# 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
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
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.

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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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