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Distance between Charleston, SC (CHS) and Washington D.C. (DCA)

Flight distance from Charleston to Washington D.C. (Charleston International Airport – Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport) is 444 miles / 714 kilometers / 386 nautical miles. Estimated flight time is 1 hour 20 minutes.

Driving distance from Charleston (CHS) to Washington D.C. (DCA) is 510 miles / 821 kilometers and travel time by car is about 9 hours 6 minutes.

Map of flight path and driving directions from Charleston to Washington D.C..

Shortest flight path between Charleston International Airport (CHS) and Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport (DCA).

How far is Washington D.C. from Charleston?

There are several ways to calculate distances between Charleston and Washington D.C.. Here are two common methods:

Vincenty's formula (applied above)
  • 443.628 miles
  • 713.951 kilometers
  • 385.503 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
  • 444.299 miles
  • 715.030 kilometers
  • 386.085 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 Charleston International Airport
City: Charleston, SC
Country: United States Flag of United States
IATA Code: CHS
ICAO Code: KCHS
Coordinates: 32°53′54″N, 80°2′25″W

B Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport
City: Washington D.C.
Country: United States Flag of United States
IATA Code: DCA
ICAO Code: KDCA
Coordinates: 38°51′7″N, 77°2′15″W

Time difference and current local times

There is no time difference between Charleston and Washington D.C..

Time Difference

Charleston, SC

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Washington D.C.

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Carbon dioxide emissions

Estimated CO2 emissions per passenger is 90 kg (199 pounds).

Frequent Flyer Miles Calculator

Charleston (CHS) → Washington D.C. (DCA).

Distance:
444
Elite level bonus:
0
Booking class bonus:
0

In total

Total frequent flyer miles:
444

Round trip?