We are now offering multiple daily departures to/from Galveston from HOU William P. Hobby airport. Located just 40 minutes from Galveston and the cruise port. Hobby is the largest hub for Southwest airlines which added international service to Mexico and the Caribbean in 2014. AirTran, American Airlines, Delta and Jet Blue also provide service to Hobby. Most major hospitality chains have Hobby Airport locations and when arriving on late flights the day before provide a perfect option for an overnight stay if you arrive too late for a free airport to hotel shuttle services.
Interesting fact – In the 1930’s after many previous name changes the airport was briefly (only a few months) named after Howard Hughes until the federal government forced the name change reasoning that it could not continue to receive federal funding if named after a living individual.