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Old 06-03-2018, 09:17 PM   #1
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Default How to get to cruise port at Galveston

Hello,
We have DCL booked for December 2018 from Galveston.
We're flying into Hobby the night before out cruise and trying to figure out the best way.
Unfortunately, Uber or Lyft is out as we need two car seats for our kids and won't be bringing them with us.
Any suggestion would be appreciated.
We're planning to stay at Marriott near airport as we don't arrive until past 11pm and we have two kids aged 6 and 8.
Thank you!
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Old 06-03-2018, 09:24 PM   #2
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Hello,
We have DCL booked for December 2018 from Galveston.
We're flying into Hobby the night before out cruise and trying to figure out the best way.
Unfortunately, Uber or Lyft is out as we need two car seats for our kids and won't be bringing them with us.
Any suggestion would be appreciated.
We're planning to stay at Marriott near airport as we don't arrive until past 11pm and we have two kids aged 6 and 8.
Thank you!
Regarding car seats, you might want to check out the mifold booster seat. I used it for my 5 year old when we were in California and liked it a lot.

You could try a shuttle service which will likely run about $170.

Other option might be a one way rental car for each way.

It’s actually a fairly long way from hobby to Galveston, so any option you choose is likely going to be somewhat expensive.
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Regarding car seats, you might want to check out the mifold booster seat. I used it for my 5 year old when we were in California and liked it a lot.
If the kids are booster age the mifold is amazing. It's in our Disney 'go bag' for uber and Lyft trips.
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Old 06-04-2018, 12:26 PM   #4
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Some cruise groups will rent a motorcoach and everyone pays into it. Might be a better option since you would be sharing the cost, and you still don't need car seats.
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Unfortunately, Uber or Lyft is out as we need two car seats for our kids and won't be bringing them with us.
Uber usually shows a carseat option ($10 surcharge), though their website caveats that it is not for kids over 48lbs or over 52" tall. I don't think that covers many 8 year olds unfortunately, but maybe your 6 year old?

My CA friends also love the MiFold but I have only read mixed reviews about safety.
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Uber usually shows a carseat option ($10 surcharge), though their website caveats that it is not for kids over 48lbs or over 52" tall. I don't think that covers many 8 year olds unfortunately, but maybe your 6 year old?
last I checked, Uber didn't have the carseat option in Houston.
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Old 06-04-2018, 06:09 PM   #7
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We did this last year. The rental cars were very expensive. For a family of 6 it is cheaper to get a limo than it is to take the cruise shuttle bus. For a family of 4 the limo is more expensive, but very quick and easy.
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Look into a multi-day rental. This really depends on the length of your cruise. If you’re taking a 4-day cruise, it MAY be cheaper to rent the car for the whole time rather than 2x one-way rentals. If your cruise is 7-days, it depends on the class of car you rent, but this probably won’t be cheaper. Hobby is almost 45 Miles north of Galveston. At 11pm, traffic shouldn’t be an issue, but it is quite a drive. Look into cruise shuttles, a private car, etc. We always rent our cars through Costco’s travel site and save quite a bit usually. Where are you staying that night? You can always call your hotel and ask them too.
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Thank you everyone for the suggestions.
We have not decided where we're staying overnight.
I am hoping for close to airport since we get in so late for kids, but my husband seems to want to stay near the port.
I was also wondering whether it's an option to stay at near the airport hotel and go back to airport on the Cruise day to take Disney transportation.
Does anyone know whether it's an option?
Thank you.
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Old 06-05-2018, 09:46 AM   #10
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I was also wondering whether it's an option to stay at near the airport hotel and go back to airport on the Cruise day to take Disney transportation.
We have done this in Miami. You may get a call from Disney confirming that you know what you're doing, but it shouldn't be an issue.
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