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Accommodations and Travel

  • The OTC hotel reservations system is closed. You may contact the hotels directly to determine if rooms are still available.
  • Cancel your room at least 72 hours prior to scheduled arrival to receive a refund on your deposit.

Note: Experient is the official housing and travel coordinator for OTC. No other hotel/housing provider is authorized to contact you on behalf of OTC. We will vigorously pursue these other companies to prevent unauthorized contact.

Arriving In/Departing From Houston

Reserve Discount Airfare

United AirlinesUnited Airlines offers discounts for travel to OTC 2012.

To reserve a discounted flight:

  • Call your travel professional or United Airlines MeetingWorks at 1.800.468.7022. Refer to ZMAT and 864798 to receive your discount of 2% to 10% off published fares, OR
  • Save 3% by booking your own reservations online. Choose your flight times and insert ZMAT864798 in the Offer Code Box to access your meeting discounts.


Taxi service from Bush Intercontinental (IAH) to Reliant Park is approximately USD 60 service from Houston Hobby (HOU) to Reliant Park is approximately USD 40. Cab sharing is permitted with a maximum of four passengers per cab.


OTC attendees receive a discounted fare with SuperShuttle. SuperShuttle ticket counters are located in the baggage claim area of Bush Intercontinental (IAH) and Houston Hobby (HOU) airports. Tickets may also be purchased on-site at the Airport Shuttle Desk in Lobby A/B of Reliant Center.

SuperShuttle Shared-Ride from IAH is USD 24.30 one way. SuperShuttle Shared-Ride from HOU is USD 20.70 one way. Reserve online.

Park & Ride Lots for Houston Attendees

Houston attendees: Avoid long lines parking at Reliant Park! Take advantage of two locations in the metroplex to park off site and enjoy a stress-free bus ride to Reliant Park.

ConocoPhillips Lot (see map)

Inbound to Reliant Park every 30 minutes

Return to lots every 30 minutes

Monday–Wednesday, 30 April–2 May



Thursday, 3 May



Greenspoint Mall Lot (see map)

Inbound to Reliant Park every 30 minutes

Return to lots every 30 minutes

Monday–Wednesday, 30 April–2 May



Thursday, 3 May



Getting Around Houston

Rental Car

Enterprise and National are the official OTC 2012 car rental companies. Reserve online or call 1.800.736.8222 (toll-free in the US and Canada). Use discount  code XZ06231.

Shuttle Service To/From Hotels

Book your hotel arrangements through OTC’s official provider, Experient, and receive complimentary shuttle service to and from Reliant Park. Download the shuttle schedule.


The METRORail is a convenient way to get to Reliant Park. It offers 16 stations conveniently located around many busy activity centers (see if your hotel is near the METRORail's route). You can also park your car at one of METRO's Park & Ride lots.

Trains run every 12 minutes and the cost is USD 1.25 each way. Purchase tickets online.

Reliant Park Parking

Please allow plenty of time for the extra traffic around Reliant Park during OTC. Nearby parking fills up quickly. After midmorning, consider exiting on South Main and park in the park in the yellow, green, or teal lot. A complimentary tram service is available to take you to the OTC entrance. Download parking map.

The parking fee is USD 10 per entry. For your convenience, a special parking permit is available for USD 48 that gives you unlimited in-and-out privileges during the 4 days of the show. Vehicles with permits may leave and return between 0600–1900 hours, Monday–Thursday, but not overnight.

Permits can be obtained on-site in the Exhibitor Services Center in Reliant Center, level 1, room 104C, or in Reliant Arena, Hall A. Bring your parking stub to the service desk for a USD 10 credit towards the purchase of a permit. If you have preordered a permit, a refund of USD 10 will be processed when you pick up your permit.

Driving Directions to Reliant Park

Reliant Park is located within the inner loop of the southern portion of Interstate Loop 610 between Kirby Drive and Fannin Street.

From the North or Bush (IAH) Airport

  • Take Hwy. 59 (south) to Hwy. 288 (south)
  • Take Hwy. 288 (south) and exit Old Spanish Trail or Holly Hall; turn right
  • Turn left on Fannin or Kirby (if taking Old Spanish Trail)

From the South or Hobby (HOU) Airport

  • Take I-45 (north) to 610 (west)
  • Take 610 (west) to Kirby exit; turn right

From the East

  • Take I-10 (west) to 610 (south)
  • Take 610 (south) to Kirby exit; turn right

From the West

  • Take I-10 (east) to 610 (south)
  • Take 610 (south) to South Main exit; turn left
  • Turn right on Westridge or Murworth

Visa Information for International Attendees

Review our visa information when planning your travel to OTC. You can automatically generate an invitation letter to assist with your visa application. Please allow additional time upon arrival in Houston for any necessary passport control procedures.

Ask an Accommodation Question

Contact Experient at 1.866.229.2386 (US and Canada only) or +1.301.694.5243, 0830–1700 EST, or by email (attendees or exhibitors)


Benefit by Booking a Hotel through OTC

  • Allow our housing team to negotiate extra benefits and monitor rates with official hotels. If a rate decreases over the event dates, we work with the hotel to decrease your rate.

  • Take advantage of complimentary shuttle service to/from Reliant Center and official OTC hotels.

  • Protect yourself from being relocated if a hotel oversells the amount of rooms they have on a given night.

  • Let us notify you immediately if a room becomes available in a hotel that is sold out. Get on the waitlist when you book with OTC.

  • Book using a secure reservation site.

  • Visit our on-site liaison in Reliant Center if any issues arise during your stay.