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

Flight distance from Los Angeles to Washington D.C. (Los Angeles International Airport – Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport) is 2311 miles / 3719 kilometers / 2008 nautical miles. Estimated flight time is 4 hours 52 minutes.

Driving distance from Los Angeles (LAX) to Washington D.C. (DCA) is 2650 miles / 4265 kilometers and travel time by car is about 44 hours 49 minutes.

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

Shortest flight path between Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) and Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport (DCA).

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

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

Vincenty's formula (applied above)
• 2310.932 miles
• 3719.085 kilometers
• 2008.145 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
• 2305.849 miles
• 3710.904 kilometers
• 2003.728 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 Los Angeles International Airport
City: Los Angeles, CA
Country: United States
IATA Code: LAX
ICAO Code: KLAX
Coordinates: 33°56′33″N, 118°24′28″W

B Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport
City: Washington D.C.
Country: United States
IATA Code: DCA
ICAO Code: KDCA
Coordinates: 38°51′7″N, 77°2′15″W

## Time difference and current local times

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

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## Carbon dioxide emissions

Estimated CO2 emissions per passenger is 253 kg (558 pounds).

## Frequent Flyer Miles Calculator

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

Distance:
2311
Elite level bonus:
0
Booking class bonus:
0

### In total

Total frequent flyer miles:
2311

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