HOW TO GET HERE
While we’re surrounded by excellent highways most people arrive by air. The Official address of the Texas A&M Hotel and Conference Center is 177 Joe Routt Blvd, College Station, TX 77840 (Google Map Link). It’s on the Texas A&M Campus across the street from that giant Kyle Field football stadium.
You can park in the attached garage behind the hotel, or valet. If you do drive, notice we don’t have many State Highways, we mostly have FM Roads. Those are “Farm to Market” roads even if they are 6 lanes wide.
Important to Know: There is an excellent shuttle service that has several runs daily between IAH and Bryan College Station. Also, some to HOU. GroundShuttle.com uses Mercedes Benz vans with reclining leather seats and wifi. Very nice and a good option if you don’t want to rent a car. Prices start at $35 one way. You can use their website or call 855-303-4415 for information. Many locals use their service with good results.
Here’s an overview of how to arrive by air.
Easterwood Airport is 3 miles from the Texas A&M Hotel and Conference Center. We have Uber, Lyft, Hotel Shuttle, and all major car rentals. United Airlines flies here using regional jets from Houston Intercontinental. American Airlines also uses regional jets from Dallas Ft. Worth Airport. What we don’t have are a lot of flights. Flights are about 30 minutes to DFW or IAH.
This is George Bush Intercontinental. It’s the closest mega airport to here. All airlines serve this airport. If you choose to drive, you are 90 minutes from College Station. A very fine Tollway starts before you leave the airport and you will miss all the Houston traffic. Missing traffic is important. About 40 minutes after leaving the airport, plan to exit at the FM-362 exit for Buc-ees as your first pit stop. It’s a giant convenience store and is your first exposure to Texas Culture.
This is Houston Hobby Airport. It’s the airport used by Southwest. Nice place though I never use it. It’s also a 90 minute drive, and, yes, Buc-ees is along the way here too (see IAH instructions). You don’t want to miss the home of Beaver Nuggets!
The world’s third largest airport. Please, take a long look at a map before you drive from here to College Station. It’s a three hour drive and everyone will get a headache. But, you probably noticed that Waco is along the route. So, if you must visit Chip and Joanna, make it a four hour drive plus your visit; Texas is a big state. But you’re a grownup and can make your own choices. Some Magnolia/Silos information is in the FAQ.
Austin Bergstrom Airport. It’s always under construction but it’s new and pretty. All the airlines fly there. Has live music inside. It’s 100 miles or 1 hour and 45 minutes to drive. It’s an OK drive (not like the DFW drive) and the roads are good for 80+ MPH like most of the state. And there’s another Buc-ees along the way in Bastrop (see above).