Distance from Washington DC to Charleston

Distance is 405 kilometers or 252 miles or 219 nautical miles

The distance is the theoretical air distance (great circle distance). Flying between the two locations' airports can be a different distance, depending on airport location and actual route chosen.

Map - Shortest path between Washington DC and Charleston

Map - Shortest path between Washington DC and Charleston
  • Location for Washington DC
  • Location for Charleston
The map is using a projection that makes land and oceans much wider near the south and north poles. The heading/course/bearing during a flight varies in most cases. Map based on image from NASA.

Heading from Washington DC

Latitude: 38° 54' North
Longitude: 77° 02' West
Initial heading:262.7°WestWest
Final heading:259.8°WestWest
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Heading from Charleston

Latitude: 38° 21' North
Longitude: 81° 38' West
Initial heading:79.8°EastEast
Final heading:82.7°EastEast
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LocationLocal time
Washington DC(U.S.A. - District of Columbia)Tuesday, September 2, 2014 at 10:55:27 PM
Charleston(U.S.A. - West Virginia)Tuesday, September 2, 2014 at 10:55:27 PM

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