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Distance between Lafayette, LA (LFT) and Washington D.C. (DCA)

Flight distance from Lafayette to Washington D.C. (Lafayette Regional Airport – Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport) is 1038 miles / 1671 kilometers / 902 nautical miles. Estimated flight time is 2 hours 27 minutes.

Driving distance from Lafayette (LFT) to Washington D.C. (DCA) is 1200 miles / 1931 kilometers and travel time by car is about 20 hours 57 minutes.

Map of flight path and driving directions from Lafayette to Washington D.C..

Shortest flight path between Lafayette Regional Airport (LFT) and Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport (DCA).

How far is Washington D.C. from Lafayette?

There are several ways to calculate distances between Lafayette and Washington D.C.. Here are two common methods:

Vincenty's formula (applied above)
  • 1038.229 miles
  • 1670.868 kilometers
  • 902.197 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
  • 1037.516 miles
  • 1669.720 kilometers
  • 901.577 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 Lafayette Regional Airport
City: Lafayette, LA
Country: United States Flag of United States
IATA Code: LFT
ICAO Code: KLFT
Coordinates: 30°12′19″N, 91°59′15″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 Lafayette and Washington D.C. is 1 hour. Washington D.C. is 1 hour ahead of Lafayette.

Time Difference

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Carbon dioxide emissions

Estimated CO2 emissions per passenger is 153 kg (338 pounds).

Frequent Flyer Miles Calculator

Lafayette (LFT) → Washington D.C. (DCA).

Distance:
1038
Elite level bonus:
0
Booking class bonus:
0

In total

Total frequent flyer miles:
1038

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