Getting from Houston Airport to Galveston, Tx for cruise

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  1. PrincessAbby'sMom

    PrincessAbby'sMom DIS Veteran

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    What are our options & how expensive?
     
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  3. PrincessShmoo

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    DCL has transfers, I think I read that they are $30 per person each way.
     
  4. PrincessAbby'sMom

    PrincessAbby'sMom DIS Veteran

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    Good to know:):cool1:... figured not in California or Florida (where there are parks) there wouldn't be!?! :confused3 So good to hear!:cool1::thumbsup2
     
  5. I❤MICKEY

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    FYI - dreams unlimited advised me that Disney was discontinuing this service in Galveston. I believe Feb 23 is the last date.

    We booked through a private service The Hilton Galveston recommended Dwayne with Texas Air Port Car. The cost is $95 for 3 or less people and$35 per person 4+ (each way). I requested an online quote which I received. I had read an online review that stated children under 3 are free. Sent him another email. He responded with a phone call and confirmed under 3 is free. So for the four of us the cost will be $95 which is $5 more than Disney transfers and he will pick-up/drop-off at the hotels rather than just the airport. The icing on the cake is that he asked if we were bringing car seats. When I said we were trying to avoid it he said no problem. He has car seats and booster seats. http://texasairportcar.com/index.html
     
  6. TheReeders

    TheReeders Earning My Ears

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    They are discontinuing the service from Hobby airport, not IAH. I asked DCL because my cruise is in October and I will have shuttle transportation from IAH.
     
  7. I❤MICKEY

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    Thank you for clarifying. We fly into Hobby - that must have been why DU informed us.
     
  8. wallawallakids

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    Really? I am a little concerned because I haven't heard this. We have DCL booked to Hobby after our cruise in April. They have yet to inform me of otherwise. :confused3
     
  9. mamabug70

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    We booked DCL transfers from Hobby for out Jan cruise on the Magic.. It was $30 per person each way. When I called to find out how the transfers work, the DCL rep told me they were discontinuing service but I cant remember if they said March or May. Here is the number I called for embarkation services. 1-800-395-9374.
     
  10. wallawallakids

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    Thank you. I will call. I don't want to be stuck!! Esp. since I already paid them for these transfers!!!! Thanks again
     
  11. PrincessAbby'sMom

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    Anyone find out anything on Disney transfers from Houston to Galveston? Finally booked & that is my next step?!?
     
  12. TheReeders

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    I don't have enough posts to post a link, but it says on wdw.com. It says after May 2013, transfers are from IAH only
     
  13. klayresmom

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    We had DCL transfers from Huston to Galveston for the 4/6 sail. 2 adults 1 child was $180. We decided to come in a day early and are now doing DCL transfers from Huston to Hotel Galvez for one night with transfers from the hotel to port in the morning. Then after the cruise, port to Huston. The price went up $205 more, however that includes the Hotel stay. I booked all of this through DCL.
     
  14. PrincessAbby'sMom

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    So it was $385 for 3 people round trip transportation to & from airport to port & a hotel stay? Boy that sounds high! I am calling to pay up on my trip today - I will have to ask!

    Thanks!
     
  15. klayresmom

    klayresmom Earning My Ears

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    The DCL transfers are $60 per person round trip. ($180 for a family of 3). They will do the airport, hotel, port, airport transfers I mentioned if you stay at their Disney preferred hotel. So basically our room was $205 which is a good price at THAT hotel for when we are going. There are definitely cheaper options...just DCL transportation wouldn't work "with" it. We are paying for convenience and the haunted hotel on the water.
     
  16. klayresmom

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    DCL transportation alone...no hotel...from Huston to port, then back to IAH is 60.00 per person.
     
  17. PrincessAbby'sMom

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    I quoted Galvez the other day & it was $125, I guess I need to run with it then?!?
     
  18. klayresmom

    klayresmom Earning My Ears

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    Run! Our rate was 179.....the 205 included tax.
     
  19. jestracker

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    Just tried to contact the Texas Air Port Car at the web site address you posted. The phone number for them is not a working phone number. Do you know any other way to contact them? Thank you
     
  20. jestracker

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    Is that the correct web site? I went there, found the phone number and it is no longer a valid number. Is the business still in service?
     
  21. ilovebassets

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    We have transfers booked from Hobby for our March 1st cruise, 4 adults, 2 under age 3. $240 total. They don't charge for the under 3 crowd which made it worth the $240 to us to have the peace of mind and to not have to bring car seats for a taxi (flame away!) I was told that on the chance they do use a taxi or shuttle rather than a bus for the transport, Disney will provide car seats.
     

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