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The cheapest times to fly from DFW to IAH are

  • August 6th to February 25th (except the weeks of November 19th and November 26th)

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 DFW to IAH is early October. Prices can be as high as $517 for Thursday flights during mid March, or as low as $167 for Tuesday flights around early October.

 

When to Fly to Houston

Flying from Dallas/Fort Worth, TX (DFW) to Houston, TX (IAH) will usually cost between $188 to $335 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is early October with an average ticket price of $201. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is mid March, with an average price of $338. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $137 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $234 can be considered a good price for a round-trip DFW to IAH flight.

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

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DFW to IAH Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the DFW to IAH flight is much cheaper than the average and costs much less than the average flight leaving from Dallas. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.65, which is above average.

 

Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Tuesday is usually the cheapest day to depart and return on this flight. Thursdays 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 $23 (9%) 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 $233. Return trip prices are from the IAH to DFW flight, and often highlight the quality of our data in showing the same trend.

Departing Prices by Day

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Return Trip Prices by Day

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Nonstop Flights and Layovers

Travelers looking to fly from DFW to IAH can generally find a 0-layover flight. Because there is a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 1 hour 23 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 DFW to IAH while comparing.

Destination alternative #1: Victoria Regional Airport (VCT) in Victoria, TX

  • 123 miles (198 km) away from IAH
  • Usually 19.66% less expensive than IAH
  • Nonstop flights available

See DFW to VCT flights

Destination alternative #2: Austin – Bergstrom International Airport (AUS) in Austin, TX

  • 140 miles (225 km) away from IAH
  • Usually 13.89% less expensive than IAH
  • Nonstop flights available

See DFW to AUS flights

 

Flight Questions Answered

Still have questions about flying from DFW to IAH? We’ve got answers.

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 9 major airlines flying this route most often: Alaska, American, Boutique Air, Delta, Frontier, Iberia, JetBlue, Spirit, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from George Bush Intercontinental/Houston Airport to Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 225 miles or 362 kilometers.

How long does it take to fly from DFW to IAH?

The real-world flight time for a nonstop DFW to IAH flight is about 1 hour 23 minutes.

How many flights go between Dallas/Fort Worth, TX and Houston, TX?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 39 available flights from DFW to IAH.

 

Airport Location Info

 

Departing Airport

Origination codeDFW
Origination airport nameDallas/Fort Worth International Airport
CityDallas/Fort Worth, TX
Countrythe United States
Latitude32.9
Longitude-97

Return Airport

Destination codeIAH
Destination airport nameGeorge Bush Intercontinental/Houston Airport
CityHouston, TX
Countrythe United States
Latitude30
Longitude-95.3

 

Late and Early Flight Data

Flights from DFW to IAH tend to depart as late as the average flight. According to our recently updated data, 28% of flights departed 5 or more minutes late, and 19% of flights left 5 or more minutes early. On average you can expect to leave IAH heading for DFW about 14 minutes late. This does significantly impact arrival time, as the average landing time in Houston, TX is about 16 minutes late. The numbers below show a recent average of take-off times versus the scheduled departure flight:

  • American: 20 minutes late
  • SkyWest: 3 minutes early
  • United: 8 minutes late
  • Envoy: on time
  • Mesa: 8 minutes late
  • ExpressJet: 19 minutes late
  • Some airlines not reporting

 

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