The cheapest times to fly from IAH to MEC are
- January 8th to February 25th
- April 16th to May 27th
- October 8th 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 MEC is early to mid October. Prices can be as high as $1407 for Saturday flights during early to mid August, or as low as $677 for Monday flights around early to mid October.
When to Fly to Manta
Flying from Houston, TX (IAH) to Manta (MEC) will usually cost between $682 to $1345 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is early to mid October with an average ticket price of $677. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early to mid August, with an average price of $1385. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $708 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $867 can be considered a good price for a round-trip IAH to MEC flight.
See below for a graph of average weekly prices for the IAH to MEC route. All prices are for round-trip tickets in USD.
Compared to other flights, the IAH to MEC 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 $0.23, which is below average.
Flight Prices by Day of the Week
Monday 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 $117 (10%) on this flight.
Departing prices are for round-trip flights returning on the day of departure. For example, a flight departing on Monday and returning a week later will cost an average of $879. Return trip prices are from the MEC to IAH flight, and often highlight the quality of our data in showing the same trend.
Departing Prices by Day
Return Trip Prices by Day
Nonstop Flights and Layovers
Travelers looking to fly from IAH to MEC can generally find a 1-layover flight. Because there is not usually a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 5 hour 12 minutes may not 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 not usually a nonstop flight from IAH to MEC while comparing.
- 100 miles (161 km) away from MEC
- Usually 16.78% less expensive than MEC
- 1-layover flights available
Flight Hacking IAH to MEC
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 MEC — but Champion Traveler does!
- Price for both tickets: $766
- Average savings: $101 (11.65%)
- Price for both tickets: $849
- Average savings: $18 (2.08%)
Flight Questions Answered
Still have questions about flying from IAH to MEC? We’ve got answers.
Which airlines fly this route?
You can find 7 major airlines flying this route most often: American, Avianca, COPA, Delta, LATAM, TAME, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.
How far away is it from Eloy Alfaro International Airport to George Bush Intercontinental/Houston Airport?
The distance between the two airports is roughly 2345 miles or 3774 kilometers.
How long does it take to fly from IAH to MEC?
The real-world flight time for a nonstop IAH to MEC flight is about 5 hour 12 minutes.
How many flights go between Houston, TX and Manta?
It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 15 available flights from IAH to MEC.
Airport Location Info
|Origination airport name||George Bush Intercontinental/Houston Airport|
|Country||the United States|
|Destination airport name||Eloy Alfaro International Airport|
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