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Distance between New York, NY (LGA) and Washington D.C. (DCA)

Flight distance from New York to Washington D.C. (New York LaGuardia Airport – Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport) is 214 miles / 345 kilometers / 186 nautical miles. Estimated flight time is 54 minutes.

Driving distance from New York (LGA) to Washington D.C. (DCA) is 245 miles / 395 kilometers and travel time by car is about 4 hours 39 minutes.

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

Shortest flight path between New York LaGuardia Airport (LGA) and Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport (DCA).

How far is Washington D.C. from New York?

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

Vincenty's formula (applied above)
  • 214.445 miles
  • 345.115 kilometers
  • 186.347 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
  • 214.237 miles
  • 344.782 kilometers
  • 186.167 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 New York LaGuardia Airport
City: New York, NY
Country: United States Flag of United States
IATA Code: LGA
ICAO Code: KLGA
Coordinates: 40°46′37″N, 73°52′21″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

There is no time difference between New York and Washington D.C..

Time Difference

New York, NY

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Washington D.C.

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Carbon dioxide emissions

Estimated CO2 emissions per passenger is 57 kg (125 pounds).

Frequent Flyer Miles Calculator

New York (LGA) → Washington D.C. (DCA).

Distance:
214
Elite level bonus:
0
Booking class bonus:
0

In total

Total frequent flyer miles:
214

Round trip?