METRORail — Downtown Transit Center
Step off the train and into the urban realm. Though only seven miles long, METRORail connects the core of Houston culture.
This station connects to the shuttle to Bush Intercontinental Airport and a slew of METRO bus lines. It's also the stop for METRO headquarters where you can buy Q cards and pick up bus and train schedules.
You can purchase Q cards on METRO's website, but shipping can take weeks. Buy one at the HQ and save yourself the headache of monitoring your ticket every time you hop on and off the rail. The card works with METRO buses as well.