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Low season

AugustBest time to beat the crowds with an average 47% drop in price.

High season

MarchMost popular time to fly with an average 19% increase in price.

Average price round-trip

$344(avg. price over the last 2 weeks)

Good deal round-trip

$230or less

Good deal one-way

$171or less

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Top tips for finding a cheap flight to San Francisco from Houston

  • Looking for a cheap flight? 25% of our users found flights to San Francisco from Houston for $171 or less one-way and $230 or less round-trip.
  • The cheapest flight from Houston to San Francisco was found 14 days before departure, on average.
  • Book at least 1 week before departure in order to get a below-average price.
  • High season is considered to be February, March and April. The cheapest month to fly is August.
  • Morning departure is around 10% more expensive than an evening flight, on average*.
*Average of the lowest prices shown in KAYAK’s search results for departures within the next 30 days

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Top airlines flying Houston Hobby to San Francisco

Scores according to KAYAK customer reviews

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Delta
Overall score based on 29,379 reviews
8.1
Boarding
7.8
Comfort
8.5
Crew
7.8
Entertainment
7.5
Food
Airline reviews

Pros: "Crew was polite and very helpful."
Cons: "It would have been great to reiterate to passengers to remain seated when deplaning, until the passenger in the row ahead were approximately 6 Ft away."

Cons: "Bad social distance"

Pros: "Felt safe and sanitary"

Cons: "Smelled like poop the entire flight. Actual poop in the lavatory."

Cons: "Terrible delays"

Cons: "Better food offerings"

Cons: "Sat on tarmac for 20 mins because we were early..."

Pros: "Fast flight"
Cons: "In one hour flight we could have some drinks and food. Snacks... can’t believe they don’t have any food/alcohol"

Cons: "The bathrooms smelled every time someone opened the door. Febreeze, please!!"

Pros: "Entertainment"
Cons: "Food"

Pros: "Service by crew. I was flying economy but it was par to business class."

Pros: "Very comfortable, no complaints."

Pros: "The guy announcing the boarding was a hoot! Great sense of humor."

Pros: "Nice new seats"
Cons: "Was too warm inside the plane. Boarding address was mobbed and not very well managed"

Pros: "Yes"
Cons: "Took off late. Other than that very comfortable and great experience"

Pros: "That it got me home"

Pros: "Great service"
Cons: "Look, if your kid is so young that he can’t get in a plane without screaming for four hours, you shouldn’t bring him on a plane and subject 200 people to that. It’s rude and selfish."

Pros: "Short time and easy on and off boarding."
Cons: "One stewardess was in a mood but otherwise a very pleasant flight."

Pros: "Didnt expect dinner but was served"
Cons: "Delayed flight, offset entertainment, touch screen un responsive"

Pros: "Everything went smoothly - very happy"

Pros: "On time"
Cons: "Take a long time to taxi to the gate & getting off the plane."

Pros: "Crew were very friendly specially with my 6yrs old daughter"

Pros: "Everything was great, easy boarding, great idea (board ahead of your zone if you check bag free at gate), courteous staff, good food choices, arrived ahead of schedule, good movies."

Pros: "Nothing"
Cons: "Multilpe delays"

Pros: "Clean plane, great breakfast options included with the flight. Crew was polished, helpful and genuinely nice! Gate agents at NYC were knowledgeable, organized, and quick. Boarding was a breeze. Impressive selection of movies for onboard entertainment choices."
Cons: "I thought the $11.00 fee for 30 continuous minutes of full Wi-Fi access was a bit pricey, esp when it kept getting disconnected and ended being about a collective 7-8 mins of access."

Cons: "late leaving, arriving and taxing."

Pros: "Was tired and the FA helped me find a row that I could stretch out on and relax. After a long trip from Moscow, the FA's volunteering to help and accommodate a beleaguered traveler was most appreciated!"

Pros: "Service"

Cons: "Delayed take off and waited for the bridgr"

Cons: "See above"

Cons: "Got in early"

Cons: "Flight was delayed by 2 hrs. Annoying!"

Pros: "The plane wasn't cramped, the flight staff was helpful, and we got to our destination extremely quickly. And they gave us like two rounds of snacks which is unheard of on such short flights. Easily the best domestic flight I've ever taken."

Cons: "Force me to take a bad seat"

Pros: "We were not happy with our flight my flight got cancelled 3 times I miss work they need to reimburse us and also reimburses the hotel cuz we had to stay at a hotel because they cancelled our flight three times and then our flight that we went out on Monday was late because of a flight attendant arriving late to the hotel to the airport"

Pros: "All was quiet. It was an early flight. Nice offer of more snack choices than other airlines."
Cons: "Didn't understand why I had to wait until getting to the gate to have a seat assigned when I purchased tickets several months ago. Since I was in the last boarding group, Had to check in my bag since it was already full, had fragile stuff in there and hoping everything is ok. it is what it is. Not anyone's fault but disappointing to have to do when I didn't plan on checking in and going to pick up at the baggage claim. This is what i wanted to avoid in the first place. could have at least offered to let us pick them up as we deplaned and not baggage claim!"

Pros: "The temp"
Cons: "It was too hot."

Pros: "Fast and very friendly staff."

Pros: "Maintained high standards of service despite massive delay."
Cons: "Boarding and departure was messy because of the delay"

Pros: "We'd paid extra for main cabin so hot to choose seats and got in flight entertainment.. Staff were friendly."
Cons: "No free wifi."

Pros: "The entertainment options and noticing the little touches that Delta is making to improve the brand and experience."
Cons: "Seems like there are legacy "attitude" issues with the crew. I sat on the aisle yesterday, and SEVERAL times I was bumped, quite rudely, by passing crew. In one instance, as they passed to pick up trash, they took two of my three items. They started walking on, and I tapped them as they passed to pick up the third. She brusquely turned and said: don't touch me to get my attention. No please; quite rude, and unnecessary."

Cons: "Horrible wait if nearly 30 minutes after landing"

Pros: "The boarding was efficient"
Cons: "Three hour departure delay. No explanation given. No apology."

Pros: "Entertainment system"
Cons: "Crew lacked any customer centricity, service was poor"

Pros: "I love Delta. Smooth boarding. Quality service. Keep it up!"

Pros: "entertainment services"
Cons: "legroom"

Pros: "everything on schedule; courteous staff and great pilots"
Cons: "everything was very ordinary so cannot complain"

Pros: "COURTESY"

Pros: "Flight attendants"
Cons: "Tv wouldn't work and delay that wasn't weather related and the food was awful"

Cons: "Traveling in a 737-800, there is no displays at your seat. One must BYOD. Wifi was spotty."

Pros: "Great crew"

Pros: "Everything"
Cons: "Nothing"

Pros: "On time. Fast boarding. Comfortable seating."

Cons: "50 minute wait for a gate to deplane. How could there not be a gate at 10:30 pm? It’s not like our arrival was a surprise!?"

Cons: "On Time. Delayed advice 3 times."

Cons: "Delays sucked."

Pros: "Highly skilled pilot."

Pros: "Everyone was nice and it went smoothly!"

Pros: "No"

Cons: "Never made it"

Pros: "entertaining system"
Cons: "food could be better, not bad though"

Cons: "See above"

Cons: "Never made it to Chicago, rerouted through Washington DC."

Pros: "On time departure. Early arrival. Lots of seat back movies."
Cons: "Need more new releases for movie selection."

Cons: "The terminal 52A-J is a disgrace"

Cons: "The flight was delayed. The food was not great. There is not a lot of space in these planes, and it was a long flight. There is no power supply."

Cons: "They forgot to board my laggauge"

Cons: "No signage for checking bags. Was total cluster. No one knew where to take bags or what line to be in. Employees kept telling us we were in the wrong line but didn’t seem to tell us what was the correctly line."

Pros: "I had a connection flight to JFK I came before the time about 15 min and crew saw me but she told me, sorry someone took your seats I lost around 4000$. This happened at Dallas airport."

Cons: "Lateness, seat comfort and gate checking a duffel bag"

Cons: "headphone jack defective but more importantly the SFO arrival gate not available for over 45 minutes...."

Cons: "the connection time between flights was NOT adequate especially considering I had to go through customs! AA did page me and had a representative (I think his name was Brian) waiting for me to help me get to my connection. He gave me a bright red/orange tag. I still hit some barriers. I was stopped in security and my carry on was put aside to be searched. It sat and sat . I explained to the man I had to go. He said he was working alone, so I had to wait. I was ready to leave it and just run to catch the flight, but the security man said I wasn't allowed to do that. He finally called someone else to search my bag (nothing found) I did make it...barely!"

Pros: "nothing"
Cons: "no inflight entertainment no outlets"

Pros: "The entertainment selection was pretty goid"
Cons: "They made a horrible mistake by getting the bag count or weight wrong and we had to go back to the gate and it cost us 2 1/2 hours."

Pros: "Awesome roomy seat right behind business class. Could not have asked for better! And it was a gorgeous new aircraft."

Pros: "I love your entertainment selection. also the comfort of seat and it's on time."

Pros: "The boarding process was ok."
Cons: "The entertainment system failed again."

Pros: "Timely upgrade. Great service."

Pros: "Quick and did good job"
Cons: "After flying Japan Airlines I wish there were more free food and entertainment"

Cons: "No electrical outlets. No monitors"

Pros: "When the lettuce looks like the salad you forgot to put away last night you know it has been around and about too long! Pity!"

Pros: "I loved my seat,with the leg rest‼️ THANK YOU"

Pros: "Loved the entertainment features. Great movie selection!"
Cons: "Nothing"

Pros: "Flight was on time."

Pros: "Took off and arrived on time."

Cons: "experienced a 1hr mechanical delay. it would be nice if refreshments were served."

Cons: "For a flight five hours or more I was disappointed that there was no complimentary food. It otherwise it was fine"

Pros: "blanket made it comfortable"
Cons: "No entertainment options"

Pros: "See above"
Cons: "See above"

Cons: "Surprisingly, AA provided the worst experience of the overall itinerary, compared to Aer Lingus and Iberia. The AA plane was outdated, cramped legroom - despite having purchased an "upgraded seat" and departed 1hr late"

Cons: "No Gogo entertainment"

Pros: "Crew"
Cons: "Before I booked the flight I noticed it was only on time 53% of the time. True to that number we were delayed almost an hour before takeoff. Why schedule fights so close if almost half the time it's delayed? Something needs to change."

Pros: "Good free entertainment. Thanks."
Cons: "No good free snacks. Only free drinks."

Pros: "That this flight didn't get cancelled"
Cons: "Well I didn't like that we sat at the airport for nearly 10 hours after multiple flight delays and cancellations. Why not just let us know we aren't going to be flying out. That way you could reduce the 10 hour anxiety attack and mixed emotions coming with all the drama. I also didn't like that the only flight we could get the next day was into San Jose (not SFO which is what I paid for) there wasn't any offer of reimbursement for hotel, taxi or flight. I also missed 2 extremely important fairs that my company was expected to participate in on Saturday Morning. I didn't like that when we landed in San Jose our bags were in SFO. Then American Airlines didn't want to get us a ride to SFO which we finally received after a lot of arguing which I don't find ideal. I feel like AA didn't take any responsibility. They kept saying it was weather related which I can't accept because other flights (including AA) were coming and going the entire day!!! One customer service member said the plane we were supposed to be on had to be maintenances and another said they didn't have a flight crew. The whole day was a disaster and it cost my thousands of dollars and many many hours of stress and anxiety."

Pros: "Entertainment"

Cons: "People still using mobiles as we were taking off. Crew seemed not too bothered."

Pros: "Tebsnacks were awesome!!"

Cons: "Same as above"

Pros: "Nothing absolute nightmare .. no water .. are you serious"

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Daily cleaning, installation of cabin HEPA filters on flights from Houston to San Francisco

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