The flight time from Houston to Dallas Fort Worth is 1 hour, 14 minutes. See Data as Tables

Average Timeline

Leaves IAH Houston, TX 1 minute early.
18 minutes taxiing out
44 minutes in the air
10 minutes taxiing in
Arrives DFW Dallas Fort Worth, TX 3 minutes early.

Flight Reliability By Airline ?

American
77%
United
75%
Cancelled
Delayed*
Normal

Flight Summary

The flight time from Houston to Dallas Fort Worth is 1 hour, 14 minutes. The time spent in the air is 44 minutes.

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

Reverse Journey

Dallas Fort Worth to Houston
1 hour, 6 minutes

Flight Time By Airline ?

United
1h 13m
American
1h 15m
Taxiing Out
Air Time
Taxiing In

Flight Time by Time of Day ?

12AM06AM12PM06PM 15m 30m 45m1h1h 15m
Taxiing Out
Air Time
Taxiing In

Flights By Time of Day ?
(Average)

12AM06AM12PM06PM0.00.51.01.52.0

Flights Per Week

104

Distance

224 Miles

Flights By Month ?

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Flights By Day of Week ?
(Average)

MonTueWedThuFriSatSun051015

Flights By Airline ?
(Per Week)

American
56
United
48

Frequently Asked Questions

How far is Houston from Dallas Fort Worth by plane?

The distance from Houston to Dallas Fort Worth 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 Houston to Dallas Fort Worth?

The flight time from Houston to Dallas Fort Worth is 1 hour, 14 minutes. The time spent in the air is 44 minutes. These numbers are averages. In reality, it varies by airline with United being the fastest taking 1 hour, 13 minutes, and American the slowest taking 1 hour, 15 minutes.

What airlines fly from Houston to Dallas Fort Worth?

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

Does Southwest fly from Houston to Dallas Fort Worth?

Southwest does not fly from Houston (IAH) to Dallas Fort Worth (DFW). 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 Houston 1 minute early
Taxi Out Time 18 minutes
In the Air 44 minutes
Taxiing In 10 minutes
Arrives Dallas Fort Worth 3 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 Houston to Dallas Fort Worth, American is 77% reliable, which means that American flights are on time 77% of the time, and cancelled or delayed the remaining time.

Airline Normal Flights Arrival Delayed* Flight Cancelled
American 77% 18% 5%
United 75% 21% 4%

Flight Time By Airline Flight Time By Airline Chart

Each airline takes a different amount of time to fly between Houston and Dallas Fort Worth, 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 19 44 9 73
American 18 44 11 75

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
8pm 0.9
6pm 1.81
9am 0.75
8am 0.92
6am 0.93
9pm 0.17
11pm 0.01
5am 0.37
7am 0.96
10am 1.12
12pm 1.75
2pm 1.84
5pm 0.33
4pm 1.8
11am 0.07
7pm 0.54

Flights By Month Flights By Month Chart

The quantity of flights from Houston to Dallas Fort Worth 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 402
February 298
March 425
April 449
May 454
June 500
July 513
August 512
September 467
October 495
November 473
December 450

Flights By Day Of Week Flights By Day of Week Chart

The quantity of flights from Houston to Dallas Fort Worth 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 15.46
Tuesday 14.52
Wednesday 14.77
Thursday 15.29
Friday 15.38
Saturday 14.6
Sunday 14.56

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)
8pm 18 43 9 72
6pm 18 45 11 76
9am 22 45 11 79
8am 17 46 13 78
6am 16 44 9 70
9pm 16 43 6 67
11pm 12 41 4 57
5am 13 42 7 62
7am 15 43 6 65
10am 21 45 12 80
12pm 19 44 9 74
2pm 21 45 10 76
5pm 15 44 12 76
4pm 18 45 10 75
11am 20 44 11 74
7pm 17 43 8 70
* Delayed more than 20 minutes.
All data above is a median or mean as appropriate.