William P. Hobby Airport, known affectionately by locals as “Hobby,” is Houston’s secondary airport. Its proximity to downtown Houston and its smaller size make it an appealing option for travelers wanting a more laid-back experience without the bustle and chaos of a larger airport.
The five major airlines serving Hobby are American Airlines, Delta, JetBlue, Southwest and ViaAir, which offer mainly domestic flights. Southwest has begun offering non-stop international flights to select destinations in Mexico and Central America.
If you’re a lover of all things aviation, don’t miss the 1940 Air Terminal Museum in one of the original airport buildings. Here you’ll learn about the history of aviation and how it relates to Houston.
The drive from downtown Houston to William P. Hobby Airport takes around 30 minutes depending on traffic. Buses run between downtown Houston and the airport, but take over an hour, so driving is the most convenient option.