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6107 Broadway, Galveston, Texas, 77551, United States

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Galveston Pier to Houston Airport or Austin

by candelle


We are looking at a cruise coming into Galveston.

I can't find any transport between the above cities and have read on VT that car rental companies are not keen to lend one-way on this route.

Would anyone know if there is anything out there that we don't know about, i.e. bus/coach etc?

I do have a relative in Austin but she drove us down to Galveston before and we feel unable to ask a second time!

We would be really grateful for any advice.

Many thanks

Re: Galveston Pier to Houston Airport or Austin

by Sevsa

It will be awhile before any ships come into Galveston again after Hurricane Ike. I'm sure the company will be diverting any ships scheduled to dock there.

Re: Galveston Pier to Houston Airport or Austin

by vanderlust

Some cruise ships will be using Houston in lieu of Galveston until Galveston is back on it's feet.

Re: Galveston Pier to Houston Airport or Austin

by vanderlust

I would contact the Cruise Line and see what arrangements they have available.

Re: Galveston Pier to Houston Airport or Austin

by candelle

Dear Sevsa and Vanderlust

Many thanks for your replies. I had not thought that that the pier may have had damage (doh!).

In fact, Houston would be far better for us as we would eventually be using the International airport for flights to Britain.

Although I did know that the cruise lines provide transportation, it is often quite expensive and we prefer the freedom to 'do our own thing' anyway. We may also visit our relative in Austin before flying home, which would not fit in with the cruise line timings etc.

Anyway, I will be contacting the cruise line tomorrow for an up-dated report on the pier etc., so thank you both very much for all your kind help.



Re: Galveston Pier to Houston Airport or Austin

by yvr
You can make reservations and purchase tickets.
I have used them, very reliable

Travel Tips for Galveston

Could have spent a week

by keeweechic

Galveston was a wonderful surprise. I was looking forward to seeing the ocean again after living land-locked for 2 1/2 years. Prior to our trip we had been following the progress of Hurricane Isidore in the Gulf. We set out anyway and hoped for the best.

We had only planned on spending one night in Galveston before driving on to Louisiana - Baton Rouge then New Orleans. The morning we were to leave we thought , to hell with going to Baton Rouge, we need another day/night in Galveston. The weather was still great although very windy and we crammed in as much as possible. Really we could have stayed a week. A great place to go, just don't go during hurricane season. Fortunately 'Izzy' turned back into a tropical storm and hit further around the Gulf Coast (where we were later headed).

The Hoop Skirt--A"Must" for the Victorian Lady

by VeronicaG

During DICKENS ON THE STRAND we saw many fine ladies dressed to the nines in extravangant clothing, beneath which they wore a hoop.

In the 1850's and later, ladies wore a contrivance known as the 'hoop skirt'. It was a 'women's undergarment worn in various periods to hold the skirt extended into a fashionable shape'

'Hoop skirts typically consisted of a fabric petticoat with casings to hold a stiffening material, variously rope, osiers, whalebone, steel or nylon.'*

Graham's Magazine in November 1856 wrote: The plainest ladies, with but slight pretension to fashion, have given up their prejudices against hoops and adopted them. Thus hoops have obtained a complete triumph, not withstanding the fair wearers occupy two, or even three times as much space as they did formerly. That only increases their importance in the world."**

**Patterns of History:

Nice Views, Good Fishing - The East Point

by H-TownJourneyman

The most eastern point of Galveston Island is a nice place to go and check out some views that are unlike any elsewhere on the island. Located at the very end of Seawall Blvd., near East Beach, you can view out into the channel that separates Galveston Island and the Bolivar Peninsula, as well as having a look out into the Gulf of Mexico. Many huge tankers and frieght ships pass through here on their way to the Houston Ship Channel. This area also has historical significance, as it was the location of Fort San Jacinto from the early 19th century up until the end of World War II. And if you are in the mood for a little fishing, this is an excellent spot to throw out a line, and it can get quite crowded at times with many fishermen.

A change from Mexican..

by larsy about Rudy and Paco's

Central American Cuisine in a nice atmosphere, the fried plantains at the start of each meal are wonderful. The owner always tseems to be on site and is very friendly. The Tres Leches cake is worth going off a diet for

go to the strand and walk the...

by angelintexas

go to the strand and walk the seawall. when you go to the strand, take plenty of money there will be things there you won't find anywhere else. and wear comfortable shoes. there is alot of walking in Galveston.


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