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Selected fares from Houston to Los Angeles

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Route Information for Flights from Houston to Los Angeles

Origin Airport IATA Code IAH
Destination Airport IATA Code LAX
Flight Price $125
Distance 2,201 km

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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