The flight time from Houston to New York is 3 hours, 22 minutes. See Data as Tables

Average Timeline

Leaves IAH Houston, TX 1 minute early.
17 minutes taxiing out
2 hours, 56 minutes in the air
6 minutes taxiing in
Arrives LGA New York, NY 4 minutes early.

Flight Reliability By Airline ?


Flight Summary

The flight time from Houston to New York is 3 hours, 22 minutes. The time spent in the air is 2 hours, 56 minutes.

The flight distance from Houston to New York is 1416 Miles.

Reverse Journey

New York to Houston
3 hours, 56 minutes

Flight Time By Airline ?

3h 22m
3h 23m
Taxiing Out
Air Time
Taxiing In

Flight Time by Time of Day ?

Taxiing Out
Air Time
Taxiing In

Flights By Time of Day ?


Flights Per Week



1416 Miles

Flights By Month ?


Flights By Day of Week ?


Flights By Airline ?
(Per Week)


Frequently Asked Questions

How far is Houston from New York by plane?

The distance from Houston to New York by plane is 1416 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 New York?

The flight time from Houston to New York is 3 hours, 22 minutes. The time spent in the air is 2 hours, 56 minutes. These numbers are averages. In reality, it varies by airline with United being the fastest taking 3 hours, 22 minutes, and Delta the slowest taking 3 hours, 23 minutes.

What airlines fly from Houston to New York?

Delta and United are the airlines with direct flights from Houston to New York.

Does Southwest fly from Houston to New York?

Southwest does not fly from Houston (IAH) to New York (LGA). 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 17 minutes
In the Air 176 minutes
Taxiing In 6 minutes
Arrives New York 4 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 New York, Delta is 69% reliable, which means that Delta flights are on time 69% of the time, and cancelled or delayed the remaining time.

Airline Normal Flights Arrival Delayed* Flight Cancelled
United 74% 25% 1%
Delta 69% 30% 1%

Flight Time By Airline Flight Time By Airline Chart

Each airline takes a different amount of time to fly between Houston and New York, 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
In the Air
Taxiing In
United 18 175 6 202
Delta 16 177 8 203

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 1.05
9am 1.3
11am 0.12
2am 0
6am 0.66
5pm 0.95
1pm 0.19
12pm 1.57
4pm 1.68
8am 1.06
3pm 0.01
6pm 0.56
7am 0.93
10am 0.37
2pm 0.94

Flights By Month Flights By Month Chart

The quantity of flights from Houston to New York 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 352
February 322
March 364
April 354
May 361
June 344
July 352
August 359
September 333
October 364
November 338
December 352

Flights By Day Of Week Flights By Day of Week Chart

The quantity of flights from Houston to New York 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 12.54
Tuesday 12.56
Wednesday 12.42
Thursday 12.54
Friday 12.48
Saturday 7.63
Sunday 10.5

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
Delta 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
In the Air
Taxi In
7pm 17 172 6 198
9am 18 178 6 205
11am 18 177 5 206
2am 14 160 8 182
6am 14 178 8 202
5pm 17 175 6 199
1pm 13 172 7 196
12pm 18 177 7 205
4pm 20 176 7 206
8am 17 175 6 200
3pm 11 182 7 201
6pm 18 174 7 203
7am 15 177 6 200
10am 21 170 6 199
2pm 19 176 6 204
* Delayed more than 20 minutes.
All data above is a median or mean as appropriate.