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Cheap Flights from Houston to San Francisco, CA, United States - HOU to SFO

Popular flights from Houston to San Francisco

We’ve got the inside scoop on finding the best time to fly for the best price. Not sure when to travel for your next vacation? Find details below on when-to-fly and when-to-buy.

Alaska Airlines
Departure Date Return Date Lowest Price
Jun 2, 2016 Jun 7, 2016 $474
Jun 2, 2016 Jun 4, 2016 $474
American Airlines
Departure Date Return Date Lowest Price
May 10, 2016 May 17, 2016 $358
Frontier Airlines
Departure Date Return Date Lowest Price
May 17, 2016 May 19, 2016 $226
United Airlines
Departure Date Return Date Lowest Price
May 18, 2016 May 29, 2016 $381
May 24, 2016 Jun 4, 2016 $381
May 24, 2016 May 31, 2016 $381
May 25, 2016 May 31, 2016 $381
Aug 31, 2016 Sep 4, 2016 $381

How Much Does it Cost to Fly from Houston to San Francisco (HOU to SFO)?

We have collected flight cost data from across the web for travel from Houston to San Francisco, and have found the average flight price for this trip to be $265.

When Can I Buy the Cheapest Flight from Houston to San Francisco (HOU to SFO)?

Airlines can adjust prices for plane tickets from Houston to San Francisco based on the day and time that you decide to book your flight. We have collected data from all airlines, and have discovered that the best days to book flights are Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Saturdays. Read our article to find more information about the best time to buy airline tickets.

How far in advance should you book flights from Houston to San Francisco

The chart below shows up-to-date information regarding how far in advance a flight from Houston to San Francisco should be booked.

Non Stop versus 1-Stop
Advanced PurchaseNon StopOne Stop
< 7 days $318 $382
7-14 days $318 $226
14-21 days $263 $226
21-30 days $283 $246
30-60 days $248 $246
60-90 days $333 $383
90+ days $208 $226

Cheapest Day To Fly from Houston to San Francisco

The chart below shows up-to-date information regarding the cheapest days to fly from Houston to San Francisco.

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
$263 $226 $246 $263 $246 $299 $318

Lowest Fares Chart By Month from Houston to San Francisco

The chart below shows the lowest fare by month when flying from Houston to San Francisco.

Month Origin Destination Carrier Depart Date Return Date Stops Price
May Houston San Francisco Frontier 5/17/16 5/19/16 1 $226
June Houston San Francisco Frontier 6/1/16 6/8/16 1 $246
July Houston San Francisco Frontier 7/29/16 8/2/16 0 $333
August Houston San Francisco Frontier 8/16/16 8/23/16 0 $248
September Houston San Francisco Frontier 9/24/16 10/4/16 0 $208
October Houston San Francisco Frontier 10/1/16 10/3/16 0 $228
November Houston San Francisco United 11/2/16 11/7/16 1 $409
December Houston San Francisco United 12/6/16 12/7/16 2 $446

Cheapest Weekend Non-Stop Flights for the Next 30 Days from Houston to San Francisco

If you're ready to take a trip in the next 30 days and want to fly on the weekend, you might be wondering which weekend is the cheapest to fly. The chart below shows up-to-date data regarding weekend flight prices from Houston to San Francisco.

Next 30 Days

SunMonTueWedThuFriSat
1 2 3 4 5 6 7
$318
8 9 10 11 12 13 14
$318 $318
15 16 17 18 19 20 21
$318 $283
22 23 24 25 26 27 28
$283 $283
29 30 31 1 2 3 4
$283 $248
5 6 7 8 9 10 11
$248

Non-Stop vs Connecting Flights from Houston to San Francisco (HOU to SFO)

Your Houston to San Francisco flight can be significantly cheaper by choosing a multi-stop airline ticket. Although these connecting flights sacrifice some convenience, on average, travelers save 20%-60% when they choose to fly multi-stop versus a direct flight.

The average price for connecting flights from Houston to San Francisco is $373.

The average price for non-stop flights from Houston to San Francisco is $314.

The chart below shows up to date information regarding non-stop flights from Houston to San Francisco.

Nonstop Flight Details from Houston to San Francisco
CarrierMonTueWedThuFriSatSunEarliest FlightLatest Flight
Frontier 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 07:30 07:30
United 10 10 10 10 10 8 9 06:00 21:15

Round Trip vs One Way Flights from Houston to San Francisco (HOU to SFO)

We have found that there is often no price difference between buying a round trip flight versus a one way flight. Increased flexibility is the main benefit when it comes to buying a one way flight from Houston to San Francisco. However, booking a round trip flight can be a simpler process. You can compare round trip and one way flights by using our flight comparison.

The average price for one way flights from Houston to San Francisco is $181.

The average price for round trip flights from Houston to San Francisco is $370.

Houston to San Francisco Flight Questions

Below are some common questions that asked about this flight route:

Question: How long is a direct flight from Houston to San Francisco?
Answer: The average Houston to San Francisco flight time is 4 hours and 21 minutes.
Question: How many miles are there between Houston and San Francisco?
Answer: The distance from Houston to San Francisco is 1632 miles.
Question: How common are direct flights from Houston to San Francisco?
Answer: There are 74 direct flights from Houston to San Francisco.
Question: What is the most popular airline for non-stop flights from Houston to San Francisco?
Answer: United Airlines provides 90% of the non-stop flights between Houston and San Francisco.
Question: What are the most popular connecting cities when flying from Houston to San Francisco?
Answer: Atlanta, GA

Airlines Flying from Houston to San Francisco (HOU to SFO)

Below are the different airlines that fly from Houston to San Francisco with the average price of their plane tickets. Just remember that different airlines offer different levels of comfort and service, so consider convenience when choosing your airline.

Below is the full flight schedule summary of the next 30 days for flights from Houston to San Francisco.

Houston to San Francisco
Airline Connections Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
American LAX X X X X X X X
Alaska SEA X X X X X X
Alaska SEA / PDX X X X X X
Delta SLC X X X X X X X
Delta SLC / LAX X X X X
Frontier - X X X X X X X
Frontier DEN X X X X X X X
United - X X X X X X X
Southwest DAL X X X X X X X

Airports for Your Route

These pages contain information about the major airports in Houston and San Francisco, so you can feel comfortable knowing how to get around whether you are about to take off or you just landed.

Cheap Domestic Flights from Houston - HOU

FlightsAirlineLowest Price
Houston to Oakland American, Alaska, Spirit, United $222
Houston to Los Angeles American, Alaska, Frontier, Spirit, United $195
Houston to San Jose American, Alaska, United $421
Houston to Las Vegas American, Alaska, Frontier, Spirit, United $85
Houston to Sacramento American, Alaska, United $420
Houston to New York American, Alaska, JetBlue, United $280
Houston to Chicago American, Alaska, Spirit, United $117
Houston to Monterey American, Alaska, United $469
Houston to Phoenix American, Alaska, United $299
Houston to Reno American, Alaska, United $359
Houston to Seattle American, Alaska, Frontier, Spirit, United $264

Cheap Domestic Flights to San Francisco - SFO

FlightsAirlineLowest Price
Austin to San Francisco American, Alaska, JetBlue, Frontier, United, Virgin America $288
San Antonio to San Francisco American, Alaska, Frontier, United $248
Killeen to San Francisco American, Alaska, United $341
Corpus Christi to San Francisco American, Alaska, United $418
College Station to San Francisco American, Alaska, United $446
Lake Charles to San Francisco American, United $472
Tyler to San Francisco American, Alaska $470
Waco to San Francisco American, Alaska, United $325
Austin to Oakland American, Alaska, JetBlue, United $304
San Antonio to Oakland American, Alaska, United $419
Austin to San Jose American, Alaska, United $313
Corpus Christi to Oakland American, United $530
San Antonio to San Jose American, Alaska, United $414
Lake Charles to Oakland American, United Check Dates
Austin to Los Angeles American, Alaska, United, Virgin America $211
Austin to Sacramento American, Alaska, JetBlue, United $282
San Antonio to Sacramento American, Alaska, United $416
San Antonio to Los Angeles American, Alaska, United $227
San Antonio to Las Vegas American, Alaska, Frontier, United $108
Cheap Flights from Houston to San Francisco, CA, United States, from $226 Round trip from HOU to SFO