The cheapest times to fly from IAH to ACA are

  • January 8th to April 1st
  • May 14th to June 24th
  • August 6th to August 26th
  • September 17th to October 7th

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 IAH to ACA is late May. Prices can be as high as $938 for Sunday flights during late December, or as low as $284 for Monday flights around late May.


When to Fly to Acapulco

Flying from Houston, TX (IAH) to Acapulco (ACA) will usually cost between $292 to $669 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is late May with an average ticket price of $299. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is late December, with an average price of $696. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $397 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $411 can be considered a good price for a round-trip IAH to ACA flight.

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

IAH to ACA Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the IAH to ACA 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 $0.27, which is below average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Monday is usually the cheapest day to depart and return on this flight. Sundays are the most expensive days to fly to Acapulco, and Wednesdays are the most expensive days to return to Houston. Selecting flights on the least expensive days could save you up to $44 (10%) on this flight.

Departing prices are for round-trip flights returning on the day of departure. For example, a flight departing on Monday and returning a week later will cost an average of $414. Return trip prices are from the ACA to IAH 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 IAH to ACA can generally find a 0-layover flight. Because there is a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 2 hour 42 minutes may be realistic.


Flight Hacking IAH to ACA

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 IAH to ACA — but Champion Traveler does!

Hack #1: Toluca (IAH > TLC > ACA)

  • Price for both tickets: $366
  • Average savings: $46 (11.07%)

See IAH to TLC flights

Hack #2: Mexico City (IAH > MEX > ACA)

  • Price for both tickets: $372
  • Average savings: $39 (9.49%)

See IAH to MEX flights

Hack #3: Monterrey (IAH > MTY > ACA)

  • Price for both tickets: $389
  • Average savings: $22 (5.35%)

See IAH to MTY flights


Flight Questions Answered

Still have questions about flying from IAH to ACA? We’ve got answers.

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 10 major airlines flying this route most often: Aeromar, Aeromexico, American, Avianca, COPA, Delta, InterJet, United, VivaAerobus, Volaris, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from General Juan N Alvarez International Airport to George Bush Intercontinental/Houston Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 955 miles or 1537 kilometers.

How long does it take to fly from IAH to ACA?

The real-world flight time for a nonstop IAH to ACA flight is about 2 hour 42 minutes.

How many flights go between Houston, TX and Acapulco?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 51 available flights from IAH to ACA.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination code IAH
Origination airport name George Bush Intercontinental/Houston Airport
City Houston, TX
Country the United States
Latitude 30
Longitude -95.3

Return Airport

Destination code ACA
Destination airport name General Juan N Alvarez International Airport
City Acapulco
Country Mexico
Latitude 16.8
Longitude -99.8


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