University of Houston-Victoria

International Programs

Airport Arrival Information

Victoria Students

Airport Option 1

Students must secure the F-1 visa and a copy of the visa must be emailed to international@uhv.edu prior to the airport request. The International Programs  provides a complimentary pick-up from George Bush Intercontinental Airport (Airport Code: IAH) at the start of the semester for international students.

The airport shuttle(s) are only available for students arriving to UHV from outside of the U.S. We strongly encourage you to select flights between 8am to 11pm due to safety and security of our graduate student drivers. Complete the below forms if you need a ride to and from the airport to UHV. For more information pertaining to the airport shuttle service please visit https://www.uhv.edu/international/admitted-students/arrival-pick-up/  We recommend students to arrive between January 6th to January 10th 2023 (for those returning from outside of the U.S. ). Returning students will be picked-up from the airport between January 6th to 16th 2023. International Programs staff will attempt to provide the airport shuttles as long as the airport request is submitted 5-days ahead to the date/time of the arrival to the U.S.  All students needing a ride from the airport to UHV must complete Transportation Request Form 5-business days prior to your anticipated arrival date to UHV.  International Athletes will be provided the shuttle service as they are require to arrive to campus early. Athletes must submit the below form 5-business days prior to their arrival date to the U.S. and UHV.  If the flights were confirmed in less than 36 hours departure time, International Athletes are required to call 1-361-570-4106 to schedule the shuttle service. Please remember to wear your mask, keep your 6 feet distance with the driver, and must sanitize hands at all times. Students are responsible to have their masks, hand sanitizer and/ or face shields with them. Students must have on-campus or off-campus housing reservation to guarantee airport pick-up service.

Students requesting airport shuttle service outside of these dates (who are not new entering Athletes) must pay $100 for the Airport Shuttle Service. Returning students needing a shuttle service outside of the time frame must pay for the Shuttle Service

Airport Option 2

We strongly recommend you to purchase your flight directly to Victoria Regional Airport (VCT). Flights to VCT are available through FlyVictoria for $100 one-way. When purchasing your Dallas-Forth Worth (DFW) or Houston (IAH) flight, check if you are able to get a flight directly to Victoria.

Airport Option 3

You can take the Greyhound Bus to Victoria from IAH. Be sure to calculate extra time between your flight and the allotted bus times, especially if you have to go through Customs. It is also an additional 15-20 minutes to take a shuttle from your arrival terminal to the bus terminal at IAH. The Greyhound Bus runs on a strict schedule a few times a day, so please keep this in mind while booking. A one-way ticket from Houston to Victoria using Greyhound can cost you $18-$21.

Pick-Up Request Form (Link Below)

We reserve vehicles and drivers for this service to international students. Do not anticipate that UHV will be able to accommodate for last-minute airport pick-up requests. Priority will be given to students who provided UHV with notice of their request. Students are required to submit airport transportation request no later than 5-bussiness days prior to their departure from their home country.  Requests submitted without adequate notice may not be completed. If you submit a late request then please be prepared to get to the university or to the airport using Airport Options 2 or 3. 

Please include your personal contact information for UHV to connect with you on the day of your arrival or departure. Be sure to have a device on hand where you will be able receive emails from our office staff.

You must have a confirmation of your drop-off address. Students living on-campus must have their on-campus housing reservation finalized. Students living off-campus must have a drop-off address in order for UHV to drop you off at the location. The airport pick-up is only available for Victoria and up to 10 miles outside of its city limits. 
UHV airport pick-up services are not available for other drop-off cities in Texas.

International Student Transportation Request Form

UHV Katy Students

For Katy students, we recommend using the Airport Shuttle for $55 to your destination at your own expense. According to our past and current international student trends, international students who enroll at UHV Katy are students with ties to the Houston/Katy community. In other words, our international students enrolling at our UHV Katy site more than likely have friends, family, or classmates to assist with transportation in the Houston/Katy Area.

If you are a new international student at UHV Katy and are not able to secure a ride from Bush Intercontinental Airport (IAH), please notify the International Programs  5 days prior to your departure from the U.S.