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Distance between Philadelphia, PA (PHL) and Washington D.C. (IAD)

Flight distance from Philadelphia to Washington D.C. (Philadelphia International Airport – Washington Dulles International Airport) is 135 miles / 217 kilometers / 117 nautical miles. Estimated flight time is 45 minutes.

Driving distance from Philadelphia (PHL) to Washington D.C. (IAD) is 151 miles / 243 kilometers and travel time by car is about 3 hours 12 minutes.

Philadelphia – Washington D.C.

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135
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217
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117
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How far is Washington D.C. from Philadelphia?

There are several ways to calculate distances between Los Angeles and Chicago. Here are two common methods:

Vincenty's formula (applied above)
  • 134.682 miles
  • 216.750 kilometers
  • 117.036 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
  • 134.472 miles
  • 216.412 kilometers
  • 116.853 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 Philadelphia to Washington D.C. is 45 minutes.

Time difference and current local times

There is no time difference between Philadelphia and Washington D.C..

Philadelphia time to Washington D.C. time converter

Time in Philadelphia: 00:00 ⇆ Time in Washington D.C.: 00:00

Current local times

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Carbon dioxide emissions

On average flying from Philadelphia to Washington D.C. generates about 45 kg of CO2 per passenger, 45 kilograms is equal to 99 pounds (lbs). The figures are estimates and include only the CO2 generated by burning jet fuel.

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

Shortest flight path between Philadelphia International Airport (PHL) and Washington Dulles International Airport (IAD).

Airport information

Origin Philadelphia International Airport
City: Philadelphia, PA
Country: United States Flag of United States
IATA Code: PHL
ICAO Code: KPHL
Coordinates: 39°52′18″N, 75°14′27″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 Philadelphia (PHL) to Washington D.C. (IAD)

United Airlines