The cheapest times to fly from IAH to FNC are

  • January 1st to April 1st
  • April 16th to May 13th
  • September 24th to October 14th
  • October 29th to December 9th

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 FNC is late February and early March. Prices can be as high as $3852 for Sunday flights during mid December, or as low as $1295 for Tuesday flights around late February and early March.


When to Fly to Madeira

Flying from Houston, TX (IAH) to Funchal (FNC) will usually cost between $1398 to $2403 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is late February and early March with an average ticket price of $1397. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is mid December, with an average price of $2744. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $1346 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $1707 can be considered a good price for a round-trip IAH to FNC flight.

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

IAH to FNC Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the IAH to FNC flight is more expensive than the average and costs more 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 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 $286 (15%) 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 $1650. Return trip prices are from the FNC 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 FNC can generally find a 1-layover flight. Because there is not usually a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 9 hour 8 minutes may not be realistic.


Flight Hacking IAH to FNC

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 FNC — but Champion Traveler does!

Hack #1: Vienna (IAH > VIE > FNC)

  • Price for both tickets: $908
  • Average savings: $799 (46.81%)

See IAH to VIE flights

Hack #2: Boston, MA (IAH > BOS > FNC)

  • Price for both tickets: $955
  • Average savings: $753 (44.08%)

See IAH to BOS flights

Hack #3: Manchester (IAH > MAN > FNC)

  • Price for both tickets: $955
  • Average savings: $752 (44.05%)

See IAH to MAN flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 15 major airlines flying this route most often: Air Canada, American, Austrian, Azores Airlines, British Airways, Brussels Airlines, Delta, Finnair, Iberia, KLM, Lufthansa, SAS, SWISS, Tap Air Portugal, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from Madeira Airport to George Bush Intercontinental/Houston Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 4526 miles or 7284 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop IAH to FNC flight is about 9 hour 8 minutes.

How many flights go between Houston, TX and Funchal?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 13 available flights from IAH to FNC.


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 FNC
Destination airport name Madeira Airport
City Funchal
Country Portugal
Latitude 32.7
Longitude -16.8


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