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).
|A||Los Angeles International Airport|
|City:||Los Angeles, CA|
|B||Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport|
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.
Los Angeles, CA
Carbon dioxide emissions
Estimated CO2 emissions per passenger is 253 kg (558 pounds).
Frequent Flyer Miles Calculator
Los Angeles (LAX) → Washington D.C. (DCA).