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

Distance from Los Angeles to Washington D.C. (Los Angeles International Airport – Washington Dulles International Airport) is 2288 miles / 3682 kilometers / 1988 nautical miles.

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)
  • 2287.966 miles
  • 3682.125 kilometers
  • 1988.188 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
  • 2282.940 miles
  • 3674.035 kilometers
  • 1983.820 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).

Flight duration

Estimated flight time from Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) to Washington Dulles International Airport (IAD) is 4 hours 49 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

Los Angeles
Washington D.C.

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Washington D.C.

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Carbon dioxide emissions

Estimated CO2 emissions per passenger is 268 kg (591 pounds).

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 Washington Dulles International Airport
City: Washington D.C.
Country: United States Flag of United States
IATA Code: IAD
ICAO Code: KIAD
Coordinates: 38°56′40″N, 77°27′20″W

Map

Los Angeles to Washington D.C. flight map.

Frequent Flyer Miles Calculator

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

Elite level bonus (%):
Booking class bonus (%):
Air miles:
2288
Elite level bonus:
0
Booking class bonus:
0

In total

Total frequent flyer miles:
2288

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