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Distance between Houston, TX (HOU) and Brownsville, TX (BRO)

Flight distance from Houston to Brownsville (Houston William P. Hobby Airport – Brownsville/South Padre Island International Airport) is 289 miles / 465 kilometers / 251 nautical miles. Estimated flight time is 1 hour 2 minutes.

Driving distance from Houston (HOU) to Brownsville (BRO) is 370 miles / 595 kilometers and travel time by car is about 6 hours 53 minutes.

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

Shortest flight path between Houston William P. Hobby Airport (HOU) and Brownsville/South Padre Island International Airport (BRO).

How far is Brownsville from Houston?

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

Vincenty's formula (applied above)
  • 289.050 miles
  • 465.182 kilometers
  • 251.178 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
  • 289.725 miles
  • 466.267 kilometers
  • 251.764 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 Brownsville/South Padre Island International Airport
City: Brownsville, TX
Country: United States Flag of United States
IATA Code: BRO
ICAO Code: KBRO
Coordinates: 25°54′24″N, 97°25′33″W

Time difference and current local times

There is no time difference between Houston and Brownsville.

Time Difference

Houston, TX

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Brownsville, TX

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Carbon dioxide emissions

Estimated CO2 emissions per passenger is 68 kg (149 pounds).

Frequent Flyer Miles Calculator

Houston (HOU) → Brownsville (BRO).

Distance:
289
Elite level bonus:
0
Booking class bonus:
0

In total

Total frequent flyer miles:
289

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