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Distance between Washington D.C. (IAD) and Cancún (CUN)

Flight distance from Washington D.C. to Cancún (Washington Dulles International Airport – Cancún International Airport) is 1355 miles / 2180 kilometers / 1177 nautical miles. Estimated flight time is 3 hours 3 minutes.

Driving distance from Washington D.C. (IAD) to Cancún (CUN) is 3168 miles / 5098 kilometers and travel time by car is about 58 hours 40 minutes.

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

Shortest flight path between Washington Dulles International Airport (IAD) and Cancún International Airport (CUN).

How far is Cancún from Washington D.C.?

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

Vincenty's formula (applied above)
  • 1354.762 miles
  • 2180.278 kilometers
  • 1177.256 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
  • 1357.739 miles
  • 2185.069 kilometers
  • 1179.843 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 Washington Dulles International Airport
City: Washington D.C.
Country: United States Flag of United States
IATA Code: IAD
ICAO Code: KIAD
Coordinates: 38°56′40″N, 77°27′20″W

B Cancún International Airport
City: Cancún
Country: Mexico Flag of Mexico
IATA Code: CUN
ICAO Code: MMUN
Coordinates: 21°2′11″N, 86°52′37″W

Time difference and current local times

The time difference between Washington D.C. and Cancún is 1 hour. Cancún is 1 hour behind Washington D.C..

Time Difference

Washington D.C.

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Cancún

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Carbon dioxide emissions

Estimated CO2 emissions per passenger is 170 kg (376 pounds).

Frequent Flyer Miles Calculator

Washington D.C. (IAD) → Cancún (CUN).

Distance:
1355
Elite level bonus:
0
Booking class bonus:
0

In total

Total frequent flyer miles:
1355

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