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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 47 hours 35 minutes.

Washington D.C. – Los Angeles

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2288
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3682
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1988
Nautical miles

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

There are several ways to calculate distances between Los Angeles and Chicago. 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).

Flight Duration

Estimated flight time from Washington Dulles International Airport to Los Angeles International Airport is 4 hours 49 minutes.

Time difference

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

Carbon dioxide emissions

On average flying from Washington D.C. to Los Angeles generates about 251 kg of CO2 per passenger, 251 kilograms is equal to 552 pounds (lbs). The figures are estimates and include only the CO2 generated by burning jet fuel.

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).

Airport information

Origin 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
Destination 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

Airlines flying from Washington D.C. (IAD) to Los Angeles (LAX)

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Virgin America