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Distance between Washington D.C. (DCA) and Phoenix, AZ (PHX)

Flight distance from Washington D.C. to Phoenix (Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport – Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport) is 1979 miles / 3184 kilometers / 1719 nautical miles. Estimated flight time is 4 hours 14 minutes.

Driving distance from Washington D.C. (DCA) to Phoenix (PHX) is 2264 miles / 3643 kilometers and travel time by car is about 38 hours 58 minutes.

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

Shortest flight path between Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport (DCA) and Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport (PHX).

How far is Phoenix from Washington D.C.?

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

Vincenty's formula (applied above)
  • 1978.747 miles
  • 3184.485 kilometers
  • 1719.484 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
  • 1974.546 miles
  • 3177.723 kilometers
  • 1715.833 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 Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport
City: Phoenix, AZ
Country: United States Flag of United States
IATA Code: PHX
ICAO Code: KPHX
Coordinates: 33°26′3″N, 112°0′43″W

Time difference and current local times

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

Time Difference

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Phoenix, AZ

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Carbon dioxide emissions

Estimated CO2 emissions per passenger is 216 kg (475 pounds).

Frequent Flyer Miles Calculator

Washington D.C. (DCA) → Phoenix (PHX).

Distance:
1979
Elite level bonus:
0
Booking class bonus:
0

In total

Total frequent flyer miles:
1979

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