The cheapest times to fly from IAH to LAX are
- August 6th to February 25th (except the weeks of November 19th, December 17th, and December 24th)
based on data collected exclusively by Champion Traveler across tens of millions of flights. Among all the dates above, the very cheapest time to fly from IAH to LAX is late January and early February. Prices can be as high as $712 for Sunday flights during early March, or as low as $131 for Tuesday flights around late January and early February.
When to Fly to Los Angeles
Flying from Houston, TX (IAH) to Los Angeles, CA (LAX) will usually cost between $134 to $370 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is late January and early February with an average ticket price of $146. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early March, with an average price of $416. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $270 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $248 can be considered a good price for a round-trip IAH to LAX flight.
See below for a graph of average weekly prices for the IAH to LAX route. All prices are for round-trip tickets in USD.
Compared to other flights, the IAH to LAX flight is much cheaper than the average and costs much less than the average flight leaving from Houston. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.11, which is far below average.
Flight Prices by Day of the Week
Tuesday is usually the cheapest day to depart and return on this flight. Sundays are the most expensive days to fly out or take a return trip. Selecting flights on the least expensive days could save you up to $78 (26%) on this flight.
Departing prices are for round-trip flights returning on the day of departure. For example, a flight departing on Tuesday and returning a week later will cost an average of $222. Return trip prices are from the LAX to IAH flight, and often highlight the quality of our data in showing the same trend.
Departing Prices by Day
Return Trip Prices by Day
Nonstop Flights and Layovers
Travelers looking to fly from IAH to LAX can generally find a 0-layover flight. Because there is a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 3 hour 27 minutes may be realistic.
Flight Questions Answered
Still have questions about flying from IAH to LAX? We’ve got answers.
Which airlines fly this route?
You can find 9 major airlines flying this route most often: Alaska, American, Delta, Emirates, Frontier, JetBlue, Qatar Airways, Spirit, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.
How far away is it from Los Angeles International Airport to George Bush Intercontinental/Houston Airport?
The distance between the two airports is roughly 1376 miles or 2214 kilometers.
How long does it take to fly from IAH to LAX?
The real-world flight time for a nonstop IAH to LAX flight is about 3 hour 27 minutes.
How many flights go between Houston, TX and Los Angeles, CA?
It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 52 available flights from IAH to LAX.
Airport Location Info
|Origination airport name||George Bush Intercontinental/Houston Airport|
|Country||the United States|
|Destination airport name||Los Angeles International Airport|
|City||Los Angeles, CA|
|Country||the United States|
Late and Early Flight Data
Flights from IAH to LAX tend to depart later than the average flight. According to our recently updated data, 34% of flights departed 5 or more minutes late, and 10% of flights left 5 or more minutes early. On average you can expect to leave LAX heading for IAH about 21 minutes late. This does significantly impact arrival time, as the average landing time in Los Angeles, CA is about 12 minutes late. The numbers below show a recent average of take-off times versus the scheduled departure flight:
- American: 35 minutes late
- United: 17 minutes late
- Spirit: 16 minutes late
- Some airlines not reporting
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