There are 146.24 miles from Houston to Austin in northwest direction and 164 miles (263.93 kilometers) by car, following the I-10 and US-90 W route.
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Houston and Austin are 2 hours 38 mins far apart, if you drive non-stop.
This is the fastest route from Houston, TX to Austin, TX. The halfway point is Glidden, TX.
Houston, TX and Austin, TX are in the same time zone (CDT). Current time in both locations is 7:30 am.
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Gas Consumption and Emissions
A car with a fuel efficiency the MPG will need 6.57 gallons of gas to cover the route between Houston, TX and Austin, TX.
The estimated cost of gas to go from Houston to Austin is $20.89.
During the route, an average car will release 128.69 pounds of CO2 to the atmosphere. The carbon footprint would be 0.79 pounds of CO2 per mile.Average USA gas price used for calculation is $3.18 per gallon of regular gas. Price last updated on October 13, 2021.
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Halfway Point Between Houston, TX and Austin, TX
If you want to meet halfway between Houston, TX and Austin, TX or just make a stop in the middle of your trip, the exact coordinates of the halfway point of this route are 29.754971 and -96.607506, or 29º 45" 17.8956" N, 96º 36" 27.0216" W. This location is 81.78 miles away from Houston, TX and Austin, TX and it would take approximately 1 hour 19 mins to reach the halfway point from both locations.
Closest City or Town to Halfway Point
The closest town to the halfway point is Glidden, TX, situated 77 miles from Houston, TX and 88 miles from Austin, TX. It would take 1 hour 10 mins to go from Houston to Glidden and 1 hour 30 mins to go from Austin to Glidden.
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Weather in Houston and Austin
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