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Distance between Houston, TX (HOU) and San Diego, CA (SAN)

Flight distance from Houston to San Diego (Houston William P. Hobby Airport – San Diego International Airport) is 1313 miles / 2112 kilometers / 1141 nautical miles. Estimated flight time is 2 hours 59 minutes.

Driving distance from Houston (HOU) to San Diego (SAN) is 1482 miles / 2385 kilometers and travel time by car is about 24 hours 4 minutes.

Map of flight path and driving directions from Houston to San Diego.

Shortest flight path between Houston William P. Hobby Airport (HOU) and San Diego International Airport (SAN).

How far is San Diego from Houston?

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

Vincenty's formula (applied above)
  • 1312.589 miles
  • 2112.407 kilometers
  • 1140.608 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
  • 1310.115 miles
  • 2108.425 kilometers
  • 1138.458 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 San Diego International Airport
City: San Diego, CA
Country: United States Flag of United States
IATA Code: SAN
ICAO Code: KSAN
Coordinates: 32°44′0″N, 117°11′24″W

Time difference and current local times

The time difference between Houston and San Diego is 2 hours. San Diego is 2 hours behind Houston.

Time Difference

Houston, TX

 CST

San Diego, CA

 PST

Carbon dioxide emissions

Estimated CO2 emissions per passenger is 168 kg (370 pounds).

Frequent Flyer Miles Calculator

Houston (HOU) → San Diego (SAN).

Distance:
1313
Elite level bonus:
0
Booking class bonus:
0

In total

Total frequent flyer miles:
1313

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