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Distance between Houston, TX (HOU) and Columbus, OH (LCK)

Flight distance from Houston to Columbus (Houston William P. Hobby Airport – Rickenbacker International Airport) is 991 miles / 1594 kilometers / 861 nautical miles. Estimated flight time is 2 hours 22 minutes.

Driving distance from Houston (HOU) to Columbus (LCK) is 1171 miles / 1884 kilometers and travel time by car is about 20 hours 48 minutes.

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

Shortest flight path between Houston William P. Hobby Airport (HOU) and Rickenbacker International Airport (LCK).

How far is Columbus from Houston?

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

Vincenty's formula (applied above)
  • 990.747 miles
  • 1594.454 kilometers
  • 860.936 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
  • 990.816 miles
  • 1594.564 kilometers
  • 860.996 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 Rickenbacker International Airport
City: Columbus, OH
Country: United States Flag of United States
IATA Code: LCK
ICAO Code: KLCK
Coordinates: 39°48′49″N, 82°55′40″W

Time difference and current local times

The time difference between Houston and Columbus is 1 hour. Columbus is 1 hour ahead of Houston.

Time Difference

Houston, TX

 CST

Columbus, OH

 EST

Carbon dioxide emissions

Estimated CO2 emissions per passenger is 150 kg (331 pounds).

Frequent Flyer Miles Calculator

Houston (HOU) → Columbus (LCK).

Distance:
991
Elite level bonus:
0
Booking class bonus:
0

In total

Total frequent flyer miles:
991

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