Houston Hobby (HOU) Security Wait Times

Want to know how busy Hobby Airport is right now?  Interested in the current wait times at HOU? Find out below!

William P. Hobby (Houston, TX)

Passengers moving through the security checkpoints should anticipate waiting on average for:
23 minutes and 18 seconds

TSA Precheck Lanes: Available

Terminal MAIN

  • Main CheckpointOpen

Estimated Wait Times For Today

5 am - 6 am
19 m

6 am - 7 am
5 m

7 am - 8 am
7 m

8 am - 9 am
25 m

9 am - 10 am
28 m

10 am - 11 am
11 m

11 am - 12 pm
23 m

12 pm - 1 pm
23 m

1 pm - 2 pm
26 m

2 pm - 3 pm
25 m

3 pm - 4 pm
13 m

4 pm - 5 pm
19 m

5 pm - 6 pm
21 m

6 pm - 7 pm
7 m

* Wait times are estimates, subject to change, and may not be indicative of your experience.

Wait times at HOU are generally pretty good and security lines not too long, except during holidays and some peak times. When it comes to getting to Hobby Airport, it's usually a good idea to show up around two hours before your domestic flight is supposed to take off. This will give you enough time to go through security, check your bags if needed, and find your way to the right gate.

It's always smart to double-check with your airline and to keep an eye on your flight status in case it's been delayed. You may not have to rush as much as you may have thought. Bear in mind that things like the day of the week, time of day, and any special events can affect how busy the airport is, so you might want to adjust your arrival time accordingly.

If you're heading out on an international trip, give yourself at least three hours before your flight to account for customs and immigration.

You can speed up wait times at Hobby, and most other US Airports, by becoming a member of TSA PreCheck. With TSA PreCheck, you get access to a special lane where you'll go through a faster process for ID verification by TSACheck and you can avoid having to take shoes off or taking your laptop out of your bag and other hindrances.

To stay updated on the current estimated wait times at Houston Hobby Airport and to find out which lanes are open, check out the information above. If you're interested in joining or renewing your TSA PreCheck membership and want to learn more about the associated benefits, visit https://www.tsa.gov/precheck.
Don't worry about long delays when arriving internationally at HOU. The airport doesn't have a high volume of international arrivals, so immigration queues are usually pretty short. However, if you're connecting at Hobby Airport, keep in mind that you'll need to collect your bags and check them in again before catching your connecting flight.

For further details about the security wait times at Houston William P Hobby Airport, TSA PreCheck, Global Entry, baggage allowances, lost and found and more at https://www.fly2houston.com/hou/