The flight time from New York, New York to Houston, Texas is:

3 hours, 21 minutes

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In-air flight time: 3 hours, 21 minutes
From gate to gate: 3 hours, 51 minutes
Constant 500 mph: 2 hours, 50 minutes

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Flying time from New York, NY to Houston, TX

The total flight duration from New York, NY to Houston, TX is 3 hours, 21 minutes.

This is the average in-air flight time (wheels up to wheels down on the runway) based on actual flights taken over the past year, including routes like LGA to IAH. It covers the entire time on a typical commercial flight including take-off and landing.

If you're planning a trip, you should also factor in extra time for the plane to pull back from the gate and taxi to the runway, as well as reaching the destination gate after landing. If you include this extra time on the tarmac, the average total elapsed time from gate to gate flying from New York, NY to Houston, TX is 3 hours, 51 minutes.

Finally, pilots might want to estimate the flight time using an average flight speed for a commercial airliner of 500 mph, which is equivalent to 805 km/h or 434 knots. If you don't add any extra time to increase or decrease speed for take-off and landing, then at constant speed your flight time would be 2 hours, 50 minutes.

If you're booking a flight, make sure you check the scheduled departure and arrival times. You should also factor in airport wait times and possible equipment or weather delays. If you're trying to figure out what time you'll arrive at the destination, you may want to see if there's a time difference between New York, NY and Houston, TX.

The calculation of flight time is based on the straight line distance from New York, NY to Houston, TX ("as the crow flies"), which is about 1,419 miles or 2 284 kilometers.

Your trip begins in New York, New York.
It ends in Houston, Texas.

Your flight direction from New York, NY to Houston, TX is Southwest (-115 degrees from North).

The flight time calculator measures the average flight duration between points. It uses the great circle formula to compute the travel mileage.

Houston offers behind-the-scenes tours to many of its top attractions for those who are looking for a different type of experience.

NASA’s Johnson Space Center offers a four-hour Level 9 Tour that takes you to buildings usually off limits to the public. According to, you’ll see the space vehicle mock-up facility, Historic Mission Control, the Space Environment Simulation Lab and more.

The behind-the-scenes tour includes a free hot lunch in the astronaut cafeteria. You must be 14 years or older to join the tour.

Another tour would be Houston’s Minute Maid Park located at Union Station. You will explore the original train station with a full-sized locomotive that runs along 800 feet of track. Visit the Astro’s dugout and the broadcasting booth.

Those who purchase an evening game ticket may want to sign up for the early-bird tour. The early-bird tour includes everything on the regular tour but also gives you an opportunity to watch batting practice from the Diamond Club seats.

Houston Zoo, Galveston Island’s Moody Gardens, Toyoto Center and NRG Stadium are some of Houston’s attractions that offer behind-the-scenes tours.

New York, New York

City: New York
State: New York
Country: United States
Category: cities

Houston, Texas

City: Houston
State: Texas
Country: United States
Category: cities

Flight time calculator

Travelmath provides an online flight time calculator for all types of travel routes. You can enter airports, cities, states, countries, or zip codes to find the flying time between any two points. The database uses the great circle distance and the average airspeed of a commercial airliner to figure out how long a typical flight would take. Find your travel time to estimate the length of a flight between airports, or ask how long it takes to fly from one city to another.

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