Houston Airport: A Complete Guide to IAH

Does the questions like “should I go for Ivar’s chowder or Beecher’s mac & cheese at SeaTac?” bothers you while navigating at the airport? Don’t worry we understand that just like navigating a new city, navigating at new airport is also challenging.

We have answers to all of your airport questions in our series of guides to America’s airports. Today, we bring you TripIt airport guide to George Bush Intercontinental Airport (IAH) for your guidance.

 About IAH

George Bush Intercontinental Airport is one of the top 10 busiest airports in North America and located 20 miles north of downtown Houston. Apart from being one of the fastest growing airports in the U.S, it makes the largest hub for United and a focus city for Spirit.

To serve each of the terminals, IAH’s peoplemover, Skyway and number of shuttles and public bus service are available. You can even make use of a taxi service or rent a car at the Consolidated Rental Car Facility situated just a few minutes from the terminals.

Unlike most U.S. airports it has add-free complimentary Wi-Fi throughout all of the five terminals and CLEAR lanes are available to help members speed through security by skipping the lines.


The endless variety of food options, from street-inspired food at Urban Crave (Terminal C) to raw seafood at 3rd Bar Oyster & Eating House (Terminal B) at IAH makes it a heaven for a foodie.

Places at Terminal B like The Fruteria is well known for Tex-Mex while Barcuterie is famous for small plates with cheese and charcuterie emphasis. Furthermore,  Pappadeaux Seafood Kitchen (Terminal E) makes a standout as far as airport seafood restaurants go.


Your hunt for an airport bar to belly up may begin with Le Grand Comptoir that has one of the most impressive wine selections with more than 100 wines.

The Center Bar is a small airport bar In Terminal C that has a wide variety of beer, wine, and spirits, as well as a cocktail menu. Moreover, the local Hubcap Grill & Beer Yard at Terminal A is great to grab one of “Houston’s Best Burgers” and washing it down with a “boozy” milk shake or local beer. 


A wide variety of designer and local shops, such as Stelzig Ranch, Space Trader is located in Houston’s George Bush Intercontinental Airport.

Also, there are a number of permanent and rotating art exhibits spread throughout the terminals. Lastly, you can spend some time by relaxing at XpresSpa that has locations in Terminal D and E.

Airport Lounges

Several United Clubs can be found throughout George Bush Intercontinental Airport including the newly opened American Express Centurion Lounge in Terminal D.

Lastly; you don’t have to worry about airport parking as terminal garages are presents at all five terminals at IAH with self-parking as well as valet parking.

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