How far is Austin from Houston?

Distance by Flight

Shortest distance between Austin and Houston is 146.57 miles (235.88 km).

Flight distance from Austin, TX to Houston, TX is 146.57 miles. Estimated flight time is 00 hours 19 minutes.

It takes 00 hours 18 minutes to travel from Austin to Houston with an airplane (average speed of 550 miles).

Driving distance

The driving distance from Austin, Texas to Houston, Texas is: 165.17 miles (265.82 km) by car.

Driving from Austin to Houston will take approximately 02 hours 36 minutes.

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#1 Austin

City in Travis, Hays and Williamson counties, Texas, United States; Texas state capital and Travis County seat

Population 995484
GPS Coordinates 30°16'2"N 97°44'35"W
Latitude 30.2671500
Longitude -97.7430600
Altitude 149
Country United States
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#2 Houston

County seat of Harris County, Texas; fourth largest city in the United States by population

Population 2316120
GPS Coordinates 29°45'48"N 95°21'48"W
Latitude 29.7632800
Longitude -95.3632700
Altitude 12
Country United States

Estimated Travel Time Between Austin and Houston

The distance between Austin and Houston is 266 km if you choose to drive by road. You can go 02 hours 57 minutes if you drive your car at an average speed of 90 kilometers / hour. For different choices, please review the avg. speed travel time table on the below.

There is no time difference between Austin and Houston. The current time is 22:34:15.

Average Speed Travel Time
30 mph (48.3 km/h) 05 hours 30 minutes
40 mph (64.37 km/h) 04 hours 07 minutes
50 mph (80.47 km/h) 03 hours 18 minutes
60 mph (96.56 km/h) 02 hours 45 minutes
70 mph (112.65 km/h) 02 hours 21 minutes
75 mph (120.7 km/h) 02 hours 12 minutes
80 mph (128.75 km/h) 02 hours 03 minutes

Gas Consumption

A car with a fuel efficiency of 8.3 l/100 km will need 22.06 liters (5.83 gallon) of gas to cover the route between Austin and Houston.
The estimated cost of gas to go from Austin to Houston is $19.04 (diesel $20.9).

Take a look at our Gas Cost Calculator feature. It will figure out how much it will cost to drive this particular distance.

The average gas price per gallon of daily gas for calculations is $3.267 (Diesel $3.586) /gallon. Last changed prices on October 18, 2021.

How did we calculate the distance?

The place names are translated into coordinates to approximate the distance between Austin and Houston (latitude and longitude). Cities, states, and countries each have their own regional center. The Haversine formula is used to measure the radius.

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