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).
Time difference and current local times
There is no time difference between Washington D.C. and Columbia.
Carbon dioxide emissions
Estimated CO2 emissions per passenger is 85 kg (188 pounds).
Frequent Flyer Miles Calculator
Washington D.C. (DCA) → Columbia (CAE).