The flight time from Dallas Fort Worth to Houston is 1 hour, 9 minutes. See Data as Tables
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Average Timeline

Leaves DFW Dallas Fort Worth, TX 2 minutes early.
16 minutes taxiing out
43 minutes in the air
8 minutes taxiing in
Arrives IAH Houston, TX on time.

Flight Reliability By Airline ?

United
77%
American
72%
Cancelled
Delayed*
Normal

Flight Summary

The flight time from Dallas Fort Worth to Houston is 1 hour, 9 minutes. The time spent in the air is 43 minutes.

The flight distance from Dallas Fort Worth to Houston is 224 Miles.

Reverse Journey

Houston to Dallas Fort Worth
1 hour, 13 minutes

Flight Time By Airline ?

American
1h 8m
United
1h 10m
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)

12AM06AM12PM06PM0.00.51.01.52.0

Flights Per Week

117

Distance

224 Miles

Flights By Month ?

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Flights By Day of Week ?
(Average)

MonTueWedThuFriSatSun051015

Flights By Airline ?
(Per Week)

American
63
United
54

Frequently Asked Questions

How far is Dallas Fort Worth from Houston by plane?

The distance from Dallas Fort Worth to Houston by plane is 224 Miles. This is the air distance on the most direct route taken by the vast majority of flights.

How long is the flight from Dallas Fort Worth to Houston?

The flight time from Dallas Fort Worth to Houston is 1 hour, 9 minutes. The time spent in the air is 43 minutes. These numbers are averages. In reality, it varies by airline with American being the fastest taking 1 hour, 8 minutes, and United the slowest taking 1 hour, 10 minutes.

What airlines fly from Dallas Fort Worth to Houston?

United and American are the airlines with direct flights from Dallas Fort Worth to Houston.

Does Southwest fly from Dallas Fort Worth to Houston?

Southwest does not fly from Dallas Fort Worth (DFW) 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 Dallas Fort Worth 2 minutes early
Taxi Out Time 16 minutes
In the Air 43 minutes
Taxiing In 8 minutes
Arrives Houston on time

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 Dallas Fort Worth to Houston, American is 72% reliable, which means that American flights are on time 72% of the time, and cancelled or delayed the remaining time.

Airline Normal Flights Arrival Delayed* Flight Cancelled
United 77% 21% 2%
American 72% 24% 4%

Flight Time By Airline Flight Time By Airline Chart

Each airline takes a different amount of time to fly between Dallas Fort Worth 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)
American 16 42 8 68
United 16 43 8 70

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
8am 0.9
7pm 0.1
4pm 1.27
12pm 1.64
0am 0.01
11am 0.28
10am 0.94
6pm 1.79
2pm 1.9
7am 1.23
5pm 1.22
8pm 0.83
5am 0.93
9pm 0.08
10pm 0.83
9am 1.02
11pm 0
6am 0.57
3pm 0.69

Flights By Month Flights By Month Chart

The quantity of flights from Dallas Fort Worth 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 509
February 463
March 518
April 512
May 530
June 526
July 538
August 543
September 492
October 508
November 484
December 493

Flights By Day Of Week Flights By Day of Week Chart

The quantity of flights from Dallas Fort Worth 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 17.12
Tuesday 17.04
Wednesday 17.15
Thursday 17.15
Friday 17.12
Saturday 15.71
Sunday 16.33

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
American 1
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)
8am 15 41 8 66
7pm 19 43 11 74
4pm 16 43 9 70
12pm 18 44 8 72
0am 12 45 9 67
11am 13 43 8 65
10am 16 41 8 67
6pm 18 42 9 71
2pm 15 43 8 67
7am 19 45 8 74
5pm 16 43 9 72
8pm 17 41 8 67
5am 15 42 6 64
9pm 15 41 8 65
10pm 14 39 9 64
9am 16 45 9 72
11pm 15 42 12 69
6am 14 43 7 66
3pm 15 44 9 69
* Delayed more than 20 minutes.
All data above is a median or mean as appropriate.