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Airfares from $66 One Way, $131 Round Trip from Houston to Los Angeles

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More About Flying To Los Angeles from Houston

Route Information for Flights from Houston to Los Angeles

Origin Airport IATA Code
Destination Airport IATA Code
1375 mi
Direct Flight Airlines
American Airlines, Qatar Airways, JAL, Azul, Emirates, Delta Air Lines, Asiana Airlines, Virgin Australia, Air New Zealand, United Airlines, EVA Air, Alaska Airlines, Cathay Pacific, Qantas, LATAM Airlines, Air Tahiti Nui, ANA, Korean Air, Spirit Airlines, Air China LTD
Earliest Flight Arrival
2:25PM UTC
Latest Flight Arrival
6:06AM UTC

Whether you’re traveling to LA for business or pleasure, Orbitz can help you find a great deal on flights. Orbitz offers you the best fares and journey options, making it easy for you to find the perfect flights from Houston to Los Angeles.

Popular Routes from Houston to Los Angeles

Both Houston and Los Angeles are home to multiple airports. However, virtually all of the flights that link the two cities depart from Houston’s George Bush Intercontinental Airport and land at LAX.

This route is very popular with families, business travelers and vacationers and flights from Houston to LA are busy throughout the year. Luckily, with a high number of daily departures scheduled, there are plenty of seats available for passengers who want to travel to California.

Both Spirit and United Airlines offer a wide choice of daily direct flights from Houston to LA. American Airlines, Compass Airlines and American Eagle also offer non-stop flights between the two cities.

The Flight from Houston to Los Angeles

Average flight time from Houston to Los Angeles is around three hours 45 minutes. However, thanks to the two-hour time difference, you’ll actually arrive less than two hours after you take off.

On the way back, journey time is even shorter. The LA – Houston leg of your trip should take just over three hours from take-off to landing.

The distance from Houston to LA is approximately 1,500 miles. As you fly from Texas to California, you’ll pass over a number of southern US states and possibly even parts of Mexico.

If it’s a clear day, you’ll be able to see the desert 35,000 feet below. Larger features like mountains, lakes and rivers should be visible from the plane window, so keep your eyes peeled as you fly.

If you’re lucky enough to have a window seat, you’ll get a close up view of LA and the surrounding area when your plane comes in to land.

If you’re flying on an overcast day, you’ll be able to take great photos of the view above the clouds. Early morning and late afternoon flights give you the best aerial views.

The entertainment options on board your flight will vary from airline to airline. The food and drinks available will also differ between carriers. Get in touch with your chosen airline before you fly to find out what’s on offer.

With a huge choice of direct flights available from Houston to LA, exploring the City of Angles has never been easier.

Other Flight Destinations in California

Beautiful beaches, vibrant cities and expansive countryside make California an outstanding vacation destination. If you want to get out and explore more of this iconic state, why not book a flight on one of these popular alternative routes?

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Frequently asked questions

Am I able to catch a flight from Houston to Los Angeles now?
The Covid-19 Travel Advisor will help you with queries about quarantine and travel restrictions when catching a flight from Houston to Los Angeles.
Are there non-stop flights from Houston to Los Angeles?
There certainly are, so you’ll only have to keep track of one flight number. Select from 4 carriers that operate nonstop services from Houston, TX (IAH-George Bush Intercontinental) to LAX, including:

  • United Airlines
  • Spirit Airlines
  • American Airlines
  • Delta

What is the shortest flight from Houston to Los Angeles?
The shortest flight from HOU to Los Angeles, CA (LAX-Los Angeles Intl.) is around 4 hours. Order your favorite tipple from the cabin crew, write in your travel journal or get to know your neighbors — you’ll have enough time on this medium-haul journey.
What airlines fly from Houston to Los Angeles most frequently?
Satisfy your wanderlust and travel with one of the following airlines that fly most frequently from Houston to Los Angeles: United Airlines - (UA) with 252 flights every month Spirit Airlines - (NK) with 91 flights every month American Airlines - (AA) with 60 flights every month Delta - (DL) with 60 flights every month
If I am not able to travel due to COVID-19, can I cancel my flight to Los Angeles?
We get that traveling right now has its challenges, so it’s good to know that many reservations booked through us are able to be cancelled or changed. If your travel plans to Los Angeles have been affected by COVID-19, a lot of airlines are making things easier by offering credits to use at a later date. Just sign in to your account and you’ll quickly see what options are available. Our Customer Service Portal is the place to go for more information.
Are there flights to Los Angeles with flexible change policies?
In most cases you’ll have the option to reschedule your flight to Los Angeles without a change fee. All you have to do then is pay the difference between the old flight and the new one. Look for the “no change fees” filter and book with confidence.
What is the cheapest day of the week to fly?
Consider flying out early in the week to save on your airfare. Orbitz data from 2021 shows that Monday is the cheapest day to depart, followed by Tuesday. Saturday showed the highest average ticket prices likely because many travelers prefer to start their vacation on a weekend.
What is the cheapest month to fly?
We won’t keep you guessing, according to Orbitz data from 2021, the cheapest month to fly is February. Perfect for those who need a weekend getaway, or just a break from it all in the shortest month of the year. Be aware that the most expensive time to fly is during the height of summer in July, and in the holiday month of December.*According to flight demand on from January to December 2021. Savings are subject to change based on departure location, date and destination.

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Other conditions: Schedules, fares and rules are subject to change without notice. Seats are limited and may not be available on all flights/dates or in all markets. Lower fares may be available. Fares will not be honored retroactively or in exchange for any wholly/partially unused ticket. Tickets are non-transferable and non-refundable. Fare rules are provided for the selected itinerary before booking.