Distance between San Jose (SJO) and Washington D.C. (DCA)

Flight distance from San Jose to Washington D.C. (Juan Santamaría International Airport – Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport) is 2035 miles / 3276 kilometers / 1769 nautical miles. Estimated flight time is 4 hours 21 minutes.

Driving distance from San Jose (SJO) to Washington D.C. (DCA) is 3776 miles / 6077 kilometers and travel time by car is about 72 hours 32 minutes.

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

Shortest flight path between Juan Santamaría International Airport (SJO) and Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport (DCA).

How far is Washington D.C. from San Jose?

There are several ways to calculate distances between San Jose and Washington D.C.. Here are two common methods:

Vincenty's formula (applied above)
• 2035.477 miles
• 3275.782 kilometers
• 1768.781 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
• 2042.580 miles
• 3287.214 kilometers
• 1774.954 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 Juan Santamaría International Airport
City: San Jose
Country: Costa Rica
IATA Code: SJO
ICAO Code: MROC
Coordinates: 9°59′37″N, 84°12′31″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 Jose and Washington D.C. is 2 hours. Washington D.C. is 2 hours ahead of San Jose.

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Carbon dioxide emissions

Estimated CO2 emissions per passenger is 222 kg (488 pounds).

Frequent Flyer Miles Calculator

San Jose (SJO) → Washington D.C. (DCA).

Distance:
2035
Elite level bonus:
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Booking class bonus:
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In total

Total frequent flyer miles:
2035

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