Cheap flights from San Diego to Houston (SAN - IAH)

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The best prices from San Diego to Houston are usually found in September or October, booked 20 days in advance, depart on a Saturday or Friday and return on a Tuesday

How to find the cheapest flight from
San Diego (SAN) to Houston (IAH)

All the information you need to plan the best SAN to IAH flight in 2021: compare San Diego to Houston flight prices with the expected peak season, weather and rainfall in Houston.
SAN - HO1
Price
$118 - $259
HO1
Temperature
53.6 - 84.2 °F
HO1
Precipitation
3.2 - 5.9 inches

Popular in

December

High demand for flights, 36% potential price rise

Cheapest in

September

Best time to find cheap flights, 29% potential price drop

Round-trip from

$118

From San Diego to Houston

One-way from

$91

One-way flight from San Diego to Houston

Flight route prices based on searches on Cheapflights within the last 3 days, monthly prices based on aggregated historical data.
How far in advance should I book a flight from San Diego to Houston?

Travelers have found it’s best to book a flight 21 days in advance to save up to 48% compared to booking the same week of travel. As your travel date approaches, the cost of this flight route may potentially increase. While opting to book 21 days out may not be an option for all, there are still additional ways to secure a deal in the near future. You might find a flight from San Diego to Houston 1-2 weeks in advance for as low as $139, or $206 for flights within the next 24 hours.

What is the cheapest day to fly round-trip from San Diego to Houston?

It’s generally more expensive to depart on a Friday, if you have to leave on this day you can still search on Cheapflights to find great options that meet your needs.

What is the cheapest month to fly from San Diego to Houston?

September is one of the best times of the year to fly to Houston from San Diego. Prices for September average $167 per person but you can even find prices for as low as $80. The most expensive prices can be found in the month of December. Opting for a September flight can save you 55% on your journey compared to booking in September

When is the cheapest time to fly from San Diego to Houston (SAN - HO1)?

It’s typically best to fly out from San Diego to Houston in the evening. Doing so could potentially save you 62% on the flight price compared to flying at noon, which is usually more expensive.

Cheap flights from San Diego to Houston in October, November 2021

The best prices found for SAN to IAH flights for October, November
10 Nov - 16 Nov
$84pp
SAN
San Diego
Frontier
 
1 STOP
IAH
Houston George Bush Intcntl
IAH
Houston George Bush Intcntl
Frontier
 
1 STOP
SAN
San Diego
12 Nov - 16 Nov
$100pp
SAN
San Diego
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
IAH
Houston George Bush Intcntl
IAH
Houston George Bush Intcntl
Frontier
 
1 STOP
SAN
San Diego
8 Nov - 10 Nov
$108pp
SAN
San Diego
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
IAH
Houston George Bush Intcntl
IAH
Houston George Bush Intcntl
Frontier
 
1 STOP
SAN
San Diego

San Diego to Houston 2021 flight deals

Cheap flights to Houston from San Diego found for this year
10 Nov - 16 Nov
$84pp
SAN
San Diego
Frontier
 
1 STOP
IAH
Houston George Bush Intcntl
IAH
Houston George Bush Intcntl
Frontier
 
1 STOP
SAN
San Diego
12 Nov - 16 Nov
$100pp
SAN
San Diego
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
IAH
Houston George Bush Intcntl
IAH
Houston George Bush Intcntl
Frontier
 
1 STOP
SAN
San Diego
8 Nov - 10 Nov
$108pp
SAN
San Diego
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
IAH
Houston George Bush Intcntl
IAH
Houston George Bush Intcntl
Frontier
 
1 STOP
SAN
San Diego

Non-stop flights to Houston from San Diego

Save time with San Diego to Houston direct flight deals
2 Dec - 8 Dec
$237pp
SAN
San Diego
United Airlines
Non-Stop
IAH
Houston George Bush Intcntl
IAH
Houston George Bush Intcntl
United Airlines
Non-Stop
SAN
San Diego
2 Dec - 11 Dec
$250pp
SAN
San Diego
United Airlines
Non-Stop
IAH
Houston George Bush Intcntl
IAH
Houston George Bush Intcntl
United Airlines
Non-Stop
SAN
San Diego
2 Dec - 5 Dec
$257pp
SAN
San Diego
United Airlines
Non-Stop
IAH
Houston George Bush Intcntl
IAH
Houston George Bush Intcntl
United Airlines
Non-Stop
SAN
San Diego

Last minute flights from San Diego to Houston

Late deals on round-trip flights to Houston from San Diego, departing today and this week
30 Oct - 3 Nov
$128pp
SAN
San Diego
Frontier
 
1 STOP
IAH
Houston George Bush Intcntl
IAH
Houston George Bush Intcntl
Frontier
 
1 STOP
SAN
San Diego
1 Nov - 13 Nov
$144pp
SAN
San Diego
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
IAH
Houston George Bush Intcntl
IAH
Houston George Bush Intcntl
Frontier
 
1 STOP
SAN
San Diego
28 Oct - 30 Oct
$150pp
SAN
San Diego
Frontier
 
1 STOP
IAH
Houston George Bush Intcntl
IAH
Houston George Bush Intcntl
Frontier
 
1 STOP
SAN
San Diego

One-way flights to Houston from San Diego

The cheapest one-way flights from San Diego to Houston
4:44 pm - 5:30 am
Frontier
1 Stop
10h 46m
SAN - IAH
Frontier
$91
Kiwi.com
8:51 am - 7:07 am
Spirit Airlines
2 Stops
20h 16m
SAN - IAH
Spirit Airlines
$103
Gotogate
3:00 am - 4:51 pm
Multiple Airlines
2 Stops
11h 51m
SAN - IAH
Multiple Airlines
$104
Kiwi.com

Related info for your journey

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

Flight FAQs

From San Diego to Houston

What airport do you fly from for flights from San Diego to Houston?

San Diego (SAN) is the airport you will fly out of if you book a flight from San Diego to Houston. You should not have trouble finding flights to Houston from San Diego; the airport handles an average of 2 outbound flights to Houston per day. You should also have plenty of airline options to choose from since 6 airlines have flights from the San Diego airport to Houston. It is only a 2.6 mi journey to San Diego (SAN) from San Diego’s city center.

Which airlines flying from San Diego to Houston have flexible cancellations due to COVID-19?

Spirit Airlines, United Airlines, and American Airlines are some of the carriers that may have flexible cancellation policies. You can use our site to filter for other airlines that may also have this kind of flexibility.

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

Yes, there are multiple flights from San Diego to Houston for under $100. The cheapest flight booked recently is on Frontier for just $84, but on average you can expect to pay $142.

Are there nonstop flights from San Diego to Houston for under $300 on Cheapflights?

Cheapflights has at least 20 direct flights from San Diego to Houston under $300. A good price for a nonstop flight from San Diego to Houston is less than $295.

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

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

What days are nonstop flights available from San Diego to Houston?

Days when nonstop flights are available for this flight are: Sunday, Thursday, Saturday.

How popular is this San Diego to Houston flight route?

Flights from San Diego to Houston have been viewed 179 times in the past calendar month.

How many flights depart from San Diego to Houston on average per day?

Per day, 3 flights depart from San Diego to Houston on average.
Early Morning (Midnight to 6am) - 33% of flight departures
Morning (6am - Noon) - 67% of flight departures

How long is the flight from San Diego to Houston?

For as low as $84, Frontier can have you in Houston from San Diego in 6h 05m. Airlines will cover a distance of 1307 mi. This flight may include one or multiple stops.

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

According to our current data, Frontier ($84), and Spirit Airlines ($139) offers the cheapest pricing from San Diego to Houston. Users have found that Frontier is 49% cheaper than the other options available to this destination.

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

Before booking your flight from San Diego to Houston check out the most popular airlines for this route: American Airlines, Delta or Frontier.

What are the most reliable airlines from San Diego to Houston?

Before booking your flight to Houston from San Diego, check out the most reliable airlines to get you to your destination on time: Lufthansa (90%), Spirit Airlines (85%), United Airlines( 66%).

What are the cheapest flights from San Diego to Houston?

Looking at all options, your cheapest flight can be booked for $39. While the most popular route (San Diego - Houston Hobby) can be booked for $137 on average our data indicates $610 when flying from San Diego to Houston

COVID Restrictions

View COVID Travel Restrictions for Houston, TX

Do I need a COVID test to fly to Houston from San Diego?

Information is based on travel restrictions for travel to Houston within the United States

Most visitors from San Diego need to provide a negative COVID-19 test result and/or quarantine to enter Houston.

COVID-19 testing requirements
Visitors from San Diego must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) or Antigen (quick-test) test taken 72 hours before departing to Houston.

Quarantine requirements
Visitors from San Diego are not required to quarantine after entering Houston.

Do I need a test to fly back to San Diego from Houston?

Returning to San Diego from Houston

COVID-19 testing requirements
Visitors from Houston must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) or Antigen (quick-test) test taken 72 hours before departing to San Diego.

Quarantine requirements
Visitors from Houston are not required to quarantine after entering San Diego.

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Alternative routes for San Diego to Houston

See prices for flight routes from nearby airports that may be better suited for you.

Destination information for Houston

Things to know before you go - useful duration and weather info for your trip from San Diego to Houston.
Average temperature for October in Houston
77.0 °F

Airports servicing San Diego

Airports servicing Houston

Top 5 airlines flying from San Diego to Houston

The chart below displays the airlines Cheapflights users traveling from San Diego to Houston 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
Frontier
$49 $140 No cancel fee 62%
United Airlines
$53 $337 No cancel fee 69%
American Airlines
$61 $271 No cancel fee 71%
Spirit Airlines
$62 $174 No cancel fee 65%
Delta
$102 $222 No cancel fee N/A

Hourly flight availability from San Diego to Houston

See what time of day planes typically take off from San Diego towards Houston.
Morning 6 AM to noon 59% of SAN to IAH departures
Afternoon Noon to 6 PM 34% of SAN to IAH departures
Early morning Midnight to 6 AM 7% of SAN to IAH departures
Evening 6 PM to midnight 0% of SAN to IAH departures
Midnight
6 AM
Noon
6 PM
Weekly flight availability
from San Diego to Houston
See how many times per day planes take to the skies headed from San Diego to Houston.
Sunday
0 flights
Monday
3 daily flights
Tuesday
3 daily flights
Wednesday
3 daily flights
Thursday
3 daily flights
Friday
3 daily flights
Saturday
5 daily flights
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