The flight time from Los Angeles to Houston is 3 hours, 9 minutes. See Data as Tables

Average Timeline

Leaves LAX Los Angeles, CA 2 minutes early.
16 minutes taxiing out
2 hours, 45 minutes in the air
6 minutes taxiing in
Arrives IAH Houston, TX 9 minutes early.

Flight Reliability By Airline ?


Reverse Journey

Houston to Los Angeles
3 hours, 31 minutes

Flight Time By Airline ?

3h 5m
3h 9m
3h 14m
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



1379 Miles

Flights By Month ?


Flights By Day of Week ?


Flights By Airline ?
(Per Week)


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 Los Angeles 2 minutes early
Taxi Out Time 16 minutes
In the Air 165 minutes
Taxiing In 6 minutes
Arrives Houston 9 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 10 minutes. For example, from Los Angeles to Houston, Southwest is 77% reliable, which means that Southwest flights are on time 77% of the time, and cancelled or delayed the remaining time.

Airline Normal Flights Arrival Delayed* Flight Cancelled
United 91% 7% 2%
Spirit 87% 10% 3%
Southwest 77% 20% 3%

Flight Time By Airline Flight Time By Airline Chart

Each airline takes a different amount of time to fly between Los Angeles 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
In the Air
Taxiing In
Southwest 12 166 5 185
United 17 165 6 189
Spirit 15 167 9 194

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
0am 0.55
1am 0.76
5am 0.35
6am 1.02
8am 2.56
9am 0.72
10am 0.62
11am 1.49
12pm 1.03
1pm 1.61
2pm 0.41
3pm 0.78
5pm 1.51
6pm 1
7pm 0.54
8pm 0.29
11pm 0.59

Flights By Month Flights By Month Chart

The quantity of flights from Los Angeles 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 489
February 449
March 512
April 494
May 505
June 519
July 537
August 436
September 422
October 480
November 483
December 515

Flights By Day Of Week Flights By Day of Week Chart

The quantity of flights from Los Angeles 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 16.3
Tuesday 16.1
Wednesday 16.3
Thursday 17
Friday 16.7
Saturday 14.3
Sunday 15.7

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 68
Southwest 31
Spirit 13

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
0am 17 160 6 184
1am 15 161 6 183
5am 14 170 6 192
6am 16 167 5 191
8am 17 168 6 195
9am 17 168 7 192
10am 19 164 6 192
11am 18 166 6 191
12pm 16 165 6 188
1pm 15 166 6 189
2pm 14 171 6 192
3pm 15 165 6 189
5pm 15 165 6 188
6pm 13 162 7 184
7pm 11 164 5 180
8pm 10 163 5 179
11pm 18 159 6 184
* Delayed more than 10 minutes.
All data above is a median or mean as appropriate.