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Distance between Sacramento, CA (SMF) and Houston, TX (IAH)

Flight distance from Sacramento to Houston (Sacramento International Airport – Houston George Bush Intercontinental Airport) is 1609 miles / 2590 kilometers / 1398 nautical miles. Estimated flight time is 3 hours 32 minutes.

Driving distance from Sacramento (SMF) to Houston (IAH) is 1955 miles / 3146 kilometers and travel time by car is about 32 hours 22 minutes.

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

Shortest flight path between Sacramento International Airport (SMF) and Houston George Bush Intercontinental Airport (IAH).

How far is Houston from Sacramento?

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

Vincenty's formula (applied above)
  • 1609.311 miles
  • 2589.935 kilometers
  • 1398.453 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
  • 1606.829 miles
  • 2585.941 kilometers
  • 1396.297 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 Sacramento International Airport
City: Sacramento, CA
Country: United States Flag of United States
IATA Code: SMF
ICAO Code: KSMF
Coordinates: 38°41′43″N, 121°35′27″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 Sacramento and Houston is 2 hours. Houston is 2 hours ahead of Sacramento.

Time Difference

Sacramento, CA

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Carbon dioxide emissions

Estimated CO2 emissions per passenger is 176 kg (389 pounds).

Frequent Flyer Miles Calculator

Sacramento (SMF) → Houston (IAH).

Distance:
1609
Elite level bonus:
0
Booking class bonus:
0

In total

Total frequent flyer miles:
1609

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