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Distance between Houston, TX (HOU) and Tampa, FL (TPA)

Flight distance from Houston to Tampa (Houston William P. Hobby Airport – Tampa International Airport) is 781 miles / 1257 kilometers / 679 nautical miles. Estimated flight time is 1 hour 58 minutes.

Driving distance from Houston (HOU) to Tampa (TPA) is 958 miles / 1541 kilometers and travel time by car is about 17 hours 7 minutes.

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

Shortest flight path between Houston William P. Hobby Airport (HOU) and Tampa International Airport (TPA).

How far is Tampa from Houston?

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

Vincenty's formula (applied above)
  • 781.189 miles
  • 1257.202 kilometers
  • 678.835 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
  • 779.797 miles
  • 1254.961 kilometers
  • 677.625 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 Tampa International Airport
City: Tampa, FL
Country: United States Flag of United States
IATA Code: TPA
ICAO Code: KTPA
Coordinates: 27°58′31″N, 82°31′59″W

Time difference and current local times

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

Time Difference

Houston, TX

 CDT

Tampa, FL

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Carbon dioxide emissions

Estimated CO2 emissions per passenger is 133 kg (293 pounds).

Frequent Flyer Miles Calculator

Houston (HOU) → Tampa (TPA).

Distance:
781
Elite level bonus:
0
Booking class bonus:
0

In total

Total frequent flyer miles:
781

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