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Distance between Richmond, VA (RIC) and Houston, TX (HOU)

Flight distance from Richmond to Houston (Richmond International Airport – Houston William P. Hobby Airport) is 1166 miles / 1877 kilometers / 1013 nautical miles. Estimated flight time is 2 hours 42 minutes.

Driving distance from Richmond (RIC) to Houston (HOU) is 1328 miles / 2137 kilometers and travel time by car is about 23 hours 12 minutes.

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

Shortest flight path between Richmond International Airport (RIC) and Houston William P. Hobby Airport (HOU).

How far is Houston from Richmond?

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

Vincenty's formula (applied above)
  • 1166.284 miles
  • 1876.952 kilometers
  • 1013.473 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
  • 1164.964 miles
  • 1874.827 kilometers
  • 1012.326 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 Richmond International Airport
City: Richmond, VA
Country: United States Flag of United States
IATA Code: RIC
ICAO Code: KRIC
Coordinates: 37°30′18″N, 77°19′10″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 Richmond and Houston is 1 hour. Houston is 1 hour behind Richmond.

Time Difference

Richmond, VA

 EDT

Houston, TX

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Carbon dioxide emissions

Estimated CO2 emissions per passenger is 160 kg (353 pounds).

Frequent Flyer Miles Calculator

Richmond (RIC) → Houston (HOU).

Distance:
1166
Elite level bonus:
0
Booking class bonus:
0

In total

Total frequent flyer miles:
1166

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