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

Flight distance from Houston to Los Angeles (Houston George Bush Intercontinental Airport – Los Angeles International Airport) is 1379 miles / 2219 kilometers / 1198 nautical miles. Estimated flight time is 3 hours 6 minutes.

Driving distance from Houston (IAH) to Los Angeles (LAX) is 1576 miles / 2536 kilometers and travel time by car is about 25 hours 45 minutes.

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).

Airport information


A Houston George Bush Intercontinental Airport
City: Houston, TX
Country: United States Flag of United States
IATA Code: IAH
ICAO Code: KIAH
Coordinates: 29°59′3″N, 95°20′29″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

 CDT

Los Angeles, CA

 PDT

Carbon dioxide emissions

Estimated CO2 emissions per passenger is 172 kg (379 pounds).

Frequent Flyer Miles Calculator

Houston (IAH) → Los Angeles (LAX).

Distance:
1379
Elite level bonus:
0
Booking class bonus:
0

In total

Total frequent flyer miles:
1379

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