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Cheap flights to Houston, TX

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Popular inDecemberHigh demand for flights, 21% potential price rise
Cheapest inFebruaryBest time to find cheap flights, 5% potential price drop
Average price$151Average for round-trip flights in May 2021
Round-trip from$91From Las Vegas to Houston
One-way from$10One-way flight from Las Vegas to Houston

COVID Restrictions

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Can I fly to Houston right now?

There are currently restrictions on flights to Houston along with the rest of United States. Before you book or search for flights, consider the following restrictions: Entry restrictions

The United States has restricted the entry of all foreign nationals who have passed through or have been in China, Iran, Most European Countries (Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Monaco, San Marino, Vatican City), the UK, Ireland, Brazil and South Africa in the past 14 days. With the exception of certain travelers which includes certain family members of US citizens or permanent residents including; spouses, children (under the age of 21), parents (provided that his/her US citizen or permanent resident child is unmarried and under the age of 21), and siblings (provided that both the sibling and the US citizen or permanent resident are unmarried and under the age of 21); There is also an exception for travelers with the following visas: A-1, A-2, C-1, C-1/D, C-2, C-3, CR-1, CR-2, D, E-1 (as an employee of TECRO or TECO or the employee's immediate family members), G-1, G-2, G-3, G-4, IR-1, IR-4, IH-4, NATO-1 through NATO-4, or NATO-6 visa; Members of the US Armed Forces, spouses, and children of members of the US Armed Forces; Travelers with invitation of the USA government for a purpose related to the containment/mitigation of the Coronavirus (COVID-19); Travelers with documents issued by the US Department of Homeland Security, US Customs and Border Protection, or US Department of State indicating that the traveler is exempt from the restriction; B1 crew crewmembers that are engaged in lightering, Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) activity, wind farm activity, private air/sea crew and other similar crewmember activities; Students with an F-1 or M-1 visa and their F-2 and M-2 dependents, if they arrive from or have been in Ireland, the UK or Schengen Area in the past 14 days.

Entry requirements

All travelers, 2 years of age or older (including US citizens and transit passenger) must present a negative COVID-19 viral or antigen test result issued 72 hours prior to departure or have a proof of recovery from the virus within the last 90 days prior to boarding the plane. Travelers must complete a disclosure and attestation form before departure. Exemptions or waiver to the testing requirements may be granted by the CDC on an extremely limited basis when emergency travel (like an emergency medical evacuation) must occur to preserve someone’s life, health against a serious danger, or physical safety and testing cannot be completed before travel. US citizens and permanent residents arriving from the UK must present a medical certificate with a negative COVID-19 PCR or antigen test result issued within 72 hours prior to departure. Travelers arriving in New York State must complete the Traveler Health Form. Travelers arriving in Massachusetts must complete the Massachusetts Health Form.

Quarantine requirements

Travelers are advised to get tested 3-5 days after travel and stay home and self-quarantine for 7 days after travel. Even if they test negative, they must still stay home and self-quarantine for the full 7 days. If the test is positive, isolate to protect others from getting infected.​​ Travelers who did not get tested, are advised to stay home and self-quarantine for 10 days after travel.​

All other info

Travelers are subject to COVID-19 measures set by the state/territory of their final destination. For more information go to CDC website.

If you are looking to book a trip to Houston and are outside of the restricted areas, please take the proper precautions and stay informed about traveling during COVID-19.
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Cheapest Prices for Houston flights by month

The cheapest ticket to Houston found for each month in 2021 based on historical flight searches by Cheapflights users.
September is currently the cheapest month to fly to Houston. At this moment in time July is the most expensive month. These prices are determined by multiple factors and booking in advance can help keep costs down if your schedule is not as flexible.

When is the best time to fly to Houston?

Average Houston Hobby flight ticket prices and weather conditions for 2021 and 2022 by month.
$193 - $347
66.2 - 95 °F
3.07 - 6.65 inches

Peak Season:

The ideal times to take a flight to Houston are early spring and fall. In October and at least early November, the weather is often still warm enough for summer clothes, but the humidity is gone.

Off Season:

Most visitors prefer to avoid the hot, humid summer from June until September. Travelers on a budget are sure to find airline tickets to Houston during the summer months. Book your hotel accommodations at the same time as your Houston flight – cheap hotels in Houston book up fast during the off-season.

When is the best time to book a flight to Houston?

Start planning your Houston trip about one to four months in advance. That’s when you’ll find the best rates on flights to the city. Early spring and late fall are popular times to travel to Houston, since the temperature and humidity are significantly lower. Looking early during those peak travel times gets you the best deals. You’ll find lower rates in the hot, humid summer months, but you may find the weather uncomfortable during that cheaper time. Winter is another off-peak time when you can find affordable flights. The city does occasionally get snow, so watch the weather forecast if you plan to travel in December or January.

Which day is cheapest to fly to Houston?

At the moment, Thursday is the most economical day to take a flight to Houston. Sunday is likely to be the most costly.

What time of day is cheapest to fly to Houston?

To get the best value, try booking a flight at noon when visiting Houston. Generally the prices will increase for flights in the afternoon as these tend to have higher demand.

Houston Travel Guide

 The city of Houston might very well be the reason for the catch phrase, “Everything’s bigger in Texas.” Houston is home to the U.S. energy headquarters, and it is the largest city in Texas and the fourth largest city in America. It is home to the fourth largest multi-airport system in the U.S., has the nation’s third largest fleet of taxis and, of course, is home to NASA – the world’s leading space and aeronautics research center. Do you need another reason to book cheap flights to Houston?

Visitors booking trips to Houston will no doubt be entertained. Whether it’s golfing, sports, business or education, Houston has it all. Prepare to rally if your Houston flight falls during baseball season. Houston is big sports town – after all, it is the site of the Houston Astrodome, home to MLB Houston Astros, and the country’s first retractable-roof stadium, Reliant Park. Hop a flight to Houston to visit The Museum of Fine Arts, the sixth largest museum in the country, and the Houston Museum of Natural Science. If you’re flying to Houston for business, make sure to set aside some time for a quick game of golf at one of Houston’s 165 golf courses.

NASA, the rodeo, museums, the Astrodome, elegant restaurants and barbecue spots — Houston has plenty to offer, and Houstonians are among the world’s friendliest people. Never hesitate to ask for directions or information; this town, for all its sophistication, still shows the spirit of the frontier days when the pioneers all pitched in to lend a helping hand.

Houston is also very attractive, livable, and fun. There are many parks and smaller green spaces and many unusual public sculptures and fountains. Usually, the first thing visitors notice when they step off their flight to Houston is the in-your-face architecture with no end to the odd juxtaposition of elegant and mundane, functional and whimsical. Buildings show a decided degree of originality: the name of Texas Children’s Hospital is spelled out on its sloping lawn in brightly colored letters and a Mayan pyramid tops a skyscraper.

Houstonians are among the world’s friendliest people. Never hesitate to ask for directions or information; this town, for all its sophistication, still shows the spirit of the frontier days when the pioneers all pitched in to lend a helping hand.

 What’s the weather like in Houston?

 Houston is a year-round city so no matter when you book your Houston flight, you’re sure to enjoy good weather. The weather is pleasant from autumn through spring. If you can stand the heat, cheap plane tickets to Houston are commonly found during the summer months when the temperature is very hot and very humid. Thunderstorms are frequent in late summer and occasionally Houston experiences a tornado. Houston is also vulnerable to hurricanes, so be cautious about booking flights to Houston during hurricane situation, which is usually June through November. Winters are generally mild, but there can occasionally be very sudden cold weather in late autumn and winter, when frigid winds whistle down off the plains.

How long is the flight to Houston?

Houston is easily accessible from many locations. A trip from Boston takes just over three hours. Arrive from Chicago in just over two hours. The flight from Atlanta only takes about 1.5 hours

Which airlines fly to Houston?

George Bush International Airport is a hub for United Airlines, but plenty of other carriers also fly into Houston. Take your pick from domestic airlines such as American, Delta, Frontier, Spirit and Texas Sky. International carrier options include Aeromexico, Avianca, British Airways, Emirates and Lufthansa.

What should you pack for a flight to Houston?

 Summer trips to Houston call for the coolest clothes you own. Pack lightweight, breathable clothes that dry quickly, so you aren’t sitting in sweat-soaked attire all day. Hats, sunscreen and sunglasses also help you beat the heat. A trip during the milder spring and fall months gives you more flexibility. Pack layers to account for possible temperature fluctuations. Winters are usually mild, but they can get chilly with the possibility of snow. Bring a jacket just in case. If your Houston plans involve fine dining, the opera or the theater, pack a dressier outfit.

Getting to and around the city of Houston

 As long as you’re spending most of your Houston time downtown, you won’t need to rent a car. Houston’s downtown and museum district are small and compact, and many hotels have shuttles to help you get around. The city’s public transportation system is very good. The Metro has both bus and light rail services. If you do decide to venture out, you’ll want to rent a car. Finding your way around shouldn’t be too difficult. The city is smartly laid out, streets are clearly marked and the roads are well kept. The only trouble you’ll have is with traffic. Houston drivers are notoriously ruthless and fast, and you’ll want to stay off the road during rush hour.

What are some things to do in Houston?

 Houston offers something for every traveler, young and old, no matter what your interests. Start with a trip to the Johnson Space Center. This hub of NASA activity features a visitor center called Space Station Houston where you can enjoy interactive exhibits and displays of space artifacts. Take a 90-minute narrated tour, or explore the center on your own.

Houston hosts numerous museums worth visiting, including the Houston Museum of Natural Science, complete with dinosaur fossils, gem vault, chemistry hall, planetarium and butterfly center. Holocaust Museum Houston is in the same area and provides a thought-providing, educational experience. Yet another museum in the area is the Children’s Museum of Houston, where kids get to run wild through the interactive displays.

If you prefer art, check out The Menil Collection, which offers a quiet, contemplative environment for exploring Byzantine, medieval and 20th century art. The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston is another option. The collection spans thousands of years. For a unique take on art, visit Art Car Museum. Inside, you’ll find a collection of cars painted and decorated with ornate detailing. It may not be huge, but this museum is definitely memorable.

Connect with nature in the city at the Houston Zoo. Home to more than 6,000 animals, the zoo is sure to have your favorite species on display. If you have kids along for the ride, visit the water play park and interactive kids’ area inside the zoo. Buffalo Bayou is another opportunity to enjoy the outdoors. It’s a waterway in the city surrounded by natural landscaping and trails. Check out the city from the water by canoe, kayak or boat tour at Buffalo Bayou.

Tips for your stay in Houston

  • Space Center Houston is the official visitors’ center for NASA’s Johnson Space Center. The tram tour and the 4-hour tour show you working parts of the space center, and sometimes you can see astronauts in training. The Astronaut Gallery has a number of actual flight suits and pictures of all astronauts and crews. Films, simulations, and interactive displays give you the feel of being in space. Plan to spend at least half a day. If you take the 4-hour tour, consider a full day.
  • The Houston Museum of Natural Sciencehas excellent permanent exhibits (including good dinosaurs, a planetarium, and a Foucault pendulum) and often has outstanding traveling exhibits. The star attraction is the rainforest environment in the Butterfly Collection, with hundreds of butterflies eating, flying, or resting (sometimes on you).
  • The Museum of Fine Arts Houston (MFAH), near the science museum, has an admirable permanent collection, including a sculpture garden, and also hosts outstanding traveling exhibits. It’s worth visiting just for the architecture, a mixture of early 20thcentury traditional and outstanding modern, including two additions by Mies van der Rohe.
  • If your Houston flights are delayed don’t despair. The Houston airports have a reputation of being a “city within a city”. Take a stroll through any airport terminals and you’ll find dozens of specialty retail shops, fine dining and Wi-Fi service. Be sure to watch the time so you don’t miss your Houston flight.
  • Now part of the MFAH, Bayou Bend is a wonderful museum house set in 14 acres of lovely garden. It showcases the American antiques, some as old as the 1600s, collected by Miss Ima Hogg. (Yes, it’s pronounced “I’m a hog.” The tour explains how her father, Governor Jim Hogg, did that to her—and also that she did not have a sister called Ura; that’s just a Texas tall tale).
  • East Texashas similar terrain to Louisiana, and Houston has several bayous, watercourses that are quite deep and narrow, except during heavy rains. At places like Bayou Bend, they are a lovely part of the natural environment. In downtown Houston, they have sloping concrete banks to reduce flooding, but they are still sometimes home to wildlife such as shore birds like herons or even the occasional alligator.
  • The Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo takes place in late February and early March. But there are also other rodeo and livestock-related events throughout the year.
  • Galveston, an hour’s drive from Houston, is a small beach resort town. In addition to the beaches, its attractions include the Victorian buildings in the historic district.

Finding Flights from Houston

 Had enough of the Texas heat? Hitch a ride on a flight out of Houston on American, Delta, United and other popular airlines.

Check out these popular routes out of the city:

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Give yourself plenty of time to reach George Bush International Airport, which is 22 miles north of downtown. Houston METRO buses service the airport for easy access without driving. The airport has five terminals, so you need plenty of time to clear security and get to your gate. Take the above-ground Skyway or underground Subway to move from one terminal to another if needed.

What airport do you fly into for flights to Houston?

If you book a flight to Houston, you will be flying into George Bush Intcntl, which is the city’s only airport. Houston George Bush Intcntl (IAH) is located 15.9 mi from the center of Houston.

How popular are flights to Houston this year?

Houston has seen a 41% decrease in demand for flights to the city compared to last year.

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