Cheap flights from Houston (IAH) to California (CA)

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How to find the cheapest flight from
Houston (IAH) to California

All the information you need to plan the best IAH to LAX flight in 2021: compare Houston to California flight prices with the expected peak season, weather and rainfall in California.
How far in advance should I book a flight from Houston to California?

To save on the cost of your flight from Houston to California, book at least 17 days before your planned departure. Booking around this time can save you about 20% on the cost of this flight compared to booking a flight leaving this week. We have found prices from $75 if you need a flight within two weeks. For flights within the next 72 hours, you can find tickets from as low as $95.

What is the cheapest month to fly from Houston to California?

April can be a great time to fly to California from Houston with a flight ticket averaging about $86. Cheapflights users have found deals in the month of April for as cheap as $43. The most expensive prices can be found in the month of December.

Cheap flights from Houston to California in June, July 2021

The best prices found for IAH to California flights for June, July
22 Jun - 26 Jun
$99pp
IAH
Houston George Bush Intcntl
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
LAX
Los Angeles
LAX
Los Angeles
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
IAH
Houston George Bush Intcntl
22 Jun - 23 Jun
$110pp
IAH
Houston George Bush Intcntl
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
LAX
Los Angeles
LAX
Los Angeles
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
IAH
Houston George Bush Intcntl
22 Jun - 25 Aug
$115pp
IAH
Houston George Bush Intcntl
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
LAX
Los Angeles
LAX
Los Angeles
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
IAH
Houston George Bush Intcntl

Houston to California 2021 flight deals

Cheap flights to California from Houston found for this year
16 Sep - 18 Sep
$84pp
IAH
Houston George Bush Intcntl
Spirit Airlines
Non-Stop
OAK
Oakland
OAK
Oakland
Spirit Airlines
Non-Stop
IAH
Houston George Bush Intcntl
16 Sep - 20 Sep
$88pp
IAH
Houston George Bush Intcntl
Spirit Airlines
Non-Stop
OAK
Oakland
OAK
Oakland
Spirit Airlines
Non-Stop
IAH
Houston George Bush Intcntl
18 Sep - 21 Sep
$98pp
IAH
Houston George Bush Intcntl
Spirit Airlines
Non-Stop
OAK
Oakland
OAK
Oakland
Spirit Airlines
Non-Stop
IAH
Houston George Bush Intcntl

Non-stop flights to California from Houston

Save time with Houston to California direct flight deals
16 Sep - 18 Sep
$84pp
IAH
Houston George Bush Intcntl
Spirit Airlines
Non-Stop
OAK
Oakland
OAK
Oakland
Spirit Airlines
Non-Stop
IAH
Houston George Bush Intcntl
16 Sep - 20 Sep
$88pp
IAH
Houston George Bush Intcntl
Spirit Airlines
Non-Stop
OAK
Oakland
OAK
Oakland
Spirit Airlines
Non-Stop
IAH
Houston George Bush Intcntl
18 Sep - 21 Sep
$98pp
IAH
Houston George Bush Intcntl
Spirit Airlines
Non-Stop
OAK
Oakland
OAK
Oakland
Spirit Airlines
Non-Stop
IAH
Houston George Bush Intcntl

Last minute flights from Houston to California

Late deals on round-trip flights to California from Houston, departing today and this week
22 Jun - 23 Jun
$110pp
IAH
Houston George Bush Intcntl
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
LAX
Los Angeles
LAX
Los Angeles
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
IAH
Houston George Bush Intcntl
22 Jun - 25 Aug
$115pp
IAH
Houston George Bush Intcntl
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
LAX
Los Angeles
LAX
Los Angeles
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
IAH
Houston George Bush Intcntl
22 Jun - 24 Aug
$124pp
IAH
Houston George Bush Intcntl
Spirit Airlines
Non-Stop
LAX
Los Angeles
LAX
Los Angeles
Spirit Airlines
Non-Stop
IAH
Houston George Bush Intcntl

One-way flights to California from Houston

The cheapest one-way flights from Houston to California
5:29 am - 7:34 am
Spirit Airlines
Nonstop
4h 05m
IAH - OAK
Spirit Airlines
$44
Hotwire
6:10 pm - 7:45 pm
Spirit Airlines
Nonstop
3h 35m
IAH - LAX
Spirit Airlines
$51
FlightNetwork
2:50 am - 4:07 am
Spirit Airlines
Nonstop
3h 17m
IAH - SAN
Spirit Airlines
$59
JustFly

Related info for your journey

Useful info, stats and facts about <span class="emphasized">Houston</span> to <span class="emphasized">California</span> flights.

Flight FAQs

From Houston to California

Are flight prices decreasing from Houston to California due to COVID-19 (coronavirus)?

At this time, Cheapflights has noticed price decreases for many domestic flights due to COVID-19. Travel is not necessarily recommended at this time, and flights may be prone to cancellation: please check with local authorities in both Houston and California for travel alerts, and be sure to review the airline's cancellation policy and travel advisories before booking. For more information, please view our post on what to know about COVID-19 (coronavirus) and travel.

What safety measures are being taken by airlines flying from Houston George Bush Intcntl to California to control the spread of COVID-19?

Airlines globally have implemented additional safety measures to accommodate you. Alaska Airlines is one of them. Airline carriers are regularly disinfecting and sanitizing their aircraft. Masks are provided and are mandatory while on board. Pre-flight testing for symptoms and antibodies, alongside socially distanced seating (for a limited time) will work towards keeping travelers safer while flying from Houston George Bush Intcntl to California. Policies will vary by airline.

Which airlines flying from Houston George Bush Intcntl to California have flexible cancellations due to COVID-19?

Due to the rapidly changing circumstances due to COVID-19, airlines like Spirit Airlines, United Airlines, and American Airlines flying from Houston George Bush Intcntl to California have implemented new flexible cancellation policies.

What airport do you fly from for flights from Houston to California?

Located just 15.9 mi from the city center, Houston George Bush Intcntl (IAH) is the airport most travelers will use when flying to California from Houston.

Can I find flights from Houston to California for under $100 on Cheapflights?

Yes, there are multiple flights from Houston to California for under $100. The cheapest flight booked recently is on Spirit Airlines for just $84, but on average you can expect to pay $111.

Are there nonstop flights from Houston to California for under $100 on Cheapflights?

Cheapflights has at least 20 direct flights from Houston to California under $100. A good price for a nonstop flight from Houston to California is less than $121.

Are there last-minute flights available from Houston to California for under $200?

There are currently 20+ open flights from Houston to California within the next 7 days for less than $200.

What days are nonstop flights available from Houston to California?

Nonstop flights can be found on the following days: Thursday, Friday.

How popular is this flight route?

Flights from Houston George Bush Intcntl to California have been viewed 1,557 times in the past calendar month.

What are the most popular airlines that fly from Houston to California?

The most popular airlines flying from Houston to California are Major Airline, American Airlines and Alaska Airlines. Something to consider prior to booking your flight.

What are the most popular routes from Houston to California?

The most popular route from Houston to California is Houston George Bush Intcntl - Los Angeles. You may also consider Houston George Bush Intcntl - Ontario or Houston George Bush Intcntl - San Francisco.

What are the cheapest Flights from Houston to California?

While on average a flight from Houston to California is generally $561, our data shows the cheapest flight currently is $58. When looking at the most popular route, (Houston George Bush Intcntl - Los Angeles), you can expect to pay $109 for that flight.

What are the most reliable airlines from Houston to California?

Looking for the most reliable airlines to get you to your destination on time? Our data shows these are most likely to get you from Houston to California on time: Air France(94%), Korean Air(93%), Delta(90%.)

How long is the flight from Houston to California?

A quick flight from Houston to California can take about 3h 17m. United Airlines provides one of the quickest options available for as low as $230. Generally, flights for this route are nonstop.

What are the cheapest airlines flying from Houston to California round-trip?

Cheapflights users have booked flights from Houston to California round-trip from $84. Another airline that can offer you cheap pricing is American Airlines.

What are the cheapest airlines to fly from Houston to California one-way?

$38 is the cheapest one-way deal found within the past few days, from Spirit Airlines.

Destination information for California

Things to know before you go - useful duration and weather info for your trip from Houston to California.
Flight duration
3h 46m

Airports servicing Houston

Airports servicing

Burbank (BUR)
Concord Buchanan Fld (CCR)
Crescent City (CEC)
San Diego Carlsbad-Palomar (CLD)
Fresno (FAT)

Top 6 airlines flying from Houston to California

The chart below displays the airlines Cheapflights users traveling from Houston to California choose most often. Cheapest and average prices are based on aggregated data from the past 12 months.
Airline Cheapest Average Flexibility On-time COVID-19 safety
Spirit Airlines
$63 $221 No cancel fee 65%
Frontier
$96 $228 No cancel fee 62%
American Airlines
$61 $273 No cancel fee 71%
Delta
$102 $287 No cancel fee N/A
United Airlines
$51 $362 No cancel fee 69%
Alaska Airlines
$189 $486 No cancel fee 75%
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