Valet parking: $36

Directions to Hilton Americas-Houston Hotel

I-45 North – from HOU

Exit Hobby Airport and follow the directional signs to I-45 North. Take 45 North to the downtown destinations/Scott Street split. Follow the split to the Pease Street exit and continue down to Austin St. Turn right on Austin and continue to Dallas St. Turn right onto Dallas St. and go down 3 blocks and the hotel will be on the right.

I-45 South – from IAH

Exit Bush Airport and follow the directional signs to the 1-45/Beltway 8 Exit. Proceed onto Beltway 8 West, then exit onto I-45 South. Follow I-45 South to downtown. Exit McKinney St. and follow McKinney St. to La Branch. Turn right on La Branch. Go down 2 blocks to Dallas and turn left on Dallas. Go down 2 blocks and the hotel will be on the right.

Public Transportation


$6 Cab Fare Anywhere Downtown. The City of Houston has authorized a flat taxi fare of $6 for all trips in the downtown area. This $6 fare will apply anywhere within the Central Business District, bounded by Interstate 45, Interstate 10 and U.S. 59. No surcharges will apply to the fare, which can accommodate multiple riders under the $6 total rate.

METRORail System

METRORail offers convenient and accessible service within the heart of the city between downtown Houston and several of Houston’s top destinations and districts. You can purchase a day pass for use on METRORail and METRO buses for just $3 a day. Visit ridemetro.org for more route and fare information.

METROBus System

METRO also offers bus service throughout Houston. Local service runs mostly on city streets, stopping at every other corner along its route. One-way fare is $1.25. Visit ridemetro.org for more route and fare information.

Greenlink Buses

Free transportation in Downtown Houston! Multiple buses operate in Downtown Houston Monday through Friday, 6:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m., about 7-10 minutes apart. This Green Route spans 2.5 miles with 18 stops at popular downtown destinations including GreenStreet, George R. Brown Convention Center, Discovery Green, Main Street Square, City Hall and the Central Library. There is also an Orange route, that operates Thursday through the weekend serving the historic district, ballparks and the Theater District. Both route maps can be found at ridemetro.org.