Map of flight path and driving directions from San Francisco to Washington D.C..
Shortest flight path between San Francisco International Airport (SFO) and Washington Dulles International Airport (IAD).
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)
- 2418.828 miles
- 3892.726 kilometers
- 2101.904 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
- 2413.037 miles
- 3883.407 kilometers
- 2096.872 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||Washington Dulles International 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 266 kg (586 pounds).
Frequent Flyer Miles Calculator
San Francisco (SFO) → Washington D.C. (IAD).