The cheapest times to fly from TAM to IAH are

  • January 8th to February 18th
  • July 30th 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 TAM to IAH is mid to late August. Prices can be as high as $1214 for Thursday flights during early to mid May, or as low as $256 for Friday flights around mid to late August.


When to Fly to Houston

Flying from Tampico (TAM) to Houston, TX (IAH) will usually cost between $296 to $785 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is mid to late August with an average ticket price of $380. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early to mid May, with an average price of $885. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $505 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $652 can be considered a good price for a round-trip TAM to IAH flight.

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

TAM to IAH Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the TAM to IAH flight is cheaper than the average and costs less than the average flight leaving from Tampico. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.73, which is above average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Friday is usually the cheapest day to depart and return on this flight. Thursdays are the most expensive days to fly to Houston, and Wednesdays are the most expensive days to return to Tampico. Selecting flights on the least expensive days could save you up to $58 (9%) on this flight.

Departing prices are for round-trip flights returning on the day of departure. For example, a flight departing on Friday and returning a week later will cost an average of $572. Return trip prices are from the IAH to TAM 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 TAM to IAH can generally find a 0-layover flight. Because there is a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 1 hour 59 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 TAM to IAH while comparing.

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

  • 140 miles (225 km) away from IAH
  • Usually 16.81% less expensive than IAH
  • 1-layover flights available

See TAM to AUS flights


Flight Hacking TAM 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 TAM to IAH — but Champion Traveler does!

Hack #1: Mexico City (TAM > MEX > IAH)

  • Price for both tickets: $393
  • Average savings: $259 (39.68%)

See TAM to GDL flights

Hack #2: Guadalajara (TAM > GDL > IAH)

  • Price for both tickets: $415
  • Average savings: $237 (36.3%)

See TAM to MEX flights

Hack #3: Monterrey (TAM > MTY > IAH)

  • Price for both tickets: $423
  • Average savings: $229 (35.15%)

See TAM to MTY flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 9 major airlines flying this route most often: Aeromexico, American, COPA, Delta, InterJet, TAR Aerolineas, United, VivaAerobus, Volaris, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from George Bush Intercontinental/Houston Airport to General Francisco Javier Mina International Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 554 miles or 892 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop TAM to IAH flight is about 1 hour 59 minutes.

How many flights go between Tampico and Houston, TX?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 55 available flights from TAM to IAH.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination code TAM
Origination airport name General Francisco Javier Mina International Airport
City Tampico
Country Mexico
Latitude 22.3
Longitude -97.9

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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