# Distance between Houston, TX (IAH) and Columbia, SC (CAE)

Flight distance from Houston to Columbia (Houston George Bush Intercontinental Airport – Columbia Metropolitan Airport) is 878 miles / 1413 kilometers / 763 nautical miles. Estimated flight time is 2 hours 9 minutes.

Driving distance from Houston (IAH) to Columbia (CAE) is 1004 miles / 1616 kilometers and travel time by car is about 17 hours 16 minutes.

## Map of flight path and driving directions from Houston to Columbia.

Shortest flight path between Houston George Bush Intercontinental Airport (IAH) and Columbia Metropolitan Airport (CAE).

## How far is Columbia from Houston?

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

Vincenty's formula (applied above)
• 877.785 miles
• 1412.658 kilometers
• 762.774 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
• 876.391 miles
• 1410.415 kilometers
• 761.563 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 George Bush Intercontinental Airport
City: Houston, TX
Country: United States
IATA Code: IAH
ICAO Code: KIAH
Coordinates: 29°59′3″N, 95°20′29″W

B Columbia Metropolitan Airport
City: Columbia, SC
Country: United States
IATA Code: CAE
ICAO Code: KCAE
Coordinates: 33°56′19″N, 81°7′10″W

## Time difference and current local times

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

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## Carbon dioxide emissions

Estimated CO2 emissions per passenger is 142 kg (312 pounds).

## Frequent Flyer Miles Calculator

Houston (IAH) → Columbia (CAE).

Distance:
878
Elite level bonus:
0
Booking class bonus:
0

### In total

Total frequent flyer miles:
878

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