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

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.

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).

Flight duration

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.

Time Difference

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Carbon dioxide emissions

Estimated CO2 emissions per passenger is 287 kg (633 pounds).

Airport information


A San Francisco International Airport
City: San Francisco, CA
Country: United States Flag of 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 Flag of United States
IATA Code: DCA
ICAO Code: KDCA
Coordinates: 38°51′7″N, 77°2′15″W

Map

San Francisco to Washington D.C. flight map.

Frequent Flyer Miles Calculator

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

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Air miles:
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In total

Total frequent flyer miles:
2442

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