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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 2688 miles / 4326 kilometers and travel time by car is about 47 hours 29 minutes.

Los Angeles – Washington D.C.

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2311
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3719
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How far is Washington D.C. from Los Angeles?

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

How long does it take to fly from Los Angeles to Washington D.C.?

Estimated flight time from Los Angeles International Airport to Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport is 4 hours 52 minutes.

What is the time difference between Los Angeles and Washington D.C.?

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

Flight carbon footprint between Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) and Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport (DCA)

On average flying from Los Angeles to Washington D.C. generates about 253 kg of CO2 per passenger, 253 kilograms is equal to 558 pounds (lbs). The figures are estimates and include only the CO2 generated by burning jet fuel.

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).

Airport information

Origin 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
Destination 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

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

Alaska Airlines
American Airlines
Delta Air Lines