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Fares from $39 One Way, $77 Round Trip from Houston to Los Angeles

Prices starting at $77 for return flights and $39 for one-way flights to Los Angeles were the cheapest prices found within the past 7 days, for the period specified. Prices and availability are subject to change. Additional terms apply.

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Flights from Houston to Los Angeles - Frequently Asked Questions

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

You're in luck — you'll find 3 airlines which offer nonstop services from Houston, TX Airport (IAH-George Bush Intercontinental) to Los Angeles, CA Airport (LAX-Los Angeles Intl.). These are some of the best:

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

With the flight from Houston, TX Airport (IAH-George Bush Intercontinental) to Los Angeles, CA Airport (LAX-Los Angeles Intl.) taking a minimum of 3 hours and 22 minutes, there's plenty of time to kick back and enjoy the experience. Order a glass of wine and get comfy in your seat with an absorbing book or movie.

What airlines fly from Houston to Los Angeles most frequently?

United Airlines (UA) operates 172 flights every month between Houston, TX Airport (IAH-George Bush Intercontinental) to Los Angeles, CA Airport (LAX-Los Angeles Intl.). Your next big adventure is just a few clicks away. Spirit Airlines (NK) also operates services from Houston to Los Angeles. It's another excellent option and offers 43 flights every month.

Route Information for Flights from Houston to Los Angeles

Origin Airport IATA CodeHOU
Destination Airport IATA CodeQLA
Distance1375 mi
Direct Flight AirlinesEVA Air, Azul, ANA, Asiana Airlines, Air New Zealand, United Airlines, Air China LTD
Earliest Flight Arrival5:46PM UTC
Latest Flight Arrival3:50AM 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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^Savings based on all package bookings with Flight + Hotel made on Orbitz.com from January 1, 2019 to December 31, 2019 as compared to the price of the same components booked separately. Savings will vary based on origin/destination, length of trip, stay dates and selected travel supplier(s). Savings not available on all packages.