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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 Flag of 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 Flag of 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.

Time Difference

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Charleston, SC

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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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