Cheap flights from Houston, TX to Los Angeles, CA

Flights starting at $83. Choose between United Airlines, Linear Air, or Spirit Airlines to find the best price.

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Cheapest one-way trip

$83

Cheapest nonstop round-trip

$93

Cheapest round-trip

$145

Average round-trip

$177

Nonstop flights in December

$93 – $1032

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Houston IAHLos Angeles LAX

Spirit Airlines

$145
Houston IAHLos Angeles LAX

Spirit Airlines

$145

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Travelers usually depart from George Bush Intercontinental, William P. Hobby, Houston, TX - Greyhound Station, Houston, TX Train Station, or Houston, TX - Brooke Smith when they travel from Houston to Los Angeles. Book your trip to arrive at Los Angeles International, Los Angeles, CA Bus Station, Los Angeles, CA - Union Station, Los Angeles - Westwood Amtrak, or Los Angeles, CA - Downtown LA. The distance between Houston and Los Angeles is 2217 km. The most popular airlines for this route are United Airlines, Linear Air, Spirit Airlines, Frontier Airlines, and American Airlines. Houston and Los Angeles have 401 direct flights per week.

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Spirit Airlines on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays.

United Airlines on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays.

Check-in for a flight from Houston to Los Angeles

NameCarrier codeIATA CodePassport needed during bookingOnline check-in available
United AirlinesUALUAYesNo
Linear Air O2YesNo
Spirit AirlinesNKSNKNoOpens 24 days before flight
Closes 1 hours before flight
Frontier AirlinesFFTF9NoOpens 24 days before flight
Closes 1 hours before flight
American AirlinesAALAAYesNo

United States COVID-19 travel restrictions

Latest COVID-19 travel restrictions in United States – 12/2022
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Most travelers from Houston, IAH can enter Los Angeles, LAX.

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Travel restrictions
  • Travel is allowed
  • Proof of a negative pre-departure COVID-19 test result is not required
  • Quarantine is not required

Information is provided as guidance only and accurate at the time of publishing. Always check government websites and airline materials before booking and traveling.

Learn more about COVID-19 restrictions in United States in our dedicated Stories article.

Frequently asked questions

How long does it take to travel from Houston to Los Angeles?
A one-way nonstop (direct) flight between Houston and Los Angeles takes around 3.7 hours.
What is the flight distance between Houston and Los Angeles?
The flight distance between Houston and Los Angeles is 2217 km.
What airlines offer nonstop (direct) flights between Houston and Los Angeles?
Several carriers operate flights between Houston and Los Angeles. Airlines offering nonstop (direct) flights include Spirit Airlines, American Airlines, United Airlines, Delta Air Lines, Alaska Airlines.
What are the most popular routes to and from Houston?
Travelers frequently search for route combinations, such as Houston and Denver, Mexico City, Las Vegas, Monterrey, Guadalajara, Seattle, Orlando, London, Paris, Phoenix, New York, Cancún, Philadelphia, Atlanta, Salt Lake City, León, Raleigh, San Francisco, Washington, D.C., Chicago.
What are the most popular routes to and from Los Angeles?
Travelers frequently search for route combinations, such as Los Angeles and Denver, Atlanta, Las Vegas, New York, Cincinnati, Charlotte, Cancún, Chicago, Mexico City, Washington, D.C., Paris, Guadalajara, London, Rome, Amsterdam, Philadelphia, Orlando, St. Louis, Minneapolis, Oakland.
Which airports are there in Houston?
Houston is mainly served by George Bush Intercontinental. But there are other airports nearby, including William P. Hobby, Ellington, David Wayne Hooks Memorial Airport.
What airports are near Houston?
The main airport in Houston is George Bush Intercontinental. It is also served by Austin–Bergstrom International, Jack Brooks Regional, Victoria Regional, Easterwood, Lake Charles Regional, Beaumont Municipal Airport.
What airports are near Los Angeles?
The main airport in Los Angeles is Los Angeles International. It is also served by San Diego International, Tijuana International, Ontario International, John Wayne, Hollywood Burbank, Palm Springs International, Santa Barbara Municipal, McClellan–Palomar, Santa Maria Public, Long Beach.
What buses and trains depart from Houston?
A number of bus and train companies depart from Houston, including Greyhound, Valley Transit.
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