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Distance between Houston, TX (HOU) and Waco, TX (ACT)

Flight distance from Houston to Waco (Houston William P. Hobby Airport – Waco Regional Airport) is 178 miles / 287 kilometers / 155 nautical miles. Estimated flight time is 50 minutes.

Driving distance from Houston (HOU) to Waco (ACT) is 201 miles / 324 kilometers and travel time by car is about 3 hours 42 minutes.

Map of flight path and driving directions from Houston to Waco.

Shortest flight path between Houston William P. Hobby Airport (HOU) and Waco Regional Airport (ACT).

How far is Waco from Houston?

There are several ways to calculate distances between Houston and Waco. Here are two common methods:

Vincenty's formula (applied above)
  • 178.476 miles
  • 287.229 kilometers
  • 155.092 nautical miles

Vincenty's formula calculates the distance between latitude/longitude points on the earth’s surface, using an ellipsoidal model of the earth.

Haversine formula
  • 178.634 miles
  • 287.483 kilometers
  • 155.229 nautical miles

The haversine formula calculates the distance between latitude/longitude points assuming a spherical earth (great-circle distance – the shortest distance between two points).

Airport information


A Houston William P. Hobby Airport
City: Houston, TX
Country: United States Flag of United States
IATA Code: HOU
ICAO Code: KHOU
Coordinates: 29°38′43″N, 95°16′44″W

B Waco Regional Airport
City: Waco, TX
Country: United States Flag of United States
IATA Code: ACT
ICAO Code: KACT
Coordinates: 31°36′40″N, 97°13′49″W

Time difference and current local times

There is no time difference between Houston and Waco.

Time Difference

Houston, TX

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Waco, TX

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Carbon dioxide emissions

Estimated CO2 emissions per passenger is 51 kg (113 pounds).

Frequent Flyer Miles Calculator

Houston (HOU) → Waco (ACT).

Distance:
178
Elite level bonus:
0
Booking class bonus:
0

In total

Total frequent flyer miles:
178

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