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Distance between Washington D.C. (DCA) and Boston, MA (BOS)

Flight distance from Washington D.C. to Boston (Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport – Logan International Airport) is 399 miles / 642 kilometers / 347 nautical miles. Estimated flight time is 1 hour 15 minutes.

Driving distance from Washington D.C. (DCA) to Boston (BOS) is 442 miles / 711 kilometers and travel time by car is about 9 hours 1 minutes.

Washington D.C. – Boston

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399
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347
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How far is Boston from Washington D.C.?

There are several ways to calculate distances between Los Angeles and Chicago. Here are two common methods:

Vincenty's formula (applied above)
  • 399.034 miles
  • 642.183 kilometers
  • 346.751 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
  • 398.593 miles
  • 641.474 kilometers
  • 346.368 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).

Flight Duration

Estimated flight time from Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport to Logan International Airport is 1 hour 15 minutes.

Time difference

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

Carbon dioxide emissions

On average flying from Washington D.C. to Boston generates about 84 kg of CO2 per passenger, 84 kilograms is equal to 185 pounds (lbs). The figures are estimates and include only the CO2 generated by burning jet fuel.

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

Shortest flight path between Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport (DCA) and Logan International Airport (BOS).

Airport information

Origin 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
Destination Logan International Airport
City: Boston, MA
Country: United States Flag of United States
IATA Code: BOS
ICAO Code: KBOS
Coordinates: 42°21′51″N, 71°0′18″W

Airlines flying from Washington D.C. (DCA) to Boston (BOS)

American Airlines
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