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Distance between Indianapolis, IN (IND) and Houston, TX (HOU)

Flight distance from Indianapolis to Houston (Indianapolis International Airport – Houston William P. Hobby Airport) is 861 miles / 1386 kilometers / 749 nautical miles. Estimated flight time is 2 hours 7 minutes.

Driving distance from Indianapolis (IND) to Houston (HOU) is 1007 miles / 1620 kilometers and travel time by car is about 17 hours 44 minutes.

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

Shortest flight path between Indianapolis International Airport (IND) and Houston William P. Hobby Airport (HOU).

How far is Houston from Indianapolis?

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

Vincenty's formula (applied above)
  • 861.360 miles
  • 1386.224 kilometers
  • 748.501 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
  • 862.007 miles
  • 1387.265 kilometers
  • 749.063 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 Indianapolis International Airport
City: Indianapolis, IN
Country: United States Flag of United States
IATA Code: IND
ICAO Code: KIND
Coordinates: 39°43′2″N, 86°17′39″W

B 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

Time difference and current local times

The time difference between Indianapolis and Houston is 1 hour. Houston is 1 hour behind Indianapolis.

Time Difference

Indianapolis, IN

 EDT

Houston, TX

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Carbon dioxide emissions

Estimated CO2 emissions per passenger is 140 kg (309 pounds).

Frequent Flyer Miles Calculator

Indianapolis (IND) → Houston (HOU).

Air miles:
861
Elite level bonus:
0
Booking class bonus:
0

In total

Total frequent flyer miles:
861

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