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TSA Checkpoint Hours of Operation at IAH


The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) operates nine security checkpoints at George Bush Intercontinental Airport (IAH).

All checkpoints open and close at different times of the day. Below you will find the standard hours of operation for each checkpoint. Please keep in mind that these times may change due to the airlines' schedules.




Terminal Location

Opens at:

Closes at:

TSA Pre✓™ Hours*

Terminal A North

4:30 a.m.

8:00 p.m.

TSA Pre✓™ Passengers Expedited All Day 

Terminal A South**

3:30 a.m.

10:30 p.m.

4:30 a.m. to 7:00 a.m.
12:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. 
Expedited All day

Terminal B

5:00 a.m.

9:00 p.m.

5:30 a.m. to 9:00 a.m.
12:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. 
Expedited All day

Terminal C North**

4:30 a.m.

7:00 p.m.

5:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m.
Expedited All Day

Terminal C South

4:00 a.m.

11:00 p.m.

4:30 a.m. to 9 p.m.

Terminal D

4:00 a.m.

12:30 a.m.

Expedited Available All Day

Terminal E**

4:30 a.m.

12:01 a.m.

4:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. 

FIS (Federal Inspection Services)

5:00 a.m.

9:30 p.m.

Expedited Available All Day

Expedited screening is available at all IAH security checkpoints for travelers who are members of the DoD, Adults 75 and Older, Children 12 and under, and for those who have been identified as TSA Pre™  with the logo on their boarding pass.  TSA TSA Pre✓™ travelers will be expedited.

In the absence of the TSA Pre™ lane at a checkpoint, TSA Pre™ travelers will be expedited.

*TSA PreCheck availability at IAH Checkpoints is subject to change based traveler throughput analysis and participation.

**KCM Portal Available


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