SHUTTLE BUS TRANSPORTATION
Important Parking Notice!
Shuttle bus service is included free
with each ticket purchase.
Due to ongoing construction at Ellington Airport, our onsite parking will be limited again this year. For your comfort and convenience, we recommend using a Shuttle Bus from one of the area Park and Rides listed below.
Shuttle buses will run from 7:30am to 6:00pm Saturday, October 26th, and 7:30am to 6:00pm Sunday, October 27th. The last inbound shuttle to Ellington leaves at 2:30pm. Shuttles will depart the P&R every 20 minutes or when the bus fills up, whichever happens first. The shuttle service is free with your ticket!
Please note: The shuttle buses cannot accommodate wagons, large strollers, or chairs that cannot be collapsed and carried on-board.
Shuttle pick-up locations are:
Bay Area Park and Ride—801 Bay Area Blvd. (at Feather Craft)
Fuqua Park and Ride—11755 Sabo Rd. (west of I-45 South, near Fuqua)
South Point Park and Ride—12410 Kurland Dr. (east of I-45 South, near Fuqua)
(Park and Ride locations are subject to change. Please check back before showtime for latest locations.)
ARRIVING BY CAR
Ellington Airport is located about 20 minutes south of Houston in the Clear Lake area. From Houston, take I-45 South to the Ellington/FM-1959 exit. Go under the overpass and curve right, over I-45 and onto Ellington Road (FM-1959). Continue heading east into the main entrance of Ellington Airport. Or you may take Beltway 8 to the Highway 3 exit, then proceed south on Highway 3 to Ellington Airport. There is no charge for parking with paid Airshow ticket. Please see our Directions & Parking Maps page for details about the many parking areas available.
Please Note: The FM-1959/Dixie Farm Road bridge/underpass crossing I-45 is currently under construction. The FM-1959 underpass is currently open during construction. We will post updates here as we get them from TxDOT. Please plan accordingly (or take the shuttle bus!).
ARRIVING BY TAXI
Ellington Airport is located about 20 minutes south of Houston in the Clear Lake area. The airport grounds and office complex are very large, so you will need a specific address for taxi drop-off and pick-up. We recommend using the address for Southwest Airport Services located at Ellington Airport Building 500, 11811 North Brantly Ave, Houston, TX 77034. This address is closest to our central ticket gate. However, please be advised that following the end of the airshow, a taxi pick-up may be delayed as almost all traffic lanes are outbound only! Please arrange with your taxi driver for a pick-up time and location. Please see our Directions & Parking Maps page for details about the many parking areas available.
ARRIVING BY COMMERCIAL AIR
Houston's Hobby Airport is located just off I-45, between downtown Houston and Ellington Airport and is served by most major airlines. Houston's George Bush Intercontinental Airport is located north of the city. Both airports offer a number of rental car agencies.
ARRIVING BY YOUR OWN AIRCRAFT - Transient aircraft available again!
Airshow attendees may fly their own planes to Ellington Airport for the Airshow; however, they must be on the ground and in place by 9:00 a.m. on show days. Waiver times will be in effect Saturday, October 26th from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. and on Sunday, October 27th, from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. (Waiver dates and times subject to change – check the NOTAMS.) During waiver times, the field will be closed to all air traffic. If aircraft are not at least in the pattern on these days, they may be waved off to another airport.
Pilots will be instructed where to park aircraft upon arrival. Everyone arriving in the aircraft must have an Airshow ticket or be prepared to buy one. Gate tickets will be available upon arrival. You will not be allowed to stay with your plane. Everyone must be behind the crowd line. Aircraft will not be able to leave until Ellington Airport is reopened to air traffic.