The flight time from Austin to Houston is 59 minutes. See Data as Tables

Average Timeline

Leaves AUS Austin, TX 5 minutes early.
16 minutes taxiing out
33 minutes in the air
7 minutes taxiing in
Arrives IAH Houston, TX 5 minutes early.

Flight Reliability By Airline ?

United
81%
Cancelled
Delayed*
Normal

Flight Summary

The flight time from Austin to Houston is 59 minutes. The time spent in the air is 33 minutes.

The flight distance from Austin to Houston is 140 Miles.

Reverse Journey

Houston to Austin
52 minutes

Flight Time By Airline ?

United
59m
Taxiing Out
Air Time
Taxiing In

Flight Time by Time of Day ?

12AM06AM12PM06PM 15m 30m 45m1h
Taxiing Out
Air Time
Taxiing In

Flights By Time of Day ?
(Average)

12AM06AM12PM06PM0.00.20.40.60.81.0

Flights Per Week

61

Distance

140 Miles

Flights By Month ?

JFMAMJJASOND0100200

Flights By Day of Week ?
(Average)

MonTueWedThuFriSatSun02468

Flights By Airline ?
(Per Week)

United
61

Frequently Asked Questions

How far is Austin from Houston by plane?

The distance from Austin to Houston by plane is 140 Miles. This is the air distance on the most direct route taken by the vast majority of flights.

How long is the flight from Austin to Houston?

The flight time from Austin to Houston is 59 minutes. The time spent in the air is 33 minutes. These numbers are averages.

What airlines fly from Austin to Houston?

United is the only airline with direct flights from Austin to Houston.

Does Southwest fly from Austin to Houston?

Southwest does not fly from Austin (AUS) to Houston (IAH). Keep in mind that Southwest may fly to other nearby airports, as they will often fly into smaller airpors instead of larger ones. This is because the costs are often lower to fly into smaller airports, and they pass the savings on to you.

Tables and Explanations

Data Source

Our information is computed from the latest available data from the US Department of Transportation.

Average Timeline Timeline Chart

The average timeline contains the median time a flight spends in 3 stages. The first of these three stages is taxiing out which includes the time from the flight leaving the gate to taking off. The second stage is in the air, which includes the time spent from the flight leaving the ground to touching back down at the end of it's journey. The last stage is taxiing in, which is from when the flight touches down to the flight arriving at it's gate.

The average timeline also estimates on average of when the flight will leave and arrive relative to it's stated departure time.

Leaves Austin 5 minutes early
Taxi Out Time 16 minutes
In the Air 33 minutes
Taxiing In 7 minutes
Arrives Houston 5 minutes early

Flight Reliability Reliability Chart

The reliability of an airline measures how often the airline's flights on this route are cancelled or delayed more than 20 minutes. For example, from Austin to Houston, United is 81% reliable, which means that United flights are on time 81% of the time, and cancelled or delayed the remaining time.

Airline Normal Flights Arrival Delayed* Flight Cancelled
United 81% 18% 1%

Flight Time By Airline Flight Time By Airline Chart

Each airline takes a different amount of time to fly between Austin and Houston, this is due to different operational factors on the ground, as well as scheduling of planes. Each airline's flight time is split into three stages which are described above in the "Average Timeline" section. There are also miscellaneous operational issues which are included in the below total but are not accounted for in one of the three stages.

Airline Taxiing Out
(minutes)
In the Air
(minutes)
Taxiing In
(minutes)
Total
(minutes)
United 16 33 7 59

Flights By Time of Day Flight Time By Day Chart

This one is pretty self explanatory, it represents the number of flights that leave the gate in a given hour of the day. The tricky thing here is that this is normally not a whole number since it is an average over 52 weeks. Partial numbers may indicate that a flight may be seasonal or may take off at different times due to different operational factors.

Time Count
7pm 0.9
8am 0.98
12pm 0.95
6am 0.02
7am 1
3pm 0.01
4pm 0.9
5am 0.92
6pm 0.01
11am 0.02
5pm 0.97
10am 0.1
1pm 0
11pm 0.01
2pm 0.95
10pm 0
9am 0.88
8pm 0.01

Flights By Month Flights By Month Chart

The quantity of flights from Austin to Houston that take off in a given month of the year. This number changes because some flights are seasonal, and almost all flights have uneven demand througout the year.

Month Count
January 271
February 242
March 273
April 261
May 281
June 265
July 273
August 246
September 261
October 271
November 260
December 271

Flights By Day Of Week Flights By Day of Week Chart

The quantity of flights from Austin to Houston that take off on a given day of the week. Some routes only have enough demand to sustain a few trips a week, while others have many flights a day. This number is also an average across the year, and hence may not be a whole number.

Day Count
Monday 8.9
Tuesday 9
Wednesday 8.88
Thursday 8.81
Friday 8.81
Saturday 8.06
Sunday 8.6

Flight per Airline (per Week) Flights By Airline Chart

How many times an airline flies this route in a week. Different factors play into how often a carrier chooses to fly a given route including it's need to connect disparate routes, and demand.

Airline Flights per Week
United 1

Flight Time By Time of Day Flight Time by Time of Day Chart

The total flight time varies by each hour of the day due to factors such as airport traffic. More flights leaving an airport may cause higher taxi in or taxi out times. See the description of the average timeline above for a deeper discussion of each of these times.

Time Taxi Out
(minutes)
In the Air
(minutes)
Taxi In
(minutes)
Total
(minutes)
7pm 15 32 6 54
8am 14 32 10 59
12pm 18 34 7 62
6am 14 30 4 48
7am 17 34 8 61
3pm 23 33 8 63
4pm 21 34 7 64
5am 14 29 6 50
6pm 17 33 5 52
11am 15 33 5 55
5pm 18 33 9 65
10am 22 37 7 67
1pm 18 34 5 57
11pm 17 32 5 55
2pm 17 33 7 58
10pm 10 29 6 45
9am 16 35 8 61
8pm 27 27 4 59
* Delayed more than 20 minutes.
All data above is a median or mean as appropriate.