# Distance between San Francisco, CA (SFO) and Washington D.C. (DCA)

Flight distance from San Francisco to Washington D.C. (San Francisco International Airport – Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport) is 2442 miles / 3930 kilometers / 2122 nautical miles. Estimated flight time is 5 hours 7 minutes.

Driving distance from San Francisco (SFO) to Washington D.C. (DCA) is 2827 miles / 4550 kilometers and travel time by car is about 46 hours 56 minutes.

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

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

## 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).

## Airport information

A San Francisco International Airport
City: San Francisco, CA
Country: United States
IATA Code: SFO
ICAO Code: KSFO
Coordinates: 37°37′8″N, 122°22′30″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 Francisco and Washington D.C. is 3 hours. Washington D.C. is 3 hours ahead of San Francisco.

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## Carbon dioxide emissions

Estimated CO2 emissions per passenger is 268 kg (592 pounds).

## Frequent Flyer Miles Calculator

San Francisco (SFO) → Washington D.C. (DCA).

Distance:
2442
Elite level bonus:
0
Booking class bonus:
0

### In total

Total frequent flyer miles:
2442

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