The cheapest times to fly from OAK to IAH are
- August 6th to November 18th
- December 3rd to February 25th (except the week of December 17th)
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 OAK to IAH is late October to early November. Prices can be as high as $995 for Sunday flights during early to mid May, or as low as $240 for Wednesday flights around late October to early November.
When to Fly to Houston
Flying from Oakland, CA (OAK) to Houston, TX (IAH) will usually cost between $252 to $598 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is late October to early November with an average ticket price of $262. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early to mid May, with an average price of $679. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $416 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $394 can be considered a good price for a round-trip OAK to IAH flight.
See below for a graph of average weekly prices for the OAK to IAH route. All prices are for round-trip tickets in USD.
Compared to other flights, the OAK to IAH flight is much cheaper than the average and costs much less than the average flight leaving from Oakland. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.15, which is far below average.
Flight Prices by Day of the Week
Wednesday is usually the cheapest day to fly to IAH, and Tuesday the cheapest day to fly back into OAK. 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 $71 (16%) 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 $370. Return trip prices are from the IAH to OAK 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 OAK 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 54 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 OAK to IAH while comparing.
- 140 miles (225 km) away from IAH
- Usually 12.44% less expensive than IAH
- Nonstop flights available
Flight Questions Answered
Still have questions about flying from OAK to IAH? We’ve got answers.
Which airlines fly this route?
You can find 6 major airlines flying this route most often: Alaska, American, Delta, JetBlue, Spirit, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.
How far away is it from George Bush Intercontinental/Houston Airport to Metropolitan Oakland International Airport?
The distance between the two airports is roughly 1625 miles or 2615 kilometers.
How long does it take to fly from OAK to IAH?
The real-world flight time for a nonstop OAK to IAH flight is about 3 hour 54 minutes.
How many flights go between Oakland, CA and Houston, TX?
It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 69 available flights from OAK to IAH.
Airport Location Info
|Origination airport name||Metropolitan Oakland International Airport|
|Country||the United States|
|Destination airport name||George Bush Intercontinental/Houston Airport|
|Country||the United States|
Late and Early Flight Data
Flights from OAK to IAH tend to depart later than the average flight. According to our recently updated data, 39% of flights departed 5 or more minutes late, and 16% of flights left 5 or more minutes early. On average you can expect to leave IAH heading for OAK about 9 minutes late. This does significantly impact arrival time, as the average landing time in Houston, TX is about 5 minutes late. The numbers below show a recent average of take-off times versus the scheduled departure flight:
- Spirit: 9 minutes late
- Some airlines not reporting
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