Houston Intercontinental IAH Airport Security Wait Times

Houston Intercontinental Airport Checkpoint Wait Times

Houston Intercontinental Airport

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Approximate security wait times for at each TSA checkpoint.

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    George Bush Intercontinental Airport (IAH) TSA Security Wait Times Information

    Houston Intercontinental TSA Wait Times

    Wondering how early you should arrive at Houston Airport to make your flight? You’ve come to the right place!

    CLEAR IAH Expedited Security

    IAH features CLEAR expedited security screening which, if you participate, can help to reduce the time you spend in IAH George Bush Intercontinental Airport security lines. CLEAR counters are located at security checkpoints in Terminal A North, A South, B and E.

    In partnership with iFly, CLEAR is offering a 2 month free promotion - it only takes a minute to sign up. See hours below for CLEAR enrollment locations and hours at IAH.

    IAH Flight Delays

    Before you head to the airport, keep yourself informed of IAH delays by checking IAH Arrival Delays, IAH Departure Delays, or use iFly's IAH Flight Tracker. Having knowledge of IAH airport delays will help with stress-free travel.

    George Bush Intercontinental Airport Security Checkpoints - Location and Hours

    At George Bush Intercontinental Airport has 5 terminals (A, B, C, D and E). Terminal A is separated while Terminals B, C, D and E are all connected by walkways inside the security area. CLEAR is now available at Houston Intercontinental Airport security checkpoints in Terminal A North, A South, B and E.


    IAH TSA Terminal A North Checkpoint

    Gates: A1, A2 and A3A-H

    Type: All passengers and TSA Pre

    Hours: Daily, 4:00 AM - 7:00 PM

    TSA Pre Hours: Daily, 4:00 AM to 6:30 PM

    CLEAR Hours & Enrollment: Daily, 4:00 AM to 6:30 PM

    IAH TSA Terminal A South Checkpoint

    Gates: A17-A20 and A24-A30

    Type: All passengers

    Hours: Daily, 3:15 AM - 11:00 PM

    CLEAR Hours & Enrollment: Sun-Fri, 4:00 AM to 10:00 PM, Sat 4:00 AM - 8:00 PM

    IAH TSA Terminal B Checkpoint

    Gates: B76-B88

    Type: All passengers and TSA Pre

    Hours: Daily, 5:00 AM - 9:15 PM

    TSA Pre Hours: Daily, 5:00 AM to 7:00 PM

    CLEAR Hours & Enrollment: Daily, 5:00 AM to 9:05 PM

    IAH TSA Terminal C North Checkpoint

    Gates: C1-C12, C14, C15

    Type: All passengers and TSA Pre

    Hours: Daily, 4:15 AM - 10:00 PM

    TSA Pre Hours: Daily, 4:00 AM to 7:00 PM

    IAH TSA Terminal C South Checkpoint

    Gates: C29-C37 and C39-C45

    Type: All passengers

    Hours: Daily, 5:00 AM to 7:30 PM

    IAH TSA Terminal D Checkpoint (International)

    Gates: D1-D12

    Type: All passengers

    Hours: Daily, 4:30 AM to 1:00 AM (next day)

    IAH TSA Terminal E Checkpoint

    Gates: E1-E12 and E14-E24

    Type: All passengers and TSA Pre

    Hours: Daily, 4:00 AM to 12:00 AM

    TSA Pre Hours: Daily, 5:00 AM to 7:00 PM

    CLEAR Hours & Enrollment: Daily, 4:00 AM to 10:00 PM


    TSA PreCheck at George Bush Intercontinental Airport

    IAH TSA Pre Lanes can be found in located at security checkpoints in Terminal A North, B, C North and E. As the TSA operates these special checkpoints, the hours may be different from the Terminal operating hours. See the TSA Pre schedule the specific hours for the date and time you are traveling.

    IAH TSA wait times can be cut down considerably if you participate in the TSA Pre program. You can even sign up for TSA PreCheck before your next IAH flight - there’s an enrollment center in the George Bush Intercontinental Airport in Terminal C behind baggage claim, Carousel #8. According to the TSA, the enrollment center is open from 7:30 AM - 11:30AM and 12:00PM-4:00PM Monday-Friday.

    TSA PreCheck passengers can enjoy expedited screening at IAH, and in most cases you don’t have to remove your: shoes, laptops, liquids, belts and light jackets. For more information and to enroll/pre-enroll, visit the TSA website.

    About IAH Security Wait Times

    Security wait times at George Bush Intercontinental Airport are approximate and can vary based on several factors including severe weather, TSA staffing, airport construction, etc.

    IAH TSA wait time forecasts are made leveraging flight volume data and TSA staffing models. Using advanced data science, wait times for George Bush Intercontinental Airport are projected, that barring extreme outliers, are within five minutes in accuracy, as validated by large US airlines. The TSA urges all travelers to arrive at the airport well in advance of scheduled flight departures and has provided security checkpoint wait time information as a guide to assist in travel planning. Please be sure to check with your airline for ticket counter wait times as well as possible changes to flight schedules, as these and other factors influence your decision regarding how early to arrive at IAH. Please be aware that each airline has a recommended arrival time and even stricter required arrival times.

    All airlines require that you arrive at the check-in counter, the flight's departure gate and even onboard and in your assigned seat a prescribed amount of time before the flight's scheduled departure time. The amount of the advance arrival time required varies depending on the airline you are using. Most airlines' conditions of carriage state that with many of their tickets, failure to arrive at the check-in counter, the flight's departure gate and your assigned seat a prescribed amount of time before the flight's scheduled departure time may cause you to be denied boarding and cause you to forfeit any refund or other compensation due for the unused ticket even if you have advance seat assignments and advance boarding passes.