Cheap Flights from San Diego to Houston

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San Diego to Houston Flight Information

Departure Airport in San Diego, California

San Diego Airport

Official Name: San Diego International Airport

Airport Code: SAN

Location: 3 mi (4.8 km) northwest of Downtown San Diego, California

Quick Facts about SAN: The airport is a focus city for Alaska Airlines and Southwest Airlines

On Time Performance Ranking

Departure: 8 | Arrival: 10

Arrival Airport in Houston: Option 1

Houston Intercontinental Airport

Official Name: George Bush Intercontinental Airport

Airport Code: IAH

Location: 23 miles (37 km) north of Downtown Houston,[5] between Interstate 45 and Interstate 69/U.S

Quick Facts: The airport is a hub for United Airlines (UA) and has nonstop flights to around 150 domestic and 65 international destinations.

On-Time Performance Rating in North America: 3-Star

% of On-Time Flights: 80.4 (443,305)

Arrival Airport in Houston: Option 2

Houston International Airport

Official Name: William P. Hobby Airport

Airport Code: HOU

Location: 7 miles (11 km) from downtown Houston

Quick Facts: The airport is a focus city for Southwest Airlines, the world’s largest low-cost carrier.

On-Time Performance Rating in North America: 2-Star

% of On-Time Flights: 74.3 (126,928)

Operating Carriers

Airlines Flights by Stop Departure Airport Arrival Airport Connection Airport
United (UA) Nonstop SAN IAH Not required
Frontier (F9) 1-Stop SAN IAH Denver (DEN)
American (AA) 1-Stop SAN HOU/IAH Dallas Fort Worth (DFW)
Alaska (AS) 1-Stop SAN IAH Seattle (SEA)
American (AA) 2-Stop SAN HOU/IAH Dallas Fort Worth (DFW), Charlotte (CLT)
United (UA) 2-Stop SAN IAH San Francisco (SFO), Denver (DEN)

Flight Distance, Flight Time

Flight distance: 1,304 miles/2098 km

Flight time: 2 hours 40 minutes

Time Difference: Houston is 02 hours ahead

The flight time is calculated by assuming the aircraft speed as 804.67 km or 500 miles per hour. The flight distance is straight aerial distance between the two points. Also, the flight time is only the time spent in the air, i.e., it doesn’t include the take-off and landing times. If there is a technical stop-over or layover, the overall travel time increases further.

Houston Tourism Season


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Summer (May to September)

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Winter (November to January)

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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

What percentage of departure flights take off on time at San Diego International Airport?

Eighty-one percent of the total domestic departure flights took off on time at the airport.

What percentage of arrival flights gets delayed at Houston Airport?

In 2019, 15 percent of the total arrival flights (45,941k) were delayed. The average delayed minutes equaled 69.23 9 (stats derived from the US Govt. Department of Transportation)

Which is the best airline to fly from San Diego to Honolulu?

Hawaiian Airlines (HA) tops the list of carriers operating on this route by on-time performance. The data is sourced from OAG OTP Report (June ’18 – May ’19)


Airlines On-Time Flight % Total Flights
Hawaiian Airlines 87.8 99,857
Alaska Airlines 80.7 456,996
American Airlines 78.9 2,320,441
United Airlines 76.9 1,769,122