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The cheapest times to fly from LAX to HOU are

  • January 1st to February 25th
  • March 26th to April 22nd (except the week of April 2nd)
  • August 13th to November 18th
  • early December

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 LAX to HOU is mid January. Prices can be as high as $1158 for Sunday flights during late July, or as low as $176 for Wednesday flights around mid January.

 

When to Fly to Houston

Flying from Los Angeles, CA (LAX) to Houston, TX (HOU) will usually cost between $199 to $564 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is mid January with an average ticket price of $224. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is late July, with an average price of $673. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $448 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $344 can be considered a good price for a round-trip LAX to HOU flight.

See below for a graph of average weekly prices for the LAX to HOU route. All prices are for round-trip tickets in USD.

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LAX to HOU Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the LAX to HOU flight is much cheaper than the average and costs much less than the average flight leaving from Los Angeles. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.15, which is far below average.

 

Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Wednesday is usually the cheapest day to fly to HOU, and Tuesday the cheapest day to fly back into LAX. 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 $126 (30%) on this flight.

Departing prices are for round-trip flights returning on the day of departure. For example, a flight departing on Wednesday and returning a week later will cost an average of $294. Return trip prices are from the HOU to LAX flight, and often highlight the quality of our data in showing the same trend.

Departing Prices by Day

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Return Trip Prices by Day

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Nonstop Flights and Layovers

Travelers looking to fly from LAX to HOU can generally find a 0-layover flight. Because there is a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 3 hour 29 minutes may be realistic.

 

Alternative Nearby Airports

Champion Traveler tells you which airports are nearby and whether tickets might be cheaper alternative airports nearby. Sometimes it’s worth it to fly into a closer airport and then commute to your destination. Remember that there is a nonstop flight from LAX to HOU while comparing.

Destination alternative #1: Austin – Bergstrom International Airport (AUS) in Austin, TX

  • 148 miles (238 km) away from HOU
  • Usually 41.34% less expensive than HOU
  • Nonstop flights available

See LAX to AUS flights

Destination alternative #2: George Bush Intercontinental/Houston Airport (IAH) in Houston, TX

  • 24 miles (39 km) away from HOU
  • Usually 29.11% less expensive than HOU
  • Nonstop flights available

See LAX to IAH flights

Destination alternative #3: Easterwood Field Airport (CLL) in College Station/Bryan, TX

  • 92 miles (148 km) away from HOU
  • Usually 5.09% less expensive than HOU
  • 1-layover flights available

See LAX to CLL flights

 

Flight Questions Answered

Still have questions about flying from LAX to HOU? We’ve got answers.

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 5 major airlines flying this route most often: Alaska, American, Delta, JetBlue, Southwest, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from William P Hobby Airport to Los Angeles International Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 1387 miles or 2232 kilometers.

How long does it take to fly from LAX to HOU?

The real-world flight time for a nonstop LAX to HOU flight is about 3 hour 29 minutes.

How many flights go between Los Angeles, CA and Houston, TX?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 77 available flights from LAX to HOU.

 

Airport Location Info

 

Departing Airport

Origination codeLAX
Origination airport nameLos Angeles International Airport
CityLos Angeles, CA
Countrythe United States
Latitude33.9
Longitude-118.4

Return Airport

Destination codeHOU
Destination airport nameWilliam P Hobby Airport
CityHouston, TX
Countrythe United States
Latitude29.6
Longitude-95.3

 

Late and Early Flight Data

Flights from LAX to HOU tend to depart later than the average flight. According to our recently updated data, 32% of flights departed 5 or more minutes late, and 3% of flights left 5 or more minutes early. On average you can expect to leave HOU heading for LAX about 8 minutes late. This does significantly impact arrival time, as the average landing time in Houston, TX is about 1 minutes late. The numbers below show a recent average of take-off times versus the scheduled departure flight:

  • Southwest: 8 minutes late
  • Some airlines not reporting

 

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