Lodging & Travel Information For MD Anderson Patients

Joe’s House
Joe’s House is a nationwide online lodging resource for cancer patients and their families who must travel away from home for medical treatment. Use the search tools to create a list of lodging options in and around MD Anderson.
Joe’s House also provides printable lists of Houston-area lodging specifically for MD Anderson patients and visitor:

Rotary House International
The Jesse H. Jones Rotary House International is a full-service hotel, owned by MD Anderson Cancer Center and managed by Marriot International. The hotel is dedicated to serving the needs of MD Anderson patients and their families while in Houston.

Texas Medical Center (TMC)
Texas Medical Center websites list several options for loading in and around MD Anderson.
Many local hotels offer a “medical rate” for patients and their families. This is usually lower than the standard rate. When calling hotels, make sure you ask for the “medical rate.” All hotels reserve the right to change their rates at any time.

Patient Travel Services

MD Anderson’s Patient Travel Program offers rental car discounts on unrestricted, changeable, non-penalty airfares as well as change fee waivers on restricted fares from anywhere in the United States (and most of the world) for patients and their caregivers coming to Houston.

Patient Travel Service has access to MD Anderson airlane, lodging and ground transportation discounts and rates.

Location: Faculty Center, Floor 3, FC3.2030 (for ticket changes and bilingual agent)
Hours: Weekdays, 8 a.m,-5 p.m.
Phone: 713-745-2300 or toll-free 888-848-9992 (8 a.m,-6 p.m.)
Email: patienttravel@mdanderson.org

When confirming reservations through Patient Travel Services, it is necessary to schedule a round trip flight, even if you don’t have a return date. Changes can be made to the return flight, and there is no service fee if you purchased your ticket through Patient Travel Services. Regulations for changes on other carriers are available to patients who purchased their tickets through Patient Travel Services.
All tickets issued by Patient Travel Services are electronic (E-Ticket or Ticketless), whenever possible.

International Patient Travel Assistance
Patients from outside the United States can get help arranging their travel from MD Anderson’s International Center.

Traveling Within Houston

Houston’s METRO system can take riders virtually anywhere in town. Visit an Information Center or Concierge Desk for bus routes and schedules.

Rental cars: MD Anderson patients and their travel companions are eligible for auto rental discounts from Enterprise Car Rental (in Houston only). Reservations can be made through Patient Travel Services 888-848-9992.
Enterprise can be reached directly by calling 800-593-0505 or 713-520-5558. Mention reference ID #06c2863

Airport shuttle: SuperShuttle offers services to both Houston airports from the Jesse Jones Rotary House International Hotel. From MD Anderson, the approximate one-way cost to Bush International Airport is $24 per person. The cost to Hobby Airport is $20 per person. Reservations must be made. Call toll-free 800-258-3826 or 713-523-8888. Visit an Information Center or Concierge Desk for assistance.

Taxi service: Taxis are available at The Aquarium (Clark Clinic) entrance. The approximate cost from MD Anderson to Bush Intercontinental Airport is $50 and $30 to Hobby Airport. Contact a taxi company directly at the following numbers:

  • Fiesta Cab Company: 713-225-2666
  • Lone Star Cab Company: 713-444-4444
  • Square Deal Cab Company: 713-659-7236
  • United Cab Company: 713-699-0000
  • Yellow Cab Company: 713-236-1111