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Distance between Houston, TX (HOU) and Cancún (CUN)

Flight distance from Houston to Cancún (Houston William P. Hobby Airport – Cancún International Airport) is 791 miles / 1274 kilometers / 688 nautical miles. Estimated flight time is 1 hour 59 minutes.

Driving distance from Houston (HOU) to Cancún (CUN) is 1780 miles / 2865 kilometers and travel time by car is about 36 hours 53 minutes.

Houston – Cancún

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791
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1274
Kilometers
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688
Nautical miles

How far is Cancún from Houston?

There are several ways to calculate distances between Los Angeles and Chicago. Here are two common methods:

Vincenty's formula (applied above)
  • 791.468 miles
  • 1273.744 kilometers
  • 687.767 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
  • 792.533 miles
  • 1275.459 kilometers
  • 688.693 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).

Flight Duration

Estimated flight time from Houston William P. Hobby Airport to Cancún International Airport is 1 hour 59 minutes.

Time difference

The time difference between Houston and Cancún is 1 hour. Cancún is 1 hour ahead of Houston.
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Carbon dioxide emissions

On average flying from Houston to Cancún generates about 134 kg of CO2 per passenger, 134 kilograms is equal to 295 pounds (lbs). The figures are estimates and include only the CO2 generated by burning jet fuel.

Map of flight path and driving directions from Houston to Cancún

Shortest flight path between Houston William P. Hobby Airport (HOU) and Cancún International Airport (CUN).

Airport information

Origin 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
Destination Cancún International Airport
City: Cancún
Country: Mexico Flag of Mexico
IATA Code: CUN
ICAO Code: MMUN
Coordinates: 21°2′11″N, 86°52′37″W