# Distance between Washington D.C. (DCA) and Columbia, SC (CAE)

Flight distance from Washington D.C. to Columbia (Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport – Columbia Metropolitan Airport) is 408 miles / 657 kilometers / 355 nautical miles. Estimated flight time is 1 hour 16 minutes.

Driving distance from Washington D.C. (DCA) to Columbia (CAE) is 490 miles / 788 kilometers and travel time by car is about 8 hours 41 minutes.

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

Shortest flight path between Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport (DCA) and Columbia Metropolitan Airport (CAE).

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

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

Vincenty's formula (applied above)
• 407.986 miles
• 656.590 kilometers
• 354.530 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
• 408.276 miles
• 657.056 kilometers
• 354.782 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 Columbia Metropolitan Airport
City: Columbia, SC
Country: United States
IATA Code: CAE
ICAO Code: KCAE
Coordinates: 33°56′19″N, 81°7′10″W

## Time difference and current local times

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

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## Carbon dioxide emissions

Estimated CO2 emissions per passenger is 85 kg (188 pounds).

## Frequent Flyer Miles Calculator

Washington D.C. (DCA) → Columbia (CAE).

Distance:
408
Elite level bonus:
0
Booking class bonus:
0

### In total

Total frequent flyer miles:
408

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