Distance between Austin TX and Houston TX

The distance from Austin to Houston is 163 miles by road including 86 miles on motorways. Road takes approximately 2 hours and 45 minutes and goes through Columbus, Katy, Bastrop, Alleyton, Brookshire, Hedwig Village and Hilshire Village.

There are tolls on the route.
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City
Town
Village
Hamlet
Motorway
Primary
Secondary
Unclassified
Point Distance Time Fuel
Austin 0 mi 0:00 00 min 0.0 gal
TX 71 14 mi, 15 min
Garfield 14 mi 0:15 15 min 0.4 gal
TX 71 16 mi, 18 min
Bastrop 30 mi 0:33 33 min 1.0 gal
TX 21 TX 71 60 mi, 1 h 03 min
Columbus 89 mi 1:36 1 h 36 min 3.0 gal
I 10 9 mi, 07 min
Alleyton 98 mi 1:44 1 h 44 min 3.1 gal
I 10 27 mi, 24 min
Brookshire 126 mi 2:09 2 h 09 min 4.2 gal
I 10 6 mi, 05 min
Katy 132 mi 2:14 2 h 14 min 4.4 gal
I 10 I 10 Toll 20 mi, 19 min
Hedwig Village 152 mi 2:34 2 h 34 min 5.1 gal
I 10 Toll 1 mi, 01 min
Hilshire Village 153 mi 2:36 2 h 36 min 5.2 gal
I 10 Toll US 90 9 mi, 09 min
Houston 163 mi 2:45 2 h 45 min 5.4 gal
City
Town
Village
Hamlet
Motorway
Primary
Secondary
Unclassified
Point Distance Time Fuel
Austin 0 mi 0:00 00 min 0.0 gal
TX 71 14 mi, 15 min
Garfield 14 mi 0:15 15 min 0.4 gal
TX 71 6 mi, 07 min
Elysium 20 mi 0:22 22 min 0.5 gal
TX 71 TX 71 10 mi, 10 min
Bastrop 30 mi 0:33 33 min 1.0 gal
TX 21 TX 71 8 mi, 08 min
Alum Creek 37 mi 0:42 42 min 1.2 gal
TX 71 9 mi, 09 min
Kirtley 47 mi 0:52 52 min 1.6 gal
TX 71 6 mi, 06 min
West Point 52 mi 0:58 58 min 1.7 gal
TX 71 17 mi, 16 min
Gay Hill 69 mi 1:15 1 h 15 min 2.3 gal
TX 71 11 mi, 11 min
Hillcrest 80 mi 1:26 1 h 26 min 2.6 gal
TX 71 10 mi, 09 min
Columbus 89 mi 1:36 1 h 36 min 3.0 gal
I 10 9 mi, 07 min
Alleyton 98 mi 1:44 1 h 44 min 3.1 gal
I 10 19 mi, 17 min
San Felipe Siding 118 mi 2:01 2 h 01 min 3.9 gal
I 10 8 mi, 07 min
Brookshire 126 mi 2:08 2 h 08 min 4.2 gal
I 10 6 mi, 05 min
Katy 132 mi 2:14 2 h 14 min 4.4 gal
I 10 10 mi, 09 min
Barker 142 mi 2:24 2 h 24 min 4.8 gal
I 10 Toll 2 mi, 02 min
Addicks 145 mi 2:27 2 h 27 min 4.9 gal
I 10 Toll 7 mi, 07 min
Hedwig Village 152 mi 2:34 2 h 34 min 5.1 gal
I 10 Toll 1 mi, 01 min
Hilshire Village 153 mi 2:35 2 h 35 min 5.2 gal
I 10 Toll US 90 9 mi, 09 min
Houston 163 mi 2:45 2 h 45 min 5.4 gal

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does it cost to drive from Austin to Houston?

Fuel cost: 22 USD

This fuel cost is calculated as: (Route length 162.8 mi) / (Fuel consumption 29.4 mpg) * (Fuel price 3.98 USD / gal)

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How long is a car ride from Austin to Houston?

Driving time: 2 h 45 min

This time is calculated for driving at the maximum permitted speed, taking into account traffic rules restrictions.

  • 39 mi with a maximum speed 68 mph = 34 min
  • 22 mi with a maximum speed 65 mph = 20 min
  • 7 mi with a maximum speed 62 mph = 6 min
  • 14 mi with a maximum speed 60 mph = 14 min
  • 53 mi with a maximum speed 56 mph = 56 min
  • 2 mi with a maximum speed 55 mph = 1 min
  • 25 mi with a maximum speed 50 mph = 30 min

The calculated driving time does not take into account intermediate stops and traffic jams.

How far is Austin to Houston by land?

The distance between Austin and Houston is 162.8 mi by road including 85.7 mi on motorways.

Precise satellite coordinates of highways were used for this calculation. The start and finish points are the centers of Austin and Houston respectively.

How far is Austin to Houston by plane?

The shortest distance (air line, as the crow flies) between Austin and Houston is 146.6 mi.

This distance is calculated using the Haversine formula as a great-circle distance between two points on the surface of a sphere. The start and finish points are the centers of Austin and Houston respectively. Actual distance between airports may be different.

How many hours is Austin from Houston by plane?

Boeing 737 airliner needs 17 min to cover the distance of 147 mi at a cruising speed of 497 mph.

Small plane "Cessna 172" needs 1 h 4 min to flight this distance at average speed of 136 mph.

This time is approximate and do not take into account takeoff and landing times, airport location and other real world factors.

How long is a helicopter ride from Austin to Houston?

Fast helicopter "Eurocopter AS350" or "Hughes OH-6 Cayuse" need 59 min to cover the distance of 147 mi at a cruising speed of 149 mph.

Popular "Robinson R44" needs 1 h 7 min to flight this distance at average speed of 130 mph.

This time is approximate and do not take into account takeoff and landing times, aerodrome location and other real world factors.

What city is halfway between Austin and Houston?

The halfway point between Austin and Houston is Hillcrest. It is located about 1 mi from the exact midpoint by road.

The distance from Hillcrest to Austin is 80 mi and driving will take about 1 h 26 min. The road between Hillcrest and Houston has length 83 mi and will take approximately 1 h 18 min.

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Where is Austin in relation to Houston?

Austin is located 147 mi west of Houston.

Austin has geographic coordinates: latitude 30.27113, longitude -97.7437. Click here to see Austin on map.

Houston has geographic coordinates: latitude 29.75894, longitude -95.3677. Click here to see Houston on map.

Which highway goes from Austin to Houston?

The route from Austin to Houston follows TX 71, I 10.

Other minor sections pass along the road:

  • US 90: 35 mi
  • I 10 Toll: 11 mi
  • TX 95: 9 mi
  • TX 21: 6 mi
  • TX 71: 6 mi
  • I 45: 1 mi
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