Distance between Washington D.C. (DCA) and Colorado Springs, CO (COS)

Flight distance from Washington D.C. to Colorado Springs (Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport – Colorado Springs Airport) is 1487 miles / 2393 kilometers / 1292 nautical miles. Estimated flight time is 3 hours 18 minutes.

Driving distance from Washington D.C. (DCA) to Colorado Springs (COS) is 1640 miles / 2640 kilometers and travel time by car is about 28 hours 17 minutes.

Map of flight path and driving directions from Washington D.C. to Colorado Springs.

Shortest flight path between Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport (DCA) and Colorado Springs Airport (COS).

How far is Colorado Springs from Washington D.C.?

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

Vincenty's formula (applied above)
• 1486.844 miles
• 2392.843 kilometers
• 1292.032 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
• 1483.227 miles
• 2387.022 kilometers
• 1288.889 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

Country: United States
IATA Code: COS
ICAO Code: KCOS
Coordinates: 38°48′20″N, 104°42′3″W

Time difference and current local times

The time difference between Washington D.C. and Colorado Springs is 2 hours. Colorado Springs is 2 hours behind Washington D.C..

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Carbon dioxide emissions

Estimated CO2 emissions per passenger is 179 kg (394 pounds).

Frequent Flyer Miles Calculator

Washington D.C. (DCA) → Colorado Springs (COS).

Distance:
1487
Elite level bonus:
0
Booking class bonus:
0

In total

Total frequent flyer miles:
1487

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