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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 Flag of 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 Flag of 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.

Time Difference

Houston, TX

 CST

Columbia, SC

 EST

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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