The cheapest times to fly from IAH to MFE are
- January 1st to February 25th (except the week of February 12th)
- May 28th to June 10th
- July 9th to July 22nd
- August 6th to November 18th (except the week of October 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 MFE is early December. Prices can be as high as $355 for Sunday flights during early March, or as low as $274 for Tuesday flights around early December.
When to Fly to McAllen
Flying from Houston, TX (IAH) to Mission/McAllen/Edinburg, TX (MFE) will usually cost between $274 to $351 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is early December with an average ticket price of $280. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early March, with an average price of $342. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $62 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $294 can be considered a good price for a round-trip IAH to MFE flight.
See below for a graph of average weekly prices for the IAH to MFE route. All prices are for round-trip tickets in USD.
Compared to other flights, the IAH to MFE 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 $0.58, which is above average.
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 $23 (7%) 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 $289. Return trip prices are from the MFE 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 MFE can generally find a 0-layover flight. Because there is a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 1 hour 33 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 MFE while comparing.
- 119 miles (192 km) away from MFE
- Usually 19.05% less expensive than MFE
- Nonstop flights available
Flight Questions Answered
Still have questions about flying from IAH to MFE? 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 McAllen Miller International Airport to George Bush Intercontinental/Houston Airport?
The distance between the two airports is roughly 317 miles or 510 kilometers.
How long does it take to fly from IAH to MFE?
The real-world flight time for a nonstop IAH to MFE flight is about 1 hour 33 minutes.
How many flights go between Houston, TX and Mission/McAllen/Edinburg, TX?
It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 33 available flights from IAH to MFE.
Airport Location Info
|Origination airport name||George Bush Intercontinental/Houston Airport|
|Country||the United States|
|Destination airport name||McAllen Miller International Airport|
|Country||the United States|
Late and Early Flight Data
Flights from IAH to MFE tend to depart as late as the average flight. According to our recently updated data, 27% of flights departed 5 or more minutes late, and 22% of flights left 5 or more minutes early. On average you can expect to leave MFE heading for IAH about 14 minutes late. This does significantly impact arrival time, as the average landing time in Mission/McAllen/Edinburg, TX is about 16 minutes late. The numbers below show a recent average of take-off times versus the scheduled departure flight:
- United: 30 minutes late
- Mesa: 6 minutes late
- ExpressJet: 15 minutes late
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