The cheapest times to fly from IAH to HOB are

  • July 30th to February 25th (except the weeks of November 26th, December 10th, January 29th, and February 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 HOB is mid to late September. Prices can be as high as $524 for Monday flights during early June, or as low as $294 for Tuesday flights around mid to late September.


When to Fly to Hobbs

Flying from Houston, TX (IAH) to Hobbs, NM (HOB) will usually cost between $327 to $475 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 $346. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early June, with an average price of $458. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $111 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $395 can be considered a good price for a round-trip IAH to HOB flight.

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

IAH to HOB Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the IAH to HOB 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 $0.49, which is above average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Tuesday is usually the cheapest day to depart and return on this flight. Mondays 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 $50 (12%) 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 $371. Return trip prices are from the HOB 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 HOB can generally find a 0-layover flight. Because there is a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 1 hour 53 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 HOB while comparing.

Destination alternative #1: Lubbock Preston Smith International Airport (LBB) in Lubbock, TX

  • 105 miles (169 km) away from HOB
  • Usually 37.09% less expensive than HOB
  • Nonstop flights available

See IAH to LBB flights

Destination alternative #2: Midland International Air and Space Port Airport (MAF) in Midland/Odessa, TX

  • 79 miles (127 km) away from HOB
  • Usually 12.66% less expensive than HOB
  • Nonstop flights available

See IAH to MAF flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 1 major airline flying this route most often: United, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from Lea County Regional Airport to George Bush Intercontinental/Houston Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 501 miles or 806 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop IAH to HOB flight is about 1 hour 53 minutes.

How many flights go between Houston, TX and Hobbs, NM?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 2 available flights from IAH to HOB.


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 HOB
Destination airport name Lea County Regional Airport
City Hobbs, NM
Country the United States
Latitude 32.7
Longitude -103.2


Late and Early Flight Data

Flights from IAH to HOB tend to depart as late as the average flight. According to our recently updated data, 28% of flights departed 5 or more minutes late, and 29% of flights left 5 or more minutes early. On average you can expect to leave HOB heading for IAH about 9 minutes late. This does significantly impact arrival time, as the average landing time in Hobbs, NM is about 11 minutes late. The numbers below show a recent average of take-off times versus the scheduled departure flight:

  • ExpressJet: 9 minutes late


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