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Distance between Houston, TX (HOU) and Sacramento, CA (SMF)

Flight distance from Houston to Sacramento (Houston William P. Hobby Airport – Sacramento International Airport) is 1624 miles / 2614 kilometers / 1411 nautical miles. Estimated flight time is 3 hours 34 minutes.

Driving distance from Houston (HOU) to Sacramento (SMF) is 1948 miles / 3135 kilometers and travel time by car is about 32 hours 10 minutes.

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

Shortest flight path between Houston William P. Hobby Airport (HOU) and Sacramento International Airport (SMF).

How far is Sacramento from Houston?

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

Vincenty's formula (applied above)
  • 1624.005 miles
  • 2613.582 kilometers
  • 1411.222 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
  • 1621.582 miles
  • 2609.683 kilometers
  • 1409.116 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 Sacramento International Airport
City: Sacramento, CA
Country: United States Flag of United States
IATA Code: SMF
ICAO Code: KSMF
Coordinates: 38°41′43″N, 121°35′27″W

Time difference and current local times

The time difference between Houston and Sacramento is 2 hours. Sacramento is 2 hours behind Houston.

Time Difference

Houston, TX

 CDT

Sacramento, CA

 PDT

Carbon dioxide emissions

Estimated CO2 emissions per passenger is 187 kg (413 pounds).

Frequent Flyer Miles Calculator

Houston (HOU) → Sacramento (SMF).

Distance:
1624
Elite level bonus:
0
Booking class bonus:
0

In total

Total frequent flyer miles:
1624

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