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Distance between Washington D.C. (IAD) and Los Angeles, CA (LAX)

Flight distance from Washington D.C. to Los Angeles (Washington Dulles International Airport – Los Angeles International Airport) is 2288 miles / 3682 kilometers / 1988 nautical miles. Estimated flight time is 4 hours 49 minutes.

Driving distance from Washington D.C. (IAD) to Los Angeles (LAX) is 2645 miles / 4257 kilometers and travel time by car is about 44 hours 44 minutes.

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

Shortest flight path between Washington Dulles International Airport (IAD) and Los Angeles International Airport (LAX).

How far is Los Angeles from Washington D.C.?

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

Vincenty's formula (applied above)
  • 2287.966 miles
  • 3682.125 kilometers
  • 1988.188 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
  • 2282.940 miles
  • 3674.035 kilometers
  • 1983.820 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 Los Angeles International Airport
City: Los Angeles, CA
Country: United States Flag of United States
IATA Code: LAX
ICAO Code: KLAX
Coordinates: 33°56′33″N, 118°24′28″W

Time difference and current local times

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

Time Difference

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Los Angeles, CA

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Carbon dioxide emissions

Estimated CO2 emissions per passenger is 251 kg (552 pounds).

Frequent Flyer Miles Calculator

Washington D.C. (IAD) → Los Angeles (LAX).

Distance:
2288
Elite level bonus:
0
Booking class bonus:
0

In total

Total frequent flyer miles:
2288

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