The cheapest times to fly from HOU to PEN are

  • January 8th to February 11th (except the week of January 15th)
  • April 2nd to July 22nd (except the weeks of April 9th and April 30th)
  • August 27th to September 23rd (except the week of September 3rd)
  • October 8th to December 9th (except the weeks of October 15th, October 29th, 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 HOU to PEN is early July. Prices can be as high as $5144 for Saturday flights during mid December, or as low as $952 for Tuesday flights around early July.


When to Fly to Penang

Flying from Houston, TX (HOU) to Bayan Lepas (PEN) will usually cost between $1065 to $2638 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is early July with an average ticket price of $1123. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is mid December, with an average price of $2409. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $1285 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $1352 can be considered a good price for a round-trip HOU to PEN flight.

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

HOU to PEN Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the HOU to PEN flight is slightly more expensive than the average and costs less than the average flight leaving from Houston. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.09, which is far below average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Tuesday is usually the cheapest day to depart and return on this flight. Saturdays 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 $320 (18%) 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 $1340. Return trip prices are from the PEN 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 PEN can generally find a 2-layover flight. Because there is not usually a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 18 hour 38 minutes may not be realistic.


Flight Hacking HOU to PEN

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 PEN — but Champion Traveler does!

Hack #1: Singapore (HOU > SIN > PEN)

  • Price for both tickets: $936
  • Average savings: $416 (30.78%)

See HOU to SIN flights

Hack #2: Bangkok (HOU > BKK > PEN)

  • Price for both tickets: $1016
  • Average savings: $336 (24.82%)

See HOU to BKK flights

Hack #3: Jakarta (HOU > CGK > PEN)

  • Price for both tickets: $1018
  • Average savings: $334 (24.71%)

See HOU to CGK flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 14 major airlines flying this route most often: Air France, American, British Airways, Cathay Dragon, Cathay Pacific, China Airlines, China Southern, Delta, JAL, JetBlue, KLM, Qantas, Qatar Airways, Singapore Airlines, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from Penang International Airport to William P Hobby Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 9809 miles or 15786 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop HOU to PEN flight is about 18 hour 38 minutes.

How many flights go between Houston, TX and Bayan Lepas?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 9 available flights from HOU to PEN.


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 PEN
Destination airport name Penang International Airport
City Bayan Lepas
Country Malaysia
Latitude 5.3
Longitude 100.3


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