Find deals and low fares on flights from Australia to Houston, Texas.
Houston, Texas has become one of the most populous cities in the United States as well as the financial centre of the state. It’s a youthful, multicultural city which offers a thriving cosmopolitan contrast to the rest of Texas. Visitors will find an array of historical, cultural and sporting opportunities to visit. You can visit the Houston Space Center as well as world-class museums, art galleries, green spaces and a booming restaurant scene.
Australians will fly into George Bush Intercontinental Airport (IAH) or into Hobby Airport (HOU) on certain domestic flights. You can find flight deals to Houston with several airlines flying via the United States as well as via New Zealand.
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Houston flight times
- From Sydney: 17 hrs 50 mins
- From Melbourne: 19 hrs
- From Perth: 20 hr 45 mins
- From Brisbane: 18 hrs 25 mins
Airlines that fly to Houston
- Air Canada
- Air New Zealand
- Singapore Airlines
- United Airlines
Houston insider flight tips
Flight deals to Houston will involve one long flight and (at least) one shorter flight. Air New Zealand flies from Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane and Perth to Auckland (AKL) with a daily service to Houston which takes 13 hours and 40 minutes. If you prefer to get the long flight out of the way first, then you’ll have a few more options. Air Canada flies via Vancouver (YVR) and Toronto (YYZ), United Airlines flies via Los Angeles (LAX) or San Francisco (SFO) and Qantas flies via Dallas (DFW).
If you do transit via LAX, remember that you’ll have to clear customs and baggage in between flights. Make sure your transit time allows for this as security queues can be long.
For an alternative route, you can experience one of the world’s longest flights at 15 hours and 30 minutes non-stop. This is with Qantas on its daily direct flight to Dallas in the north of Texas. Houston is then just over an hour away by plane or a 4.5 hour drive. You can do the drive entirely along Interstate 45 or you can get off the Interstate and drive along Texas Highway 75 for the chance to stop at some rural Texan towns. You can also do this journey by coach with companies like Megabus and Greyhound.
How to get from the airport
Houston is 32 km from George Bush Intercontinental Airport (IAH) and 17km from Hobby Airport (HOU). From IAH, you can take public bus 102 (with a luggage compartment) from Terminal C, which takes between 1 and 1.5 hours to downtown Houston. You will need cash to purchase a ticket from the driver and you may need to take a second bus or a taxi from the bus’s drop off point to your destination. For a more direct service, you can arrange for an airport pick-up with your hotel. Courtesy phones are located in the baggage claim area. If you want to take a private shuttle bus or a taxi, you can find them by following the signs to the ground transportation area. Private shuttles can be booked online in advance or at ticket counters in each terminal. Airport staff will flag a taxi for you or you can use a courtesy phone if it is between 12am and 7am.
Renting a car is a popular option when visiting Texas. A “Rental Car Shuttle” bus departs each terminal for the rental car centre every five minutes, taking around five minutes to get there. You just need to follow the signs to the ground transportation area and then look for the “Rental Car” signs.
If you are arriving on a domestic flight into Hobby Airport (HOU), just follow the signs to the ground transportation area to find transport. From here, METRO Bus 40 goes to downtown Houston with a journey time of around one hour. You can also get a private shuttle or a taxi from this area. You can find the rental car counters in the baggage claim area.