Campus Directions and Parking

Visitor parking is available in the Central Campus Garage, the underground garage beneath the Jones Graduate School of Business (McNair Hall). To park in this garage, enter from Rice Boulevard (Entrance #20) and turn right at the second stop sign. The building and entrance to the garage will be on your left. Take the elevators at the east end of the garage to the first floor.

 

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Rice's central Houston location is accessible by air, car and public transportation. Click below for more information.


By Plane:


Houston has two airports: William P. Hobby (HOU), 11 miles to the south of campus and George Bush Intercontinental (IAH), 24 miles to the north. Intercontinental is a hub of global travel. Hobby is a hub for regional, domestic travel. Together they offer 1,000 flights a day in and out of Houston.

Most major rental car companies have locations at both airports. SuperShuttle and taxis provide ground transportation services from both airports.

 

Driving Directions:  


From North or South


1. Those approaching Houston on I-45 North or I-45 South should take the US 59 south exit. From US 59 south, take the Greenbriar exit and drive south to Rice Boulevard. Make a left and enter at entrance No. 20 and turn right at the second stop sign.

2. Those approaching Houston from the north on US 59 (heading south or north) should take the Greenbriar exit and drive south to Rice Boulevard. Make a left and enter at entrance No. 20 and turn right at the second stop sign.

 

From East or West

1. Those approaching Houston from the west on I-10 East should take 610 South to 59 North and exit at Greenbriar. Stay on the frontage road, turn right (south) on Greenbriar. Follow Greenbriar to the light at Rice Boulevard. Turn left on Rice Boulevard. Drive to entrance No. 20 and turn right at the second stop sign.

2. Those approaching Houston from the east on I-10 West should take the US 59 South exit. From US 59 South, take the Greenbriar exit and drive south to Rice Boulevard. Make a left and enter at entrance No. 20 and make a right at the second stop sign.

 

METRO Bus and Rail

The Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County, (METRO) provides bus and rail service from destinations around Houston.

There is a METRORail stop across the street from the main entrance of the Rice campus. The rail line travels up and down Main Street, serving downtown, the Texas Medical Center and Reliant Park.


Visitor parking is available in the Central Campus Garage, the underground garage beneath the Jones Graduate School of Business (McNair Hall). To park in this garage, enter from Rice Boulevard (Entrance #20) and turn right at the second stop sign. The central garage is paid parking. The building and entrance to the garage will be on your left. Take the elevators at the east end of the garage to the first floor.

For questions related to parking, please visit: http://parking.rice.edu/Content.aspx?id=52