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Distance between Washington D.C. (DCA) and Lynchburg, VA (LYH)

Flight distance from Washington D.C. to Lynchburg (Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport – Lynchburg Regional Airport) is 158 miles / 254 kilometers / 137 nautical miles. Estimated flight time is 47 minutes.

Driving distance from Washington D.C. (DCA) to Lynchburg (LYH) is 188 miles / 302 kilometers and travel time by car is about 3 hours 55 minutes.

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

Shortest flight path between Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport (DCA) and Lynchburg Regional Airport (LYH).

How far is Lynchburg from Washington D.C.?

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

Vincenty's formula (applied above)
  • 157.999 miles
  • 254.275 kilometers
  • 137.298 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
  • 157.914 miles
  • 254.138 kilometers
  • 137.223 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 Lynchburg Regional Airport
City: Lynchburg, VA
Country: United States Flag of United States
IATA Code: LYH
ICAO Code: KLYH
Coordinates: 37°19′36″N, 79°12′1″W

Time difference and current local times

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

Time Difference

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Lynchburg, VA

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Carbon dioxide emissions

Estimated CO2 emissions per passenger is 48 kg (106 pounds).

Frequent Flyer Miles Calculator

Washington D.C. (DCA) → Lynchburg (LYH).

Distance:
158
Elite level bonus:
0
Booking class bonus:
0

In total

Total frequent flyer miles:
158

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