The cheapest times to fly from HOU to PHX are

  • January 1st to February 25th
  • July 30th to November 18th
  • December 3rd to December 16th

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 PHX is mid to late August. Prices can be as high as $1107 for Friday flights during early March, or as low as $294 for Tuesday flights around mid to late August.


When to Fly to Phoenix

Flying from Houston, TX (HOU) to Phoenix, AZ (PHX) will usually cost between $300 to $582 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is mid to late August with an average ticket price of $315. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early March, with an average price of $790. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $475 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $369 can be considered a good price for a round-trip HOU to PHX flight.

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

HOU to PHX Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the HOU to PHX flight is much 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 $0.23, which is below average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Tuesday is usually the cheapest day to fly to PHX, and Wednesday the cheapest day to fly back into HOU. Fridays 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 $78 (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 $347. Return trip prices are from the PHX 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 PHX can generally find a 0-layover flight. Because there is a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 2 hour 49 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 PHX while comparing.

Destination alternative #1: Tucson International Airport (TUS) in Tucson, AZ

  • 110 miles (177 km) away from PHX
  • Usually 3.25% less expensive than PHX
  • Nonstop flights available

See HOU to TUS flights

Destination alternative #2: Flagstaff Pulliam Airport (FLG) in Flagstaff, AZ

  • 120 miles (193 km) away from PHX
  • Usually 1.22% less expensive than PHX
  • 1-layover flights available

See HOU to FLG flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 5 major airlines flying this route most often: American, Delta, JetBlue, Qantas, Southwest, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport to William P Hobby Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 1018 miles or 1638 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop HOU to PHX flight is about 2 hour 49 minutes.

How many flights go between Houston, TX and Phoenix, AZ?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 83 available flights from HOU to PHX.


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 PHX
Destination airport name Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport
City Phoenix, AZ
Country the United States
Latitude 33.4
Longitude -112


Late and Early Flight Data

Flights from HOU to PHX tend to depart much later than the average flight. According to our recently updated data, 55% of flights departed 5 or more minutes late, and 1% of flights left 5 or more minutes early. On average you can expect to leave PHX heading for HOU about 19 minutes late. This does significantly impact arrival time, as the average landing time in Phoenix, AZ is about 11 minutes late. The numbers below show a recent average of take-off times versus the scheduled departure flight:

  • Southwest: 19 minutes late
  • Some airlines not reporting


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