The cheapest times to fly from MEX to HOU are

  • January 8th to March 11th (except the week of February 26th)
  • August 6th to December 9th

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 MEX to HOU is mid January. Prices can be as high as $1725 for Sunday flights during late July, or as low as $367 for Thursday flights around mid January.


When to Fly to Houston

Flying from Mexico City (MEX) to Houston, TX (HOU) will usually cost between $367 to $618 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is mid January with an average ticket price of $373. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is late July, with an average price of $902. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $529 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $483 can be considered a good price for a round-trip MEX to HOU flight.

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

MEX to HOU Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the MEX to HOU flight is much cheaper than the average and costs less than the average flight leaving from Mexico City. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.4, which is a bit above average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Thursday is usually the cheapest day to fly to HOU, and Tuesday the cheapest day to fly back into MEX. Sundays are the most expensive days to fly to Houston, and Fridays are the most expensive days to return to Mexico City. Selecting flights on the least expensive days could save you up to $39 (7%) 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 $475. Return trip prices are from the HOU to MEX 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 MEX 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 2 hour 19 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 MEX to HOU while comparing.

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

  • 24 miles (39 km) away from HOU
  • Usually 45.08% less expensive than HOU
  • Nonstop flights available

See MEX to IAH flights

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

  • 148 miles (238 km) away from HOU
  • Usually 8.29% less expensive than HOU
  • Nonstop flights available

See MEX to AUS flights


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

Hack #1: Monterrey (MEX > MTY > HOU)

  • Price for both tickets: $360
  • Average savings: $123 (25.49%)

See MEX to flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 5 major airlines flying this route most often: American, Delta, Emirates, JetBlue, Qantas, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from William P Hobby Airport to Licenciado Benito Juarez International Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 744 miles or 1197 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop MEX to HOU flight is about 2 hour 19 minutes.

How many flights go between Mexico City and Houston, TX?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 49 available flights from MEX to HOU.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination codeMEX
Origination airport nameLicenciado Benito Juarez International Airport
CityMexico City

Return Airport

Destination codeHOU
Destination airport nameWilliam P Hobby Airport
CityHouston, TX
Countrythe United States


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