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Travel time from Houston to Hoboken

Houston to Hoboken airports and flights

How long does it really take to fly from Houston to Hoboken? Here's a sample itinerary for a commercial flight plan. If you want to know the total travel time to reach Hoboken, you need to include time at the airports. Eventually, you'll be able to customize this itinerary to select other nearby airports and choose your preferred airline.

Friday, 9:00 am:  start in Houston
drive for about 30 minutes
most airlines recommend you get to the airport at least 90 minutes before your flight, so arrive by 10:25 am at the latest

9:30 am:  William P Hobby (HOU)
if you need to check luggage, make sure you do it at least 30-60 minutes before departure, or in this case, by 10:55 am

10:00 am:  get your boarding pass and go through TSA security
allow enough time for long security lines during busy travel seasons or holidays, and prepare for the wait time

11:00 am:  arrive at the gate
once you're ready to board, you can get something to eat in the airport or just relax near the gate

11:30 am:  prepare for boarding
check your boarding pass for your group number or listen to the gate agent as they announce boarding, some airlines require you to be in the boarding area 10-15 minutes before departure or risk losing your seat

11:45 am:  board JetBlue Airways flight
you can scroll down to view other airlines that fly this route

11:55 am:  this is your scheduled departure time
but this flight is usually delayed by an average of 32 minutes

12:27 pm:  so this is your actual departure time
it takes the plane an average of 15 minutes to taxi to the runway

12:42 pm:  wheels up! take-off from HOU
fly for about 3 hours in the air

4:48 pm (local time):  John F. Kennedy International (JFK)
Hoboken is 1 hour ahead of Houston
so the time in Houston is actually 3:48 pm
taxi on the runway for an average of 5 minutes to the gate

4:53 pm (local time):  arrive at the gate at JFK
deboard the plane, and claim any baggage
if you're renting a car, check if you need to take a shuttle to car rental agency, otherwise you can ride in a cab, limo, or Uber for about 45 minutes to your destination

5:37 pm (local time):  arrive in Hoboken

Total travel time: 8 hours

Flying non-stop from Houston to Hoboken

How far is Hoboken from Houston? Here's the quick answer if you have a private jet and you can fly in the fastest possible straight line.

Flight distance: 1,418 miles or 2282 km

Flight time: 3 hours

Compare this to a whole day of commercial travel with the airports and waiting in line for security, which ends up taking a total of 7 hours, 37 minutes.

Flying private is roughly 2.5x faster, and saves you about 4.5 hours in your total travel time.

Because of the curvature of the Earth, the shortest distance is actually the "great circle" distance, or "as the crow flies" which is calculated using an iterative Vincenty formula. For a long distance, this appears as a curve on the map, and this is often the route that commercial airlines will take so it's a good estimate of the frequent flyer miles you'll accumulate as well.

This is a medium length flight, so unless you have a nice private jet, you might be booking a commercial flight. In that case, your travel time would really need to include how many minutes to get to your local airport, wait for security, board and taxi on the runway, land at the other airport, and get to your destination. The flight itinerary at the top of the page takes into account all these factors to get a more accurate estimate of your actual flight time.

Best day of the week to fly to Hoboken

Looking at flights on JetBlue Airways from HOU to JFK, here's a breakdown of the number of flights available each day:

  • Sunday
  • Monday
  • Tuesday
  • Wednesday
  • Thursday
  • Friday
  • Saturday

Based on these statistical results, we chose Friday for the flight itinerary above.

Alternate flights from Houston to Hoboken

The most common route is HOU to JFK, so that's what we used in the sample itinerary. However, you may want to explore travel alternatives, you could try one of these routes:

  1. IAH to EWR
    George Bush Intercontinental/Houston to Newark Liberty International
  2. IAH to LGA
    George Bush Intercontinental/Houston to LaGuardia
  3. HOU to LGA
    William P Hobby to LaGuardia
  4. HOU to JFK
    William P Hobby to John F. Kennedy International
  5. HOU to EWR
    William P Hobby to Newark Liberty International

Airlines that fly to Hoboken

We picked JetBlue Airways for your main flight, but there are other airlines that you should check if you're looking for the cheapest flight, or you need a different schedule. Check the websites of these airlines:

  1. JetBlue Airways (B6)

Plan a trip to Hoboken

Trippy has a ton of information that can help you plan your trip to Hoboken, New Jersey. Start by reading the Trippy page on where to stay in Hoboken. If you're looking for a place to stay, you might want to check out The Standard New York. A great place to eat might be Katz's Delicatessen. Trippy members can suggest things to do in Hoboken like Central Park. Check out some of the questions people have asked about Hoboken like Best free things to do in Hoboken? Click the button below to explore Hoboken in detail.

What about the return flight?

The distance is the same either way if you're flying a straight line. But for a real trip, there can be plenty of differences so go ahead and check the reverse flight itinerary to fly from Hoboken to Houston, or go to the main page to calculate other flight times.

You can also compare the travel time if you were to drive instead. Get the full itinerary for a Houston to Hoboken road trip. Or if you're more interested in the distance, How far is it from Houston to Hoboken?

If you happen to know Houston, don't forget to help other travelers and answer some questions about Houston!

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At a Glance
without making any stops
flight distance is 1,418 miles
flight time of 3 hours
Hoboken is 1 hour ahead of Houston
85 Houston travel answers
9 Hoboken travel answers


Hoboken Airports
  1. Teterboro Airport
  2. LaGuardia Airport
  3. Newark Liberty International Airport
  4. John F. Kennedy International Airport
  5. Morristown Municipal Airport
  6. Westchester County Airport
  7. Long Island MacArthur Airport

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