The flight time from Miami to Houston is 2 hours, 48 minutes. See Data as Tables

Average Timeline

Leaves MIA Miami, FL 2 minutes early.
17 minutes taxiing out
2 hours, 22 minutes in the air
7 minutes taxiing in
Arrives IAH Houston, TX 4 minutes early.

Flight Reliability By Airline ?


Flight Summary

The flight time from Miami to Houston is 2 hours, 48 minutes. The time spent in the air is 2 hours, 22 minutes.

The flight distance from Miami to Houston is 964 Miles.

Reverse Journey

Houston to Miami
2 hours, 23 minutes

Flight Time By Airline ?

2h 45m
2h 46m
2h 50m
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



964 Miles

Flights By Month ?


Flights By Day of Week ?


Flights By Airline ?
(Per Week)


Frequently Asked Questions

How far is Miami from Houston by plane?

The distance from Miami to Houston by plane is 964 Miles. This is the air distance on the most direct route taken by the vast majority of flights.

How long is the flight from Miami to Houston?

The flight time from Miami to Houston is 2 hours, 48 minutes. The time spent in the air is 2 hours, 22 minutes. These numbers are averages. In reality, it varies by airline with Spirit being the fastest taking 2 hours, 45 minutes, and American the slowest taking 2 hours, 50 minutes.

What airlines fly from Miami to Houston?

Spirit, United, and American are the airlines with direct flights from Miami to Houston.

Does Southwest fly from Miami to Houston?

Southwest does not fly from Miami (MIA) 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 Miami 2 minutes early
Taxi Out Time 17 minutes
In the Air 142 minutes
Taxiing In 7 minutes
Arrives Houston 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 Miami to Houston, American is 78% reliable, which means that American flights are on time 78% of the time, and cancelled or delayed the remaining time.

Airline Normal Flights Arrival Delayed* Flight Cancelled
United 84% 15% 1%
American 78% 20% 2%
Spirit 71% 29% 0%

Flight Time By Airline Flight Time By Airline Chart

Each airline takes a different amount of time to fly between Miami 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
Spirit 17 140 8 165
United 16 142 6 166
American 18 142 8 170

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
9am 0.34
10am 0.52
12pm 0.24
4pm 0.2
2pm 0.53
1pm 1.1
5pm 0.68
6am 0.5
7am 0.47
9pm 0.95
6pm 0.22
8am 1.02
10pm 0.12
11am 0.38
3pm 0.44
7pm 0.33

Flights By Month Flights By Month Chart

The quantity of flights from Miami 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 250
February 178
March 303
April 271
May 288
June 244
July 247
August 239
September 191
October 261
November 232
December 271

Flights By Day Of Week Flights By Day of Week Chart

The quantity of flights from Miami 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 8.29
Tuesday 7.75
Wednesday 8
Thursday 8.25
Friday 8.29
Saturday 8.33
Sunday 8.31

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
Spirit 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
9am 16 143 7 170
10am 18 148 8 176
12pm 15 146 8 171
4pm 14 144 7 167
2pm 18 140 6 166
1pm 16 143 7 167
5pm 15 140 7 166
6am 16 138 6 161
7am 16 143 6 165
9pm 19 137 8 167
6pm 15 142 7 166
8am 18 140 8 168
10pm 18 137 9 165
11am 19 145 7 170
3pm 16 144 8 169
7pm 20 145 8 174
* Delayed more than 20 minutes.
All data above is a median or mean as appropriate.