Direct flights to Houston
Home of the world famous Space Center, Houston doesn’t disappoint when it comes to experiences. Read all about Houston here, and find a direct flight in no time. Here we present all airports that offer direct flights to Houston.
Houston Airport is the second largest airport in the state of Texas, USA (After DFW). In total there are 180 airports with direct flights to Houston from 37 different countries and 48 U.S. states. The airport is a hub for United Airlines. You can easily reach Houston with daily non-stop flights from 31 other major hubs like Denver (United), Dallas (American Airlines) and New York (United).
Non-stop routes to IAH:
The main reason many choose to holiday in Houston is to visit the Johnson Space Center: NASA's mission control from where the space shuttle programme is directed. Houston, as a high-rise metropolis, has plenty more to do and see in its packed downtown area, and the beaches at Galveston are not far away for those who need to cool off.
Home to over 5 million people and America’s fourth largest city, the surprisingly cosmopolitan city of Houston has more attractions than meets the eye. With a superb array of restaurants serving almost every type of cuisine you can imagine, beaches, galleries and even a Space Center, there’s certainly plenty to see and do.
Find direct flights to Houston – domestic and international
There is a great choice of airlines operating flights into Houston with both American and international airlines flying to this interesting city. The majority of the direct flights are domestic – even though both Mexico and Canada offer a bunch of direct connections from several airports.
Flights from other American airports
- Direct flights from Dallas (DFW) to Houston (IAH)
- Direct flights from Atlanta (ATL) to Houston (IAH)
- Direct flights from New York (LGA) to Houston (IAH)
- Direct flights from Los Angeles (LAX) to Houston (IAH)
- Direct flights from Denver (DEN) to Houston (IAH)
Fly from Mexico or Canada – direct flights
- Direct flights from Mexico City (MEX) to Houston (IAH)
- Direct flights from Monterrey (MTY) to Houston (IAH)
- Direct flights from Cancun (CUN) to Houston (IAH)
- Direct flights from Toronto (YYZ) to Houston (IAH)
- Direct flights from Calgary (YYC) to Houston (IAH)
What not to miss – Space Center, art and museums
One of Houston’s most famous and popular attractions is the Houston Space Center. In the 1950’s President Johnson who hailed from Texas originally, decided to locate NASA in Houston and Johnson’s Space Center was born. Although most of NASA’s space missions were launched from Florida, the Houston Center was responsible for the planning and training of all the US space programs. Allow a day to properly tour and visit the Space Center with exhibits on display including memorabilia from Apollo 17, rocks from the moon, Mission Control and zero gravity simulators.
Cultural attractions in Houston include the Orange Show Center for Visionary Art, a funky display of junk art complete with a Beer Can House made from over 50,000 cans of beer. The sobering but excellent Holocaust Museum, the superb Museum of Fine Arts featuring works from Picasso and Rembrandt and the Contemporary Arts Museum.
One of Houston’s newest attractions is Discovery Green, a fascinating environmentally-friendly park complete with sculptures, beautiful gardens and a lake which is used as a skating rink during the winter. For the best beaches close by, head to Galveston Island less than an hour's drive from Houston and located on the beautiful Gulf Coast.
How to find cheap flights to Houston
If you’re after the cheapest flights to Houston it’s advisable to book as far in advance as possible and avoid busy travel periods such as Christmas and the summer holidays. However it's generally possible to find great offers on cheap flights to Houston through our flight comparison search on Directflights.com whether you’re booking in advance or looking for lastminute flights to Houston.
Houston climate – from summer to winter
Houston has a humid subtropical climate, prevailing winds bringing in the heat from the deserts of Mexico and moisture from the Gulf of Mexico during most of the year. Summers are swelteringly hot and humid, making air-conditioning a necessity rather than a luxury. Summers are characterised by afternoon thunderstorms, which bring rain most days, and sometimes tornadoes. Winters, by contrast, are cool and temperate, with no snow but some rain. The coolest month is January.