The cheapest times to fly from IAH to PIT are

  • August 6th to February 25th (except the weeks of November 19th, November 26th, and December 17th)

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 PIT is early September. Prices can be as high as $824 for Sunday flights during late July, or as low as $269 for Tuesday flights around early September.


When to Fly to Pittsburgh

Flying from Houston, TX (IAH) to Pittsburgh, PA (PIT) will usually cost between $296 to $495 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is early September with an average ticket price of $312. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is late July, with an average price of $471. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $158 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $365 can be considered a good price for a round-trip IAH to PIT flight.

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

IAH to PIT Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the IAH to PIT 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 $0.2, which is below 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 $79 (19%) 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 $335. Return trip prices are from the PIT 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 PIT can generally find a 0-layover flight. Because there is a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 2 hour 60 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 PIT while comparing.

Destination alternative #1: John Glenn Columbus International Airport (CMH) in Columbus, OH

  • 144 miles (232 km) away from PIT
  • Usually 27.71% less expensive than PIT
  • Nonstop flights available

See IAH to CMH flights

Destination alternative #2: Erie International/Tom Ridge Field Airport (ERI) in Erie, PA

  • 110 miles (177 km) away from PIT
  • Usually 12.89% less expensive than PIT
  • 1-layover flights available

See IAH to ERI flights

Destination alternative #3: University Park Airport (SCE) in State College, PA

  • 127 miles (204 km) away from PIT
  • Usually 1.37% less expensive than PIT
  • 1-layover flights available

See IAH to SCE flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 8 major airlines flying this route most often: American, Delta, Frontier, Iberia, JetBlue, Qantas, Spirit, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from Pittsburgh International Airport to George Bush Intercontinental/Houston Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 1117 miles or 1798 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop IAH to PIT flight is about 2 hour 60 minutes.

How many flights go between Houston, TX and Pittsburgh, PA?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 81 available flights from IAH to PIT.


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 PIT
Destination airport name Pittsburgh International Airport
City Pittsburgh, PA
Country the United States
Latitude 40.5
Longitude -80.2


Late and Early Flight Data

Flights from IAH to PIT tend to depart late far less frequently than the average flight. According to our recently updated data, 21% of flights departed 5 or more minutes late, and 30% of flights left 5 or more minutes early. On average you can expect to leave PIT heading for IAH about 9 minutes late. This does significantly impact arrival time, as the average landing time in Pittsburgh, PA is about 12 minutes late. The numbers below show a recent average of take-off times versus the scheduled departure flight:

  • SkyWest: 9 minutes late
  • Republic: 10 minutes late
  • Mesa: 3 minutes late
  • Some airlines not reporting


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