Cheap flights from Houston to Los Angeles (IAH - LAX)

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The best prices from Houston to Los Angeles are usually found in August or July, booked 58 days in advance, depart on a Tuesday or Wednesday and return on a Wednesday

How to find the cheapest flight from
Houston (IAH) to Los Angeles (LAX)

All the information you need to plan the best IAH to LAX flight in 2021: compare Houston to Los Angeles flight prices with the expected peak season, weather and rainfall in Los Angeles.
IAH - LAX
Price
$77 - $244
LAX
Temperature
68 - 89.6 °F
LAX
Rainfall
0 - 4.8 inches

Popular in

December

High demand for flights, 32% potential price rise

Cheapest in

August

Best time to find cheap flights, 54% potential price drop

Round-trip from

$77

From Houston to Los Angeles

One-way from

$44

One-way flight from Houston to Los Angeles

Flight route prices based on searches on Cheapflights within the last 3 days, monthly prices based on aggregated historical data.
What is the cheapest day to fly round-trip from Houston to Los Angeles?

Flights from Houston to Los Angeles are found to be more expensive on Saturday. This shouldn't discourage you from searching as you can still find great deals by being flexible with your options. Use our search form to find deals on tickets to Los Angeles.

How far in advance should I book a flight from Houston to Los Angeles?

When searching for a good deal, it’s best to be prepared for potential fluctuations in price. We recommend booking at least 17 days in advance, which can save you up to 20% on flights from Houston to Los Angeles compared to booking the week you need them. Waiting 17 days out may not be for everyone, so we have options available for flights within the next two weeks, with the lowest price starting at $75. For sooner than that we have options available in the next 3 days from $95.

What is the cheapest month to fly from Houston to Los Angeles?

The best pricing can be found in the month of April. Prices to Los Angeles from Houston average $86. You can even find prices in April for less than $86, as users have found deals to Los Angeles from as low as $43. The month of December appears to be one of the more expensive times to travel to Los Angeles from Houston. Flying in the targeted month can save you up to 23%.

When is the cheapest time to fly from Houston to Los Angeles (IAH - LAX)?

One of the essential ways to save on airfare from Houston to Los Angeles is to remain as flexible as possible. Flights that are at noon tend to be the most expensive. A flight in the afternoon could potentially save you up to 27% on airfare.

Cheap flights from Houston to Los Angeles in June, July 2021

The best prices found for IAH to LAX flights for June, July
22 Jun - 23 Jun
$110pp
IAH
Houston George Bush Intcntl
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
LAX
Los Angeles
LAX
Los Angeles
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
IAH
Houston George Bush Intcntl
22 Jun - 25 Aug
$115pp
IAH
Houston George Bush Intcntl
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
LAX
Los Angeles
LAX
Los Angeles
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
IAH
Houston George Bush Intcntl
22 Jun - 24 Aug
$124pp
IAH
Houston George Bush Intcntl
Spirit Airlines
Non-Stop
LAX
Los Angeles
LAX
Los Angeles
Spirit Airlines
Non-Stop
IAH
Houston George Bush Intcntl

Houston to Los Angeles 2021 flight deals

Cheap flights to Los Angeles from Houston found for this year
8 Sep - 14 Sep
$109pp
IAH
Houston George Bush Intcntl
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
LAX
Los Angeles
LAX
Los Angeles
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
IAH
Houston George Bush Intcntl
22 Jun - 23 Jun
$110pp
IAH
Houston George Bush Intcntl
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
LAX
Los Angeles
LAX
Los Angeles
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
IAH
Houston George Bush Intcntl
25 Aug - 1 Sep
$111pp
IAH
Houston George Bush Intcntl
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
LAX
Los Angeles
LAX
Los Angeles
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
IAH
Houston George Bush Intcntl

Non-stop flights to Los Angeles from Houston

Save time with Houston to Los Angeles direct flight deals
16 Oct - 19 Oct
$123pp
IAH
Houston George Bush Intcntl
American Airlines
Non-Stop
LAX
Los Angeles
LAX
Los Angeles
American Airlines
Non-Stop
IAH
Houston George Bush Intcntl
22 Jun - 24 Aug
$124pp
IAH
Houston George Bush Intcntl
Spirit Airlines
Non-Stop
LAX
Los Angeles
LAX
Los Angeles
Spirit Airlines
Non-Stop
IAH
Houston George Bush Intcntl
22 Jun - 25 Aug
$125pp
IAH
Houston George Bush Intcntl
Spirit Airlines
Non-Stop
LAX
Los Angeles
LAX
Los Angeles
Spirit Airlines
Non-Stop
IAH
Houston George Bush Intcntl

Last minute flights from Houston to Los Angeles

Late deals on round-trip flights to Los Angeles from Houston, departing today and this week
22 Jun - 23 Jun
$110pp
IAH
Houston George Bush Intcntl
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
LAX
Los Angeles
LAX
Los Angeles
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
IAH
Houston George Bush Intcntl
22 Jun - 25 Aug
$115pp
IAH
Houston George Bush Intcntl
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
LAX
Los Angeles
LAX
Los Angeles
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
IAH
Houston George Bush Intcntl
22 Jun - 24 Aug
$124pp
IAH
Houston George Bush Intcntl
Spirit Airlines
Non-Stop
LAX
Los Angeles
LAX
Los Angeles
Spirit Airlines
Non-Stop
IAH
Houston George Bush Intcntl

One-way flights to Los Angeles from Houston

The cheapest one-way flights from Houston to Los Angeles
6:10 pm - 7:45 pm
Spirit Airlines
Nonstop
3h 35m
IAH - LAX
Spirit Airlines
$44
mytrip.com
6:10 pm - 7:45 pm
Spirit Airlines
Nonstop
3h 35m
IAH - LAX
Spirit Airlines
$51
FlightNetwork
4:45 pm - 6:28 pm
Spirit Airlines
Nonstop
3h 43m
IAH - LAX
Spirit Airlines
$63
Kiwi.com

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Flight FAQs

From Houston to Los Angeles

Are flight prices decreasing from Houston to Los Angeles due to COVID-19 (coronavirus)?

At this time, Cheapflights has noticed price decreases for many domestic flights due to COVID-19. Travel is not necessarily recommended at this time, and flights may be prone to cancellation: please check with local authorities in both Houston and Los Angeles for travel alerts, and be sure to review the airline's cancellation policy and travel advisories before booking. For more information, please view our post on what to know about COVID-19 (coronavirus) and travel.

What safety measures are being taken by airlines flying from Houston George Bush Intcntl to Los Angeles to control the spread of COVID-19?

Airlines globally have implemented additional safety measures to accommodate you. Alaska Airlines is one of them. Some of the new policies that have been implemented to accommodate travelers flying from Houston George Bush Intcntl to Los Angeles are improved sanitation, HEPA filters, mask requirements, social distance seating (for a limited time), and pre-flight testing for antibodies and symptoms. Policies will vary by airline.

Which airlines flying from Houston George Bush Intcntl to Los Angeles have flexible cancellations due to COVID-19?

Spirit Airlines, United Airlines, and American Airlines are some of the carriers that may have flexible cancellation policies. You can use our site to filter for other airlines that may also have this kind of flexibility.

What airports do I use to fly from Houston to Los Angeles?

To fly from Houston to Los Angeles, you need to book a flight from George Bush Intcntl (IAH) to Los Angeles (LAX). Nonstop flights to Los Angeles from Houston George Bush Intcntl take 3h 23m on average. When it comes time to book airfare, you have a few options: there are 32 outbound flights from George Bush Intcntl to Los Angeles offered by 7 different airlines.

Can I find flights from Houston to Los Angeles for under $200 on Cheapflights?

Yes, there are multiple flights from Houston to Los Angeles for under $200. The cheapest flight booked recently is on Spirit Airlines for just $109, but on average you can expect to pay $123.

Are there nonstop flights from Houston to Los Angeles for under $200 on Cheapflights?

Cheapflights has at least 20 direct flights from Houston to Los Angeles under $200. A good price for a nonstop flight from Houston to Los Angeles is less than $142.

Are there last-minute flights available from Houston to Los Angeles for under $200?

There are currently 20+ open flights from Houston to Los Angeles within the next 7 days for less than $200.

What days are nonstop flights available from Houston to Los Angeles?

You can find nonstop flights on the following days: Thursday, Friday.

How popular is this flight route?

Within the past month, 1,557 users have taken a look at flights from Houston George Bush Intcntl to Los Angeles.

How many flights depart from Houston to Los Angeles on average per day?

On average 6 flights depart from Houston George Bush Intcntl to Los Angeles per day.
Afternoon (Noon - 6pm) - 67% of flight departures
Evening (6pm - Midnight) - 33% of flight departures

Does it rain more in Houston or Los Angeles?

Expected rainfall in Houston is less than in Los Angeles. You can expect this to be the case over the next 16 days.

Is Houston weather warmer or cooler than Los Angeles?

With an average temperature of 90 °F, peak weather can be found in August. As a traveler, expect to see changes in flight prices during that period. The temperatures in Los Angeles are hotter than in Houston.

How long is the flight from Houston to Los Angeles?

A quick flight from Houston to Los Angeles can take about 3h 34m. Spirit Airlines provides one of the quickest options available for as low as $126. Airlines will cover a distance of 1384 mi. This flight may include one or multiple stops.

What are the cheapest airlines flying from Houston to Los Angeles round-trip?

Flying on Spirit Airlines is currently your cheapest option to Los Angeles, with prices starting at $109. Additional round-trip tickets that might be worth considering are offered by United Airlines and Delta, with the lowest prices starting at $123 and $132, respectively. Users have found that Spirit Airlines is 34% cheaper than the other options available to this destination.

What are the cheapest airlines to fly from Houston to Los Angeles one-way?

$38 is the cheapest one-way deal found within the past few days, from Spirit Airlines.

Alternative routes for Houston to Los Angeles

See prices for flight routes from nearby airports that may be better suited for you.

Destination information for Los Angeles

Things to know before you go - useful duration and weather info for your trip from Houston to Los Angeles.
Flight duration
3h 29m
Average temperature for June in Los Angeles
82.4 °F

Airports servicing Houston

Airports servicing Los Angeles

Top 6 airlines flying from Houston to Los Angeles

The chart below displays the airlines Cheapflights users traveling from Houston to Los Angeles choose most often. Cheapest and average prices are based on aggregated data from the past 12 months.
Airline Cheapest Average Flexibility On-time COVID-19 safety
Delta
$102 $184 No cancel fee N/A
Spirit Airlines
$69 $200 No cancel fee 65%
American Airlines
$65 $208 No cancel fee 71%
Frontier
$99 $214 No cancel fee 62%
United Airlines
$51 $245 No cancel fee 69%
Alaska Airlines
$206 $419 No cancel fee 75%

Hourly flight availability from Houston to Los Angeles

See what time of day planes typically take off from Houston towards Los Angeles.
Morning 6 AM to noon 55% of IAH to LAX departures
Afternoon Noon to 6 PM 33% of IAH to LAX departures
Evening 6 PM to midnight 10% of IAH to LAX departures
Early morning Midnight to 6 AM 2% of IAH to LAX departures
Midnight
6 AM
Noon
6 PM
Weekly flight availability
from Houston to Los Angeles
See how many times per day planes take to the skies headed from Houston to Los Angeles.
Sunday
33 daily flights
Monday
30 daily flights
Tuesday
37 daily flights
Wednesday
39 daily flights
Thursday
35 daily flights
Friday
31 daily flights
Saturday
20 daily flights
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