# Distance between Washington D.C. (DCA) and Charleston, SC (CHS)

Flight distance from Washington D.C. to Charleston (Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport – Charleston International Airport) is 444 miles / 714 kilometers / 386 nautical miles. Estimated flight time is 1 hour 20 minutes.

Driving distance from Washington D.C. (DCA) to Charleston (CHS) is 512 miles / 824 kilometers and travel time by car is about 9 hours 7 minutes.

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

Shortest flight path between Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport (DCA) and Charleston International Airport (CHS).

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

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

Vincenty's formula (applied above)
• 443.628 miles
• 713.951 kilometers
• 385.503 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
• 444.299 miles
• 715.030 kilometers
• 386.085 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 Charleston International Airport
City: Charleston, SC
Country: United States
IATA Code: CHS
ICAO Code: KCHS
Coordinates: 32°53′54″N, 80°2′25″W

## Time difference and current local times

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

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## Carbon dioxide emissions

Estimated CO2 emissions per passenger is 90 kg (199 pounds).

## Frequent Flyer Miles Calculator

Washington D.C. (DCA) → Charleston (CHS).

Distance:
444
Elite level bonus:
0
Booking class bonus:
0

### In total

Total frequent flyer miles:
444

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