The flight time from Minneapolis to Houston is 2 hours, 54 minutes. See Data as Tables

Average Timeline

Leaves MSP Minneapolis, MN 2 minutes early.
18 minutes taxiing out
2 hours, 25 minutes in the air
8 minutes taxiing in
Arrives IAH Houston, TX 7 minutes early.

Flight Reliability By Airline ?


Flight Summary

The flight time from Minneapolis to Houston is 2 hours, 54 minutes. The time spent in the air is 2 hours, 25 minutes.

The flight distance from Minneapolis to Houston is 1034 Miles.

Reverse Journey

Houston to Minneapolis
2 hours, 43 minutes

Flight Time By Airline ?

2h 47m
2h 54m
2h 55m
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



1034 Miles

Flights By Month ?


Flights By Day of Week ?


Flights By Airline ?
(Per Week)


Frequently Asked Questions

How far is Minneapolis from Houston by plane?

The distance from Minneapolis to Houston by plane is 1034 Miles. This is the air distance on the most direct route taken by the vast majority of flights.

How long is the flight from Minneapolis to Houston?

The flight time from Minneapolis to Houston is 2 hours, 54 minutes. The time spent in the air is 2 hours, 25 minutes. These numbers are averages. In reality, it varies by airline with Spirit being the fastest taking 2 hours, 47 minutes, and United the slowest taking 2 hours, 55 minutes.

What airlines fly from Minneapolis to Houston?

United, Delta, and Spirit are the airlines with direct flights from Minneapolis to Houston.

Does Southwest fly from Minneapolis to Houston?

Southwest does not fly from Minneapolis (MSP) 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 Minneapolis 2 minutes early
Taxi Out Time 18 minutes
In the Air 145 minutes
Taxiing In 8 minutes
Arrives Houston 7 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 Minneapolis to Houston, Spirit is 81% reliable, which means that Spirit flights are on time 81% of the time, and cancelled or delayed the remaining time.

Airline Normal Flights Arrival Delayed* Flight Cancelled
Spirit 81% 16% 3%
Delta 80% 19% 1%
United 80% 18% 2%

Flight Time By Airline Flight Time By Airline Chart

Each airline takes a different amount of time to fly between Minneapolis 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 15 141 9 167
Delta 20 144 7 174
United 16 148 8 175

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
10am 0.92
7am 0.68
5am 0.55
4pm 0
5pm 1.51
9am 0.67
8am 1.12
3pm 0.75
8pm 0.47
2pm 0.92
11am 0.87
7pm 0.71
6am 0.54
12pm 0.07
6pm 0.03

Flights By Month Flights By Month Chart

The quantity of flights from Minneapolis 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 284
February 256
March 317
April 297
May 342
June 316
July 321
August 335
September 301
October 315
November 280
December 265

Flights By Day Of Week Flights By Day of Week Chart

The quantity of flights from Minneapolis 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 10.56
Tuesday 10.46
Wednesday 10.46
Thursday 10.37
Friday 10.5
Saturday 8
Sunday 9.44

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
Delta 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
10am 16 148 8 174
7am 21 144 8 177
5am 15 151 9 177
4pm 19 146 8 173
5pm 20 144 7 175
9am 23 141 7 171
8am 17 147 8 175
3pm 15 147 10 177
8pm 15 141 9 166
2pm 19 148 8 176
11am 19 144 7 173
7pm 19 143 5 169
6am 17 145 8 173
12pm 18 146 6 173
6pm 23 148 5 181
* Delayed more than 20 minutes.
All data above is a median or mean as appropriate.