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).
Time difference and current local times
The time difference between Houston and Los Angeles is 2 hours. Los Angeles is 2 hours behind Houston.
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Carbon dioxide emissions
Estimated CO2 emissions per passenger is 173 kg (380 pounds).
Frequent Flyer Miles Calculator
Houston (HOU) → Los Angeles (LAX).