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

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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 (SFO) to Houston (IAH)

All the information you need to plan the best SFO to IAH flight in 2021: compare San Francisco to Houston flight prices with the expected peak season, weather and rainfall in Houston.
SFO - HO1
Price
$205 - $446
HO1
Temperature
53.6 - 84.2 °F
HO1
Precipitation
3.2 - 5.9 inches

Popular in

December

High demand for flights, 17% potential price rise

Cheapest in

August

Best time to find cheap flights, 44% potential price drop

Round-trip from

$205

From San Francisco to Houston

One-way from

$90

One-way flight from San Francisco to Houston

Flight route prices based on searches on Cheapflights within the last 3 days, monthly prices based on aggregated historical data.
When is the cheapest time to fly from San Francisco to Houston (SFO - HO1)?

When flying from San Francisco to Houston, the time of day you fly usually plays a role in the price. Save by searching for a flight at noon, which can drop the price by up to 17% versus a flight in the afternoon.

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

Users have found that booking a flight from San Francisco to Houston at least 37 days early can save you up to 10% on average compared to booking a flight this week. If booking 37 days before your flight isn’t an option for you, users have found flights from San Francisco to Houston for as little as $362 when booking for a departure date within the next two weeks. You can also check prices now. Some users have found airline tickets as low as $416 for flights departing within the next 3 days.

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

Wednesday is generally a great day to depart. Flying on this day could help you save up to 16%.

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

Due to multiple factors, expect to potentially pay more when booking in December. For low rates, August can be a great choice for travel to Houston. Flights to Houston from San Francisco in August are about $369 on average during August, but can be found for as low as $99.

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

The best prices found for SFO to IAH flights for October, November
2 Nov - 6 Nov
$124pp
SFO
San Francisco
Frontier
 
1 STOP
IAH
Houston George Bush Intcntl
IAH
Houston George Bush Intcntl
Frontier
 
1 STOP
SFO
San Francisco
26 Oct - 3 Nov
$128pp
SFO
San Francisco
Frontier
 
1 STOP
IAH
Houston George Bush Intcntl
IAH
Houston George Bush Intcntl
Frontier
 
1 STOP
SFO
San Francisco
8 Nov - 10 Nov
$130pp
SFO
San Francisco
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
IAH
Houston George Bush Intcntl
IAH
Houston George Bush Intcntl
Frontier
 
1 STOP
SFO
San Francisco

San Francisco to Houston 2021 flight deals

Cheap flights to Houston from San Francisco found for this year
1 Dec - 8 Dec
$123pp
SFO
San Francisco
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
IAH
Houston George Bush Intcntl
IAH
Houston George Bush Intcntl
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
SFO
San Francisco
2 Nov - 6 Nov
$124pp
SFO
San Francisco
Frontier
 
1 STOP
IAH
Houston George Bush Intcntl
IAH
Houston George Bush Intcntl
Frontier
 
1 STOP
SFO
San Francisco
26 Oct - 3 Nov
$128pp
SFO
San Francisco
Frontier
 
1 STOP
IAH
Houston George Bush Intcntl
IAH
Houston George Bush Intcntl
Frontier
 
1 STOP
SFO
San Francisco

Non-stop flights to Houston from San Francisco

Save time with San Francisco to Houston direct flight deals
19 Jan - 20 Jan
$220pp
SFO
San Francisco
United Airlines
Non-Stop
IAH
Houston George Bush Intcntl
IAH
Houston George Bush Intcntl
United Airlines
Non-Stop
SFO
San Francisco
3 Nov - 10 Nov
$225pp
SFO
San Francisco
United Airlines
Non-Stop
IAH
Houston George Bush Intcntl
IAH
Houston George Bush Intcntl
United Airlines
Non-Stop
SFO
San Francisco
1 Nov - 9 Nov
$226pp
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 to Houston

Late deals on round-trip flights to Houston from San Francisco, departing today and this week
29 Oct - 6 Nov
$124pp
SFO
San Francisco
Frontier
 
1 STOP
IAH
Houston George Bush Intcntl
IAH
Houston George Bush Intcntl
Frontier
 
1 STOP
SFO
San Francisco
26 Oct - 3 Nov
$128pp
SFO
San Francisco
Frontier
 
1 STOP
IAH
Houston George Bush Intcntl
IAH
Houston George Bush Intcntl
Frontier
 
1 STOP
SFO
San Francisco
26 Oct - 30 Oct
$133pp
SFO
San Francisco
Frontier
 
1 STOP
IAH
Houston George Bush Intcntl
IAH
Houston George Bush Intcntl
Frontier
 
1 STOP
SFO
San Francisco

One-way flights to Houston from San Francisco

The cheapest one-way flights from San Francisco to Houston
10:08 am - 5:30 am
Frontier
1 Stop
17h 22m
SFO - IAH
Frontier
$90
Flights by SU
11:50 am - 6:08 am
Multiple Airlines
1 Stop
16h 18m
SFO - HOU
Multiple Airlines
$92
Kiwi.com
6:58 am - 6:51 pm
Major Airline
2 Stops
9h 53m
SFO - IAH
Major Airline
$93
StudentUniverse

Related info for your journey

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

Flight FAQs

From San Francisco to Houston

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 7 different airlines.

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

United Airlines, American Airlines, 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 $200 on Cheapflights?

Yes, there are multiple flights from San Francisco to Houston for under $200. The cheapest flight booked recently is on Multiple Airlines for just $123, but on average you can expect to pay $137.

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 $261.

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

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

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

Nonstop flights are available for this route on the following days: Tuesday, 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, 15 flights depart from San Francisco to Houston on average.
Early Morning (Midnight to 6am) - 13% of flight departures
Morning (6am - Noon) - 7% of flight departures
Evening (6pm - Midnight) - 80% of flight departures

How long is the flight from San Francisco to Houston?

Departing from San Francisco to Houston will take you 8h 23m. The distance from San Francisco to Houston is about 1641 mi.

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

Flying on Frontier is currently your cheapest option to Houston, with prices starting at $124. Frontier is priced at 66% lower than the current average price of a flight leaving 3 months from now.

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: Asiana Airlines (94%), United Airlines (88%), ANA (88%).

What are the cheapest flights from San Francisco to Houston?

Looking at all options, your cheapest flight can be booked for $101. While the most popular route (San Francisco - Houston Hobby) can be booked for $123 on average our data indicates $779 when flying from San Francisco to Houston

COVID Restrictions

View COVID Travel Restrictions for Houston, TX

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

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

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

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

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

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

Returning to San Francisco 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 Francisco.

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

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Alternative routes for San Francisco 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 to Houston.
Average temperature for October in Houston
77.0 °F

Airports servicing San Francisco

Airports servicing Houston

Top 6 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.
Airline Cheapest Average Flexibility On-time COVID-19 safety
American Airlines
$77 $385 No cancel fee 71%
Frontier
$97 $254 No cancel fee 62%
Spirit Airlines
$125 $254 No cancel fee 65%
Delta
$126 $321 No cancel fee N/A
Alaska Airlines
$155 $338 No cancel fee 75%
United Airlines
$182 $461 No cancel fee 69%

Hourly flight availability from San Francisco to Houston

See what time of day planes typically take off from San Francisco towards Houston.
Morning 6 AM to noon 37% of SFO to IAH departures
Afternoon Noon to 6 PM 37% of SFO to IAH departures
Evening 6 PM to midnight 15% of SFO to IAH departures
Early morning Midnight to 6 AM 11% of SFO to IAH departures
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