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

Flight distance from Los Angeles to Houston (Los Angeles International Airport – Houston William P. Hobby Airport) is 1390 miles / 2236 kilometers / 1208 nautical miles. Estimated flight time is 3 hours 7 minutes.

Driving distance from Los Angeles (LAX) to Houston (HOU) is 1573 miles / 2532 kilometers and travel time by car is about 25 hours 43 minutes.

Map of flight path and driving directions from Los Angeles to Houston.

Shortest flight path between Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) and Houston William P. Hobby Airport (HOU).

How far is Houston from Los Angeles?

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

Airport information


A 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

B 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

Time difference and current local times

The time difference between Los Angeles and Houston is 2 hours. Houston is 2 hours ahead of Los Angeles.

Time Difference

Los Angeles, CA

 PDT

Houston, TX

 CDT

Carbon dioxide emissions

Estimated CO2 emissions per passenger is 173 kg (380 pounds).

Frequent Flyer Miles Calculator

Los Angeles (LAX) → Houston (HOU).

Distance:
1390
Elite level bonus:
0
Booking class bonus:
0

In total

Total frequent flyer miles:
1390

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