RODEOHOUSTON 2019

RodeoHouston parking and transportation guide

Rodeo brass expects 2.5 million visitors this year. Plan accordingly. Courtesy photo

This article originally appeared on CultureMap.

Houstonians heading to the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo should be sure to map out a parking or transportation plan. Whether it's the concerts, the competition, the rides, or the barbecue — expect to see a big crowd.

"So we expect 2.5 million friends to visit us this year," says Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo president Joel Cowley. That means a stampede when it comes to parking and transportation — but this year, there are some new options, and upgrades to make getting around a little easier.

New for 2019
The HLSR is now selling parking in the North Stadium lot which is one block north of NRG Park, by the day or the season. The cost is $25 a day or $525 for the season with a free continuous shuttle service.

If you're traveling from The Woodlands on a weekend, The Woodlands Express is offering $25 roundtrip tickets. The Woodlands Express regular tickets are not valid and you must have a reservation. Make one here.

Your favorite options from past rodeo seasons are still available.

Public parking on-site is available for $20. You can park in the Yellow lot, which you can enter off of Main Street, the 610 lot (where Astroworld used to be), and the Miller Lite teal lot off Murworth. Handicapped parking and drop off/pickup is available in the yellow and blue lots.

Public passenger drop-off
Drop off guests at Gate 9 off Kirby Drive.

Lyft & ride sharing
Drop-offs and pick-ups are in the Green Lot.

Park and ride
For a cheaper way to park without the stress of fighting for a close parking space, use the Rodeo Express Shuttles in remote lots or METRO Park and Ride. There are locations all over town. Parking is free at all of the lots, except in the OST lot which is $20. The shuttle costs range from $4 to $7 per person.

Don't forget about METRORail. You can park at the Fannin South Station for $20 per car and the round trip to NRG is free.

Continue reading on CultureMap to learn about a shuttle option from the Woodlands to the rodeo.

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