The cheapest times to fly from MGA to IAH are

  • January 8th to February 25th (except the week of February 12th)
  • July 23rd 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 MGA to IAH is early September. Prices can be as high as $1029 for Friday flights during early to mid December, or as low as $458 for Wednesday flights around early September.


When to Fly to Houston

Flying from Managua (MGA) to Houston, TX (IAH) will usually cost between $474 to $838 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 $475. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early to mid December, with an average price of $944. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $469 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $763 can be considered a good price for a round-trip MGA to IAH flight.

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

MGA to IAH Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the MGA to IAH flight is cheaper than the average and costs less than the average flight leaving from Managua. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.35, which is in the normal range for a flight.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Wednesday is usually the cheapest day to depart and return on this flight. Fridays 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 $38 (5%) on this flight.

Departing prices are for round-trip flights returning on the day of departure. For example, a flight departing on Wednesday and returning a week later will cost an average of $655. Return trip prices are from the IAH to MGA 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 MGA to IAH can generally find a 0-layover flight. Because there is a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 3 hour 26 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 MGA to IAH while comparing.

Destination alternative #1: Austin – Bergstrom International Airport (AUS) in Austin, TX

  • 140 miles (225 km) away from IAH
  • Usually 18.55% less expensive than IAH
  • 1-layover flights available

See MGA to AUS flights


Flight Hacking MGA to IAH

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 MGA to IAH — but Champion Traveler does!

Hack #1: Guatemala City (MGA > GUA > IAH)

  • Price for both tickets: $730
  • Average savings: $33 (4.33%)

See MGA to MIA flights

Hack #2: Miami, FL (MGA > MIA > IAH)

  • Price for both tickets: $732
  • Average savings: $32 (4.13%)

See MGA to GUA flights

Hack #3: Atlanta, GA (MGA > ATL > IAH)

  • Price for both tickets: $762
  • Average savings: $1 (0.13%)

See MGA to ATL flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 8 major airlines flying this route most often: Aeromexico, American, Avianca, Avianca El Salvador, COPA, Delta, Spirit, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from George Bush Intercontinental/Houston Airport to Augusto Cesar Sandino International Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 1366 miles or 2198 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop MGA to IAH flight is about 3 hour 26 minutes.

How many flights go between Managua and Houston, TX?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 64 available flights from MGA to IAH.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination code MGA
Origination airport name Augusto Cesar Sandino International Airport
City Managua
Country Nicaragua
Latitude 12.1
Longitude -86.2

Return Airport

Destination code IAH
Destination airport name George Bush Intercontinental/Houston Airport
City Houston, TX
Country the United States
Latitude 30
Longitude -95.3


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