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 April, booked 28 days in advance, depart on a Saturday or Tuesday 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.
HO1 - LAX
Price
$74 - $273
LAX
Temperature
57.2 - 73.4 °F
LAX
Precipitation
0 - 3.4 inches

Popular in

December

High demand for flights, 40% potential price rise

Cheapest in

August

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

Round-trip from

$74

From Houston to Los Angeles

One-way from

$49

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?

Friday is generally a great day to depart. Flying on this day could help you save up to 41%.

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

Users have found that booking a flight from Houston to Los Angeles at least 25 days early can save you up to 31% on average compared to booking a flight this week. If booking 25 days before your flight isn’t an option for you, users have found flights from Houston to Los Angeles for as little as $161 when booking for a departure date within the next two weeks. You can also check prices now. Some users have found airline tickets as low as $210 for flights departing within the next 3 days.

When is the cheapest time to fly from Houston to Los Angeles (HO1 - LAX)?

It’s optimal to fly from Houston to Los Angeles in the afternoon. By choosing this option you can save up to 27% on the cost of your flight, compared to a flight at noon.

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

The best pricing can be found in the month of August. Prices to Los Angeles from Houston average $162. You can even find prices in August for less than $162, as users have found deals to Los Angeles from as low as $48. 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 68%.

Cheap flights from Houston to Los Angeles in October, November 2021

The best prices found for IAH to LAX flights for October, November
3 Nov - 9 Nov
$37pp
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Spirit Airlines
Non-Stop
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3 Nov - 10 Nov
$39pp
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3 Nov - 6 Nov
$40pp
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Houston to Los Angeles 2021 flight deals

Cheap flights to Los Angeles from Houston found for this year
3 Nov - 9 Nov
$37pp
IAH
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Spirit Airlines
Non-Stop
LAX
Los Angeles
LAX
Los Angeles
Spirit Airlines
Non-Stop
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3 Nov - 10 Nov
$39pp
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Los Angeles
LAX
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Spirit Airlines
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3 Nov - 6 Nov
$40pp
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Non-stop flights to Los Angeles from Houston

Save time with Houston to Los Angeles direct flight deals
3 Nov - 9 Nov
$37pp
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Spirit Airlines
Non-Stop
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Los Angeles
LAX
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Spirit Airlines
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3 Nov - 10 Nov
$39pp
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3 Nov - 6 Nov
$40pp
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Last minute flights from Houston to Los Angeles

Late deals on round-trip flights to Los Angeles from Houston, departing today and this week
27 Oct - 10 Nov
$45pp
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Spirit Airlines
Non-Stop
LAX
Los Angeles
LAX
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Spirit Airlines
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27 Oct - 13 Nov
$50pp
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26 Oct - 30 Oct
$53pp
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One-way flights to Los Angeles from Houston

The cheapest one-way flights from Houston to Los Angeles
4:39 pm - 6:22 pm
United Airlines
Nonstop
3h 43m
IAH - LAX
United Airlines
$49
United
6:45 pm - 2:53 am
Spirit Airlines
1 Stop
10h 08m
IAH - LAX
Spirit Airlines
$57
Gotogate
6:55 am - 2:45 pm
Delta
1 Stop
9h 50m
HOU - LAX
Delta
$58
Delta

Related info for your journey

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Flight FAQs

From Houston to Los Angeles

What airport do you fly into for flights to Los Angeles from Houston?

If you book a flight to Los Angeles from Houston, you will be flying to Los Angeles, which is the city’s only airport. Los Angeles (LAX) is located 9.4 mi from the center of Los Angeles. There are 3 flights from Houston to Los Angeles per day from 8 different airlines.

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

Due to the rapidly changing circumstances due to COVID-19, airlines like Spirit Airlines, United Airlines, and American Airlines flying from Houston to Los Angeles have implemented new flexible cancellation policies.

Can I find flights from Houston to Los Angeles for under $100 on Cheapflights?

Yes, there are multiple flights from Houston to Los Angeles for under $100. The cheapest flight booked recently is on Spirit Airlines for just $37, but on average you can expect to pay $49.

Are there nonstop flights from Houston to Los Angeles for under $100 on Cheapflights?

Cheapflights has at least 20 direct flights from Houston to Los Angeles under $100. A good price for a nonstop flight from Houston to Los Angeles is less than $49.

Are there last-minute flights available from Houston to Los Angeles for under $100?

There are currently 20+ open flights from Houston to Los Angeles within the next 7 days for less than $100.

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

Nonstop flights are available for this route on the following days: Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday.

How popular is this Houston to Los Angeles flight route?

This flight path from Houston to Los Angeles was viewed by 1,557 users in the past month. Keep an eye out for changes in search interest prior to high and low season.

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

On average, you can expect to see 13 flights from Houston to Los Angeles a day.
Morning (6am - Noon) - 46% of flight departures
Afternoon (Noon - 6pm) - 46% of flight departures
Evening (6pm - Midnight) - 8% of flight departures

How long is the flight from Houston to Los Angeles?

There are many flights that can get you from Houston to Los Angeles in 3h 25m. Fly via Spirit Airlines to get the fastest option. The distance between Houston and Los Angeles is about 1384 mi. All flights are typically nonstop.

What is the cheapest airline to fly from Houston to Los Angeles round-trip?

Flying on Spirit Airlines is currently your cheapest option to Los Angeles, with prices starting at $37. Spirit Airlines is 77% cheaper than the average price of flights available within the next 90 days to this destination.

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

To fly one-way, consider booking your trip with Spirit Airlines, which is currently one of the cheapest options available, starting at $18. United Airlines flights start at $49 while deals on Delta start at $58 one-way.

What are the cheapest flights from Houston to Los Angeles?

Looking for the cheapest flight from Houston to Los Angeles? While on average our users pay $560, our data indicates the cheapest price to be $58. The most popular route (Houston Hobby - Los Angeles), is priced around $42.

What are the most popular airlines that fly from Houston to Los Angeles?

When booking a flight from Houston to Los Angeles, you may want to consider flying on Major Airline, American Airlines or Alaska Airlines as they are the most popular for this route.

What are the most reliable airlines from Houston to Los Angeles?

No one likes to see their flight delayed. When booking a flight from Houston to Los Angeles consider choosing Air France (94%), Air China (92%) or KLM (91%) as they are the most reliable in getting you off to your destination on time.

How long is the flight from Houston to Los Angeles?

On a direct flight from Houston to Los Angeles, expect a flight time of just over three hours. If you book a flight with a stop, that can add a couple hours.

Which airlines operate flights from Houston to Los Angeles?

American Eagle, Southwest, Spirit and United operate direct flights from Houston to Los Angeles. There are also flights available through several other airlines if you don't mind a stop along the way.

How frequent are flights between Houston and Los Angeles?

Houston to Los Angeles is a popular route with plenty of flights available. Every day there are dozens of flights going from Houston to LA, and a good portion of those are nonstop flights.

Which airports serve Houston to Los Angeles?

George Bush Intercontinental Airport is Houston's busiest airport, and most flights to Los Angeles originate there. Flights operated by Southwest originate at the smaller William P. Hobby Airport. All direct flights from Houston land at Los Angeles International Airport, but there are indirect flights to Bob Hope Airport in Burbank, a neighborhood in the San Fernando Valley region of Los Angeles.

Which direct flight route between Houston and Los Angeles is cheapest?

Considering the number of flights available from George Bush Intercontinental Airport to Los Angeles International Airport, that's typically the direct flight route with the best deals. It's smart to check flights from William P. Hobby Airport as well, though, in case Southwest has a special offer available. If you want to see how movies and TV shows are made while in Los Angeles, the best place to go is actually Burbank, not Hollywood, as there are studio tours available at Warner Bros. Universal Studios has some movie sets of its own and plenty of exciting rides. No trip to Southern California is complete without a trip to the beach, and Los Angeles has several fun options. Santa Monica is a popular choice, while Venice is a bit wilder. If you're used to that Houston humidity, the dry heat of Los Angeles is a nice change of pace. Come see all the different neighborhoods and attractions Los Angeles has to offer. Enter your trip details into our smart search engine to see the cheap flights from Houston to LA.

COVID Restrictions

View COVID Travel Restrictions for Los Angeles, CA

Do I need a COVID test to fly to Los Angeles from Houston?

Information is based on travel restrictions for travel to Los Angeles within the United States

Most visitors from Houston need to provide a negative COVID-19 test result and/or quarantine to enter Los Angeles.

COVID-19 testing requirements
Visitors from Houston must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) or Antigen (quick-test) test taken 72 hours before departing to Los Angeles.

Quarantine requirements
Visitors from Houston are not required to quarantine after entering Los Angeles.

Do I need a test to fly back to Houston from Los Angeles?

Returning to Houston from Los Angeles

COVID-19 testing requirements
Visitors from Los Angeles must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) or Antigen (quick-test) test taken 72 hours before departing to Houston.

Quarantine requirements
Visitors from Los Angeles are not required to quarantine after entering Houston.

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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 from Houston to LAX
3h 23m
Average temperature for October in Los Angeles
78.8 °F
Avg rainfall for October in Los Angeles
1.2 ″

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
United Airlines
$51 $308 No cancel fee 69%
American Airlines
$65 $305 No cancel fee 71%
Spirit Airlines
$69 $202 No cancel fee 65%
Frontier
$99 $232 No cancel fee 62%
Delta
$102 $186 No cancel fee N/A
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 44% of IAH to LAX departures
Afternoon Noon to 6 PM 31% of IAH to LAX departures
Early morning Midnight to 6 AM 13% of IAH to LAX departures
Evening 6 PM to midnight 12% of IAH to LAX departures
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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
0 flights
Monday
6 daily flights
Tuesday
4 daily flights
Wednesday
4 daily flights
Thursday
6 daily flights
Friday
6 daily flights
Saturday
0 flights
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