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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 26 hours 55 minutes.

Houston – Los Angeles

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1390
Miles
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2236
Kilometers
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1208
Nautical miles

How far is Los Angeles from Houston?

There are several ways to calculate distances between Los Angeles and Chicago. 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).

How long does it take to fly from Houston to Los Angeles?

Estimated flight time from Houston William P. Hobby Airport to Los Angeles International Airport is 3 hours 7 minutes.

What is the time difference between Houston and Los Angeles?

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

Flight carbon footprint between Houston William P. Hobby Airport (HOU) and Los Angeles International Airport (LAX)

On average flying from Houston to Los Angeles generates about 173 kg of CO2 per passenger, 173 kilograms is equal to 380 pounds (lbs). The figures are estimates and include only the CO2 generated by burning jet fuel.

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).

Airport information

Origin 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
Destination 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

Airlines flying from Houston (HOU) to Los Angeles (LAX)

AirTran Airways
Southwest Airlines