The cheapest times to fly from LCH to HOU are

  • July 30th to February 18th (except the weeks of November 12th, November 19th, and November 26th)

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 LCH to HOU is early to mid September. Prices can be as high as $674 for Sunday flights during early to mid May, or as low as $537 for Thursday flights around early to mid September.


When to Fly to Houston

Flying from Lake Charles, LA (LCH) to Houston, TX (HOU) will usually cost between $556 to $616 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is early to mid September with an average ticket price of $551. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early to mid May, with an average price of $618. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $68 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $566 can be considered a good price for a round-trip LCH to HOU flight.

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

LCH to HOU Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the LCH to HOU flight is cheaper than the average and costs less than the average flight leaving from Lake Charles. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $2.75, which is above average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Thursday 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 $4 (1%) on this flight.

Departing prices are for round-trip flights returning on the day of departure. For example, a flight departing on Thursday and returning a week later will cost an average of $572. Return trip prices are from the HOU to LCH 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 LCH to HOU can generally find a 1-layover flight. Because there is not usually a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 1 hour 13 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 LCH to HOU while comparing.

Destination alternative #1: George Bush Intercontinental/Houston Airport (IAH) in Houston, TX

  • 24 miles (39 km) away from HOU
  • Usually 44.08% less expensive than HOU
  • Nonstop flights available

See LCH to IAH flights

Destination alternative #2: Austin – Bergstrom International Airport (AUS) in Austin, TX

  • 148 miles (238 km) away from HOU
  • Usually 42.84% less expensive than HOU
  • 1-layover flights available

See LCH to AUS flights


Flight Hacking LCH to HOU

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 LCH to HOU — but Champion Traveler does!

Hack #1: Atlanta, GA (LCH > ATL > HOU)

  • Price for both tickets: $530
  • Average savings: $37 (6.45%)

See LCH to ATL flights


Flight Questions Answered

Still have questions about flying from LCH to HOU? We’ve got answers.

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 1 major airline flying this route most often: American, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from William P Hobby Airport to Lake Charles Regional Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 128 miles or 206 kilometers.

How long does it take to fly from LCH to HOU?

The real-world flight time for a nonstop LCH to HOU flight is about 1 hour 13 minutes.

How many flights go between Lake Charles, LA and Houston, TX?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 18 available flights from LCH to HOU.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination code LCH
Origination airport name Lake Charles Regional Airport
City Lake Charles, LA
Country the United States
Latitude 30.1
Longitude -93.2

Return Airport

Destination code HOU
Destination airport name William P Hobby Airport
City Houston, TX
Country the United States
Latitude 29.6
Longitude -95.3


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