The cheapest times to fly from DAL to HOU are

  • January 1st to February 25th
  • April 16th to April 29th
  • July 30th to November 11th

based on data collected exclusively by Champion Traveler across tens of millions of flights. Among all the dates above, the very cheapest time to fly from DAL to HOU is early September. Prices can be as high as $1474 for Sunday flights during mid July, or as low as $690 for Tuesday flights around early September.


When to Fly to Houston

Flying from Dallas, TX (DAL) to Houston, TX (HOU) will usually cost between $704 to $1171 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is early September with an average ticket price of $714. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is mid July, with an average price of $1138. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $424 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $826 can be considered a good price for a round-trip DAL to HOU flight.

See below for a graph of average weekly prices for the DAL to HOU route. All prices are for round-trip tickets in USD.

DAL to HOU Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the DAL to HOU flight is cheaper than the average and costs less than the average flight leaving from Dallas. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $2.14, which is above average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Tuesday is usually the cheapest day to depart and return on this flight. Sundays are the most expensive days to fly out or take a return trip. Selecting flights on the least expensive days could save you up to $220 (22%) on this flight.

Departing prices are for round-trip flights returning on the day of departure. For example, a flight departing on Tuesday and returning a week later will cost an average of $785. Return trip prices are from the HOU to DAL flight, and often highlight the quality of our data in showing the same trend.

Departing Prices by Day

Departure Day Prices

Return Trip Prices by Day

Return Day Prices


Nonstop Flights and Layovers

Travelers looking to fly from DAL to HOU can generally find a 0-layover flight. Because there is a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 1 hour 25 minutes may be realistic.


Alternative Nearby Airports

Champion Traveler tells you which airports are nearby and whether tickets might be cheaper alternative airports nearby. Sometimes it’s worth it to fly into a closer airport and then commute to your destination. Remember that there is a nonstop flight from DAL to HOU while comparing.

Destination alternative #1: Austin – Bergstrom International Airport (AUS) in Austin, TX

  • 148 miles (238 km) away from HOU
  • Usually 38.76% less expensive than HOU
  • Nonstop flights available

See DAL to AUS flights

Destination alternative #2: George Bush Intercontinental/Houston Airport (IAH) in Houston, TX

  • 24 miles (39 km) away from HOU
  • Usually 16.78% less expensive than HOU
  • 1-layover flights available

See DAL to IAH flights


Flight Hacking DAL to HOU

Flight hacking is when you book two tickets instead of a layover, sometimes with different airlines. You will need to either bring only a carry-on bag (highly recommended) or leave yourself plenty of time to go through security again. Flight hacking is completely allowed, but airlines don’t always tell you the cheapest way to get from DAL to HOU — but Champion Traveler does!

Hack #1: Atlanta, GA (DAL > ATL > HOU)

  • Price for both tickets: $468
  • Average savings: $358 (43.37%)

See DAL to ATL flights

Hack #2: Louisville, KY (DAL > SDF > HOU)

  • Price for both tickets: $532
  • Average savings: $294 (35.55%)

See DAL to SDF flights

Hack #3: Milwaukee, WI (DAL > MKE > HOU)

  • Price for both tickets: $569
  • Average savings: $257 (31.13%)

See DAL to MKE flights


Flight Questions Answered

Still have questions about flying from DAL to HOU? We’ve got answers.

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 4 major airlines flying this route most often: Alaska, Delta, Southwest, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from William P Hobby Airport to Dallas Love Field Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 240 miles or 386 kilometers.

How long does it take to fly from DAL to HOU?

The real-world flight time for a nonstop DAL to HOU flight is about 1 hour 25 minutes.

How many flights go between Dallas, TX and Houston, TX?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 79 available flights from DAL to HOU.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination code DAL
Origination airport name Dallas Love Field Airport
City Dallas, TX
Country the United States
Latitude 32.8
Longitude -96.9

Return Airport

Destination code HOU
Destination airport name William P Hobby Airport
City Houston, TX
Country the United States
Latitude 29.6
Longitude -95.3


Late and Early Flight Data

Flights from DAL to HOU tend to depart later than the average flight. According to our recently updated data, 33% of flights departed 5 or more minutes late, and 4% of flights left 5 or more minutes early. On average you can expect to leave HOU heading for DAL about 10 minutes late. This does significantly impact arrival time, as the average landing time in Houston, TX is about 1 minutes late. The numbers below show a recent average of take-off times versus the scheduled departure flight:

  • Southwest: 10 minutes late
  • Some airlines not reporting


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