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Distance between Washington D.C. (DCA) and Los Angeles, CA (LAX)

Flight distance from Washington D.C. to Los Angeles (Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport – Los Angeles International Airport) is 2311 miles / 3719 kilometers / 2008 nautical miles. Estimated flight time is 4 hours 52 minutes.

Driving distance from Washington D.C. (DCA) to Los Angeles (LAX) is 2653 miles / 4270 kilometers and travel time by car is about 47 hours 28 minutes.

Washington D.C. – Los Angeles

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3719
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How far is Los Angeles from Washington D.C.?

There are several ways to calculate distances between Los Angeles and Chicago. Here are two common methods:

Vincenty's formula (applied above)
  • 2310.932 miles
  • 3719.085 kilometers
  • 2008.145 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
  • 2305.849 miles
  • 3710.904 kilometers
  • 2003.728 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).

How long does it take to fly from Washington D.C. to Los Angeles?

Estimated flight time from Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport to Los Angeles International Airport is 4 hours 52 minutes.

What is the time difference between Washington D.C. and Los Angeles?

The time difference between Washington D.C. and Los Angeles is 3 hours. Los Angeles is 3 hours behind Washington D.C..
Washington D.C. time to Los Angeles time converter

Flight carbon footprint between Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport (DCA) and Los Angeles International Airport (LAX)

On average flying from Washington D.C. to Los Angeles generates about 253 kg of CO2 per passenger, 253 kilograms is equal to 558 pounds (lbs). The figures are estimates and include only the CO2 generated by burning jet fuel.

Map of flight path and driving directions from Washington D.C. to Los Angeles

Shortest flight path between Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport (DCA) and Los Angeles International Airport (LAX).

Airport information

Origin 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
Destination Los Angeles International Airport
City: Los Angeles, CA
Country: United States Flag of United States
IATA Code: LAX
ICAO Code: KLAX
Coordinates: 33°56′33″N, 118°24′28″W

Airlines flying from Washington D.C. (DCA) to Los Angeles (LAX)

Alaska Airlines
American Airlines
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