The cheapest times to fly from HOU to REC are

  • February 26th to June 24th
  • August 20th to September 30th (except the weeks of August 27th and September 17th)
  • October 22nd to November 11th

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 REC is late May to early June. Prices can be as high as $4271 for Saturday flights during late December, or as low as $1315 for Tuesday flights around late May to early June.


When to Fly to Recife

Flying from Houston, TX (HOU) to Recife (REC) will usually cost between $1320 to $3414 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is late May to early June with an average ticket price of $1382. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is late December, with an average price of $3714. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $2332 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $2360 can be considered a good price for a round-trip HOU to REC flight.

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

HOU to REC Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the HOU to REC flight is more expensive than the average and costs slightly more than the average flight leaving from Houston. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.31, which is in the normal range for a flight.


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 to Recife, and Fridays are the most expensive days to return to Houston. Selecting flights on the least expensive days could save you up to $285 (11%) 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 $2212. Return trip prices are from the REC 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 REC can generally find a 2-layover flight. Because there is not usually a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 9 hour 35 minutes may not be realistic.


Flight Hacking HOU to REC

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 REC — but Champion Traveler does!

Hack #1: Miami, FL (HOU > MIA > REC)

  • Price for both tickets: $976
  • Average savings: $1384 (58.66%)

See HOU to MIA flights

Hack #2: Orlando, FL (HOU > MCO > REC)

  • Price for both tickets: $1045
  • Average savings: $1315 (55.71%)

See HOU to MCO flights

Hack #3: Atlanta, GA (HOU > ATL > REC)

  • Price for both tickets: $1163
  • Average savings: $1197 (50.71%)

See HOU to ATL flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 4 major airlines flying this route most often: American, Delta, LATAM, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from Guararapes Gilberto Freyre International Airport to William P Hobby Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 4778 miles or 7689 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop HOU to REC flight is about 9 hour 35 minutes.

How many flights go between Houston, TX and Recife?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 8 available flights from HOU to REC.


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 REC
Destination airport name Guararapes Gilberto Freyre International Airport
City Recife
Country Brazil
Latitude -8.1
Longitude -34.9


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