Flight distance from Washington D.C. to San Francisco (Washington Dulles International Airport – San Francisco International Airport) is 2419 miles / 3893 kilometers / 2102 nautical miles. Estimated flight time is 5 hours 4 minutes.

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Driving distance from Washington D.C. (IAD) to San Francisco (SFO) is 2820 miles / 4538 kilometers and travel time by car is about 49 hours 47 minutes.





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

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

Vincenty"s formula (applied above)2418.828 miles3892.726 kilometers2101.904 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 formula2413.037 miles3883.407 kilometers2096.872 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).


Flight Duration

Estimated flight time from Washington Dulles International Airport to San Francisco International Airport is5 hours 4 minutes.


Time difference

The time difference between Washington D.C. and San Francisco is 3 hours. San Francisco is 3 hours behind Washington D.C..Washington D.C. time to San Francisco time converter


Carbon dioxide emissions

On average flying from Washington D.C. to San Francisco generates about 266 kg of CO2 per passenger, 266 kilograms is equal to 586 pounds (lbs). The figures are estimates and include only the CO2 generated by burning jet fuel.


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

Shortest flight path between Washington Dulles International Airport (IAD) and San Francisco International Airport (SFO).

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Airport information

OriginWashington Dulles International Airport
City:Washington D.C.
Country:United States
IATA Code:IAD
ICAO Code:KIAD
Coordinates:38°56′40″N, 77°27′20″W
DestinationSan Francisco International Airport
City:San Francisco, CA
Country:United States
IATA Code:SFO
ICAO Code:KSFO
Coordinates:37°37′8″N, 122°22′30″W

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