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

Flight distance from Los Angeles to Washington D.C. (Los Angeles International Airport – Washington Dulles International Airport) is 2288 miles / 3682 kilometers / 1988 nautical miles. Estimated flight time is 4 hours 49 minutes.

Driving distance from Los Angeles (LAX) to Washington D.C. (IAD) is 2642 miles / 4252 kilometers and travel time by car is about 47 hours 33 minutes.

Los Angeles – Washington D.C.

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2288
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3682
Kilometers
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1988
Nautical miles

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)
  • 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 to Washington D.C. 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.

Los Angeles time to Washington D.C. time converter

Time in Los Angeles: 00:00 ⇆ Time in Washington D.C.: 00:00

Current local times

Los Angeles, CA

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Washington D.C.

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Carbon dioxide emissions

On average flying from Los Angeles to Washington D.C. generates about 251 kg of CO2 per passenger, 251 kilograms is equal to 552 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 Washington Dulles International Airport (IAD).

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 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

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

American Airlines
United Airlines
Virgin America