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Distance between Philadelphia, PA (PHL) and Houston, TX (HOU)

Flight distance from Philadelphia to Houston (Philadelphia International Airport – Houston William P. Hobby Airport) is 1336 miles / 2149 kilometers / 1161 nautical miles. Estimated flight time is 3 hours 1 minutes.

Driving distance from Philadelphia (PHL) to Houston (HOU) is 1537 miles / 2474 kilometers and travel time by car is about 27 hours 2 minutes.

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

Shortest flight path between Philadelphia International Airport (PHL) and Houston William P. Hobby Airport (HOU).

How far is Houston from Philadelphia?

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

Vincenty's formula (applied above)
  • 1335.526 miles
  • 2149.320 kilometers
  • 1160.540 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
  • 1334.272 miles
  • 2147.302 kilometers
  • 1159.450 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 Philadelphia International Airport
City: Philadelphia, PA
Country: United States Flag of United States
IATA Code: PHL
ICAO Code: KPHL
Coordinates: 39°52′18″N, 75°14′27″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 Philadelphia and Houston is 1 hour. Houston is 1 hour behind Philadelphia.

Time Difference

Philadelphia, PA

 EST

Houston, TX

 CST

Carbon dioxide emissions

Estimated CO2 emissions per passenger is 169 kg (373 pounds).

Frequent Flyer Miles Calculator

Philadelphia (PHL) → Houston (HOU).

Distance:
1336
Elite level bonus:
0
Booking class bonus:
0

In total

Total frequent flyer miles:
1336

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