The cheapest times to fly from HOU to MWA are

  • July 30th to December 9th (except the weeks of November 19th and November 26th)
  • December 24th to February 25th

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 MWA is late September. Prices can be as high as $926 for Sunday flights during early to mid March, or as low as $489 for Wednesday flights around late September.


When to Fly to Marion

Flying from Houston, TX (HOU) to Marion/Herrin, IL (MWA) will usually cost between $489 to $650 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is late September with an average ticket price of $489. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early to mid March, with an average price of $732. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $243 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $508 can be considered a good price for a round-trip HOU to MWA flight.

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

HOU to MWA Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the HOU to MWA flight is cheaper than the average and costs much less than the average flight leaving from Houston. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.47, which is a bit above average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Wednesday is usually the cheapest day to fly to MWA, and Tuesday the cheapest day to fly back into HOU. 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 $44 (8%) on this flight.

Departing prices are for round-trip flights returning on the day of departure. For example, a flight departing on Wednesday and returning a week later will cost an average of $507. Return trip prices are from the MWA 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 MWA can generally find a 2-layover flight. Because there is not usually a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 2 hour 11 minutes may not 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 not usually a nonstop flight from HOU to MWA while comparing.

Destination alternative #1: Evansville Regional Airport (EVV) in Evansville, IN

  • 83 miles (134 km) away from MWA
  • Usually 37.24% less expensive than MWA
  • 1-layover flights available

See HOU to EVV flights

Destination alternative #2: St Louis Lambert International Airport (STL) in St. Louis, MO

  • 101 miles (163 km) away from MWA
  • Usually 25.91% less expensive than MWA
  • Nonstop flights available

See HOU to STL flights

Destination alternative #3: Abraham Lincoln Capital Airport (SPI) in Springfield, IL

  • 149 miles (240 km) away from MWA
  • Usually 13.20% less expensive than MWA
  • 1-layover flights available

See HOU to SPI flights

Destination alternative #4: Decatur Airport (DEC) in Decatur, IL

  • 144 miles (232 km) away from MWA
  • Usually 0.69% less expensive than MWA
  • 2-layover flights available

See HOU to DEC flights


Flight Hacking HOU to MWA

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 MWA — but Champion Traveler does!

Hack #1: St. Louis, MO (HOU > STL > MWA)

  • Price for both tickets: $434
  • Average savings: $74 (14.48%)

See HOU to STL flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 3 major airlines flying this route most often: American, Cape Air, Delta, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from Veterans of Southern Illinois Airport to William P Hobby Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 666 miles or 1072 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop HOU to MWA flight is about 2 hour 11 minutes.

How many flights go between Houston, TX and Marion/Herrin, IL?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 14 available flights from HOU to MWA.


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 MWA
Destination airport name Veterans of Southern Illinois Airport
City Marion/Herrin, IL
Country the United States
Latitude 37.8
Longitude -89


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