The flight time from New York to Houston is 3 hours, 56 minutes. See Data as Tables

Average Timeline

Leaves LGA New York, NY 2 minutes early.
21 minutes taxiing out
3 hours, 23 minutes in the air
8 minutes taxiing in
Arrives IAH Houston, TX 5 minutes early.

Flight Reliability By Airline ?


Flight Summary

The flight time from New York to Houston is 3 hours, 56 minutes. The time spent in the air is 3 hours, 23 minutes.

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

Reverse Journey

Houston to New York
3 hours, 22 minutes

Flight Time By Airline ?

3h 54m
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 New York from Houston by plane?

The distance from New York to Houston 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 New York to Houston?

The flight time from New York to Houston is 3 hours, 56 minutes. The time spent in the air is 3 hours, 23 minutes. These numbers are averages. In reality, it varies by airline with United being the fastest taking 3 hours, 54 minutes, and Delta the slowest taking 4 hours.

What airlines fly from New York to Houston?

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

Does Southwest fly from New York to Houston?

Southwest does not fly from New York (LGA) 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 New York 2 minutes early
Taxi Out Time 21 minutes
In the Air 203 minutes
Taxiing In 8 minutes
Arrives Houston 5 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 New York to Houston, Delta is 75% reliable, which means that Delta flights are on time 75% of the time, and cancelled or delayed the remaining time.

Airline Normal Flights Arrival Delayed* Flight Cancelled
United 80% 19% 1%
Delta 75% 24% 1%

Flight Time By Airline Flight Time By Airline Chart

Each airline takes a different amount of time to fly between New York 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
United 19 203 8 234
Delta 24 204 8 240

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
5pm 0.94
6am 1.2
9am 1.39
3pm 1.49
5am 0.39
12pm 1.64
2pm 0.67
7pm 0.67
10am 0.23
8am 0.25
9pm 0
4pm 0.04
11am 0.01
6pm 0.97
1pm 0.57
7am 0.95

Flights By Month Flights By Month Chart

The quantity of flights from New York 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 350
February 316
March 365
April 356
May 356
June 352
July 358
August 366
September 332
October 364
November 338
December 351

Flights By Day Of Week Flights By Day of Week Chart

The quantity of flights from New York 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 12.63
Tuesday 12.54
Wednesday 12.65
Thursday 12.35
Friday 12.52
Saturday 8.08
Sunday 10.08

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
5pm 22 203 8 238
6am 16 199 7 224
9am 28 196 7 237
3pm 23 204 9 242
5am 12 211 8 233
12pm 23 204 9 242
2pm 20 213 8 242
7pm 20 196 5 224
10am 28 216 8 259
8am 26 213 8 250
9pm 32 195 4 231
4pm 16 214 8 239
11am 23 192 6 221
6pm 26 204 6 238
1pm 19 200 8 232
7am 15 202 8 229
* Delayed more than 20 minutes.
All data above is a median or mean as appropriate.