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

Flight distance from Richmond to Houston (Richmond International Airport – Houston George Bush Intercontinental Airport) is 1157 miles / 1862 kilometers / 1006 nautical miles. Estimated flight time is 2 hours 41 minutes.

Driving distance from Richmond (RIC) to Houston (IAH) is 1318 miles / 2121 kilometers and travel time by car is about 23 hours 10 minutes.

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

Shortest flight path between Richmond International Airport (RIC) and Houston George Bush Intercontinental Airport (IAH).

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)
  • 1157.136 miles
  • 1862.229 kilometers
  • 1005.523 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
  • 1155.729 miles
  • 1859.966 kilometers
  • 1004.301 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 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

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

 EST

Houston, TX

 CST

Carbon dioxide emissions

Estimated CO2 emissions per passenger is 160 kg (352 pounds).

Frequent Flyer Miles Calculator

Richmond (RIC) → Houston (IAH).

Distance:
1157
Elite level bonus:
0
Booking class bonus:
0

In total

Total frequent flyer miles:
1157

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