Traversing Houston traffic requires feats of inner strength and nerves of steel, but you don’t have to be a superhero to be among the immortals. Let METRO whisk you away to the George R. Brown Convention Center!
PLAN YOUR TRIP to Comicpalooza and download the METRO Mobile App to pay your fare and get the latest route and schedule information. Reserve your parking with one of our partners, SpotHero, and jump on METRORail to the George R. Brown Convention Center.
Houston has more than 2,400 taxis in its fleet. There are also 1,700 limos and town cars.
$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. The fare, in addition to increased downtown taxi stands, provides an easy alternative to driving to lunch, business meetings and activities throughout the downtown area. No surcharges will apply to the fare, which can accommodate multiple riders under the $6 total rate.
Would you rather have the taxi come to you?
Here are the numbers you need:
Taxis Fiesta: (713) 225-2666
Yellow Cab Houston: (713) 236-1111 or visit YellowCabHouston.com
Zipcars are available for rent at multiple locations throughout downtown Houston.
Zipcar allows users to rent a nearby car when they need access to it. Users can sign up for a membership online for $7 per month and then have access to rent a car from any Zipcar lot or from a mobile app for an hourly or daily rate starting from $11.50/hour and $85/day.
The rental includes gas, a reserved parking spot and up to 180 miles of use per day.
Houston B-cycle is a public bike sharing system, intended to be used for short trips in and around downtown Houston and surrounding urban areas. Houston B-cycle members can pick up a bike at any B-station and return it to that same station or any other B-station when they’re done. Membership to the system can be purchased online or at any station. Members can use their credit card or B-card to unlock a bike in seconds. Returning a bike is even easier. Just roll it into a dock and walk away.
Memberships are available by day, week or year. All members have unlimited access to the bikes. With a paid membership, the first 60 minutes are free. Ride time after the first 60 minutes is just $3 for each additional half hour.
Single Trip $3.24
Monthly Membership $13.00
Annual Membership $79.00
All memberships start at the time of your first bike use, not the day and time you purchased the membership. (Tip: To save usage charges, just return a bike to any B-cycle station within 60 minutes and then start a new free 60-minute ride).