Carnival Cruise Lines offers transportation between Houston Intercontinental and Houston Hobby Airports and the Port of Galveston. These services are only available on the day of your cruise and immediately after your cruise.

Important facts about our transfer services
Where can I purchase transfers?
  • Purchase of transfers can be done through Manage My Cruise on or Carnival Reservations up to 5 days prior to your sail date; you will need to provide your flight information in Online Checkin at the time of purchase. Flight details are provided to the transportation company to assist in expediting your transfer to the pier. It is your responsibility to update Carnival with any changes to your flight schedule to ensure you are met by the transportation company.
  • New bookings made within 5 days of sailing may purchase the transfer at either Houston Airports with a Carnival Cruise Lines representative*.
    (*Cash payment is not accepted at the airport, the transfer costs are charged directly to your onboard Sail & Sign Account.)
How do I purchase transfers?

Transfers can be purchased in four easy steps:

  1. Login to Manage My Cruise
  2. Click  "View Details"
  3. Choose "Plan Activities"
  4. Select "Ground Transportation"

Cost of Transfers:

Applicable to Cruise Only guest
Between Houston Intercontinental Airport (IAH) to Port of Galveston: One Way: $45.00     Round Trip: $90.00
Between Houston Hobby Airport (HOU) to Port of Galveston: One Way: $35.00     Round Trip: $70.00
**Applicable to guests using Carnival's Fly Aweigh air program
Between Houston Intercontinental (IAH) or Houston Hobby (HOU) Airports and the Port of Galveston: One Way: $35.00     Round Trip: $70.00

Transfer rates are subject to change and any unused services are non refundable.

** This rate is only valid when transfers are pre-purchased and will NOT be available for purchase at the airport on embarkation day or onboard the ship. 


What are the flight guidelines for the latest airport arrivals and earliest return flights?

Latest Flight Arrival:
Arrivals into the Houston Intercontinental Airport (IAH): 1:00pm or Houston Hobby Airport (HOU): 1:30pm

Earliest Flight Departures:
Earliest departures out of the Houston Intercontinental Airport (IAH) or Houston Hobby Airport (HOU): 1:30pm

Prior to your cruise you will be met at the airport:

On the day of the cruise, you will be assisted by our Meet & Greet agents and escorted to your vehicle for transfer to the port. Transfer service begins at approximately at 10:00am.

For availability contact your travel agent, go to Manage My Cruise on or contact Carnival Reservations at 1-800-327-9501.

Conditions and Restrictions

Transfers operate on the day of embarkation or debarkation only. Cruise only guests will be required to provide flight information via Online Checkin when purchasing transfers. When flight details have been recorded in Online Checkin updates are the responsibility of the guest. Carnival is not responsible to provide transfers for guests who schedule flights outside of the service times or provide incorrect flight information. The vehicle operator is an independent contractor. Carnival assumes no liability for losses, damages or injuries in connection with the use of the operator. Carnival reserves the right to discontinue transfer service at anytime. Prices and acceptable flight times are subject to change without notice.