Football is officially back! In just a few days, our Houston Texans will host the visiting Jacksonville Jaguars in the initial week of the regular season. Whether you’re a season-ticket holder or going to a Texans game for the first time, it’s a good idea to know how you’re getting to the stadium. The last thing you want is to let traffic and other factors ruin what should be a memorable day. In this blog post, we will look at five easy ways to get to NRG Stadium by public transportation, as explained by AXS.

  1. #14 stop on Kirby near Westridge – For fans who tailgate and get to the stadium as soon as it opens, this is the easiest way to go considering it’s the closest you can get to the southern entrance near ticket booths, elevators, etc. Keep in mind, however, that catching the #14 northbound at any point west or south of the stadium is best under normal traffic. As kickoff approaches, this area gets more and more congested.
  2. #14 stop on Kirby at Westridge, #14 northbound on Westridge at Kirby – Both of these stops are conveniently located across the street from the south entry to the stadium. There isn’t much walking with this option, but know that pedestrians are usually redirected to the parking area entrance on Westridge.
  3. Metro Rail Red Line at Reliant (NRG) – These buses run from north Houston through downtown, past the Museum District, Hermann Park, Rice University, and the Medical Center to NRG. Note that this option is best suited for events on the eastern side of Reliant Stadium and Park. The walk across the lot is less than a mile and there’s no traffic to deal with.
  4. #73 southbound on Holly Hall and northbound on Fanin at Holly Hall – The #73 southbound runs from the Galleria Mall to the Texas Medical Center Shopping Center. From there, passengers head down Knight Street to Holly Hall within a block of the Red Line. To conclude the trip, the northbound #73 comes up Fanin and stops across the street from the stadium.
  5. #10 northbound on S. Main at Westridge, Murworth, or McGee – This bus runs in both directions and has three convenient stops that are nearly the same distance from Kirby and the stadium. Don’t be surprised, though, if this option involves the most walking of the bunch.

How Our Charter Bus Service Can Help

For nearly two decades, Houston residents have relied on Merlo’s Charters for dependable ground transportation. Family owned and operated since 1999, we understand the challenges that come with getting to and from major events. That said, we understand the area better than anybody, so you never have to worry about missing kickoff. In terms of shuttle rides and charter bus trips, our certified drivers and chauffeurs are committed to excellence and professional service. Whether you choose a mini charter bus or another one of our shuttles, you can feel comfortable knowing that game day transportation is taken care of.

Call now to see what makes us a top-notch charter bus service. We will look forward to seeing you throughout the 2017 football season.