Driving to Rice University
If you are driving to Rice please budget ample time if you plan to arrive/depart during rush hour (weekdays 7:00-9:30am and 3:30-6:30pm).
The Moody Center for the Arts is located on the campus of Rice University, and is best reached by using Campus Entrance 8 at the intersection of University Boulevard and Stockton Street. As you enter campus, the building is on the right, just past the Media Center. There is a dedicated parking lot adjacent to the building. Payment for the Moody Lot is by credit card only. Additional parking is available in West Lot 4. Read more »
We recommend staying at the Hilton Houston Plaza/Medical Center located on Travis Street. This is Rice’s partner hotel, and is a 12-minute walk to the Moody Center for the Arts on campus. The hotel also provides complimentary shuttle service to/from Rice if the weather is unpleasant. Accessible rooms available.
Hilton Houston Plaza/Medical Center
6633 Travis Street, Houston, TX 77030-1308
Closest hotel to campus
Book online by Feb. 7, 2019 using this group discount link »
Several other local hotels:
Rodeway Inn & Suites Medical Center
Best Western Plaza Hotel & Suites at Medical Center
Wyndham Houston-Medical Center Hotel and Suites
Travel within Houston
Rice University is situated between the Museum District, The Houston Medical Center, Hermann Park, and Rice Village. All of these areas are pedestrian friendly and approximately a 10- to 15-minute walk apart. The free Rice University shuttle service also serves these areas from campus. Downtown Houston is accessible via the METRORail Red line, a tram service with a convenient station between Rice and Hermann Park. If you are staying at the Hilton Houston Plaza/Medical Center, the hotel has a complimentary shuttle for destinations within two miles of the property (Rice University, the Museum District, Hermann Park, and Rice Village are well within the boundaries).
Flying to Houston
The city of Houston is served by two airports: George Bush Intercontinental Airport (IAH) and William P. Hobby Airport (HOU). We recommend William P. Hobby Airport due to its closer proximity to Rice University. If you have any questions about arranging flights or Houston’s airports, please do not hesitate to contact us and ask.
Options from the airports to Rice University
Rice University is not reached very easily via public transportation. Taxi service is easily arranged but can be costly. We recommend Uber and Lyft, which operate across metropolitan Houston.