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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 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 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

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

Los Angeles, CA

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Washington D.C.

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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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