The cheapest times to fly from IAH to HNL are

  • January 1st to February 25th
  • April 23rd to May 6th
  • August 13th to December 9th (except the week of November 19th)

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 HNL is early September. Prices can be as high as $1408 for Saturday flights during late December, or as low as $589 for Tuesday flights around early September.


When to Fly to Honolulu

Flying from Houston, TX (IAH) to Honolulu, HI (HNL) will usually cost between $639 to $980 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is early September with an average ticket price of $651. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is late December, with an average price of $961. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $310 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $749 can be considered a good price for a round-trip IAH to HNL flight.

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

IAH to HNL Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the IAH to HNL flight is cheaper than the average and costs less than the average flight leaving from Houston. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.12, 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. Saturdays 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 $133 (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 $725. Return trip prices are from the HNL 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 HNL can generally find a 0-layover flight. Because there is a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 7 hour 60 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 HNL while comparing.

Destination alternative #1: Lihue Airport (LIH) in Lihue, HI

  • 102 miles (164 km) away from HNL
  • Usually 0.33% less expensive than HNL
  • 1-layover flights available

See IAH to LIH flights


Flight Hacking IAH to HNL

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 HNL — but Champion Traveler does!

Hack #1: Los Angeles, CA (IAH > LAX > HNL)

  • Price for both tickets: $687
  • Average savings: $62 (8.22%)

See IAH to LAX flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 6 major airlines flying this route most often: Alaska, American, Delta, Hawaiian, Qantas, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from Daniel K Inouye International Airport to George Bush Intercontinental/Houston Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 3897 miles or 6272 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop IAH to HNL flight is about 7 hour 60 minutes.

How many flights go between Houston, TX and Honolulu, HI?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 122 available flights from IAH to HNL.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination codeIAH
Origination airport nameGeorge Bush Intercontinental/Houston Airport
CityHouston, TX
Countrythe United States

Return Airport

Destination codeHNL
Destination airport nameDaniel K Inouye International Airport
CityHonolulu, HI
Countrythe United States


Late and Early Flight Data

Flights from IAH to HNL tend to depart later than the average flight. According to our recently updated data, 32% of flights departed 5 or more minutes late, and 16% of flights left 5 or more minutes early. On average you can expect to leave HNL heading for IAH about 12 minutes late. This does significantly impact arrival time, as the average landing time in Honolulu, HI is about 7 minutes late. The numbers below show a recent average of take-off times versus the scheduled departure flight:

  • United: 12 minutes late
  • Some airlines not reporting


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