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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 Flag of 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 Flag of 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.

Time Difference

Los Angeles, CA

 PST

Houston, TX

 CST

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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