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Flights from Houston to Anywhere

Want to book flights to your next holiday destination and would prefer to fly from Houston to anywhere in the world? At Alternative Airlines, we're here to help! With over 600 airlines available to book flights with on our site and 40+ ways to pay, booking flights online couldn't be easier. We've created this guide to show you how you can fly to any continent in the world from Houston, which airport to fly from and also which airlines operate regular flights from Houston to popular cities across the globe.

Use our search form at the top of the page to begin searching for flights from Houston to anywhere of your choice!

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Where to fly from Houston

At Alternative Airlines, we understand that planning your next holiday destination can be stressful, especially when you have no idea where you want to fly and which cities you can visit when you fly from Houston. If you are based in or around Houston, or your closest city is Houston, we recommend flying from George Bush Intercontinental Airport to your desired destination.

George Bush Intercontinental Airport (IAH)

George Bush International Airport is an international airport based in Houston, Texas, USA. The airport is a hub for United Airlines and is the busiest airport in the state of Texas based on international passenger numbers. From this airport, you can fly to major cities in Europe, Asia, Oceania and the Americas.

A view of the Eiffel Tower in Paris, France

Flights from Houston to Europe

Europe is made up of many countries that have their own cultures, climates and cuisines, all waiting to be explored! There are a handful of cities in Europe that you can fly direct to from Houston, including London, Manchester, Paris, Amsterdam, Frankfurt, Munich and Istanbul.

You can reach other European cities from Houston by booking a connecting flight that makes 1 stop in any of the cities listed above before reaching your desired destination (e.g., flying from Houston to Madrid but catching your connecting flight in London).

Airlines flying from Houston to Europe:

British AirwaysSingapore AirlinesUnited AirlinesAir FranceKLMLufthansaTurkish Airlines

Flight duration:

Flights from Houston to Europe can take around 8-12 hours, depending on the European country you're flying to.

New York city

Flights from Houston to the USA

Who says you have to fly abroad to enjoy a vacation or break away? The USA is home to many popular cities that each have their own cultures, cuisines and landmarks to discover. You can fly to all corners of the USA when you depart from Houston, including to major cities such as Los Angeles, San Francisco, Las Vegas, New York, Orlando, Atlanta and many more.

Airlines with domestic flights from Houston:

Alaska AirlinesAmerican AirlinesAmerican EagleDelta Air LinesFrontier AirlinesJetBlueSouthwest AirlinesSpirit AirlinesSun Country AirlinesUnited AirlinesUnited Express

Flight duration:

Flights around the USA from Houston can take around 3-5 hours.

Road in Canada

Flights from Houston to Canada

Canada is full of beautiful, natural landscapes and is a great holiday destination for a winter break. You can visit a handful of cities in Canada when you fly from Houston, including Vancouver, Calgary, Toronto and Montreal.

Airlines flying from Houston to Canada:

Air CanadaAir Canada ExpressUnited AirlinesWestJet

Flight duration:

Anywhere between 3-6 hours

Cancun coast at sunset

Flights from Houston to Central America

You don't have to travel far from Houston to reach warm, tropical settings with white sandy beaches and crystal-clear waters. Central America is very easy to reach from Houston. From George Bush Intercontinental Airport, you can fly to cities in Mexico, Guatemala, Cuba, Jamaica, the Dominican Republic and many more.

Airlines flying to Central America from Houston:

AeroméxicoAeroméxico ConnectAvianca El SalvadorSpirit AirlinesSun Country AirlinesUnited AirlinesUnited ExpressVivaAerobus and Volaris

Cities in Central America you can fly to from Houston:

Mexico City, San Salvador, Cancún, Guatemala City, Monterrey, Puerto Vallarta, San Pedro Sula, Tegucigalpa/Comayagua, San José del Cabo, Cozumel, Guadalajara, León/Del Bajío, Liberia (CR), Managua, Mérida, Montego Bay, Panama City, Port of Spain, Punta Cana, Querétaro, Roatán, San Juan, San Luis Potosí, San Pedro Sula, Acapulco, Aguascalientes, Havana, Ixtapa, Manzanillo, Oaxaca, Puebla, Querétaro, Tampico, Veracruz

Flight duration:

Anywhere between 1-4 hours

Dubai skyline

Flights from Houston to Asia

There are only a few cities in Asia that you can fly direct to from Houston - these are Istanbul, Doha, Dubai, Taipei and Tokyo. To reach other major cities in Asia from Houston, such as Bangkok, Hong Kong or Singapore, you can catch connecting flights. Connecting flights from Houston to Asia usually make 1 stop in Dubai or Doha, where you'll be able to reach your final destination.

Airlines flying from Houston to Asia:

EVA AirAll Nippon AirwaysEmiratesQatar AirwaysTurkish Airlines

Flight duration:

Flights from Houston to Istanbul can take around 11-12 hours. Flight from Houston to Dubai, Doha, Tokyo or Taipei can take around 14-16 hours.

Cape Town in South Africa

Flights from Houston to Africa

Unfortunately, there are no direct flights from Houston to countries in Africa. So if you're itching to explore the wildlife of Tanzania or the history of Egypt, you'll need to book a connecting flight. Connecting flights from Houston to Africa usually make stops in cities in the USA (Washington or New York), Canada (Montreal or Toronto) and Europe (London, Paris, Amsterdam and Frankfurt).

You can make the most of your trip by booking a multi-city flight instead of a connecting flight. A multi-city flight booking means you can visit multiple cities all in one booking but not have to worry about catching a flight to your next destination on the same day - you can spend as much time as you like in each city.

Airlines with connecting flights from Houston to Africa:

United AirlinesEgyptAirKLMDelta Air LinesFrontier AirlinesSpirit AirlinesAir France

Flight duration breakdown:

Connecting flights from Houston to Africa can take up to 18 hours. As an example, you can fly from Houston to Atlanta, which takes around 1-2 hours, then fly to Johannesburg from Atlanta, which takes around 15-16 hours.

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Flights from Houston to South America

If you want to travel even further away from Houston and explore South America, there are many major cities you can fly direct to - these are Bogotá, Quito, Lima, Santiago de Chile, Buenos Aires, São Paulo and Rio de Janeiro, among others.

Airlines flying from Houston to South America:

United Airlines

Flight duration:

The length of the flight from Houston to Central America will vary depending on the country you're flying to. If you're flying from Houston to Colombia, the flight duration will be around 4-5 hours. If you're flying from Houston to Argentina, you can expect the flight to last up to 10 or 11 hours.

Sydney, Australia

Flights from Houston to Oceania

Guess what! You can fly direct to Sydney and Auckland all the way from Houston! You don't have to stop there - you can explore the many different cultures of Oceania by catching connecting flights that stop over in these two cities before flying to many Oceanic islands as well as other cities in Australia and New Zealand.

Airlines flying to Oceania from Houston:

United AirlinesAir New Zealand

Flight duration:

Flights to Sydney or Auckland from Houston can take around 14-18 hours.

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Flights from Houston to Anywhere FAQs

Where can I book flights from Houston to anywhere?

At Alternative Airlines, you can book your flights from Houston to literally anywhere! In this guide, we show you where you can fly from Houston as well as which airlines you can fly with and how long the flights are to each continent. If there's a destination you want to fly to but can't reach directly from Houston, you can book a connecting flight instead!

We have 600+ airlines available for you to book your flights with, making it easy for you to book direct or connecting flights from Houston to anywhere in the world! We also have 40+ different ways for you to pay for your flights so you can easily manage the cost of your ticket, hassle-free! Use our search form at the top of the page, put Houston as your departure city and choose any destination of your choice - we'll show you the best routes to book along with which airlines you should fly with!

Where can I fly to from Houston?

When you fly from George Bush Intercontinental Airport in Houston, you can fly direct to cities in Canada, Central America, South America, Europe, Asia and Oceania, as well as many domestic cities in the USA. Unfortunately, you can't fly direct to Africa, but don't worry - booking connecting flights with Alternative Airlines is super easy!

Can I buy flights from Houston to anywhere and pay later?

Yes! When you search for your flights from Houston to anywhere through Alternative Airlines, you can choose to pay later with any of the flexible payment plans we offer at checkout, including AfterpayKlarna and Affirm, among others. Paying later for your flights means you can split the cost of your ticket into manageable instalments and spread the cost over time, usually on a weekly, bi-weekly or monthly basis!

Different payment options will appear depending on your country of residence and the currency you use to pay for your flights. Read our guide on Buy Now Pay Later options that we offer on our site for more information!

Which airlines fly from Houston to anywhere?

Depending on where you're flying to from Houston, there are many major airlines that operate direct routes from George Bush Intercontinental Airport, however, the main airline that flies to all continents apart from Africa isUnited Airlines. With United Airlines, you can reach major cities across the world including London, Paris, Tokyo, Sydney, Rio de Janeiro, Toronto and many more. Other airlines you can use include British Airways, Air Canada, Air France, Turkish Airlines, Emirates and Delta Airlines, among others.