Local Transportation

Galveston Taxi Services

Tropical Taxi: (409) 621-4000
Yellow Cab: (409) 763-3333
Jeffs Cab Company: (409) 621-5333
Busy Bee Taxi: (409) 762-8429

Public Transportation System

Island Transit, the City Of Galveston's public transportation system, provides fixed-route, ADA-accessible bus service. The Island Transit service area covers 27 square miles of Galveston Island, including convenient routes to TAMUG and UTMB.
Island Transit also operates Dial-A-Ride Transit (DART), a curb-to-curb service for persons unable to use the regular fixed-route bus service because of a disability. DART services must be scheduled 24 hours in advance.

Persons traveling to and from UTMB for medical care may be eligible to use the Island Transit fixed-route bus service or curb-to-curb service at no cost. Patients only need to show the driver proof of a scheduled hospital or clinic appointment or pharmacy visit to ride free. People who accompany patients to provide assistance or children under 18 years of age traveling with a patient are also eligible to ride at no cost.

Fixed-route buses and Dial-a-Ride vehicles run Monday through Saturday from 6:00 a.m. to 11:30 p.m., and Sundays from 9:00 a.m. to 6 p.m., including holidays.

  • For information about Island Transit bus routes and schedules, call 797-3900.
  • For information about Dial-A-Ride Transit services, call (409) 797-3909.

Information about Island Transit services can also be obtained by visiting the organization's web site.

Intercity Bus Service

Galveston is accessible from any region of Texas via the state’s extensive intercity bus network. Kerrville Bus Company provides daily bus service between Houston’s Greyhound Terminal and Galveston Island. Contact Greyhound Lines for further information.

  • Greyhound Telephone Information Center: (800) 229-9424
  • Customers With Disabilities Assist Line: (800) 752-4841
  • TDD/TTY: (800) 345-3109
  • Spanish/Español: (800) 531-5332
  • Galveston Bus Terminal: (409) 765-7731

Airport Information

Galveston Island is served by the Houston Airport System, including George Bush Intercontinental Airport and William P. Hobby Airport.

Scholes International Airport at Galveston offers charter flights to Galveston Island.

Ground Transportation From Houston Airports

Rental cars are available from the major rental car companies at both George Bush Intercontinental Airport and William P. Hobby Airport.