The cheapest times to fly from IAH to LBB are

  • May 28th to September 23rd (except the weeks of June 25th, July 2nd, July 23rd, and July 30th)
  • October 22nd to November 11th
  • December 24th to February 25th (except the week of January 1st)

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 LBB is late October to early November. Prices can be as high as $462 for Sunday flights during early March, or as low as $230 for Tuesday flights around late October to early November.


When to Fly to Lubbock

Flying from Houston, TX (IAH) to Lubbock, TX (LBB) will usually cost between $230 to $340 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is late October to early November with an average ticket price of $230. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early March, with an average price of $368. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $138 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $249 can be considered a good price for a round-trip IAH to LBB flight.

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

IAH to LBB Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the IAH to LBB 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 $0.34, which is in the normal range for a flight.


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 $35 (13%) 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 $243. Return trip prices are from the LBB 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 LBB can generally find a 0-layover flight. Because there is a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 1 hour 48 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 LBB while comparing.

Destination alternative #1: Rick Husband Amarillo International Airport (AMA) in Amarillo, TX

  • 108 miles (174 km) away from LBB
  • Usually 0.20% less expensive than LBB
  • Nonstop flights available

See IAH to AMA flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

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

How far away is it from Lubbock Preston Smith International Airport to George Bush Intercontinental/Houston Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 457 miles or 735 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop IAH to LBB flight is about 1 hour 48 minutes.

How many flights go between Houston, TX and Lubbock, TX?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 49 available flights from IAH to LBB.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

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

Return Airport

Destination codeLBB
Destination airport nameLubbock Preston Smith International Airport
CityLubbock, TX
Countrythe United States


Late and Early Flight Data

Flights from IAH to LBB tend to depart as late as the average flight. According to our recently updated data, 26% of flights departed 5 or more minutes late, and 33% of flights left 5 or more minutes early. On average you can expect to leave LBB heading for IAH about 11 minutes late. This does significantly impact arrival time, as the average landing time in Lubbock, TX is about 13 minutes late. The numbers below show a recent average of take-off times versus the scheduled departure flight:

  • SkyWest: 40 minutes late
  • Mesa: 4 minutes early
  • ExpressJet: 11 minutes late


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