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Getting to Rice University


By Plane

Houston has two airports: William P. Hobby (HOU), 11 miles to the south of campus and George Bush Intercontinental (IAH), 24 miles to the north.

Most major rental car companies have locations at both airports. SuperShuttle and taxis provide ground transportation services from both airports.

Driving to Rice University fromĀ North or South

1. Those approaching Houston on I-45 North or I-45 South should take the US 59 south exit. From US 59 south, take the Fannin Street exit and travel south on Fannin until you reach Sunset Boulevard. Take a right on Sunset and an immediate left on Main Street. At the corner of Main Street and University Boulevard is the BioScience Research Collaborative (BRC). The parking entrance is on the south side of the building on Dryden Road.

2. Those approaching Houston from the north on US 59 (heading south) should take the Fannin Street exit and travel south on Fannin until you reach Sunset Boulevard. Take a right on Sunset and an immediate left (south) on Main Street. At the corner of Main Street and University Boulevard is the BioScience Research Collaborative (BRC). The parking entrance is on the south side of the building on Dryden Road.

3. Those approaching Houston from the south on US 59 (heading north) should exit at Main Street, stay in the right lane and turn right (south) on Main. Two streets past the light at West Holcombe Boulevard is Dryden Road. Go left and the parking entrance to the BioScience Research Collaborative (BRC) is on your right.

Driving to Rice University fromĀ East or West

1. Those approaching Houston from the west on I-10 East should take 610 South to 59 North and exit at Greenbriar. Stay on the frontage road, turn right (south) on Greenbriar. Follow Greenbriar to the light at Rice Boulevard. Turn left on Rice Boulevard. Stay on Rice Boulevard until it becomes Sunset. Turn right on Main Street (south). At the corner of Main Street and University Boulevard is the BioScience Research Collaborative (BRC). The parking entrance is on the south side of the building on Dryden Road.

2. Those approaching Houston from the east on I-10 West should take the US 59 South exit. From US 59 South, take the Fannin Street exit and travel south on Fannin until you reach Sunset Boulevard. Take a right on Sunset Boulevard and an immediate left (south) on Main Street. ). At the corner of Main Street and University Boulevard is the BioScience Research Collaborative (BRC). The parking entrance is on the south side of the building on Dryden Road.

3. Those approaching Houston from the northwest on 290 should take 610 South to 59 North and exit at Main Street, stay in the right lane and turn right (south) on Main. Follow Main and at the intersection of Main and University Boulevard is the BioScience Research Collaborative (BRC). The parking entrance is on the south side of the building on Dryden Road.

Getting to Rice University by METRO Bus and Rail

The Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County, (METRO) provides bus and rail service from destinations around Houston. See web site.

There is a METRORail stop across the street from the main entrance of the Rice campus. The rail line travels up and down Main Street, serving downtown, the Texas Medical Center and Reliant Park.
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