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).
|A||San Francisco International Airport|
|City:||San Francisco, CA|
|B||Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport|
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 268 kg (592 pounds).
Frequent Flyer Miles Calculator
San Francisco (SFO) → Washington D.C. (DCA).