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Distance between Washington D.C. (DCA) and Albany, NY (ALB)

Flight distance from Washington D.C. to Albany (Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport – Albany International Airport) is 318 miles / 512 kilometers / 276 nautical miles. Estimated flight time is 1 hour 6 minutes.

Driving distance from Washington D.C. (DCA) to Albany (ALB) is 375 miles / 603 kilometers and travel time by car is about 7 hours 9 minutes.

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

Shortest flight path between Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport (DCA) and Albany International Airport (ALB).

How far is Albany from Washington D.C.?

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

Vincenty's formula (applied above)
  • 317.859 miles
  • 511.545 kilometers
  • 276.212 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
  • 317.926 miles
  • 511.653 kilometers
  • 276.271 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 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

B Albany International Airport
City: Albany, NY
Country: United States Flag of United States
IATA Code: ALB
ICAO Code: KALB
Coordinates: 42°44′53″N, 73°48′6″W

Time difference and current local times

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

Time Difference

Washington D.C.

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Albany, NY

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Carbon dioxide emissions

Estimated CO2 emissions per passenger is 72 kg (158 pounds).

Frequent Flyer Miles Calculator

Washington D.C. (DCA) → Albany (ALB).

Distance:
318
Elite level bonus:
0
Booking class bonus:
0

In total

Total frequent flyer miles:
318

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