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.
Airport shuttle: SuperShuttle offers service to both Houston airports from the Jesse Jones Rotary House International Hotel. From MD Anderson, approximate one-way cost to Bush Intercontinental Airport is $24 per person. Cost to Hobby Airport is $20 per person. Reservations must be made. Call toll-free 800-258-3826 or 713-523-8888. Visit an Information Center or Concierge Desk for assistance.
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. Two such hotels, the Marriott Medical Center and Marriott Marquis Houston, have a block of rooms set aside for people coming to MD Anderson. To stay in one of these blocked rooms, call the hotel to check availability in the “M-D-A-C-C block.” When calling all other hotels, make sure you ask for the “medical rate.” All hotels reserve the right to change their rates at any time.
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.
Location: Faculty Center, Floor 3, FC3.2030 (for ticket changes and bilingual agent)
Hours: Weekdays, 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
Phone: 713-745-2300 or toll-free 888-848-9992 (8 a.m.-6 p.m.)
When confirming reservations through Patient Travel Services, it is necessary to schedule a round trip flight, even if you don't have a return date. Changes can be made to the return flight, and there is no service fee if you purchased your ticket through Patient Travel Services. Regulations for changes on other carriers are available to patients who purchased their tickets through Patient Travel Services.
All tickets issued by Patient Travel Services are electronic (E-Ticket or Ticketless), whenever possible.