Cheap Plane Tickets to Houston Texas

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Houston, Texas, USA: Overview

Houston is the most populous city in the U.S. state of Texas. The city is situated in Southeast Texas near Galveston Bay and the Gulf of Mexico.

Houston has a humid subtropical climate (Cfa in the Köppen climate classification system), typical of the Southern United States. The city is not a part of Tornado Alley, the area that is more prone to tornadoes, but it experiences tornadoes sometimes.

Airports in Houston, Texas

George Bush Intercontinental Airport

Official Name: Lester B. Pearson International Airport

Airport Code: IAH

Location: The airport is 37 km (23 miles) north of Downtown Houston, between Interstate 45 and Interstate 69/U.S.

Hub for:  United Airlines

Focus city for: Volga-Dnepr Airlines

Popularity: The airport holds a unique record of handling nonstop flights to every continent

William P. Hobby Airport

Airport Code: HOU

Location: The airport is 7 miles (11 km) from downtown Houston.

Focus city for: Southwest Airlines

Popularity: Houston Hobby is the fifth largest airport in Southwest’s network. Southwest started its operations from the airport on October 15, 2015.  It has flights to Mexico and Central and South America.

Airfare to Houston: Trends

From Los Angeles to Houston

Watch months with the cheapest, costliest and moderate fare to Houston (Texas, CST) from Los Angeles (California, PST). Both have multiple airports. The trend is based on one-way flights originating from LAX to IAH.

  • Cheapest month: January to March
  • Moderate month: April to October
  • Expensive month: November, December
  • Airfare (USD)

From Denver to Houston

Watch months with the cheapest, costliest and moderate fare to Houston (Texas, CST) from Denver (Colorado, MST). Both have multiple airports. The trend is based on one-way flights originating from DEN (Denver International Airport) to IAH.

  • Cheapest month: December, January to February
  • Moderate month: March, April, July to November
  • Expensive month: May and June
  • Airfare (USD)

From Chicago to Houston

Watch months with the cheapest, costliest and moderate fare to Houston (Texas,) from Chicago (Illinois). Both are located in the same time zones, i.e., CST. The trend is based on one-way flights originating from ORD (O’Hare International Airport) to IAH.

  • Cheapest month: January, February, April
  • Moderate month:
  • Expensive month: May to November
  • Airfare (USD)

Note: Last Tuesday of every month for one-way fare for American Airlines as found on Nov 6, 2019. In December, we opted for Tuesday flight fare on December 17 ahead of December 25 and December 31 (Popular events triggers the fare). Average of August and September fares is taken for that of October. Fares not available for October as the airline has only 331 days of advance reservation window.

Best Time to Book Flights to Houston

The probability of getting a cheap flight ticket to Houston increases when you book it four to eight weeks ahead of a scheduled flight departure. No substantial savings can be made if you book too early. However, if you are planning a visit to Houston around Thanksgiving, Good Friday, Christmas or New Year Eve, you should confirm your ticket at your earliest. Delaying may lead to an exponential rise in the airfare. Cheapfaremart can help you to reduce your ticket cost, provided lady luck is in our favor. Brose our Cheapfaremart promo codes page to find flight discount coupon.

Airline Choices

If you select George Bush Intercontinental Airport as your arrival airport, here is the list of carrier options by passenger share.

  1. United (52.31%)
  2. Mesa (12.86%)
  3. ExpressJet (8.65%)
  4. Spirit (6.88%)
  5. American (6.12%)
  6. Other (13.18%)

Top 10 Destination Cities and Operating Carriers

City State Airport Airlines
Los Angeles California (CA) LAX American, Spirit, United
Denver Colorado (CO) DEN Frontier, Spirit, United
Chicago Illinois (IL) ORD American, Spirit, United
Newark New Jersey (NJ) EWR Spirit, United
Dallas/Fort-Worth Texas (TX) DFW American, United
Atlanta Georgia (GA) ATL Delta, Spirit, United
San Francisco California (CA) SFO United
Orlando Florida (FL) MCO Spirit, United
Las Vegas Nevada (NA) LAS Frontier, Spirit, United
New York New York (NY) LGA Delta, United

If you select William P. Hobby Airport, Southwest and Delta Air Lines are the top airlines.

Top Attractions in Houston

1. Space Center Houston

Take a sneak peek of America’s human spaceflight program through interactive live shows, theatrical performances and exhibits including 400 space artifacts comprising three space crafts, Moon rocks, and a full-scale Skylab Trainer.

Space Center Houston is a leading science and space learning center, the official visitor center of NASA Johnson Space Center in Houston and a Smithsonian Affiliate museum. The Johnson Space Center is the home of Mission Control and astronaut training.

  • Adult: $29.95
  • Child: (4-11):$24.95
  • Senior (65+) (65 years and older): $27.95

2. Houston Zoo

If you care about animal and support wildlife, you share the mission of the Houston Zoo. The place is a safe refuge of over 6,000 animals from 900 species, and is visited by around 2.1 million visitors each year. There are themed areas to help visitors explore the wild treasures. Popular ones include:

African Forest (Meet Grant’s zebra, Speke’s gazelle, white rhinoceros, Greater kudu, Masai giraffe, ostrich, etc.)
The McNair Asian Elephant Habitat is home to the Houston Zoo’s herd of Asian elephants.

Kipp Aquarium is home to over 200 species of fresh and saltwater fish, including marine invertebrates, rescued sea turtle, a large school of piranhas, a green moray eel, the giant pacific octopus and the delicate moon jellyfish.

Birds features three main exhibits, the Fischer Bird Garden, the Tropical Bird House, and Birds of the World. There are more than 800 birds from over 200 species including the Mariana fruit dove, cassowary, Micronesian kingfisher, Congo peafowl and green-winged macaw.

3. Downtown Aquarium

This magnificent six-acre entertainment and dining complex is a 500,000-gallon aquatic wonderland. Discover some familiar, some unheard and many never-before-seen aquatic species present around the globe. There are over 300 species. In addition, there is a full-service restaurant, an upscale bar, a fully equipped ballroom, aquatic & geographic exhibits, shopping and a variety of amusements. So, entertain, relax and have fun – all under one roof at Downtown Aquarium. Families coming for a vacation in Houston with kids, can’t skip this, provided their kids know about the versatile rides Shark Voyage ($5.99), Diving Bell Ferris Wheel ($4.99), Aquatic Carousel ($3.99), Lighthouse Dive ($4.99), Frog Hopper ($3.99), and Aqua Wheel ($3.99) present at the place.

Exhibit Hours of Operation

  • Sunday – Thursday: 10am – 8:30pm
  • Friday & Saturday: 10am – 10pm

Ticket Prices

  • Adults: $13.99
  • Seniors: (65+) $11.99
  • Children (under 42″): $10.99
  • Children (2 & under): FREE

4. Lake Houston

Experience boating and fishing at Lake Houston. Fish present in Lake Houston include catfish, largemouth bass, white crappie, and bluegill. The place also facilities for camping and hiking. Lake Houston is a water reservoir on the San Jacinto River, 15 miles (24 km) northeast of downtown Houston, which is a primary source of municipal water supply for the city of Houston.

Frequently Asked Questions

How far is Houston?

If you are flying to Houston for the first time or flying through a different route, this question might be on your back of the mind. Take a look at the flight distance and flight time from some of the popular cities in the US. The flight time has been calculated considering the aircraft has a speed of 500 miles or 804.67 km per hour.

Flights to Houston Flight Distance Flight Time Time Difference
LAX to IAH 1,379 miles/2219 km 2 hour 47 minutes IAH is 2 hours ahead
DEN to IAH 861 miles/1386 km 01 hour 54 minutes IAH is 1 hour ahead
ORD to IAH 925 miles/1489 km 02 hours 11 minutes No difference
EWR to IAH 1,399 miles/2252 km 03 hours 15 minutes IAH is 1 hour behind
DFW to IAH 1224 miles/361 km 43 minutes No difference
ATL to IAH 689 miles/1109 km 01 hour 44 minutes IAH is 1 hour behind
SFO to IAH 1,635 miles/2632 km 03 hours 17 minutes IAH is 2 hours ahead
MCO to IAH 854 miles/1375 km 02 hours 05 minutes IAH is 1 hour behind
LAS to IAH 1,222 miles/1966 km 02 hours 31 minutes IAH is 2 hours behind
LGA to IAH 1,416 miles/ 2279 km 03 hours 21 minutes IAH is 1 hour behind

Which airline has the cheapest ticket to Houston?

Southwest Airlines, if you are departing from Dallas (DAL), Atlanta (ATL), Denver (DEN), New Orleans, Chicago (ORD), Las Vegas (LAS), Los Angeles (LAX), Orlando (MCO), Phoenix (PHX), and Baltimore.