HOU provides a variety of service-oriented amenities to enhance your travel experience.  Stay connected with free Wi-Fi, learn about Houston at our Visitor Information Centers or give your pet a break in the Service Animal Relief Area.


The Houston Airport System is committed to providing an outstanding experience to travelers with disabilities. This page highlights accessibility related services and facility information that we hope is helpful to travel planning.


Automated External Defibrillators for cardiac emergencies are located throughout the Airport. Look for a box or cabinet near an overhead sign with a heart and lightning bolt symbol.

Airport Information Booths

HOU offers four Airport Information Booths.

  • Level 1, Houston Interactive Center (in partnership with Houston First).
  • Level 2, pre-security, near the security checkpoint
  • Level 2, post-security, near the Rotunda

ATMs are located throughout the airport. Fees may apply, depending on your bank’s policy.

  • Level 1, Baggage Claim Area
  • Level 2, pre-security, Main Lobby
  • Level 2, near Gate 1
  • Level 2, near Gate 21
baggage carts
Baggage Carts

Baggage carts are provided in baggage claim and near passenger drop-off areas in each terminal.  Designed to conveniently manage heavy or numerous bags, the carts offer a basket for carry-ons and a platform for large bags. A small fee applies.

Forms of payment accepted: cash ($1, $5, $10 bills; coins not accepted), Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Discover, UnionPay, and JCB.

Battery Charging

HOU gate areas feature seats with power outlets for charging phones and personal devices (gates 1-5, 20-25, 27 and 40-51).


A calm place to pray or meditate, the Airport Interfaith Chapels provide a place of comfort, meditation and worship for the traveling public and the airport community. Open daily, 24 hours.

  • Pre-security, Level 1, Baggage Claim
  • Post-security, Central Concourse, near Gate 44
Courtesy Phones

White courtesy telephones in each terminal are provided for paging assistance.

Visual paging monitors are located next to flight information display monitors.

Call 1-713-640-3000 for general information and paging.

Interactive Visitor Kiosks

HOU provides a variety of service-oriented amenities to enhance your travel experience.  Watch a demo video to learn more about the new and improved IVKs.

  • Level 1, baggage claim
  • Level 2, near Gate 1  
  • Level 2, post-security, near the Rotunda
  • Level 2, near Gate 22
  • Level 2, near Gate 42
Little Library

Hobby Airport is pleased to offer a free library for our passengers: please take a book for your reading pleasure, or leave a book to lighten your load!

  • Level 2, near Gate 5
  • Level 2, near Gate 22
  • Level 2, near Gate 44

BOOKLink is a self-service kiosk that allows Houston Public Library customers to check out and return library books including e-books.  

Lost and Found

For detailed information about lost items, please visit HOU's Lost & Found page.


A U.S. mailbox is found in the Main Lobby on the Departures Level, pre-security.  It is just inside the entrance.

mail safe
MailSafe Express

MailSafe Express provides delivery services for items prohibited at TSA checkpoints.  You choose the destination, swipe a credit card, and the item is delivered in approximately one week.  TSA personnel assist with item placement in the receiving kiosk.

Mothers Rooms

HOU offers a private nursing room for traveling mothers. 

  • Level 2, near Gate 4
  • Level 2, near Gate 24
  • Level 2, Rotunda, near Gate 46
  • Pre-security, Mamava (Mother's Pod), near KPRC2 Travel Store
Service Animal Relief

Service animals are welcome at the airport. A service animal relief area can be found at the following location: 

  • Level 1, near Ground Transportation Zone 4 and Red Garage
  • Level 2, near CNBC Shop
Shoe Shine

Put a spring in your step and condition and polish your shoes.  Shoe shine service is offered for a fee.  Tips are appreciated.

  • Level 2, pre-security, near main entrance
  • Level 2, near Gate 41
Smoking Area

HOU is designated as a smoke-free facility by city ordinance.  Smoking areas are offered outside Levels 1 and 2 at least 25 feet away from the exit doors.


The USO is a perfect place for members of the U.S. military and their families to relax before, between and after flights. Televisions, computers, and snacks are available. Directions: From the Central Concourse, take the elevator between Gates 44 and 46 downstairs.

  • 09:00 a.m. - 09:00 p.m.
Vending Machines

Vending machines offering drinks and snacks are located on Levels 1 and 2.

  • Level 1, outside, near Ground Transportation Curb Zone 1
  • Level 1, pre-security, Baggage Claim area
  • Level 2, pre-security, near the exit for ecopark
  • Level 2, near Gate 29
Water Bottle Filling Station

Fill your water bottle at one of the free filling stations located throughout the Airport.  The stations feature touch-sensitive dispensers.

  • Level 1, post-security, FIS
  • Level 1, International Arrivals exit area
  • Level 1, Baggage Claim
  • Level 2, pre-security, near Southwest ticketing
  • Level 2, pre-security, near Delta ticketing
  • Level 2, pre-security, near Security Checkpoint
  • Level 2, near Gate 1 
  • Level 2, near Gate 3
  • Level 2, near Gate 20
  • Level 2, near Gate 22
  • Level 2, near Gate 26
  • Level 2, near Gate 40
  • Level 2, near Gate 46

Wheelchair service is provided through your airline.  Request a wheelchair or electric cart service from your airline in advance or at the ticket counter.


Each terminal (including the parking garages) at HOU features Free Airport Wi-Fi.

1. Click the Wi-Fi icon on your device.
2. Select "Free Airport WIFI" from the list of SSID network options.
3. The Airport's Wi-Fi splash page will open automatically.
4. Agree to the terms and click “submit.”
5. You are now connected.

Wi-Fi help desk:  1-844-831-0999