Cheap flights from Houston to Washington (IAH - WAS)

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The best prices from Houston to Washington are usually found in September or February, booked 17 days in advance, depart on a Saturday or Wednesday and return on a Tuesday

How to find the cheapest flight from
Houston (IAH) to Washington (WAS)

All the information you need to plan the best IAH to WAS flight in 2021: compare Houston to Washington flight prices with the expected peak season, weather and rainfall in Washington.
HO1 - WAS
Price
$193 - $317
WAS
Temperature
35.6 - 80.6 °F
WAS
Precipitation
2.6 - 4 inches

Popular in

December

High demand for flights, 26% potential price rise

Cheapest in

September

Best time to find cheap flights, 18% potential price drop

Round-trip from

$193

From Houston to Washington (WAS)

One-way from

$55

One-way flight from Houston to Washington (WAS)

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 Houston to Washington?

When searching for a good deal, it’s best to be prepared for potential fluctuations in price. We recommend booking at least 16 days in advance, which can save you up to 24% on flights from Houston to Washington compared to booking the week you need them. Waiting 16 days out may not be for everyone, so we have options available for flights within the next two weeks, with the lowest price starting at $212. For sooner than that we have options available in the next 3 days from $291.

When is the cheapest time to fly from Houston to Washington (HO1 - WAS)?

A simple way to save on the total cost of your ticket is to fly from Houston to Washington at noon. If you’re flexible enough to do this you can expect to save up to 16% on your trip compared to booking a flight in the evening.

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

Saturday flights are generally found to be more expensive for flights from Houston to Washington. This shouldn’t discourage you from searching, as you can still find great deals by being flexible with your options. Use our search form to find deals on tickets to Washington.

What is the cheapest month to fly from Houston to Washington?

Due to multiple factors, expect to potentially pay more when booking in December. For low rates, September can be a great choice for travel to Washington. Flights to Washington from Houston in September are about $235 on average during September, but can be found for as low as $127.

Cheap flights from Houston to Washington in October, November 2021

The best prices found for IAH to WAS flights for October, November
20 Oct - 26 Oct
$68pp
IAH
Houston George Bush Intcntl
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
BWI
Baltimore/Washington
BWI
Baltimore/Washington
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
IAH
Houston George Bush Intcntl
10 Nov - 17 Nov
$70pp
IAH
Houston George Bush Intcntl
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
BWI
Baltimore/Washington
BWI
Baltimore/Washington
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
IAH
Houston George Bush Intcntl
20 Oct - 27 Oct
$72pp
IAH
Houston George Bush Intcntl
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
BWI
Baltimore/Washington
BWI
Baltimore/Washington
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
IAH
Houston George Bush Intcntl

Houston to Washington 2021 flight deals

Cheap flights to Washington from Houston found for this year
20 Oct - 26 Oct
$68pp
IAH
Houston George Bush Intcntl
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
BWI
Baltimore/Washington
BWI
Baltimore/Washington
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
IAH
Houston George Bush Intcntl
10 Nov - 17 Nov
$70pp
IAH
Houston George Bush Intcntl
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
BWI
Baltimore/Washington
BWI
Baltimore/Washington
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
IAH
Houston George Bush Intcntl
20 Oct - 27 Oct
$72pp
IAH
Houston George Bush Intcntl
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
BWI
Baltimore/Washington
BWI
Baltimore/Washington
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
IAH
Houston George Bush Intcntl

Non-stop flights to Washington from Houston

Save time with Houston to Washington direct flight deals
6 Jan - 11 Jan
$82pp
IAH
Houston George Bush Intcntl
Spirit Airlines
Non-Stop
BWI
Baltimore/Washington
BWI
Baltimore/Washington
Spirit Airlines
Non-Stop
IAH
Houston George Bush Intcntl
8 Jan - 12 Jan
$86pp
IAH
Houston George Bush Intcntl
Spirit Airlines
Non-Stop
BWI
Baltimore/Washington
BWI
Baltimore/Washington
Spirit Airlines
Non-Stop
IAH
Houston George Bush Intcntl
3 Dec - 10 Jan
$102pp
IAH
Houston George Bush Intcntl
Spirit Airlines
Non-Stop
BWI
Baltimore/Washington
BWI
Baltimore/Washington
Spirit Airlines
Non-Stop
IAH
Houston George Bush Intcntl

Last minute flights from Houston to Washington

Late deals on round-trip flights to Washington from Houston, departing today and this week
20 Oct - 26 Oct
$68pp
IAH
Houston George Bush Intcntl
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
BWI
Baltimore/Washington
BWI
Baltimore/Washington
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
IAH
Houston George Bush Intcntl
20 Oct - 27 Oct
$72pp
IAH
Houston George Bush Intcntl
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
BWI
Baltimore/Washington
BWI
Baltimore/Washington
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
IAH
Houston George Bush Intcntl
20 Oct - 26 Oct
$74pp
IAH
Houston George Bush Intcntl
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
BWI
Baltimore/Washington
BWI
Baltimore/Washington
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
IAH
Houston George Bush Intcntl

One-way flights to Washington from Houston

The cheapest one-way flights from Houston to Washington
3:10 pm - 7:24 am
Frontier
1 Stop
15h 14m
IAH - DCA
Frontier
$55
JustFly
3:26 pm - 6:30 am
Multiple Airlines
1 Stop
14h 04m
IAH - IAD
Multiple Airlines
$58
Kiwi.com
7:15 am - 11:11 am
Spirit Airlines
Nonstop
2h 56m
IAH - BWI
Spirit Airlines

Related info for your journey

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Flight FAQs

From Houston to Washington

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

United Airlines, Spirit 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 Houston to Washington for under $100 on Cheapflights?

Yes, there are multiple flights from Houston to Washington for under $100. The cheapest flight booked recently is on Spirit Airlines for just $70, but on average you can expect to pay $81.

Are there nonstop flights from Houston to Washington for under $100 on Cheapflights?

Cheapflights has at least 20 direct flights from Houston to Washington under $100. A good price for a nonstop flight from Houston to Washington is less than $119.

Are there last-minute flights available from Houston to Washington for under $100?

There are currently 20+ open flights from Houston to Washington within the next 7 days for less than $100.

What days are nonstop flights available from Houston to Washington?

You can find nonstop flights on the following days: Thursday.

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

On average, you can expect to see 2 flights from Houston to Washington a day.
Evening (6pm - Midnight) - 100% of flight departures

How long is the flight from Houston to Washington?

There are many flights that can get you from Houston to Washington in 8h 55m. Fly via Spirit Airlines or Frontier to get the fastest option. Houston and Washington are separated by a distance of 1195 mi. This flight may include one or multiple stops.

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

Spirit Airlines, at $70, was found to be the cheapest airline from Houston to Washington. An alternate airline flying to your destination would be Frontier. Spirit Airlines is currently priced 70% below the average price you’ll pay for this route.

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

Before booking your flight from Houston to Washington check out the most popular airlines for this route: Major Airline, American Airlines or Delta.

What are the most popular routes from Houston to Washington?

Most travelers choose Houston Hobby - Baltimore/Washington, Houston George Bush Intcntl - Baltimore/Washington or Houston Hobby - Washington Dulles Intl when deciding on the best route from Houston to Washington.

What are the cheapest flights from Houston to Washington?

Looking for the cheapest flight from Houston to Washington? While on average our users pay $968, our data indicates the cheapest price to be $126. The most popular route (Houston Hobby - Baltimore/Washington), is priced around $70.

What are the most reliable airlines from Houston to Washington?

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 Houston to Washington on time: Mesa Airlines (86%), United Airlines (84%), Brussels Airlines (77%).

COVID Restrictions

View COVID Travel Restrictions for Washington, DC

Do I need a COVID test to fly to Washington from Houston?

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

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

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 Washington.

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

Do I need a test to fly back to Houston from Washington?

Returning to Houston from Washington

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

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

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Destination information for Washington

Things to know before you go - useful duration and weather info for your trip from Houston to Washington.
Flight duration from Houston to Washington
3h 11m
Average temperature for October in Washington
71.6 °F
Avg rainfall for October in Washington
3.7 ″

Airports servicing Houston

Airports servicing Washington

Reagan-National (DCA)

Top 5 airlines flying from Houston to Washington

The chart below displays the airlines Cheapflights users traveling from Houston to Washington 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
$70 $355 No cancel fee 71%
Spirit Airlines
$76 $201 No cancel fee 65%
Frontier
$95 $251 No cancel fee 62%
Delta
$123 $353 No cancel fee N/A
United Airlines
$147 $397 No cancel fee 69%

Hourly flight availability from Houston to Washington

See what time of day planes typically take off from Houston towards Washington.
Afternoon Noon to 6 PM 46% of IAH to WAS departures
Morning 6 AM to noon 40% of IAH to WAS departures
Evening 6 PM to midnight 9% of IAH to WAS departures
Early morning Midnight to 6 AM 5% of IAH to WAS departures
Midnight
6 AM
Noon
6 PM
Weekly flight availability
from Houston to Washington
See how many times per day planes take to the skies headed from Houston to Washington.
Sunday
0 flights
Monday
3 daily flights
Tuesday
2 daily flights
Wednesday
2 daily flights
Thursday
3 daily flights
Friday
3 daily flights
Saturday
0 flights
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