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Distance between New Orleans, LA (MSY) and Houston, TX (HOU)

Flight distance from New Orleans to Houston (Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport – Houston William P. Hobby Airport) is 302 miles / 487 kilometers / 263 nautical miles. Estimated flight time is 1 hour 4 minutes.

Driving distance from New Orleans (MSY) to Houston (HOU) is 340 miles / 547 kilometers and travel time by car is about 6 hours 25 minutes.

New Orleans – Houston

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302
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487
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263
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How far is Houston from New Orleans?

There are several ways to calculate distances between Los Angeles and Chicago. Here are two common methods:

Vincenty's formula (applied above)
  • 302.492 miles
  • 486.813 kilometers
  • 262.858 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
  • 301.913 miles
  • 485.882 kilometers
  • 262.355 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).

Flight Duration

Estimated flight time from Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport to Houston William P. Hobby Airport is 1 hour 4 minutes.

Time difference

There is no time difference between New Orleans and Houston.

Carbon dioxide emissions

On average flying from New Orleans to Houston generates about 70 kg of CO2 per passenger, 70 kilograms is equal to 153 pounds (lbs). The figures are estimates and include only the CO2 generated by burning jet fuel.

Map of flight path and driving directions from New Orleans to Houston

Shortest flight path between Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport (MSY) and Houston William P. Hobby Airport (HOU).

Airport information

Origin Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport
City: New Orleans, LA
Country: United States Flag of United States
IATA Code: MSY
ICAO Code: KMSY
Coordinates: 29°59′36″N, 90°15′28″W
Destination 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

Airlines flying from New Orleans (MSY) to Houston (HOU)

AirTran Airways
Southwest Airlines