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Distance between Houston, TX (HOU) and Los Angeles, CA (LAX)

Flight distance from Houston to Los Angeles (Houston William P. Hobby Airport – Los Angeles International Airport) is 1390 miles / 2236 kilometers / 1208 nautical miles. Estimated flight time is 3 hours 7 minutes.

Driving distance from Houston (HOU) to Los Angeles (LAX) is 1572 miles / 2530 kilometers and travel time by car is about 25 hours 43 minutes.

Map of flight path and driving directions from Houston to Los Angeles.

Shortest flight path between Houston William P. Hobby Airport (HOU) and Los Angeles International Airport (LAX).

How far is Los Angeles from Houston?

There are several ways to calculate distances between Houston and Los Angeles. Here are two common methods:

Vincenty's formula (applied above)
  • 1389.681 miles
  • 2236.474 kilometers
  • 1207.599 nautical miles

Vincenty's formula calculates the distance between latitude/longitude points on the earth’s surface, using an ellipsoidal model of the earth.

Haversine formula
  • 1387.145 miles
  • 2232.393 kilometers
  • 1205.396 nautical miles

The haversine formula calculates the distance between latitude/longitude points assuming a spherical earth (great-circle distance – the shortest distance between two points).

Airport information


A Houston William P. Hobby Airport
City: Houston, TX
Country: United States Flag of United States
IATA Code: HOU
ICAO Code: KHOU
Coordinates: 29°38′43″N, 95°16′44″W

B Los Angeles International Airport
City: Los Angeles, CA
Country: United States Flag of United States
IATA Code: LAX
ICAO Code: KLAX
Coordinates: 33°56′33″N, 118°24′28″W

Time difference and current local times

The time difference between Houston and Los Angeles is 2 hours. Los Angeles is 2 hours behind Houston.

Time Difference

Houston, TX

 CST

Los Angeles, CA

 PST

Carbon dioxide emissions

Estimated CO2 emissions per passenger is 173 kg (380 pounds).

Frequent Flyer Miles Calculator

Houston (HOU) → Los Angeles (LAX).

Distance:
1390
Elite level bonus:
0
Booking class bonus:
0

In total

Total frequent flyer miles:
1390

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