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

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The best prices from Houston to San Diego are usually found in August or October, booked 60 days in advance, depart on a Tuesday or Saturday and return on a Saturday

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

All the information you need to plan the best IAH to SAN flight in 2022: compare Houston to San Diego flight prices with the expected peak season, weather and rainfall in San Diego.
IAH - SAN
Price
$126 - $241
SAN
Temperature
57.2 - 71.6 °F
SAN
Rainfall
0 - 2.3 inches

Popular in

December

High demand for flights, 32% potential price rise

Cheapest in

August

Best time to find cheap flights, 23% potential price drop

Average price

$176

Average for round-trip flights in May 2022

Round-trip from

$126

From Houston to San Diego

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 Houston to San Diego?

Users have found that leaving on a Monday can be a cost-effective option. It’s possible to save up to 31% on your flight compared to booking on days when demand is much higher.

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

Users have found that booking a flight from Houston to San Diego at least 50 days early can save you up to 35% on average compared to booking a flight this week. If booking 50 days before your flight isn’t an option for you, users have found flights from Houston to San Diego for as little as $156 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 $189 for flights departing within the next 3 days.

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

When flying from Houston to San Diego, the time of day you fly usually plays a role in the price. Save by searching for a flight in the evening, which can drop the price by up to 34% versus a flight at noon.

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

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 San Diego. Flights to San Diego from Houston in August are about $164 on average during August, but can be found for as low as $96.

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

The best prices found for IAH to SAN flights for May, June
3 Jun - 3 Jun
$236pp
IAH
Houston George Bush Intcntl
Spirit Airlines
Non-Stop
SAN
San Diego
SAN
San Diego
Spirit Airlines
Non-Stop
IAH
Houston George Bush Intcntl
11 Jun - 14 Jun
$251pp
IAH
Houston George Bush Intcntl
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
SAN
San Diego
SAN
San Diego
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
IAH
Houston George Bush Intcntl
3 Jun - 3 Jun
$256pp
IAH
Houston George Bush Intcntl
Spirit Airlines
Non-Stop
SAN
San Diego
SAN
San Diego
Spirit Airlines
Non-Stop
IAH
Houston George Bush Intcntl

Houston to San Diego 2022 flight deals

Cheap flights to San Diego from Houston found for this year
13 Sep - 20 Sep
$162pp
IAH
Houston George Bush Intcntl
Spirit Airlines
Non-Stop
SAN
San Diego
SAN
San Diego
Spirit Airlines
Non-Stop
IAH
Houston George Bush Intcntl
20 Sep - 28 Sep
$203pp
IAH
Houston George Bush Intcntl
Spirit Airlines
Non-Stop
SAN
San Diego
SAN
San Diego
Spirit Airlines
Non-Stop
IAH
Houston George Bush Intcntl
9 Sep - 13 Sep
$211pp
IAH
Houston George Bush Intcntl
Spirit Airlines
Non-Stop
SAN
San Diego
SAN
San Diego
Spirit Airlines
Non-Stop
IAH
Houston George Bush Intcntl

Non-stop flights to San Diego from Houston

Save time with Houston to San Diego direct flight deals
13 Sep - 20 Sep
$162pp
IAH
Houston George Bush Intcntl
Spirit Airlines
Non-Stop
SAN
San Diego
SAN
San Diego
Spirit Airlines
Non-Stop
IAH
Houston George Bush Intcntl
20 Sep - 28 Sep
$203pp
IAH
Houston George Bush Intcntl
Spirit Airlines
Non-Stop
SAN
San Diego
SAN
San Diego
Spirit Airlines
Non-Stop
IAH
Houston George Bush Intcntl
9 Sep - 13 Sep
$211pp
IAH
Houston George Bush Intcntl
Spirit Airlines
Non-Stop
SAN
San Diego
SAN
San Diego
Spirit Airlines
Non-Stop
IAH
Houston George Bush Intcntl

Last minute flights from Houston to San Diego

Late deals on round-trip flights to San Diego from Houston, departing today and this week
3 Jun - 3 Jun
$236pp
IAH
Houston George Bush Intcntl
Spirit Airlines
Non-Stop
SAN
San Diego
SAN
San Diego
Spirit Airlines
Non-Stop
IAH
Houston George Bush Intcntl
3 Jun - 3 Jun
$256pp
IAH
Houston George Bush Intcntl
Spirit Airlines
Non-Stop
SAN
San Diego
SAN
San Diego
Spirit Airlines
Non-Stop
IAH
Houston George Bush Intcntl
3 Jun - 8 Jun
$257pp
IAH
Houston George Bush Intcntl
Spirit Airlines
Non-Stop
SAN
San Diego
SAN
San Diego
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
IAH
Houston George Bush Intcntl

One-way flights to San Diego from Houston

The cheapest one-way flights from Houston to San Diego
7:17 am - 3:30 am
Allegiant Air
2 Stops
22h 13m
HOU - SAN
Allegiant Air
$148
Gotogate
5:41 pm - 6:58 pm
United Airlines
Nonstop
3h 17m
IAH - SAN
United Airlines
$150
United
2:10 am - 7:16 am
Multiple Airlines
1 Stop
7h 06m
IAH - SAN
Multiple Airlines
$153
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Related info for your journey

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Flight FAQs

From Houston to San Diego

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

San Diego (SAN), located 2.6 mi from the city center, is the airport you fly into when you book flights from Houston to San Diego. 10 airlines have flights to San Diego from Houston on a regular basis. Booking flights from Houston to San Diego should not be difficult; the airport handles an average of 4 inbound flights from Houston per day.

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

United Airlines, Spirit Airlines, and Frontier 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 Houston to San Diego for under $200 on Cheapflights?

Yes, there are multiple flights from Houston to San Diego for under $200. The cheapest flight booked recently is on Spirit Airlines for just $162, but on average you can expect to pay $236.

Are there nonstop flights from Houston to San Diego for under $200 on Cheapflights?

Cheapflights has at least 20 direct flights from Houston to San Diego under $200. A good price for a nonstop flight from Houston to San Diego is less than $260.

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

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

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

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

How popular is this Houston to San Diego flight route?

This flight path from Houston to San Diego was viewed by 358 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 Houston to San Diego on average per day?

1 flight departure from Houston to San Diego per day on average.
Morning (6am - Noon) - 100% of flight departures

How long is the flight from Houston to San Diego?

Spirit Airlines and Allegiant Air can get you from Houston to San Diego in just under 3h 17m. Your travel time can differ by up to 16h 11m. There are 1307 mi between Houston and San Diego. This flight may include one or multiple stops.

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

According to our current data, Spirit Airlines ($162), and Allegiant Air ($269) offers the cheapest pricing from Houston to San Diego. Spirit Airlines is priced at 1% lower than the current average price of a flight leaving 3 months from now.

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

The cheapest airlines for a one-way flight from Houston to San Diego are Allegiant Air ($97), Spirit Airlines ($104), and Frontier ($138).

What are the cheapest flights from Houston to San Diego?

While on average a flight from Houston to San Diego is generally $728, our data shows the cheapest flight currently is $17. When looking at the most popular route, (Houston Hobby - San Diego), you can expect to pay $216 for that flight.

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

Major Airline, American Airlines and Alaska Airlines are the most popular airlines when flying from Houston to San Diego.

COVID Restrictions

View COVID Travel Restrictions for San Diego, CA

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

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

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

COVID-19 testing requirements
Visitors from Houston must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) or Antigen (quick-test) test taken 1 day for RT-PCR (NAAT) and 1 day for Antigen (quick-test) before departing to San Diego.

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

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

Returning to Houston from San Diego

COVID-19 testing requirements
Visitors from San Diego must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) or Antigen (quick-test) test taken 1 day for RT-PCR (NAAT) and 1 day for Antigen (quick-test) before departing to Houston.

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

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Alternative routes for Houston to San Diego

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

Destination information for San Diego

Things to know before you go - useful duration and weather info for your trip from Houston to San Diego.
Flight duration from Houston to SAN
3h 17m
Average temperature for May in San Diego
71.6 °F
Avg rainfall for May in San Diego
0.2 ″

Airports servicing Houston

Airports servicing San Diego

Top 6 airlines flying from Houston to San Diego

The chart below displays the airlines Cheapflights users traveling from Houston to San Diego 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
Juneyao Airlines
$12 $24 No cancel fee 66%

We couldn't confirm the COVID-19 safety measures taken by Juneyao Airlines. Please check directly on their website for additional information.

Frontier
$56 $188 No cancel fee 62%
Spirit Airlines
$65 $184 No cancel fee 65%
Delta
$117 $302 No cancel fee N/A
American Airlines
$127 $360 No cancel fee 71%
United Airlines
$197 $366 No cancel fee 69%

Hourly flight availability from Houston to San Diego

See what time of day planes typically take off from Houston towards San Diego.
Morning 6 AM to noon 50% of IAH to SAN departures
Afternoon Noon to 6 PM 31% of IAH to SAN departures
Early morning Midnight to 6 AM 10% of IAH to SAN departures
Evening 6 PM to midnight 9% of IAH to SAN departures
Midnight
6 AM
Noon
6 PM
Weekly flight availability
from Houston to San Diego
See how many times per day planes take to the skies headed from Houston to San Diego.
Sunday
5 daily flights
Monday
5 daily flights
Tuesday
5 daily flights
Wednesday
5 daily flights
Thursday
5 daily flights
Friday
5 daily flights
Saturday
0 flights
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