How far is San Francisco from Washington D.C.?
There are several ways to calculate distances between Washington D.C. and San Francisco. Here are two common methods:Vincenty's formula (applied above)
- 2442.211 miles
- 3930.357 kilometers
- 2122.223 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
- 2436.368 miles
- 3920.954 kilometers
- 2117.146 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).
Estimated flight time from Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport (DCA) to San Francisco International Airport (SFO) is 5 hours 7 minutes.
Time difference and current local times
The time difference between Washington D.C. and San Francisco is 3 hours. San Francisco is 3 hours behind Washington D.C..
San Francisco, CA
Carbon dioxide emissions
Estimated CO2 emissions per passenger is 287 kg (633 pounds).
|A||Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport|
|B||San Francisco International Airport|
|City:||San Francisco, CA|
Washington D.C. to San Francisco flight map.
Frequent Flyer Miles Calculator
Washington D.C. (DCA) → San Francisco (SFO).