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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 27 hours 23 minutes.

Houston – Los Angeles

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1379
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2219
Kilometers
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1198
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)
  • 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).

Flight Duration

Estimated flight time from Houston George Bush Intercontinental Airport to Los Angeles International Airport is 3 hours 6 minutes.

Time difference

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

On average flying from Houston to Los Angeles generates about 172 kg of CO2 per passenger, 172 kilograms is equal to 379 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 George Bush Intercontinental Airport (IAH) and Los Angeles International Airport (LAX).

Airport information

Origin 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
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 (IAH) to Los Angeles (LAX)

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