Cheap flights from San Francisco (SFO) to Houston

SFO — IAH
May 23 — May 301

The best prices from San Francisco to Houston are usually found in August or July, booked 37 days in advance, depart on a Thursday or Tuesday and return on a Wednesday

How to find the cheapest flight from San Francisco to Houston

All the information you need to plan the best SFO to HO1 flight in 2022: compare San Francisco to Houston flight prices with the expected peak season, weather and rainfall in Houston.

SFO - IAH

Price

$205 - $446

IAH

Temperature

53.6 - 84.2 °F

IAH

Rainfall

3.2 - 5.9 inches

Popular inDecemberHigh demand for flights, 17% potential price rise
Cheapest inAugustBest time to find cheap flights, 44% potential price drop
Round-trip from$205From San Francisco to Houston
One-way from$158One-way flight from San Francisco to Houston

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

Leaving on a Wednesday is a viable option for saving on travel. Heavily demanded days of the week can typically drive up the prices you see. Booking your travel for a less competitive day can save up to 16% on the overall cost on flights from San Francisco to Houston.

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

To save up to 10% on this flight, we recommend booking at least 37 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 to Houston from $362 1-2 weeks out and tickets from $416 for flights departing within the next 72 hours.

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

The best pricing can be found in the month of August. Prices to Houston from San Francisco average $369. You can even find prices in August for less than $369, as users have found deals to Houston from as low as $99. The month of December appears to be one of the more expensive times to travel to Houston from San Francisco. Flying in the targeted month can save you up to 20%.

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

A simple way to save on the total cost of your ticket is to fly from San Francisco to Houston at noon. If you’re flexible enough to do this you can expect to save up to 17% on your trip compared to booking a flight in the afternoon.

Cheap flights from San Francisco to Houston in May, June 2022

The best prices found for SFO to Houston flights for May, June
May 28 - Jun 7
SFO

San Francisco

IAH

Houston George Bush Intcntl

1 stop

7h 57m
IAH

Houston George Bush Intcntl

SFO

San Francisco

1 stop

16h 49m
$269

Multiple Airlines

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Deal found 5/17/22

May 28 - Jun 3
SFO

San Francisco

IAH

Houston George Bush Intcntl

1 stop

7h 57m
IAH

Houston George Bush Intcntl

SFO

San Francisco

1 stop

10h 32m
$279

Frontier

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Deal found 5/17/22

May 29 - Jun 3
SFO

San Francisco

IAH

Houston George Bush Intcntl

1 stop

10h 54m
IAH

Houston George Bush Intcntl

SFO

San Francisco

1 stop

10h 32m
$283

Frontier

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Deal found 5/17/22

San Francisco to Houston 2022 flight deals

Cheap flights to Houston from San Francisco found for this year
Oct 18 - Nov 2
SFO

San Francisco

IAH

Houston George Bush Intcntl

1 stop

7h 31m
IAH

Houston George Bush Intcntl

SFO

San Francisco

1 stop

9h 49m
$228

American Airlines

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Deal found 5/17/22

Aug 17 - Aug 22
SFO

San Francisco

HOU

Houston Hobby

1 stop

6h 52m
HOU

Houston Hobby

SFO

San Francisco

1 stop

5h 47m
$238

American Airlines

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Deal found 5/16/22

Aug 18 - Aug 22
SFO

San Francisco

IAH

Houston George Bush Intcntl

1 stop

7h 36m
IAH

Houston George Bush Intcntl

SFO

San Francisco

1 stop

8h 35m
$238

American Airlines

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Deal found 5/16/22

Cheap American Airlines flights from San Francisco to Houston

Oct 18 - Nov 2
SFO

San Francisco

IAH

Houston George Bush Intcntl

1 stop

7h 31m
IAH

Houston George Bush Intcntl

SFO

San Francisco

1 stop

9h 49m
$228

American Airlines

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Deal found 5/17/22

Aug 18 - Aug 22
SFO

San Francisco

IAH

Houston George Bush Intcntl

1 stop

7h 36m
IAH

Houston George Bush Intcntl

SFO

San Francisco

1 stop

8h 35m
$238

American Airlines

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Deal found 5/16/22

Sep 10 - Sep 24
SFO

San Francisco

IAH

Houston George Bush Intcntl

1 stop

5h 35m
IAH

Houston George Bush Intcntl

SFO

San Francisco

1 stop

6h 24m
$266

American Airlines

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Deal found 5/15/22

Cheap Frontier flights from San Francisco to Houston

May 28 - Jun 3
SFO

San Francisco

IAH

Houston George Bush Intcntl

1 stop

7h 57m
IAH

Houston George Bush Intcntl

SFO

San Francisco

1 stop

10h 32m
$279

Frontier

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Deal found 5/17/22

May 29 - Jun 3
SFO

San Francisco

IAH

Houston George Bush Intcntl

1 stop

10h 54m
IAH

Houston George Bush Intcntl

SFO

San Francisco

1 stop

10h 32m
$283

Frontier

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Deal found 5/17/22

May 30 - Jun 3
SFO

San Francisco

IAH

Houston George Bush Intcntl

1 stop

17h 53m
IAH

Houston George Bush Intcntl

SFO

San Francisco

1 stop

10h 32m
$292

Frontier

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Deal found 5/17/22

Non-stop flights to Houston from San Francisco

Save time with San Francisco to Houston direct flight deals
Aug 15 - Aug 23
SFO

San Francisco

IAH

Houston George Bush Intcntl

Nonstop

3h 49m
IAH

Houston George Bush Intcntl

SFO

San Francisco

Nonstop

4h 04m
$298

United Airlines

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Deal found 5/15/22

Aug 3 - Aug 17
SFO

San Francisco

IAH

Houston George Bush Intcntl

Nonstop

3h 49m
IAH

Houston George Bush Intcntl

SFO

San Francisco

Nonstop

4h 04m
$335

United Airlines

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Deal found 5/15/22

Aug 31 - Sep 5
SFO

San Francisco

IAH

Houston George Bush Intcntl

Nonstop

4h 00m
IAH

Houston George Bush Intcntl

SFO

San Francisco

Nonstop

4h 00m
$339

United Airlines

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Deal found 5/15/22

Last minute flights from San Francisco to Houston

Late deals on return flights to Houston from San Francisco, departing today and this week
May 28 - Jun 7
SFO

San Francisco

IAH

Houston George Bush Intcntl

1 stop

7h 57m
IAH

Houston George Bush Intcntl

SFO

San Francisco

1 stop

16h 49m
$269

Multiple Airlines

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Deal found 5/17/22

May 28 - Jun 3
SFO

San Francisco

IAH

Houston George Bush Intcntl

1 stop

7h 57m
IAH

Houston George Bush Intcntl

SFO

San Francisco

1 stop

10h 32m
$279

Frontier

View Deal

Deal found 5/17/22

May 25 - Jun 3
SFO

San Francisco

IAH

Houston George Bush Intcntl

1 stop

8h 12m
IAH

Houston George Bush Intcntl

SFO

San Francisco

1 stop

10h 32m
$310

Frontier

View Deal

Deal found 5/17/22

One-way flights to Houston from San Francisco

The cheapest one-way flights from San Francisco to Houston
Aug 20
SFO

San Francisco

HOU

Houston Hobby

1 stop

26h 27m
$105

Multiple Airlines

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Deal found 5/17/22

Aug 31
SFO

San Francisco

HOU

Houston Hobby

1 stop

26h 27m
$119

Multiple Airlines

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Deal found 5/16/22

Jun 29
SFO

San Francisco

HOU

Houston Hobby

1 stop

18h 44m
$127

Multiple Airlines

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Deal found 5/17/22

Related info for your journey

Useful info, stats and facts about San Francisco to Houston flights.

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

Located just 11.8 mi from the city center, San Francisco is the airport most travelers will use when flying to Houston from San Francisco. Booking flights from San Francisco (SFO) to Houston should be relatively easy as there are 0 daily outbound flights to Houston from 8 different airlines.

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

United Airlines, Frontier, and Spirit 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 Francisco to Houston for under $300 on Cheapflights?

Yes, there are multiple flights from San Francisco to Houston for under $300. The cheapest flight booked recently is on American Airlines for just $228, but on average you can expect to pay $273.

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

Cheapflights has at least 20 direct flights from San Francisco to Houston under $300. A good price for a nonstop flight from San Francisco to Houston is less than $383.

Are there last-minute flights available from San Francisco to Houston for under $300?

There are currently 20+ open flights from San Francisco to Houston within the next 7 days for less than $300.

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

Nonstop flights are available for this route on the following days: Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday.

How popular is this San Francisco to Houston flight route?

The San Francisco to Houston flight path was viewed by 78 users in the past month. Keep an eye out for changes in search interest prior to high and low season.

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

Per day, 24 flights depart from San Francisco to Houston on average.
Morning (6am - Noon) - 13% of flight departures
Afternoon (Noon - 6pm) - 54% of flight departures
Evening (6pm - Midnight) - 33% of flight departures

How long is the flight from San Francisco to Houston?

Departing from San Francisco to Houston will take you 3h 49m. The distance from San Francisco to Houston is about 1641 mi. Both multi-stop and nonstop flights can be found to your destination and back.

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

Flying on American Airlines is currently your cheapest option to Houston, with prices starting at $228. Additional round-trip tickets that might be worth considering are offered by Frontier and United Airlines, with the lowest prices starting at $279 and $298, respectively. American Airlines is priced at 38% lower than the current average price of a flight leaving 3 months from now.

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

One-way options have recently been found by users for as low as $146 on Frontier. Other airlines that offer cheap prices include United Airlines from $149 and American Airlines from $158 one-way.

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

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

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

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 San Francisco to Houston on time: ANA (86%), Air New Zealand (85%), Azul (82%).

What are the cheapest flights from San Francisco to Houston?

Looking at all options, your cheapest flight can be booked for $142. While the most popular route (San Francisco - Houston Hobby) can be booked for $274 on average our data indicates $814 when flying from San Francisco to Houston.

Alternative routes for San Francisco to Houston

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Top 5 airlines flying from San Francisco to Houston

The chart below displays the airlines Cheapflights users traveling from San Francisco to Houston choose most often. Cheapest and average prices are based on aggregated data from the past 12 months.
AirlineCheapestAverageFlexibilityOn-timeCOVID-19 safety
Juneyao AirlinesCheapest$11Average$20FlexibilityNo cancel feeOn-time66%COVID-19 safety
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Spirit AirlinesCheapest$78Average$167FlexibilityNo cancel feeOn-time65%COVID-19 safety
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FrontierCheapest$97Average$221FlexibilityNo cancel feeOn-time62%COVID-19 safety
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DeltaCheapest$134Average$380FlexibilityNo cancel feeOn-timeN/ACOVID-19 safety
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American AirlinesCheapest$171Average$387FlexibilityNo cancel feeOn-time71%COVID-19 safety
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Hourly flight availability from San Francisco to Houston

See what time of day planes typically take off from San Francisco to Houston
1%of flight departuresEarly morningMidnight to 6 am
23%of flight departuresMorning6 am to noon
66%of flight departuresAfternoonNoon to 6 pm
10%of flight departuresEvening6 pm to midnight
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