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

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

Driving distance from Los Angeles (LAX) to Houston (IAH) is 1578 miles / 2540 kilometers and travel time by car is about 25 hours 44 minutes.

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

Shortest flight path between Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) and Houston George Bush Intercontinental Airport (IAH).

## 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)
• 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 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 George Bush Intercontinental Airport
City: Houston, TX
Country: United States
IATA Code: IAH
ICAO Code: KIAH
Coordinates: 29°59′3″N, 95°20′29″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 172 kg (379 pounds).

## Frequent Flyer Miles Calculator

Los Angeles (LAX) → Houston (IAH).

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

### In total

Total frequent flyer miles:
1379

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