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Houston Hobby Airport HOU - TSA Security Wait Times Information

Houston Hobby Airport is relatively small and manageable, and there's only on security checkpoint. You can access all departure gates from this Main Terminal Checkpoint. 

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HOU Airport features CLEAR expedited security screening. Joining CLEAR will save you time and stress in Houston Hobby security lines. See below for TSA/CLEAR hours for enrollment and screening. 

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Helpful Tips & Resources

iFly.com can help you get to, through, and between airports around the world. Here are some things you may need to know that can help you on your journey specific to HOU: 

  • Once you get through security, pull up the interactive terminal map to navigate to your gate, and see all the restaurant and shopping options along the way.
  • Remember that a great low-cost alternative to parking within the airport  facility is to use on off-airport parking lot.  They offer lower costs, a bit further away from the terminals. Reserve here.
  • If you have some time before your flight's departure, be sure to grab a bite, peruse the shops, or jump on the free wifi and get caught up on those emails.
  • Lose something while in the terminal area?  Find the contact info you need for lost & found here.
  • If your flight is arriving to the airport from another city and need a quick way to get to your destination, give a call to one of these taxi or limo service providers.


Before you head to the airport, be sure to check HOU Arrival Delays, HOU Departure Delays, or if you know your specific flight, use iFly’s HOU Flight Tracker.

HOU Security Checkpoints - Location and Hours

Being a small airport, there's only one TSA security checkpoint at Hobby Airport. The hours can be found below: 

Main Terminal

Hours: 03:45 a.m. - 08:45 p.m.


Don’t get stuck in a long Hobby airport security line! HOU features CLEAR expedited security screening, with CLEAR stations at the Main TSA checkpoint. CLEAR lanes are open Monday - Sunday 04:00 a.m. - 08:00 p.m. 

TSA PreCheck at HOU

DEN TSA PreCheck Lanes are located at the Main Security Checkpoint. HOU 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 Houston flight. To enroll, you will need to bring your ID or passport.  TSA PreCheck passengers can enjoy expedited screening at HOU, and in most cases you don’t have to remove your: shoes, laptops, liquids, belts and light jackets. For more information and to enroll, visit the TSA website. 

About HOU Security Wait Times

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

HOU TSA wait time forecasts are made leveraging flight volume data and TSA staffing models. Using advanced data science, wait times for Hobby 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 HOU.  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.

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Terminal MAIN

Main Checkpoint