# Distance between Washington D.C. (DCA) and Buffalo, NY (BUF)

Flight distance from Washington D.C. to Buffalo (Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport – Buffalo Niagara International Airport) is 296 miles / 476 kilometers / 257 nautical miles. Estimated flight time is 1 hour 3 minutes.

Driving distance from Washington D.C. (DCA) to Buffalo (BUF) is 385 miles / 620 kilometers and travel time by car is about 7 hours 39 minutes.

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

Shortest flight path between Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport (DCA) and Buffalo Niagara International Airport (BUF).

## How far is Buffalo from Washington D.C.?

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

Vincenty's formula (applied above)
• 295.722 miles
• 475.919 kilometers
• 256.976 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
• 296.001 miles
• 476.368 kilometers
• 257.218 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
IATA Code: DCA
ICAO Code: KDCA
Coordinates: 38°51′7″N, 77°2′15″W

B Buffalo Niagara International Airport
City: Buffalo, NY
Country: United States
IATA Code: BUF
ICAO Code: KBUF
Coordinates: 42°56′25″N, 78°43′55″W

## Time difference and current local times

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

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## Carbon dioxide emissions

Estimated CO2 emissions per passenger is 69 kg (151 pounds).

## Frequent Flyer Miles Calculator

Washington D.C. (DCA) → Buffalo (BUF).

Distance:
296
Elite level bonus:
0
Booking class bonus:
0

### In total

Total frequent flyer miles:
296

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