The cheapest times to fly from LAX to IAH are
- August 6th to February 25th (except the weeks of November 19th, November 26th, and December 17th)
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 IAH is late January. Prices can be as high as $721 for Sunday flights during mid May, or as low as $131 for Tuesday flights around late January.
When to Fly to Houston
Flying from Los Angeles, CA (LAX) to Houston, TX (IAH) will usually cost between $134 to $387 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is late January with an average ticket price of $143. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is mid May, with an average price of $405. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $262 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $244 can be considered a good price for a round-trip LAX to IAH flight.
See below for a graph of average weekly prices for the LAX to IAH route. All prices are for round-trip tickets in USD.
Compared to other flights, the LAX to IAH 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 $0.11, 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 $223. Return trip prices are from the IAH to LAX 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 LAX to IAH 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.
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 IAH while comparing.
- 140 miles (225 km) away from IAH
- Usually 17.25% less expensive than IAH
- Nonstop flights available
Flight Questions Answered
Still have questions about flying from LAX to IAH? 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 George Bush Intercontinental/Houston Airport to Los Angeles International Airport?
The distance between the two airports is roughly 1376 miles or 2214 kilometers.
How long does it take to fly from LAX to IAH?
The real-world flight time for a nonstop LAX to IAH flight is about 3 hour 27 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 61 available flights from LAX to IAH.
Airport Location Info
|Origination airport name||Los Angeles International Airport|
|City||Los Angeles, CA|
|Country||the United States|
|Destination airport name||George Bush Intercontinental/Houston Airport|
|Country||the United States|
Late and Early Flight Data
Flights from LAX to IAH tend to depart late far less frequently than the average flight. According to our recently updated data, 20% of flights departed 5 or more minutes late, and 21% of flights left 5 or more minutes early. On average you can expect to leave IAH heading for LAX about 9 minutes late. This does significantly impact arrival time, as the average landing time in Houston, TX is about 7 minutes late. The numbers below show a recent average of take-off times versus the scheduled departure flight:
- American: 9 minutes late
- United: 9 minutes late
- Spirit: 8 minutes late
- Some airlines not reporting
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