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

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.

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

There are several ways to calculate distances between Washington D.C. and Los Angeles. 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).

Flight duration

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

Time difference and current local times

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

Time Difference

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Carbon dioxide emissions

Estimated CO2 emissions per passenger is 257 kg (567 pounds).

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 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

Washington D.C. to Los Angeles flight path

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

Frequent Flyer Miles Calculator

Washington D.C. (DCA) → Los Angeles (LAX).

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In total

Total frequent flyer miles:
2311

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