Whether you’re new to the area, on vacation or just looking for a more efficient way of transportation, there are plenty of travel options in and around Houston.


Rail System

Take away the hassle of trying to get downtown with METRORail. This system offers convenient, accessible pickup and dropoff between downtown Houston and NRG Park. Head to the Museum District, Texas Medical Center, Theater District, BBVA Compass Stadium and other destinations east of downtown. A day pass for METRORail costs just $3 a day.


In a hurry? There are more than 2,400 taxis available in the area. The City of Houston implemented a flat taxi fare of $6 for all trips in downtown. There’s no question that the area can become hectic in minutes, but you can make that lunch outing, business meeting or other downtown activities by taking a cab.

Ride-Sharing Services

Houston was the first city in Texas to approve Uber and other ride-sharing services. If you’ve yet to use Uber, it’s an alternative transportation company that allows folks to request a ride via smartphone app.

Jitney Service

How would you like a hybrid between a taxi, limo, and bus to shuttle you around Houston’s nightlife areas? The Wave, a jitney service, can do just that. Pick it up at a designated free parking lot (southwest corner of Houston and Memorial Parkway and at Pizzitola’s on Shepherd). Monthly memberships are available to frequent riders. Plus, the Wave offers private rentals with a concierge service.


With this option, you can travel to and from your home, office or hotel. SuperShuttle gives riders the choice between a shared-ride shuttle with other passengers going in the same direction. If you’d prefer to be alone, there’s an option for that as well. More often than not, riders find SuperShuttle to be more affordable than a taxi.

Charter Bus Service in Houston

You’ve probably figured out by now that there are a variety of transportation options available to you for getting from point A to point B in Houston. But how do you go about what’s really best for you?

At Merlo’s Charters, we’ve been providing dependable transportation to the area since 1999. Merlo’s is a family-owned and operated business and has grown to be one of the largest ground transportation companies in southeast Texas. We pride ourselves in maintaining the highest safety standards and owning our own maintenance facility to ensure that passengers are riding in the most reliable fleet out there. Not to mention, we only staff high-quality, certified drivers and chauffeurs that are committed to excellence and professional service.

Merlo’s features a variety of riding options, including buses, shuttles, and of course, our mini charter bus. Currently, more than 90 percent of our business is referral-based and it doesn’t take long to see why. Passengers come to us for corporate/executive transportation, event shuttling and nights out on the town. We’re proud to also offer some of the best charter bus trips in Houston.

If you’re interested in Merlo’s for your next outing, contact us today or request a quote online.