Cheap flights from San Francisco International to Houston (SFO - IAH)

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The best prices from San Francisco International to Houston are usually found in August or July, booked 16 days in advance, depart on a Wednesday or Thursday and return on a Wednesday

How to find the cheapest flight from
San Francisco International (SFO) to Houston (IAH)

All the information you need to plan the best SFO to IAH flight in 2021: compare San Francisco International to Houston flight prices with the expected peak season, weather and rainfall in Houston.
SFO - IAH
Price
$218 - $448
IAH
Temperature
59 - 86 °F

Popular in

December

High demand for flights, 17% potential price rise

Cheapest in

August

Best time to find cheap flights, 41% potential price drop

Round-trip from

$218

From San Francisco International to Houston

One-way from

$55

One-way flight from San Francisco International to Houston

Flight route prices based on searches on Cheapflights within the last 3 days, monthly prices based on aggregated historical data.
What is the cheapest day to fly round-trip from San Francisco International to Houston?

Users have found that flying from San Francisco International to Houston on a Saturday typically leans towards higher prices. However, this doesn’t mean you still can’t find a deal. Flexibility with other aspects of your flight can still land a great price for your trip.

How far in advance should I book a flight from San Francisco International to Houston?

To save up to 26% on this flight, we recommend booking at least 44 days prior to travel. The price may fluctuate and will likely increase closer to your departure date. Users on Cheapflights have found tickets from San Francisco International to Houston from $118 1-2 weeks out and tickets from $157 for flights departing within the next 72 hours.

What is the cheapest month to fly from San Francisco International to Houston?

Flights from San Francisco International to Houston lean towards being more expensive in December. Prices are generally better when you fly from San Francisco International to Houston in February, with the cheapest ticket starting at $68.

When is the cheapest time to fly from San Francisco International to Houston (SFO - IAH)?

One of the essential ways to save on airfare from San Francisco International to Houston is to remain as flexible as possible. Flights that are in the afternoon tend to be the most expensive. A flight at noon could potentially save you up to 15% on airfare.

Cheap flights from San Francisco International to Houston in May, June 2021

The best prices found for SFO to IAH flights for May, June
17 May - 25 May
$141pp
SFO
San Francisco
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
IAH
Houston George Bush Intcntl
IAH
Houston George Bush Intcntl
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
SFO
San Francisco
18 May - 23 May
$149pp
SFO
San Francisco
Frontier
 
1 STOP
IAH
Houston George Bush Intcntl
IAH
Houston George Bush Intcntl
Frontier
 
1 STOP
SFO
San Francisco
17 May - 25 May
$152pp
SFO
San Francisco
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
IAH
Houston George Bush Intcntl
IAH
Houston George Bush Intcntl
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
SFO
San Francisco

San Francisco International to Houston 2021 flight deals

Cheap flights to Houston from San Francisco International found for this year
17 May - 25 May
$141pp
SFO
San Francisco
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
IAH
Houston George Bush Intcntl
IAH
Houston George Bush Intcntl
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
SFO
San Francisco
18 May - 23 May
$149pp
SFO
San Francisco
Frontier
 
1 STOP
IAH
Houston George Bush Intcntl
IAH
Houston George Bush Intcntl
Frontier
 
1 STOP
SFO
San Francisco
17 May - 25 May
$152pp
SFO
San Francisco
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
IAH
Houston George Bush Intcntl
IAH
Houston George Bush Intcntl
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
SFO
San Francisco

Non-stop flights to Houston from San Francisco International

Save time with San Francisco International to Houston direct flight deals
27 Sep - 5 Oct
$213pp
SFO
San Francisco
United Airlines
Non-Stop
IAH
Houston George Bush Intcntl
IAH
Houston George Bush Intcntl
United Airlines
Non-Stop
SFO
San Francisco
25 Aug - 30 Aug
$233pp
SFO
San Francisco
United Airlines
Non-Stop
IAH
Houston George Bush Intcntl
IAH
Houston George Bush Intcntl
United Airlines
Non-Stop
SFO
San Francisco
20 Aug - 22 Aug
$253pp
SFO
San Francisco
United Airlines
Non-Stop
IAH
Houston George Bush Intcntl
IAH
Houston George Bush Intcntl
United Airlines
Non-Stop
SFO
San Francisco

Last minute flights from San Francisco International to Houston

Late deals on round-trip flights to Houston from San Francisco International, departing today and this week
17 May - 25 May
$141pp
SFO
San Francisco
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
IAH
Houston George Bush Intcntl
IAH
Houston George Bush Intcntl
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
SFO
San Francisco
18 May - 23 May
$149pp
SFO
San Francisco
Frontier
 
1 STOP
IAH
Houston George Bush Intcntl
IAH
Houston George Bush Intcntl
Frontier
 
1 STOP
SFO
San Francisco
17 May - 25 May
$152pp
SFO
San Francisco
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
IAH
Houston George Bush Intcntl
IAH
Houston George Bush Intcntl
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
SFO
San Francisco

One-way flights to Houston from San Francisco International

The cheapest one-way flights from San Francisco International to Houston
8:59 pm - 7:54 pm
Frontier
1 Stop
20h 55m
SFO - IAH
Frontier
$55
Kiwi.com
8:59 pm - 9:00 am
Frontier
1 Stop
10h 01m
SFO - IAH
Frontier
$67
Kiwi.com
8:59 pm - 9:09 am
Frontier
1 Stop
10h 10m
SFO - IAH
Frontier
$80
Kiwi.com

Related info for your journey

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

Flight FAQs

From San Francisco International to Houston

Are flight prices decreasing from San Francisco to Houston 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 San Francisco and Houston 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 San Francisco to Houston George Bush Intcntl to control the spread of COVID-19?

New policies can now be found on Alaska Airlines to help keep travelers safe while flying. New policies for travelers booking flights from San Francisco to Houston George Bush Intcntl include masks being provided and required on board, daily cleaning and sanitization, use of HEPA filters, pre-flight testing for antibodies and symptoms, and socially distanced seating (for a limited time). Keep in mind that policies will vary by airline.

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

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

What airports do I use to fly from San Francisco to Houston?

You will need to book a flight from San Francisco to Houston George Bush Intcntl if you want to fly from San Francisco to Houston. At least 7 different airlines have flights from San Francisco (SFO) to George Bush Intcntl (IAH) on a regular basis. There are 10 flights to Houston from the San Francisco airport per day. If you manage to book one that is nonstop, then you can expect the flight time from SFO to IAH to be around 3h 42m.

Can I find flights from San Francisco International to Houston for under $200 on Cheapflights?

Yes, there are multiple flights from San Francisco International to Houston for under $200. The cheapest flight booked recently is on Multiple Airlines for just $141, but on average you can expect to pay $174.

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

Cheapflights has at least 20 direct flights from San Francisco International to Houston under $300. A good price for a nonstop flight from San Francisco International to Houston is less than $355.

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

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

How popular is this flight route?

Within the past month, 78 users have taken a look at flights from San Francisco to Houston George Bush Intcntl.

Does it rain more in San Francisco or Houston?

When traveling, we recommend packing in preparation to handle common weather conditions. The rainfall in San Francisco is typically less than Houston. We can gather that this will continue over the next 7 days.

Is San Francisco weather warmer or cooler than Houston?

We forecast the temperature to be around the 86 °F's in August, on average. The temperature in Houston is generally hotter than in San Francisco. Book flights in a timely manner in correlation to your departure date.

How long is the flight from San Francisco International to Houston?

United Airlines and Frontier can get you from San Francisco International to Houston in just under 3h 50m. Your travel time can differ by up to 4h 55m. When browsing for deals, the options you’ll see will be for both nonstop flights and flights with stops.

What is the cheapest airline to fly from San Francisco International to Houston round-trip?

Frontier, at $149, was found to be the cheapest airline from San Francisco International to Houston.. Users have found that Frontier is 59% cheaper than the other options available to this destination.

What are the cheapest airlines to fly from San Francisco International to Houston one-way?

One-way options have recently been found by users for as low as $55 on Frontier.

Alternative routes for San Francisco International 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 Francisco International to Houston.
Flight duration
4h 07m
Average temperature for May in Houston
77.0 °F

Airports servicing San Francisco

Airports servicing Houston

Top 5 airlines flying from San Francisco International to Houston

The chart below displays the airlines Cheapflights users traveling from San Francisco International 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
$97 $246 No cancel fee 62%
Spirit Airlines
$148 $258 No cancel fee 65%
American Airlines
$77 $299 No cancel fee 71%
Delta
$131 $330 No cancel fee N/A
United Airlines
$335 $497 No cancel fee 69%

Hourly flight availability from San Francisco International to Houston

See what time of day planes typically take off from San Francisco International towards Houston.
Morning 6 AM to noon 59% of SFO to IAH departures
Afternoon Noon to 6 PM 28% of SFO to IAH departures
Evening 6 PM to midnight 12% of SFO to IAH departures
Early morning Midnight to 6 AM 1% of SFO to IAH departures
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6 AM
Noon
6 PM
Weekly flight availability
from San Francisco International to Houston
See how many times per day planes take to the skies headed from San Francisco International to Houston.
Sunday
7 daily flights
Monday
13 daily flights
Tuesday
15 daily flights
Wednesday
12 daily flights
Thursday
10 daily flights
Friday
11 daily flights
Saturday
5 daily flights
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