How far is Washington D.C. from San Francisco?
There are several ways to calculate distances between San Francisco and Washington D.C.. Here are two common methods:Vincenty's formula (applied above)
- 2442.211 miles
- 3930.357 kilometers
- 2122.223 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
- 2436.368 miles
- 3920.954 kilometers
- 2117.146 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).
Estimated flight time from San Francisco International Airport (SFO) to Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport (DCA) is 5 hours 7 minutes.
Time difference and current local times
The time difference between San Francisco and Washington D.C. is 3 hours. Washington D.C. is 3 hours ahead of San Francisco.
San Francisco, CA
Carbon dioxide emissions
Estimated CO2 emissions per passenger is 273 kg (601 pounds).
|A||San Francisco International Airport|
|City:||San Francisco, CA|
|B||Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport|
San Francisco to Washington D.C. flight path
Shortest flight path between San Francisco International Airport (SFO) and Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport (DCA).
Frequent Flyer Miles Calculator
San Francisco (SFO) → Washington D.C. (DCA).