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George R. Brown Convention Center

Get the latest information on driving, parking, and dock directions for the convention center.

Dining in the Convention Center
$6 Cab Fare Anywhere Downtown

The city of Houston has authorized Six in the City, a flat taxi fare of $6 for all trips in the downtown area. This will apply anywhere within the central business district. The fare, in addition to increased downtown taxi stands, provides easy access for meals and activities throughout the downtown area. No surcharges apply and the $6 fare accommodates multiple riders.

FREE Transportation in Downtown Houston on Greenlink!

Seven buses operate in downtown Houston, Monday through Friday, 6:30 a.m.-6:30 p.m., every 7-10 minutes. The 2.5-mile route connects Metro transit stops, the convention corridor, hotels, restaurants, shopping, and entertainment. Buses stop at popular downtown destinations including GreenStreet, George R. Brown Convention Center, Discovery Green, and Main Street Square. Greenlink also connects to Metro Park & Ride services and to the Main Street MetroRail line.

Rental Cars

Enterprise Rent-A-Car offers CAMEX travelers a discount for advance reservations, go to www.enterprise.com or call (800) Rent-A-Car. Provide the corporate number: 39W2202 as well as the first three characters of the account: NAT for the discount.

Scooter Rental

Contact one of the following companies to place an order in advance:

Sun Mobility
800-592-2040
Sunmobilityrentalshouston.com

Scootaround, Inc.
888-441-7575
Scootaround.com

CAMEX Shuttle Information

Many of the hotels in the CAMEX block are within walking distance to the George R. Brown Convention Center (GRBCC). For those further out—see list below—a free shuttle service is available. For these hotels, shuttles run every 7-10 minutes during peak hours, every 10-15 minutes on Thurs., March 3 and during mid-day.

If you need to make a reservation for a wheelchair accessible vehicle, please see the shuttle supervisor at the GRBCC or call Kushner & Associates at (310) 210-2139.

Hotels Boarding Locations
Courtyard Houston Downtown SpringHill Suites - Curbside on Dallas Street
Hyatt Regency Houston Hyatt Regency Houston - Curbside on Dallas Street
Residence Inn Houston Downtown SpringHill Suites - Curbside on Dallas Street
SpringHill Suites Houston Downtown SpringHill Suites - Curbside on Dallas Street

Please note: This is a shared route for Art Materials World and Campus Market Expo. There will be one drop-off and pick-up point at the GRBCC Transit Center.

Convention Shuttle Schedule
Check posted signs and hotel fliers for times.
Thursday, March 3
Includes service for CAMEX Connect2One Party at the GRBCC.
7:30 a.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Friday, March 4 7:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Saturday, March 5 7:30 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Sunday, March 6 7:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Monday, March 7 7:30 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Tuesday, March 8 7:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Shuttle Service
Route #1 Hotels & Holiday Inn Express to Minute Maid Ball Park
Hilton, Embassy Suites, and Four Seasons are a walkable distance to venue.
6:15 – 7:30 p.m.
Return to Hotels 7:30 – 9:00 p.m.
Shuttle Service
Route #1 Hotels, Hilton Americas, and the Holiday Inn Express to the Houston Aquarium
Attendees at the Embassy Suites & Four Seasons should board at the Hilton Americas.
6:45 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Return to Hotels 8:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m

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Airport Information

George Bush Intercontinental Airport (IAH): Located 20 minutes from the downtown area. Airlines include Air Canada, Alaska Airlines, American Airlines, Delta Air Lines, United Airlines, and US Airways.
William P. Hobby Airport (HOU): Located approximately 11 miles south of the downtown area. Airlines include AirTran Airlines, American Airlines, Delta Air Lines, Frontier Airlines, JetBlue Airways, and Southwest Airlines.

Airline Discounts

Air Canada

Take advantage of a special CAMEX discount on Air Canada to Houston Bush InterContinental airport (IAH). Book flights on www.aircanada.com with the promotion code DRB2RMR1 in the search panel. On the next page, confirm the convention code with the “I Agree” button to receive the discount and follow steps to book flights.

Delta Airlines

CAMEX discounts are available to U.S. and Canadian passengers for travel to Houston Bush InterContinental airport (IAH). Book reservations at www.delta.com with these steps: go to Book A Trip, click Advanced Search Options at the bottom left. On the next page, enter flight information and the Meeting Event Code NMLTV to receive the discount. Or, call the Delta Meeting Network: (800) 328-1111. A direct ticketing charge will apply for booking by phone.

United Airlines

United is offering flight discounts for CAMEX travel into Bush InterContinental Airport (IAH). Book at www.united.com and enter the Offer Code ZVFQ719068 in the Offer Code box when searching for flights. If booking through a travel agent or United Meetings at (800) 426-1122, provide the following information: Agreement Code: 719068 Z Code: ZVFQ. Outside of the U.S., call a local United Airlines Reservation Office.

Airport Ground Transportation

Taxi Cabs

Taxis, shared ride shuttle services, and rental cars are available serving both airports. Taxi service to and from downtown for Bush Intercontinental (IAH) is approximately $52. Taxi fare to and from Hobby Airport (HOU) is approximately $26 with a late-night surcharge of $1 per trip (8 p.m.- 6 a.m.).

SuperShuttle
CAMEX travelers take advantage of a discount on ground transportation for both IAH and HOU airports by making advance reservations. SuperShuttle is a shared-ride shuttle. Go to the following weblink to make arrangements: http://groups.supershuttle.com/nationalassociationofcollegestores.html. Use code XPE83 for CAMEX Rates.

Flight Times to Houston from Key Destinations

Albuquerque 2:05 hrs.
Atlanta 1:50 hrs.
Boston 3:40 hrs.
Chicago 2:25 hrs.
Cleveland 2:35 hrs.
Dallas/Ft. Worth 30 min.
Denver 2:20 hrs.
Los Angeles 3:30 hrs.
Miami 2:20 hrs.
Minneapolis 2:40 hrs.
New Orleans 1:00 hrs.
New York City 3:20 hrs.
Philadelphia 3:10 hrs.
Phoenix 2:40 hrs.
San Diego 3:20 hrs.
San Francisco 4:10 hrs.
Seattle 4:30 hrs.
Washington, D.C. 2:50 hrs.