Houston Intercontinental IAH Airport Terminal Map Overview

Main Terminal / Concourses at Houston Intercontinental IAH Airport

Terminal Layout, Getting around, Passenger paging, International Departures, International Arrivals; Terminal Details & Amenities/Services.

The passenger terminal complex at Houston Intercontinental Airpor
t consists of five terminals - TA through TE.  The access road of JFK Blvd leads to center of the complex, with hotel & restaurant - dividing Terminals A & B (West) and Terminal C, D & E (East)  - TD & TE are on opposite sides. A/B Parking is between TA & TB; while C Parking is between TC and TD/E.
All Terminals have these similar features: 
    (a) Entering from street level you get to the baggage claim areas, rental car facilities, and amenities located next to the passenger pickup exits.
    (b) Visitor Information Centers are in the baggage claim area of all 3 terminals. One doorway is designated for limos, taxis & public transportation, while another one is for private vehicle pickup. 
    (c) When arriving on the second level you are in the center of the terminal facility, with airline counters along the walls, and shops, food courts & lounges fill up the remaining area.

Getting around:  
    Terminal connections inside or outside their secured areas offer separate transport connections:
    The above-ground TerminaLink train inside security starts at Terminal A station & connects terminals A, B, C, D/E (a 30 mins transfer).  The below-ground Inter-Terminal Train outside security connects TA, TB, Hotel, TC, & TD/TE.
    TD & TE are connected by tunnel. TD connects at its gate D1 to the Noth gates of TC, and TE connects at its gate E1 to the South gates of TC.
    Transportation: Most shuttle services are at the south side of Terminals A, B & C and the west end of D, and the Metro’s Airport Direct bus leaves from Terminal C to downtown Houston.
    Global Entry Program - The automated self-service kiosk is intended for frequent travelers enrolled in the Global Entry system, to bypass passport control, customs & Immigration when returning to the U.S., by simply activating their data at this kiosk (note that the Global Entry program is now extended to Mexican citizens).
    Passenger paging:  Pick up one of the white telephones placed throughout the terminals. Visually/ hearing impaired travelers should call 281-230-3000 or the TDD number 281-230-3089.
    International departures: United Airlines at Terminal E; all other airlines at Terminal D.
    U.S. & Canadian international arrivals
may now use the new self-service kiosks with Automated Passport Control (APC) technology - speeding up the passport control process.
    International Arrivals from Terminals D & E:  All international arrivals areprocessed through the Federal Inspection Services (FIS) at Terminal E. Customs forms in several languages can be downloaded at :  www.cbp.gov/newsroom/publications/forms and familites with same residence may use one single form.
    If Houston is your final destination, clear passport control, pick up bags, and submit to Customs your blue Customs Declaration form; if no further baggage inspection is necessary, exit Customs, pass re-check area and enter greeter/ Arrivals Lobby.
    International to domestic flights:  Passengers with boarding passes may re-check bags just outside of the Customs area exit doors, where airline staff is ready to guide, if necessary:
      (a) If holding boarding pass: From Recheck area to Domestic flights & Terminal E - clear security at level 2, turn left for Gates C29-45 and E1-24;  or turn right for gates D1-12, B60-91 or C14-28. The above-ground people mover connects inside the secured areas to Terminals B  & C, every 90 seconds.
      (b) Passengers with separate tickets connecting to a foreign-flag carrier need to check in at Terminal D counters, using  the elevator /escalator leading to  walkway to TD, then go up one level to ticket counters at right; thereafter go through security check & take escalator up to connecting gate.

TERMINAL DETAILS: 
   All Terminals offer above-ground transport inside security, while connecting terminals A/B, Hotel, & terminals C, D & E offer below-ground transport outside of security.
   United Airline Passengers:   United now uses Terminal B South for its domestic arrivals & departures;  and Terminal E for its international arrivals & departures.
   Airlines using Terminal D for Departures & Terminal E for Arrivals:  see Terminals D & E below:

Terminal A of IAH is currently served by American, Delta, Frontier, Spirit, United, & US Airways. TA (along with TD) now offer free WiFi services.  Terminal A has on level 0 the TerminaLink train station (train starts here to all other terminals); on levels 3 & 4 parking, on level M offices. Level 1 is arrivals area with  baggage claim; Level 2 is the departures/ check-in area.. Separate security checks offer access to:
   North Concourse gates A1-A15 (A1 & A2 west; A3-15 north)
   South Concourse gates A17-A30 (A25-30 west; A17-24  south) -

Terminal B of IAH has 5 levels is currently served by United Airways arrivals & departures only, and is divided by North & South concourses. TB is also primary facility  for United Express - operated by its regional partners ExpressJet, SkyWest, Shuttle America & Trans States, which together, operate over 300 daily flights to U.S, Canada, Mexico & the Caribbean.  (Level 0 of TB houses the TerminaLink train station;  Level 3 of TB houses offices, Levels 4 & 5 house parking facilities. ).
    Level 1 of TB is the baggage claim area.
    Level 2 of TB houses the AdPM Station, ticketing counters, security check with  access to Concourse B gates:
        North Concourse - level 3:  East gates B84-91; West gates B76-B83; escalator/ elevators lead down to:
        South Concourse - level 2:  South gates B21-B31; Central gates B12-B20 - used by United's Arrivals & Departures (soon with large United Club); East gates B1-B11. 
NOTE: As part of Terminal B's Overhaul Project (to be completed by 2019), phase 1 has now been completed; work continues on phases 2 & 3  thereafter.

Terminal C of IAH is base for domestic operations of United Airways. The terminal is divided ito a North and a South side. While TC South connects to TE, TC North currently connects to TD (however, the North concourse space is to be used for the upcoming TD expansion).  Level 0 houses the train station; Level 3 offices.
    Level 1 of TC is the Arrivals level with baggage claim.
    Level 2 of TC is the Departures level and houses the APM Station, ticketing desks, security check and access to:
        North Concourse:  gates C24-C27 at left with connection to TD at right;  C14-C23 straight ahead;*
        South Concourse: gates C29-45 (with connection to TE after C45).

* Groundbreaking took place in May 2015 for the 'new Terminal C North concourse' - a 265,000 sq.foot facility with 11 boarding gates for all types of United's carriers. Upon its completion, the current North Concourse will be demolished for reconstruction of the Mickey Leland International Terminal D. 
  
Terminal D of IAH  is currently served by AeroMexico, Air Canada, AirChina, AirFrance, Alaska, Avianca, British, Emirates, Interjet, KLM, Korean, Lufthansa, Qatar, SAS Scandinavian, Singapore, Turkish & Viva Aerobus & Volaris.  TD (along with TA) now offer free WiFi services.
    Level 1 of TD is the ticketing & arrivals level , with two entrances for passenger drop-off, and two exits for passenger pick-up and for taxis, limos, etc. Between the exit doors is an escalator leading to trains and Terminals A, B & C. In the back of it is the baggage claim. Ticketing desks are near the entrances.The security check is between exit and entrance doors and behind it is the escalator & elevator to the gates.
    Level 2 is the departure level  with separate gateway to (a) gates D1-D3 & connecting to C gates; and (b) gates D4A - D12 (west to east). As you enter, you find an ATM machine and three lounges, as well as currency exchange service near gate D7.  A short tunnel south leads to Terminal E.
NOTE:  After completion of the new Terminal C North Concourse, the subsequent demolition of the old one will make space for a new Mickey Leland International Terminal D.       

Terminal E of IAH is served by United Airlines only.
   Level 0 of TE houses the underground baggage facility;
   Level 1 of TE is the Arrivals level with 12 baggage belts, re-check counters for baggage check-through to domestic flghts after customs clearance, and a meeter /greeter lobby, with exit to ground transport.
   Level 2 of TE is the Departures level with access after seucrity check to gates E gates. T2 also houses the Customs (CBP) inspection hall for arriving pssengers. Once you get through security check on either side of level 2, you can proceed to the gate area:
       The gate area - used by United's international arrivals/departures - houses Gate E11 is in the center; on opposite ends are gates  E1- E10B & gates E12 to E24. The gate area represents the building running along opposite sides of the access road (South Terminal Drive).
 
Amenities & Services inside the passenger terminals:  All terminals provide free internet access; food & drink estabishments, shops, newsstands and shoeshine. TD & TE also offer currency exchange, while TA, TD & TE also offer duty-free shops. Movie rental and an interfaith chapel are available in TC, and in-Motion Entertainment in TE. The large  USO facility in TD contains a Cyber Café, video gaming stations, entertainment lounge, quiet room, children’s play room, and kitchen. The Real Food Company in TC was named 'Best New Food & Beverage Concept' by Revenue News.
Due to other recent improvements, including new concourses at TA & TC, the Houston Airport System has some of the nation's finest terminal facilities - one of which is the 'La Grand Comptoir' French brasserie in TC North, which recently received the 'Best Restaurant in the World' prize.





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