# 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
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
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.

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## 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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