Flights to Houston

Home to a towering skyline, colourful neighbourhoods, the World Series-winning Houston Astros and superstar Beyoncé, Houston is a laid-back Texan metropolis. Here southern hospitality is fused with city life, and you’ll find world-class dining, a busy art scene and booming nightlife. With more than 145 languages spoken across the city’s neighbourhoods, expect an international food scene that goes well beyond Tex-Mex.

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Fly to Houston with British Airways and take a tour of the Theatre District, which is the USA’s second largest after New York. 

Visit the Jones Hall for the Performing Arts, a giant Italian marble symphony hall, to see the Houston Symphony Orchestra perform. Then visit The Galleria, Texas’ largest shopping centre, before heading to Washington Avenue for some drinks and to experience the city after dark.

If you need a slow morning the next day, wander around Sam Houston Park, where fans of architectural history will find some of the oldest residential homes in all of Houston. Book your flight to Houston now.

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Flight time

10 hours

Time Zone

GMT -6


US Dollar

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A flight from London Heathrow to Houston takes just over 10 hours.

Use our low fare finder to discover the cheapest time to visit Houston. Summer is the most popular time to visit Houston, so book your flights for spring or winter to save but still enjoy pleasant weather just before the summer, and indoor attractions in the winter.

You can make your trip to Houston fit any budget. Explore the great parks across the city, enjoy a free boat ride or visit museums on their free admission days. You can also catch a free show at the Miller Outdoor Theatre during the quieter months in the city, so make sure you bring a blanket so you can enjoy sitting on the grass. Take some time to wander around the Museum District and stop for a picnic in Hermann Park too.

Once you land at Houston Intercontinental Airport you can get into downtown Houston in around 70 minutes by catching the bus. If you’d like a quicker journey, you can opt for a taxi, which will get you into the city in about 20 minutes. You can also hire a car with British Airways if you want to get out of the city and see more of what Texas has to offer. You’ll receive great benefits, with all mandatory charges included and 24-hour customer support, plus you’ll collect Avios points on every rental.

Texas’ largest city – and the fourth largest in the entire USA – is well worth a visit. From diverse residential neighbourhoods to clusters of restaurants and an abundance of pubs, patios and parks, there’s so much to explore. One of the main attractions is NASA’s Space Center Houston, which is just a 30-minute drive away. Don’t forget to check out the Menil Collection and the associated Rothko Chapel too.

Citizens of the UK and Ireland and EU passport holders do not need a visa to visit the USA. However, you will need an ESTA, which permits travel to the US for 90 days or less. If you hold a passport from a country or territory outside of the listed areas, you may need to apply for a visa before you travel. You can find out more about visa requirements for all the countries we fly to at the IATA Travel Centre.

You can book a hand baggage-only ticket or make the most of our generous baggage allowance. If you choose economy standard or one of our British Airways Holidays’ packages, each passenger can check in a bag weighing up to 23kg – in addition to a handbag, laptop case or other small bag. Families travelling in any cabin with younger children can also check in one car seat and one fully collapsible pushchair. Read more about baggage allowances for children.

If you’re flying in our business cabin, you can check in two bags weighing up to 32kg each. Read our baggage guide for full details.

Discover outstanding service from the moment you book. Choose to fly with hand baggage only or pick a price that includes a 23kg checked baggage allowance and free seat selection 24 hours before you fly. On board you'll find HEPA-filtered air, quality on-board catering and a warm, uniquely British welcome.

Simply relax and let us take care of you, every step of the way.


Our cabins

All our cabins offer an excellent – and uniquely British – experience. Choose your perfect way to fly, from economy to First.


Our World Traveller cabin offers all the touches you need to enjoy your flight at an affordable price.

World Traveller

Premium economy

Discover our World Traveller Plus cabin and treat yourself to a wider seat and more legroom in a separate, quieter cabin.

World Traveller Plus


Work or relax in our Club World cabin and enjoy lounge access, a dedicated check-in area and fully flat beds for a restful sleep.

Club World


Choose First to enjoy a range of comforts, from fine dining to your own private suite and access to our elegant departure lounges.


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