The cheapest times to fly from IAH to MTJ are

  • January 15th to February 4th
  • February 19th to March 4th
  • March 19th to July 22nd (except the weeks of March 26th, April 30th, and June 25th)
  • October 8th to November 18th

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 MTJ is early to mid July. Prices can be as high as $1127 for Saturday flights during early March, or as low as $476 for Wednesday flights around early to mid July.


When to Fly to Montrose

Flying from Houston, TX (IAH) to Montrose/Delta, CO (MTJ) will usually cost between $483 to $623 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is early to mid July with an average ticket price of $497. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early March, with an average price of $786. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $289 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $507 can be considered a good price for a round-trip IAH to MTJ flight.

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

IAH to MTJ Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the IAH to MTJ flight is 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

Wednesday 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 $82 (14%) on this flight.

Departing prices are for round-trip flights returning on the day of departure. For example, a flight departing on Wednesday and returning a week later will cost an average of $494. Return trip prices are from the MTJ 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 MTJ can generally find a 0-layover flight. Because there is a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 2 hour 39 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 MTJ while comparing.

Destination alternative #1: Cortez Municipal Airport (CEZ) in Cortez, CO

  • 92 miles (148 km) away from MTJ
  • Usually 40.24% less expensive than MTJ
  • 1-layover flights available

See IAH to CEZ flights

Destination alternative #2: Grand Junction Regional Airport (GJT) in Grand Junction, CO

  • 54 miles (87 km) away from MTJ
  • Usually 27.42% less expensive than MTJ
  • 1-layover flights available

See IAH to GJT flights

Destination alternative #3: Durango La Plata County Airport (DRO) in Durango, CO

  • 93 miles (150 km) away from MTJ
  • Usually 6.90% less expensive than MTJ
  • Nonstop flights available

See IAH to DRO flights

Destination alternative #4: Gunnison-Crested Butte Regional Airport (GUC) in Gunnison, CO

  • 52 miles (84 km) away from MTJ
  • Usually 2.76% less expensive than MTJ
  • Nonstop flights available

See IAH to GUC flights

Destination alternative #5: Eagle County Regional Airport (EGE) in Eagle, CO

  • 94 miles (151 km) away from MTJ
  • Usually 0.39% less expensive than MTJ
  • Nonstop flights available

See IAH to EGE flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

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

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

The distance between the two airports is roughly 926 miles or 1490 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop IAH to MTJ flight is about 2 hour 39 minutes.

How many flights go between Houston, TX and Montrose/Delta, CO?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 75 available flights from IAH to MTJ.


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 MTJ
Destination airport name Montrose Regional Airport
City Montrose/Delta, CO
Country the United States
Latitude 38.5
Longitude -107.9


Late and Early Flight Data

Flights from IAH to MTJ tend to depart late far less frequently than the average flight. According to our recently updated data, 19% of flights departed 5 or more minutes late, and 45% of flights left 5 or more minutes early. On average you can expect to leave MTJ heading for IAH about 5 minutes late. This does not significantly impact arrival time, as the average landing time in Montrose/Delta, CO is about on time. The numbers below show a recent average of take-off times versus the scheduled departure flight:

  • Mesa: 6 minutes late
  • ExpressJet: on time
  • Some airlines not reporting


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