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

Distance from Los Angeles International Airport to Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport is 2311 miles / 3719 kilometers / 2008 nautical miles.

Calculations with different 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).

Flight duration

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

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.

Time Difference

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Airport information


A 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

B 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

Map

Flight map from Los Angeles to Washington D.C..

Frequent Flyer Miles Calculator

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

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In total

Total frequent flyer miles:
2311

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