The cheapest times to fly from MBA to HOU are

  • January 15th to June 10th (except the weeks of February 12th, February 26th, April 2nd, and May 7th)
  • September 10th to November 25th (except the weeks of October 22nd and October 29th)

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 MBA to HOU is early October. Prices can be as high as $2687 for Saturday flights during early January, or as low as $1091 for Tuesday flights around early October.


When to Fly to Houston

Flying from Mombasa (MBA) to Houston, TX (HOU) will usually cost between $1247 to $1789 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is early October with an average ticket price of $1284. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early January, with an average price of $2023. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $739 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $1407 can be considered a good price for a round-trip MBA to HOU flight.

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

MBA to HOU Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the MBA to HOU flight is slightly more expensive than the average and costs slightly more than the average flight leaving from Mombasa. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.1, which is far below average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Tuesday is usually the cheapest day to depart and return on this flight. Saturdays are the most expensive days to fly to Houston, and Fridays are the most expensive days to return to Mombasa. Selecting flights on the least expensive days could save you up to $373 (15%) 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 $1368. Return trip prices are from the HOU to MBA 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 MBA to HOU can generally find a 2-layover flight. Because there is not usually a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 17 hour 11 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 MBA to HOU while comparing.

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

  • 24 miles (39 km) away from HOU
  • Usually 5.90% less expensive than HOU
  • 1-layover flights available

See MBA to IAH flights


Flight Hacking MBA 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 MBA to HOU — but Champion Traveler does!

Hack #1: Nairobi (MBA > NBO > HOU)

  • Price for both tickets: $1121
  • Average savings: $286 (20.3%)

See MBA to JFK flights

Hack #2: New York, NY (MBA > JFK > HOU)

  • Price for both tickets: $1228
  • Average savings: $179 (12.69%)

See MBA to NBO flights

Hack #3: Istanbul (MBA > IST > HOU)

  • Price for both tickets: $1255
  • Average savings: $152 (10.81%)

See MBA to IST flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 12 major airlines flying this route most often: Air France, Alitalia, American, British Airways, Delta, Ethiopian, Etihad, JetBlue, Kenya Airways, KLM, Qatar Airways, Turkish Airlines, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from William P Hobby Airport to Mombasa Moi International Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 8999 miles or 14482 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop MBA to HOU flight is about 17 hour 11 minutes.

How many flights go between Mombasa and Houston, TX?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 9 available flights from MBA to HOU.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination code MBA
Origination airport name Mombasa Moi International Airport
City Mombasa
Country Kenya
Latitude -4
Longitude 39.6

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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