Texas country is vast and empty, intersected by lazy rivers that find no traction on flat plains. Country isn't just land here. It's in denim fashion-statements, lively cities and secret barbecue sauce recipes. It's between lazy ‘gee-tar’ string twangs and in the dust kicked up by leather boots at red dirt gigs. The country way of life has carried on here in spite of oil and urbanisation. It reminisces of antebellum life; working and living off the land and good old fashioned American hospitality.
Fares and farms
Wild open country
When to go
Texas’ size means that it has climes that vary from arid desert of the west to the subtropical Piney Woods in the east. As a generalisation, the best time to visit is the spring or the fall as summer highs and humidity can be intolerable for those unaccustomed to them. Having said that, if there’s a county fair or festival in town (a big part of Texan culture), expect higher accommodations costs.
April to June, September and October is when the days are warm and the nights cool. Peak summer temperatures reach as high as 36 degrees Celsius both in Dallas in the far north and 34 in Houston way down south. This margin of a couple of degrees is a typical difference between Texan major cities Austin and San Antonio as well but don’t be fooled, the high humidity in easterly Houston make it seem much hotter.If you plan on visiting the coast, be aware of hurricanes and heavy rain from June to September.
Airports and airlines
You've searched for flights to the state of Texas. Scroll through the flight options above to compare the various flight routes available from the UK. We scan 73,373 flights worldwide so searching by a bigger region (rather than say by city) enables you to take advantage of a wider pool of flights. Here's some useful tips to bear in mind when searching for flights to Texas:
- April is the cheapest time to fly
- The most popular airlines are: Virgin Atlantic, British Airways & Lufthansa
- The most popular airports are: Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport (DFW), Houston George Bush Intercontinental Airport (IAH) & Austin (AUS)
Take a look above at the most popular Texan destinations and get an idea for prices. We recommend you book at least three months in advance to get a reasonable rate.