The flight time from Houston to Orlando is 2 hours, 14 minutes. See Data as Tables

Average Timeline

Leaves IAH Houston, TX 2 minutes early.
15 minutes taxiing out
1 hour, 50 minutes in the air
7 minutes taxiing in
Arrives MCO Orlando, FL 6 minutes early.

Flight Reliability By Airline ?


Flight Summary

The flight time from Houston to Orlando is 2 hours, 14 minutes. The time spent in the air is 1 hour, 50 minutes.

The flight distance from Houston to Orlando is 854 Miles.

Reverse Journey

Orlando to Houston
2 hours, 28 minutes

Flight Time By Airline ?

2h 12m
2h 13m
2h 15m
2h 20m
Taxiing Out
Air Time
Taxiing In

Flight Time by Time of Day ?

12AM06AM12PM06PM 30m1h1h 30m2h
Taxiing Out
Air Time
Taxiing In

Flights By Time of Day ?


Flights Per Week



854 Miles

Flights By Month ?


Flights By Day of Week ?


Flights By Airline ?
(Per Week)


Frequently Asked Questions

How far is Houston from Orlando by plane?

The distance from Houston to Orlando by plane is 854 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 Orlando?

The flight time from Houston to Orlando is 2 hours, 14 minutes. The time spent in the air is 1 hour, 50 minutes. These numbers are averages. In reality, it varies by airline with Southwest being the fastest taking 2 hours, 12 minutes, and Frontier the slowest taking 2 hours, 20 minutes.

What airlines fly from Houston to Orlando?

United, Frontier, Southwest, and Spirit are the airlines with direct flights from Houston to Orlando.

Does Southwest fly from Houston to Orlando?

Yes! Southwest does fly from Houston (IAH) to Orlando (MCO). On average, they have 5 flights per week on this route. This may vary seasonally, please check the chart above for more details.

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 2 minutes early
Taxi Out Time 15 minutes
In the Air 110 minutes
Taxiing In 7 minutes
Arrives Orlando 6 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 Orlando, Southwest is 81% reliable, which means that Southwest flights are on time 81% of the time, and cancelled or delayed the remaining time.

Airline Normal Flights Arrival Delayed* Flight Cancelled
United 84% 15% 1%
Southwest 81% 17% 2%
Spirit 78% 19% 3%
Frontier 72% 27% 1%

Flight Time By Airline Flight Time By Airline Chart

Each airline takes a different amount of time to fly between Houston and Orlando, 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
Southwest 10 112 7 132
United 17 109 6 133
Spirit 12 110 10 135
Frontier 14 110 12 140

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
6pm 1.06
12pm 1.1
7pm 0.79
5pm 0.63
6am 0.1
4pm 0.88
8pm 0.42
9am 0.97
1pm 0.38
10am 0.28
2pm 1.22
7am 0.87
5am 0.26
11pm 0.01
8am 0.47
11am 0.25
3pm 0.19

Flights By Month Flights By Month Chart

The quantity of flights from Houston to Orlando 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 327
February 190
March 282
April 237
May 265
June 318
July 372
August 375
September 306
October 321
November 323
December 353

Flights By Day Of Week Flights By Day of Week Chart

The quantity of flights from Houston to Orlando 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 10.54
Tuesday 9.21
Wednesday 9.79
Thursday 9.71
Friday 10.1
Saturday 11.29
Sunday 9.92

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
Spirit 0
Southwest 0
Frontier 0

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
6pm 15 111 8 136
12pm 17 110 6 135
7pm 15 106 7 130
5pm 15 110 7 134
6am 11 114 9 134
4pm 16 111 7 135
8pm 16 109 6 132
9am 20 110 6 137
1pm 11 113 10 140
10am 16 114 7 139
2pm 17 109 6 133
7am 14 108 7 132
5am 11 106 9 128
11pm 16 95 7 118
8am 11 112 8 133
11am 13 109 9 133
3pm 12 113 8 138
* Delayed more than 20 minutes.
All data above is a median or mean as appropriate.