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Distance between Washington D.C. (DCA) and Brownsville, TX (BRO)

Flight distance from Washington D.C. to Brownsville (Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport – Brownsville/South Padre Island International Airport) is 1483 miles / 2387 kilometers / 1289 nautical miles. Estimated flight time is 3 hours 18 minutes.

Driving distance from Washington D.C. (DCA) to Brownsville (BRO) is 1773 miles / 2853 kilometers and travel time by car is about 31 hours 14 minutes.

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

Shortest flight path between Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport (DCA) and Brownsville/South Padre Island International Airport (BRO).

How far is Brownsville from Washington D.C.?

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

Vincenty's formula (applied above)
  • 1482.962 miles
  • 2386.596 kilometers
  • 1288.659 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
  • 1482.452 miles
  • 2385.775 kilometers
  • 1288.216 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 Brownsville/South Padre Island International Airport
City: Brownsville, TX
Country: United States Flag of United States
IATA Code: BRO
ICAO Code: KBRO
Coordinates: 25°54′24″N, 97°25′33″W

Time difference and current local times

The time difference between Washington D.C. and Brownsville is 1 hour. Brownsville is 1 hour behind Washington D.C..

Time Difference

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Brownsville, TX

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Carbon dioxide emissions

Estimated CO2 emissions per passenger is 178 kg (393 pounds).

Frequent Flyer Miles Calculator

Washington D.C. (DCA) → Brownsville (BRO).

Distance:
1483
Elite level bonus:
0
Booking class bonus:
0

In total

Total frequent flyer miles:
1483

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