The cheapest times to fly from SYD to HOU are

  • January 22nd to March 25th (except the weeks of February 26th and March 12th)
  • April 23rd to May 13th
  • August 6th to December 2nd (except the week of October 1st)

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 SYD to HOU is mid to late September. Prices can be as high as $2534 for Friday flights during early January, or as low as $706 for Tuesday flights around mid to late September.


When to Fly to Houston

Flying from Sydney (SYD) to Houston, TX (HOU) will usually cost between $916 to $1767 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is mid to late September with an average ticket price of $706. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early January, with an average price of $1937. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $1231 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $1127 can be considered a good price for a round-trip SYD to HOU flight.

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

SYD to HOU Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the SYD to HOU flight is slightly more expensive than the average and costs slightly more than the average flight leaving from Sydney. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.08, which is far below average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Tuesday 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 $144 (9%) 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 $1103. Return trip prices are from the HOU to SYD 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 SYD 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 16 hour 27 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 SYD to HOU while comparing.

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

  • 24 miles (39 km) away from HOU
  • Usually 15.62% less expensive than HOU
  • Nonstop flights available

See SYD to IAH flights

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

  • 148 miles (238 km) away from HOU
  • Usually 1.64% less expensive than HOU
  • 1-layover flights available

See SYD to AUS flights


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

Hack #1: Los Angeles, CA (SYD > LAX > HOU)

  • Price for both tickets: $1027
  • Average savings: $100 (8.87%)

See SYD to HKG flights

Hack #2: Hong Kong (SYD > HKG > HOU)

  • Price for both tickets: $1125
  • Average savings: $2 (0.18%)

See SYD to LAX flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 6 major airlines flying this route most often: American, Cathay Pacific, Delta, JAL, Qantas, Virgin Australia, and potentially more during busy seasons.

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

The distance between the two airports is roughly 8590 miles or 13824 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop SYD to HOU flight is about 16 hour 27 minutes.

How many flights go between Sydney and Houston, TX?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 57 available flights from SYD to HOU.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination codeSYD
Origination airport nameSydney International Airport

Return Airport

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


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