How far is Washington from Sacramento

Distance between Sacramento, CA (SMF) and Washington D.C. (DCA)

Flight distance from Sacramento to Washington D.C. (Sacramento International Airport Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport) is 2381 miles / 3832 kilometers / 2069 nautical miles. Estimated flight time is 5 hours 0 minutes.

Driving distance from Sacramento (SMF) to Washington D.C. (DCA) is 2737 miles / 4405 kilometers and travel time by car is about 48 hours 9 minutes.

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5 h 0 min
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3 h
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CO2 emission
261 kg
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How far is Washington D.C. from Sacramento?

There are several ways to calculate distances between Los Angeles and Chicago. Here are two common methods:

Vincenty's formula (applied above)
  • 2381.221 miles
  • 3832.204 kilometers
  • 2069.225 nautical miles

Vincenty's formula calculates the distance between latitude/longitude points on the earths surface, using an ellipsoidal model of the earth.

Haversine formula
  • 2375.440 miles
  • 3822.899 kilometers
  • 2064.201 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 Sacramento International Airport to Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport is 5 hours 0 minutes.

Time difference

The time difference between Sacramento and Washington D.C. is 3 hours. Washington D.C. is 3 hours ahead of Sacramento.
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Carbon dioxide emissions

On average flying from Sacramento to Washington D.C. generates about 261 kg of CO2 per passenger, 261 kilograms is equal to 576 pounds (lbs). The figures are estimates and include only the CO2 generated by burning jet fuel.

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

Shortest flight path between Sacramento International Airport (SMF) and Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport (DCA).

Airport information

OriginSacramento International AirportCity:Sacramento, CACountry:United StatesFlag of United StatesIATA Code:SMFICAO Code:KSMFCoordinates:38°4143N, 121°3527WDestinationRonald Reagan Washington National AirportCity:Washington D.C.Country:United StatesFlag of United StatesIATA Code:DCAICAO Code:KDCACoordinates:38°517N, 77°215W
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