Kemah travel guide

Kemah Tourism | Kemah Guide

You're Going to Love Kemah

With a population of 1,986, Kemah is a must-see destination in Texas, United States. It is among the most popular tourist destinations in the country.

Where to Eat in Kemah

If you’re looking for affordable options, Eculent (709 Harris Ave Kemah, TX) and Aquarium - Kemah (#11 Kemah Boardwalk) are great picks.

When to visit Kemah

Kemah in January
Estimated hotel price
C$ 156
1 night at 3-star hotel
Kemah in January
Estimated hotel price
C$ 156
1 night at 3-star hotel
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How to Get to Kemah


Although Kemah doesn’t have its own airport, you can fly to Houston Hobby Airport (HOU), which is located 17 miles from Kemah. Houston George Bush Airport is the most popular, with regular flights from Air Canada, Austrian Airlines, United Airlines and other airlines departing from Canada.


Amtrak is the only carrier operating train routes to Kemah. The train journey from Kemah to San Antonio takes 4h 45m and costs around C$ 41 for a one-way ticket. When coming by train from Lafayette, expect to pay about C$ 53 for a 5h 54m trip.


Another option to get to Kemah is to pick up a car rental from Houston, which is about 26 miles from Kemah. You’ll find branches of Thrifty and Turo, among others, in Houston.


Several bus lines operate bus routes to Kemah, including FlixBus, Greyhound and Megabus. From Lake Charles, the bus ride to Kemah takes 160 miles and will cost you around C$ 71. From Austin, the ticket costs about C$ 49 for a journey of 165 miles.

Airlines serving Kemah

Good (2,575 reviews)
Good (402 reviews)
British Airways
Good (1,746 reviews)
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Good (3,375 reviews)
Turkish Airlines
Good (1,510 reviews)
Good (1,039 reviews)
Air France
Good (498 reviews)
Austrian Airlines
Good (306 reviews)
United Airlines
Good (3,200 reviews)
Qatar Airways
Good (1,443 reviews)
Excellent (1,275 reviews)
Air Canada
Good (2,048 reviews)
Brussels Airlines
Good (131 reviews)
Good (668 reviews)
Scandinavian Airlines
Good (492 reviews)
Good (780 reviews)
Singapore Airlines
Excellent (479 reviews)
Good (401 reviews)
Alaska Airlines
Excellent (3,067 reviews)
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Where to stay in Kemah

If you’re on a budget, well-reviewed accommodations include Hotel Bliss Boardwalk, Kemah Tx-146 By OYO and Scottish Inns and Suites - Near Kemah Boardwalk.

Where to stay in popular areas of Kemah

Most booked hotels in Kemah

Kemah Boardwalk Inn
Excellent (8.4, Excellent reviews)
C$ 230+
Quality Inn & Suites Seabrook- NASA- Kemah
Excellent (8.1, Excellent reviews)
C$ 104+
Hilton Houston NASA Clear Lake
Good (7.9, Good reviews)
C$ 170+
Kemah Edgewater Hotel
Good (7.8, Good reviews)
C$ 97+
Scottish Inns and Suites - Near Kemah Boardwalk
Good (7.4, Good reviews)
C$ 189+
Extended Stay America Suites - Houston - Nasa - Johnson Space Center
Good (7.2, Good reviews)
C$ 99+

Renting a car in Kemah

Expect to pay C$ 1.37 per litre in Kemah (average price from the past 30 days). Depending on the size of your rental car, filling up the tank will cost between C$ 16.44 and C$ 21.91. Compact (Class Compact Car or similar) is the most popular car type to rent in Kemah, while also 42% cheaper than other types, on average.