# Distance between San Diego, CA (SAN) and Washington D.C. (DCA)

Flight distance from San Diego to Washington D.C. (San Diego International Airport – Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport) is 2276 miles / 3663 kilometers / 1978 nautical miles. Estimated flight time is 4 hours 48 minutes.

Driving distance from San Diego (SAN) to Washington D.C. (DCA) is 2689 miles / 4328 kilometers and travel time by car is about 45 hours 0 minutes.

## Map of flight path and driving directions from San Diego to Washington D.C..

Shortest flight path between San Diego International Airport (SAN) and Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport (DCA).

## How far is Washington D.C. from San Diego?

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

Vincenty's formula (applied above)
• 2275.786 miles
• 3662.522 kilometers
• 1977.604 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
• 2270.989 miles
• 3654.803 kilometers
• 1973.436 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 San Diego International Airport
City: San Diego, CA
Country: United States
IATA Code: SAN
ICAO Code: KSAN
Coordinates: 32°44′0″N, 117°11′24″W

B Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport
City: Washington D.C.
Country: 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 San Diego and Washington D.C. is 3 hours. Washington D.C. is 3 hours ahead of San Diego.

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## Carbon dioxide emissions

Estimated CO2 emissions per passenger is 249 kg (549 pounds).

## Frequent Flyer Miles Calculator

San Diego (SAN) → Washington D.C. (DCA).

Distance:
2276
Elite level bonus:
0
Booking class bonus:
0

### In total

Total frequent flyer miles:
2276

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