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Distance between Louisville, KY (SDF) and Washington D.C. (DCA)

Flight distance from Louisville to Washington D.C. (Louisville International Airport – Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport) is 474 miles / 762 kilometers / 411 nautical miles. Estimated flight time is 1 hour 23 minutes.

Driving distance from Louisville (SDF) to Washington D.C. (DCA) is 582 miles / 937 kilometers and travel time by car is about 10 hours 38 minutes.

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

Shortest flight path between Louisville International Airport (SDF) and Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport (DCA).

How far is Washington D.C. from Louisville?

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

Vincenty's formula (applied above)
  • 473.525 miles
  • 762.065 kilometers
  • 411.482 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
  • 472.401 miles
  • 760.255 kilometers
  • 410.505 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 Louisville International Airport
City: Louisville, KY
Country: United States Flag of United States
IATA Code: SDF
ICAO Code: KSDF
Coordinates: 38°10′27″N, 85°44′9″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 Louisville and Washington D.C..

Time Difference

Louisville, KY

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Washington D.C.

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Carbon dioxide emissions

Estimated CO2 emissions per passenger is 95 kg (209 pounds).

Frequent Flyer Miles Calculator

Louisville (SDF) → Washington D.C. (DCA).

Distance:
474
Elite level bonus:
0
Booking class bonus:
0

In total

Total frequent flyer miles:
474

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