Traveling within Houston
Houston's METRO system can take riders virtually anywhere in town they want to go. Visit an Information Center or Concierge Desk for bus routes and schedules.
Rental cars: MD Anderson patients and their travel companions are eligible for auto rental discounts from Enterprise Car Rental (in Houston only). Reservations can be made through Patient Travel Services 888-848-9992.
Enterprise can be reached directly by calling 800-593-0505 or 713-520-5558. Mention reference ID #06C2863.
Taxi service: Taxis are available at The Aquarium (Clark Clinic) entrance. Approximate cost from MD Anderson to Bush Intercontinental Airport is $50 and $30 to Hobby Airport. Contact a taxi company directly at the following numbers:
- Fiesta Cab Company: 713-225-2666
- Lone Star Cab Company: 713-444-4444
- Square Deal Cab Company: 713-659-7236
- United Cab Company: 713-699-0000
- Yellow Cab Company: 713-236-1111
Joe's House is a nationwide online lodging resource for cancer patients and their families who must travel away from home for medical treatment. Use the search tools to create a list of lodging options in and around MD Anderson.
Joe's House also provides printable lists of Houston-area lodging specifically for MD Anderson patients and visitors:
Rotary House International
The Jesse H. Jones Rotary House International is a full-service hotel, owned by MD Anderson Cancer Center and managed by Marriott International. The hotel is dedicated to serving the needs of MD Anderson patients and their families while in Houston.
Texas Medical Center (TMC)
The Texas Medical Center website lists several options for lodging in and around MD Anderson.
Many local hotels offer a “medical rate” for patients and their families. This is usually lower than the standard rate. When calling hotels, make sure you ask for the “medical rate.” All hotels reserve the right to change their rates at any time.
Patient Travel Services
MD Anderson’s Patient Travel Program offers discounts on unrestricted, changeable, non-penalty airfares as well as change fee waivers on restricted fares from anywhere in the United States (and most of the world) for patients and their caregivers coming to Houston.
Patient Travel Services has access to MD Anderson airline, lodging and ground transportation discounts and rates.
Hours: Weekdays, 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
Phone: 713-745-2300 or toll-free 888-848-9992
Patients making reservations through Patient Travel Services must purchase a round-trip flight, even if they do not have a return date. Return dates on these tickets can be added or changed without a penalty. For each trip, Patient Travel Services charges a booking fee of $22 per ticket, up to two tickets. There are no booking fees for additional tickets.
All tickets issued by Patient Travel Services are electronic (E-Ticket or Ticketless), whenever possible.