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Distance between Washington D.C. (DCA) and San Francisco, CA (SFO)

Distance from Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport to San Francisco International Airport is 2442 miles / 3930 kilometers / 2122 nautical miles.

Calculations with different 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).

Flight duration

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..

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 Francisco International Airport
City: San Francisco, CA
Country: United States Flag of United States
IATA Code: SFO
ICAO Code: KSFO
Coordinates: 37°37′8″N, 122°22′30″W

Map

Flight map from Washington D.C. to San Francisco.

Frequent Flyer Miles Calculator

Washington D.C. (DCA) → San Francisco (SFO).

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Air miles:
2442
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In total

Total frequent flyer miles:
2442

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