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Distance between Washington D.C. (DCA) and San Diego, CA (SAN)

Distance from Washington D.C. (Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport) to San Diego (San Diego International Airport) is 2276 miles / 3663 kilometers / 1978 nautical miles.

Calculations with different methods

Vincenty's formula (applied above)
  • 2275.786 miles
  • 3662.522 kilometers
  • 1977.604 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
  • 2270.989 miles
  • 3654.803 kilometers
  • 1973.436 nautical miles

The haversine formula calculates the distance between latitude/longitude points assuming a spherical earth (great-circle distance).

Flight duration

Estimated flight time from Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport (DCA) to San Diego International Airport (SAN) is 4 hours 48 minutes.

Time difference and current local times

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

Time Difference

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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 San Diego International Airport
City: San Diego, CA
Country: United States Flag of United States
IATA Code: SAN
ICAO Code: KSAN
Coordinates: 32°44′0″N, 117°11′24″W

Map

Washington D.C. to San Diego flight map.

Frequent Flyer Miles Calculator

Washington D.C. (DCA) → San Diego (SAN).

Elite level bonus (%):
Booking class bonus (%):
Air miles:
2276
Elite level bonus:
0
Booking class bonus:
0

In total

Total frequent flyer miles:
2276

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