The cheapest times to fly from IAH to EWR are

  • January 1st to February 25th
  • July 30th to November 18th
  • December 3rd to February 25th (except the weeks of December 17th and December 24th)

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 EWR is early December. Prices can be as high as $597 for Sunday flights during mid to late November, or as low as $222 for Tuesday flights around early December.


When to Fly to Newark

Flying from Houston, TX (IAH) to Newark, NJ (EWR) will usually cost between $225 to $417 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is early December with an average ticket price of $229. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is mid to late November, with an average price of $425. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $196 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $290 can be considered a good price for a round-trip IAH to EWR flight.

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

IAH to EWR Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the IAH to EWR 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 $0.13, 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. 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 $66 (20%) 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 $269. Return trip prices are from the EWR 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 EWR can generally find a 0-layover flight. Because there is a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 3 hour 30 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 EWR while comparing.

Destination alternative #1: LaGuardia Airport (LGA) in New York, NY

  • 17 miles (27 km) away from EWR
  • Usually 19.52% less expensive than EWR
  • Nonstop flights available

See IAH to LGA flights

Destination alternative #2: John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK) in New York, NY

  • 21 miles (34 km) away from EWR
  • Usually 8.98% less expensive than EWR
  • Nonstop flights available

See IAH to JFK flights

Destination alternative #3: Philadelphia International Airport (PHL) in Philadelphia, PA

  • 80 miles (129 km) away from EWR
  • Usually 4.84% less expensive than EWR
  • Nonstop flights available

See IAH to PHL flights

Destination alternative #4: Westchester County Airport (HPN) in White Plains, NY

  • 35 miles (56 km) away from EWR
  • Usually 0.17% less expensive than EWR
  • 1-layover flights available

See IAH to HPN flights

Destination alternative #5: Wilkes Barre Scranton International Airport (AVP) in Scranton/Wilkes-Barre, PA

  • 93 miles (150 km) away from EWR
  • Usually 0.17% less expensive than EWR
  • 1-layover flights available

See IAH to AVP flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 8 major airlines flying this route most often: Alaska, American, Delta, Frontier, JetBlue, Qantas, Spirit, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from Newark Liberty International Airport to George Bush Intercontinental/Houston Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 1398 miles or 2250 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop IAH to EWR flight is about 3 hour 30 minutes.

How many flights go between Houston, TX and Newark, NJ?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 60 available flights from IAH to EWR.


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 EWR
Destination airport name Newark Liberty International Airport
City Newark, NJ
Country the United States
Latitude 40.7
Longitude -74.2


Late and Early Flight Data

Flights from IAH to EWR tend to depart later than the average flight. According to our recently updated data, 35% of flights departed 5 or more minutes late, and 11% of flights left 5 or more minutes early. On average you can expect to leave EWR heading for IAH about 29 minutes late. This does significantly impact arrival time, as the average landing time in Newark, NJ is about 25 minutes late. The numbers below show a recent average of take-off times versus the scheduled departure flight:

  • United: 32 minutes late
  • Spirit: 4 minutes late
  • Some airlines not reporting


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