The cheapest times to fly from MDW to HOU are
- August 6th to February 25th (except the weeks of November 19th, November 26th, December 17th, and December 24th)
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 MDW to HOU is late January and early February. Prices can be as high as $1435 for Sunday flights during mid March, or as low as $174 for Tuesday flights around late January and early February.
When to Fly to Houston
Flying from Chicago, IL (MDW) to Houston, TX (HOU) will usually cost between $176 to $625 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is late January and early February with an average ticket price of $193. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is mid March, with an average price of $719. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $526 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $324 can be considered a good price for a round-trip MDW to HOU flight.
See below for a graph of average weekly prices for the MDW to HOU route. All prices are for round-trip tickets in USD.
Compared to other flights, the MDW to HOU flight is much cheaper than the average and costs much less than the average flight leaving from Chicago. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.21, 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 $235 (49%) 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 $248. Return trip prices are from the HOU to MDW 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 MDW to HOU can generally find a 0-layover flight. Because there is a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 2 hour 40 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 MDW to HOU while comparing.
- 24 miles (39 km) away from HOU
- Usually 14.53% less expensive than HOU
- 1-layover flights available
- 148 miles (238 km) away from HOU
- Usually 6.03% less expensive than HOU
- Nonstop flights available
Flight Questions Answered
Still have questions about flying from MDW to HOU? We’ve got answers.
Which airlines fly this route?
You can find 2 major airlines flying this route most often: Delta, Southwest, and potentially more during busy seasons.
How far away is it from William P Hobby Airport to Chicago Midway International Airport?
The distance between the two airports is roughly 938 miles or 1510 kilometers.
How long does it take to fly from MDW to HOU?
The real-world flight time for a nonstop MDW to HOU flight is about 2 hour 40 minutes.
How many flights go between Chicago, IL and Houston, TX?
It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 76 available flights from MDW to HOU.
Airport Location Info
|Origination airport name||Chicago Midway International Airport|
|Country||the United States|
|Destination airport name||William P Hobby Airport|
|Country||the United States|
Late and Early Flight Data
Flights from MDW to HOU tend to depart much later than the average flight. According to our recently updated data, 43% of flights departed 5 or more minutes late, and 3% of flights left 5 or more minutes early. On average you can expect to leave HOU heading for MDW about 15 minutes late. This does significantly impact arrival time, as the average landing time in Houston, TX is about 4 minutes late. The numbers below show a recent average of take-off times versus the scheduled departure flight:
- Southwest: 15 minutes late
- Some airlines not reporting
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