The Rice University campus is in southwest central Houston at 6100 Main St. Rice is located across Main Street from the Texas Medical Center and is convenient to Reliant Park, downtown, the Museum District, the Rice Village and Hermann Park, which includes the Houston Zoo, an 18-hole golf course and the Houston Museum of Natural Science.
Hobby Airport is the closest airport to the university (about a 30-minute drive in favorable traffic conditions). George Bush Intercontinental Airport, which is much larger, is generally just under an hour's drive away, but the drive can take longer in peak traffic times. Shuttle bus service is available from Bush Intercontinental Airport and Hobby Airport to most hotels in the Rice University area. For more information, contact Airport Express at 713-523-8888. Taxi service to the university costs about twice as much as the airport shuttle bus, and limousine service is typically twice the taxi rate.
If you choose to rent a car, the following directions may be helpful in getting you to Rice:
From Bush Intercontinental Airport
Take Beltway 8 east to Highway 59. Follow Highway 59 south to the Greenbriar exit (you will pass Loop 610, I-10 and I-45 before you reach Greenbriar). Upon exiting, go south (left) on Greenbriar to Rice Boulevard. Turn left onto Rice Boulevard. The Rice campus will be on your right.
From Hobby Airport
Take the main airport exit, which is Broadway Boulevard. Follow Broadway Boulevard to I-45. Follow I-45 north to Highway 59. Follow Highway 59 south to the Greenbriar exit. Upon exiting, go south (left) on Greenbriar to Rice Boulevard. Turn left onto Rice Boulevard. The campus will be on your right.