The flight time from Phoenix to Houston is 2 hours, 29 minutes. See Data as Tables

Average Timeline

Leaves PHX Phoenix, AZ 4 minutes early.
14 minutes taxiing out
2 hours, 6 minutes in the air
7 minutes taxiing in
Arrives IAH Houston, TX 6 minutes early.

Flight Reliability By Airline ?


Flight Summary

The flight time from Phoenix to Houston is 2 hours, 29 minutes. The time spent in the air is 2 hours, 6 minutes.

The flight distance from Phoenix to Houston is 1009 Miles.

Reverse Journey

Houston to Phoenix
2 hours, 50 minutes

Flight Time By Airline ?

2h 27m
2h 33m
Taxiing Out
Air Time
Taxiing In

Flight Time by Time of Day ?

12AM06AM12PM06PM 30m1h1h 30m2h2h 30m
Taxiing Out
Air Time
Taxiing In

Flights By Time of Day ?


Flights Per Week



1009 Miles

Flights By Month ?


Flights By Day of Week ?


Flights By Airline ?
(Per Week)


Frequently Asked Questions

How far is Phoenix from Houston by plane?

The distance from Phoenix to Houston by plane is 1009 Miles. This is the air distance on the most direct route taken by the vast majority of flights.

How long is the flight from Phoenix to Houston?

The flight time from Phoenix to Houston is 2 hours, 29 minutes. The time spent in the air is 2 hours, 6 minutes. These numbers are averages. In reality, it varies by airline with United being the fastest taking 2 hours, 27 minutes, and American the slowest taking 2 hours, 33 minutes.

What airlines fly from Phoenix to Houston?

United and American are the airlines with direct flights from Phoenix to Houston.

Does Southwest fly from Phoenix to Houston?

Southwest does not fly from Phoenix (PHX) 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 Phoenix 4 minutes early
Taxi Out Time 14 minutes
In the Air 126 minutes
Taxiing In 7 minutes
Arrives Houston 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 Phoenix to Houston, American is 80% reliable, which means that American flights are on time 80% of the time, and cancelled or delayed the remaining time.

Airline Normal Flights Arrival Delayed* Flight Cancelled
United 90% 10% 0%
American 80% 18% 2%

Flight Time By Airline Flight Time By Airline Chart

Each airline takes a different amount of time to fly between Phoenix 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 12 125 7 147
American 17 126 8 153

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
11am 0.65
7pm 0.43
1pm 0.36
9am 0.87
0am 0.1
3pm 0.73
5am 0.23
10pm 0.01
5pm 0.44
4pm 1.07
6pm 0.43
6am 0.64
12pm 0.63
8am 0.41
10am 0.33
1am 0
11pm 0.04
7am 0.41
2pm 0.51

Flights By Month Flights By Month Chart

The quantity of flights from Phoenix 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 256
February 239
March 281
April 266
May 271
June 240
July 245
August 236
September 218
October 264
November 258
December 277

Flights By Day Of Week Flights By Day of Week Chart

The quantity of flights from Phoenix 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 8.62
Tuesday 8.48
Wednesday 8.46
Thursday 8.48
Friday 8.58
Saturday 7.38
Sunday 8.67

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
American 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
11am 12 124 6 144
7pm 16 121 8 147
1pm 18 131 7 156
9am 21 127 8 158
0am 14 117 7 138
3pm 13 125 9 150
5am 11 125 8 146
10pm 18 116 7 141
5pm 12 123 8 143
4pm 13 129 7 149
6pm 16 127 9 153
6am 12 129 6 149
12pm 16 129 8 154
8am 13 127 7 152
10am 16 125 6 148
1am 13 110 6 129
11pm 16 119 7 143
7am 12 123 7 144
2pm 13 124 8 148
* Delayed more than 20 minutes.
All data above is a median or mean as appropriate.