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Distance between Raleigh, NC (RDU) and Washington D.C. (DCA)

Distance from Raleigh to Washington D.C. (Raleigh–Durham International Airport – Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport) is 227 miles / 365 kilometers / 197 nautical miles.

How far is Washington D.C. from Raleigh?

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

Vincenty's formula (applied above)
  • 226.603 miles
  • 364.682 kilometers
  • 196.912 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
  • 226.859 miles
  • 365.094 kilometers
  • 197.135 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 Raleigh–Durham International Airport (RDU) to Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport (DCA) is 55 minutes.

Time difference and current local times

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

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Carbon dioxide emissions

Estimated CO2 emissions per passenger is 56 kg (124 pounds).

Airport information


A Raleigh–Durham International Airport
City: Raleigh, NC
Country: United States Flag of United States
IATA Code: RDU
ICAO Code: KRDU
Coordinates: 35°52′39″N, 78°47′14″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

Raleigh to Washington D.C. flight path

Shortest flight path between Raleigh–Durham International Airport (RDU) and Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport (DCA).

Frequent Flyer Miles Calculator

Raleigh (RDU) → Washington D.C. (DCA).

Elite level bonus (%):
Booking class bonus (%):
Air miles:
227
Elite level bonus:
0
Booking class bonus:
0

In total

Total frequent flyer miles:
227

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