The cheapest times to fly from IAH to BTR are

  • January 1st to February 11th
  • March 19th to April 1st
  • April 23rd to May 6th
  • May 28th to June 17th

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 BTR is mid to late September. Prices can be as high as $552 for Sunday flights during mid to late November, or as low as $272 for Wednesday flights around mid to late September.


When to Fly to Baton Rouge

Flying from Houston, TX (IAH) to Baton Rouge, LA (BTR) will usually cost between $272 to $327 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is mid to late September with an average ticket price of $272. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is mid to late November, with an average price of $340. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $68 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $282 can be considered a good price for a round-trip IAH to BTR flight.

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

IAH to BTR Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the IAH to BTR 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 $0.69, which is above average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Wednesday is usually the cheapest day to depart and return on this flight. 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 $33 (11%) 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 $276. Return trip prices are from the BTR 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 BTR can generally find a 0-layover flight. Because there is a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 1 hour 26 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 IAH to BTR while comparing.

Destination alternative #1: Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport (MSY) in New Orleans, LA

  • 65 miles (105 km) away from BTR
  • Usually 19.33% less expensive than BTR
  • Nonstop flights available

See IAH to MSY flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 5 major airlines flying this route most often: Alaska, American, Delta, Iberia, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from Baton Rouge Metropolitan/Ryan Field Airport to George Bush Intercontinental/Houston Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 253 miles or 407 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop IAH to BTR flight is about 1 hour 26 minutes.

How many flights go between Houston, TX and Baton Rouge, LA?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 30 available flights from IAH to BTR.


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 BTR
Destination airport name Baton Rouge Metropolitan/Ryan Field Airport
City Baton Rouge, LA
Country the United States
Latitude 30.5
Longitude -91.2


Late and Early Flight Data

Flights from IAH to BTR tend to depart later than the average flight. According to our recently updated data, 32% of flights departed 5 or more minutes late, and 13% of flights left 5 or more minutes early. On average you can expect to leave BTR heading for IAH about 22 minutes late. This does significantly impact arrival time, as the average landing time in Baton Rouge, LA is about 25 minutes late. The numbers below show a recent average of take-off times versus the scheduled departure flight:

  • Mesa: 5 minutes late
  • ExpressJet: 24 minutes late
  • Some airlines not reporting


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