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Fares from $71 One Way, $140 Round Trip from Houston to Los Angeles

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Route Information for Flights from Houston to Los Angeles

Origin Airport IATA CodeHOU
Destination Airport IATA CodeQLA
Distance1375 mi
Direct Flight AirlinesAmerican Airlines, KLM, Qatar Airways, Air France, Delta Air Lines, Asiana Airlines, Air New Zealand, United Airlines, Alaska Airlines, ANA, Korean Air, Air Tahiti Nui, Spirit Airlines
Earliest Flight Arrival3:45PM UTC
Latest Flight Arrival5:57AM 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.


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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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Flights from Houston to Los Angeles - Frequently Asked Questions

Are there non-stop flights from Houston to Los Angeles?

There are 13 airlines that jet directly from Houston, TX Airport (IAH-George Bush Intercontinental) to Los Angeles, CA Airport (LAX-Los Angeles Intl.). Find just what you need with one of these respected carriers:

  • Spirit Airlines
  • American Airlines
  • Spirit Airlines
  • American Airlines
  • United Airlines
What is the shortest flight from Houston to Los Angeles?

The quickest flight time from William P. Hobby Airport to Los Angeles Intl. Airport (LAX) is 4 hours and 15 minutes. Order your favorite wine from the drink cart, start your travel journal or listen to that podcast — you'll have enough time on this medium-haul journey.

What airlines fly from Houston to Los Angeles most frequently?

These airlines fly the most from Houston to Los Angeles. Get your trip underway with one of these well-known carriers: American Airlines - (AA) with 273 flights every month United Airlines - (UA) with 273 flights every month Spirit Airlines - (NK) with 273 flights every month American Airlines - (AA) with 273 flights every month Spirit Airlines - (NK) with 273 flights every month United Airlines - (UA) with 273 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 2020 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 the cheapest month to fly is August. Perfect for those who need a weekend getaway, or just a break from it all before the weather changes. Be aware that the most expensive time to fly is the height of summer, with ticket prices peaking in the month of June.

How can I save money on flights?

To really save big on your next vacation, think outside the box. Select two different airlines or fare types for your return trip and you'll generally get a much better deal. Those who tried this on Orbitz in 2020 saved up to 45% on their airfares. Get mixing and matching today!

*According to flight demand on Orbitz.com from January to December 2020. Savings are subject to change based on departure location, date and destination.

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Refunds/changes/cancellations: Itinerary changes, if permitted for the fare, will have a $30 service fee charged by Orbitz. Additional airline charges may apply.

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