Houston and Nanjing airports and terminals
Airports in Houston TX, US
George Bush Airport (IAH)
Distance from City Center: 17.8 miles
Hobby Airport (HOU)
Distance from City Center: 13.1 miles
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Flights to Nanjing
George Bush Intercontinental Airport
Booking flights from Houston is easy if you use the services offered on Orbitz.com. George Bush Intercontinental Airport is the main airport that serves those traveling in and out of the city. Named after George H. W. Bush, this airport serves tens of millions of travelers yearly and was the 10th busiest airport in the United States in 2011. Airlines that service this airport include American Airlines, British Airways, Delta, Air Canada and Air France. Find low-cost tickets to destinations around the world on Orbitz.com.
Houston Airport Parking
Parking at George Bush Intercontinental Airport costs $17 per day, and you can purchase airport parking tickets in advance on Orbitz.com. However, if you are planning a long trip, this cost can add up. There are many companies that offer off-site parking to Houston travelers at cheaper rates. Ramada, which is approximately four miles from the airport, charges travelers $25 per week for parking and offers shuttle services to and from the airport. Park 'N Fly is located approximately three miles from the airport and charges $7 daily for parking, and Rocket Parking is located just over four miles from the airport, charging $5.50 per day.
Ground Transportation in Houston
The Houston Metropolitan Transit Authority has a bus and rail system that will get Houston residents to and from the airport. The airport has courtesy vans that will pick travelers up from locations that are within a five mile radius of the airport. Taxis are also available throughout the city and are the quickest option for those who choose not to drive or take public transportation. If you are arriving in Houston and need transportation, you can find great deals on rental cars on Orbitz.com. Customers can check out the latest sales to find bargain prices.
Airport Dining Facilities
George Bush Intercontinental Airport has a variety of restaurants that you can enjoy while waiting for your flight. Urban Crave, Cat Cora's Kitchen and Harlon's BBQ offer southern-style dishes. There are also many restaurant chains at this airport, including Schlotzky's Deli, Chili's and Popeye's Chicken. Book your flights from Houston using Orbitz.com and arrive at the airport early enough to relax and enjoy a fine meal.
Nanjing Lukou International Airport
Travelers booking cheap flights to Nanjing through Orbitz.com will arrive at Nanjing Lukou International Airport, which is located in Jiangning District about 35 miles south of downtown Nanjing. This airport handles arrivals from cities in China, South Korea, Thailand, the United States, Russia, and other countries. Airlines served by Nanjing Lukou International Airport include Hainan Airlines, United Eagle Airlines, Dragon Air, and Asiana Airlines.
Transportation from the Airport
The most economical way to get from the airport to your hotel is taking a shuttle bus into downtown Nanjing. Buses are also available to take you to nearby cities, including Yangzhou, Shuyang, and Jiangyin. You can also opt to hire a taxi from the stand on the first floor of the arrivals terminal. Because English is not widely spoken, having a printout of your hotel name and address in Chinese characters is advisable for non-Chinese speakers.
Weather in Nanjing
Nanjing is a subtropical climate, so the city experiences distinct seasons and frequent rain. Winter temperatures average in the 30s, and the summer temperatures average in the high 80s. Spring and fall have mild weather, although the spring in particular can be extremely rainy.
What to Do in Nanjing
One of the four ancient capitals of China, Nanjing has many historical and scenic sites for visitors to enjoy. The Qinhuai River Scenic Area, where the Confuscius Temple and Zhanyuan Garden are located, is a popular area with tourists. With flights to Nanjing available year-round on Orbitz.com, this fascinating city is a good destination any time of year.
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