The cheapest times to fly from IAH to GUC are

  • June 4th to June 24th (except the week of June 11th)
  • July 16th to October 7th
  • December 17th to April 1st (except the weeks of December 24th, March 5th, and March 12th)

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 GUC is late January. Prices can be as high as $1056 for Sunday flights during early March, or as low as $396 for Wednesday flights around late January.


When to Fly to Gunnison

Flying from Houston, TX (IAH) to Gunnison, CO (GUC) will usually cost between $418 to $694 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is late January with an average ticket price of $417. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early March, with an average price of $757. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $340 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $493 can be considered a good price for a round-trip IAH to GUC flight.

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

IAH to GUC Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the IAH to GUC 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 $0.35, which is in the normal range for a flight.


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 $93 (16%) 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 $470. Return trip prices are from the GUC 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 GUC can generally find a 0-layover flight. Because there is a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 2 hour 35 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 GUC while comparing.

Destination alternative #1: Cortez Municipal Airport (CEZ) in Cortez, CO

  • 126 miles (203 km) away from GUC
  • Usually 38.54% less expensive than GUC
  • 1-layover flights available

See IAH to CEZ flights

Destination alternative #2: City of Colorado Springs Municipal Airport (COS) in Colorado Springs, CO

  • 122 miles (196 km) away from GUC
  • Usually 34.69% less expensive than GUC
  • Nonstop flights available

See IAH to COS flights

Destination alternative #3: Grand Junction Regional Airport (GJT) in Grand Junction, CO

  • 95 miles (153 km) away from GUC
  • Usually 25.35% less expensive than GUC
  • 1-layover flights available

See IAH to GJT flights

Destination alternative #4: Durango La Plata County Airport (DRO) in Durango, CO

  • 105 miles (169 km) away from GUC
  • Usually 4.26% less expensive than GUC
  • Nonstop flights available

See IAH to DRO flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 3 major airlines flying this route most often: American, Delta, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from Gunnison-Crested Butte Regional Airport to George Bush Intercontinental/Houston Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 886 miles or 1426 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop IAH to GUC flight is about 2 hour 35 minutes.

How many flights go between Houston, TX and Gunnison, CO?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 73 available flights from IAH to GUC.


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 GUC
Destination airport name Gunnison-Crested Butte Regional Airport
City Gunnison, CO
Country the United States
Latitude 38.5
Longitude -106.9


Late and Early Flight Data

Flights from IAH to GUC tend to depart as late as the average flight. According to our recently updated data, 29% of flights departed 5 or more minutes late, and 23% of flights left 5 or more minutes early. On average you can expect to leave GUC heading for IAH about 9 minutes late. This does significantly impact arrival time, as the average landing time in Gunnison, CO is about 2 minutes late. The numbers below show a recent average of take-off times versus the scheduled departure flight:

  • Mesa: 9 minutes late
  • Some airlines not reporting


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