The cheapest times to fly from PDX to HOU are

  • January 1st to February 25th
  • August 6th to November 18th
  • December 3rd to December 16th

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 PDX to HOU is late January. Prices can be as high as $1826 for Sunday flights during late July, or as low as $349 for Saturday flights around late January.


When to Fly to Houston

Flying from Portland, OR (PDX) to Houston, TX (HOU) will usually cost between $359 to $642 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is late January with an average ticket price of $393. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is late July, with an average price of $1092. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $698 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $474 can be considered a good price for a round-trip PDX to HOU flight.

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

PDX to HOU Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the PDX to HOU flight is much cheaper than the average and costs much less than the average flight leaving from Portland. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.16, which is far below average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Saturday 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 $68 (13%) on this flight.

Departing prices are for round-trip flights returning on the day of departure. For example, a flight departing on Saturday and returning a week later will cost an average of $462. Return trip prices are from the HOU to PDX 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 PDX 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 4 hour 18 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 PDX to HOU while comparing.

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

  • 148 miles (238 km) away from HOU
  • Usually 43.25% less expensive than HOU
  • Nonstop flights available

See PDX to AUS flights

Destination alternative #2: Easterwood Field Airport (CLL) in College Station/Bryan, TX

  • 92 miles (148 km) away from HOU
  • Usually 16.88% less expensive than HOU
  • 1-layover flights available

See PDX to CLL flights

Destination alternative #3: Jack Brooks Regional Airport (BPT) in Beaumont/Port Arthur, TX

  • 78 miles (126 km) away from HOU
  • Usually 6.96% less expensive than HOU
  • 1-layover flights available

See PDX to BPT flights

Destination alternative #4: George Bush Intercontinental/Houston Airport (IAH) in Houston, TX

  • 24 miles (39 km) away from HOU
  • Usually 5.80% less expensive than HOU
  • Nonstop flights available

See PDX to IAH flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 6 major airlines flying this route most often: Alaska, American, Delta, JetBlue, Southwest, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.

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

The distance between the two airports is roughly 1842 miles or 2964 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop PDX to HOU flight is about 4 hour 18 minutes.

How many flights go between Portland, OR and Houston, TX?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 62 available flights from PDX to HOU.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination code PDX
Origination airport name Portland International Airport
City Portland, OR
Country the United States
Latitude 45.6
Longitude -122.6

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


Late and Early Flight Data

Flights from PDX to HOU tend to depart late far less frequently than the average flight. According to our recently updated data, 19% of flights departed 5 or more minutes late, and 6% of flights left 5 or more minutes early. On average you can expect to leave HOU heading for PDX about 7 minutes late. This does not significantly impact arrival time, as the average landing time in Houston, TX is about 3 minutes early. The numbers below show a recent average of take-off times versus the scheduled departure flight:

  • Southwest: 7 minutes late
  • Some airlines not reporting


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