How to Reach Galveston, Texas

The Easiest Way to Reach Galveston


  • By Air: Scholes International Airport (IATA: GLS)  -  private and chartered flights only.
  • William P. Hobby Airport (IATA: HOU) – 45 minutes drive away by I-45.
  • George Bush Intercontinental Airport (IATA: IAH) – 90 minutes drive by US Route 59 and I-45.
  • By Boat: Bolivar Peninsula - Galveston Island Ferry. First come first serve basis. Usually almost has long waits, upto 3 hours waits on holidays.
  • By Car: Interstate 45 leads on Galveston.


  • By Foot: Walking will enable you to cover all of Galveston well enough though we won’t recommend it when it comes to the Strand or the Harborside District for safety reasons.
  • By Car: Street parking is metred throughout the city. Carry change and you ought to be fine. Various rental vendors along the Strand will also rent you pedal cars.
  • By Taxi: Cabs can be called at +1 409-763-3333, or online.

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How to Reach Galveston from Nearby Cities

Route Distance Time
La Marque to Galveston 22.75 km 17 mins
Seabrook to Galveston 25.12 km 25 mins
League City to Galveston 33.1 km 33 mins
Pearland to Galveston 68.62 km 45 mins
Rosharon to Galveston 73.64 km 1 hour 13 mins
Missouri City to Galveston 82.31 km 1 hour 22 mins
Houston to Galveston 82.96 km 1 hour 35 mins
Sugar Land to Galveston 93.11 km 1 hour 33 mins