The cheapest times to fly from HOU to DAL are

  • January 1st to February 25th
  • July 30th to November 18th
  • early December

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 HOU to DAL is early September. Prices can be as high as $1448 for Sunday flights during mid July, or as low as $690 for Tuesday flights around early September.


When to Fly to Dallas

Flying from Houston, TX (HOU) to Dallas, TX (DAL) will usually cost between $702 to $1189 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 $713. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is mid July, with an average price of $1096. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $384 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $829 can be considered a good price for a round-trip HOU to DAL flight.

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

HOU to DAL Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the HOU to DAL flight is cheaper than the average and costs less than the average flight leaving from Houston. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $2.15, 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 $787. Return trip prices are from the DAL to HOU 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 HOU to DAL 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 HOU to DAL while comparing.

Destination alternative #1: Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport (DFW) in Dallas/Fort Worth, TX

  • 11 miles (18 km) away from DAL
  • Usually 71.77% less expensive than DAL
  • Nonstop flights available

See HOU to DFW flights

Destination alternative #2: East Texas Regional Airport (GGG) in Longview, TX

  • 129 miles (208 km) away from DAL
  • Usually 64.54% less expensive than DAL
  • 1-layover flights available

See HOU to GGG flights

Destination alternative #3: Lawton-Fort Sill Regional Airport (LAW) in Lawton/Fort Sill, OK

  • 149 miles (240 km) away from DAL
  • Usually 64.54% less expensive than DAL
  • 1-layover flights available

See HOU to LAW flights

Destination alternative #4: Robert Gray AAF Airport (GRK) in Killeen, TX

  • 136 miles (219 km) away from DAL
  • Usually 63.93% less expensive than DAL
  • 1-layover flights available

See HOU to GRK flights


Flight Hacking HOU to DAL

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 HOU to DAL — but Champion Traveler does!

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

  • Price for both tickets: $468
  • Average savings: $362 (43.61%)

See HOU to ATL flights

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

  • Price for both tickets: $535
  • Average savings: $294 (35.46%)

See HOU to SDF flights

Hack #3: Charlotte, NC (HOU > CLT > DAL)

  • Price for both tickets: $570
  • Average savings: $260 (31.3%)

See HOU to CLT flights


Flight Questions Answered

Still have questions about flying from HOU to DAL? 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 Dallas Love Field Airport to William P Hobby Airport?

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

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

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

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

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 71 available flights from HOU to DAL.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

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

Return Airport

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


Late and Early Flight Data

Flights from HOU to DAL tend to depart later than the average flight. According to our recently updated data, 35% 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 DAL heading for HOU about 10 minutes late. This does significantly impact arrival time, as the average landing time in Dallas, TX is about 2 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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