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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 Flag of 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 Flag of 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.

Time Difference

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Buffalo, NY

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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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