Map of flight path and driving directions from Houston to Los Angeles.
Shortest flight path between Houston George Bush Intercontinental Airport (IAH) 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)
- 1378.957 miles
- 2219.215 kilometers
- 1198.280 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
- 1376.385 miles
- 2215.077 kilometers
- 1196.046 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).
|A||Houston George Bush Intercontinental Airport|
|B||Los Angeles International Airport|
|City:||Los Angeles, CA|
Time difference and current local times
The time difference between Houston and Los Angeles is 2 hours. Los Angeles is 2 hours behind Houston.
Los Angeles, CA
Carbon dioxide emissions
Estimated CO2 emissions per passenger is 172 kg (379 pounds).
Frequent Flyer Miles Calculator
Houston (IAH) → Los Angeles (LAX).