Distance from Washington, DC to San Francisco, CA

Distance

2,810 mi

Time

2 days 1 hour

Gas Cost

$206 - $400

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There are 2,434.85 miles from Washington to San Francisco in west direction and 2,810 miles (4,522.26 kilometers) by car, following the I-80 route.

Washington and San Francisco are 2 days 1 hour far apart, if you drive non-stop.

This is the fastest route from Washington, DC to San Francisco, CA. The halfway point is Willow Island, NE.

Please note the time difference between Washington, DC and San Francisco, CA is 3 hours. The current time in Washington is 11:09 am and the current time in San Francisco is 8:09 am.

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Gas Consumption and Emissions

A car with an MPG of will need 130.08 gallons of gas to cover the route between Washington, DC and San Francisco, CA.

The estimated cost of gas to go from Washington to San Francisco is $332.99.

During the route, an average car will release 2,548.43 pounds of CO2 to the atmosphere. Your carbon footprint is 0.91 pounds of CO2 per mile.


Halfway Point Between Washington, DC and San Francisco, CA

If you want to meet halfway between Washington, DC and San Francisco, CA or just make a stop in the middle of your trip, the exact coordinates of the halfway point of this route are 40.923710 and -100.103462, or 40º 55' 25.356" N, 100º 6' 12.4632" W. This location is 1,404.81 miles away from Washington, DC and San Francisco, CA and it would take approximately 1 day to reach the halfway point from both locations.

Closest City or Town to Halfway Point

The closest city or town to the halfway point is Willow Island, NE, situated 1380.95 miles from Washington, DC and 1430.47 miles from San Francisco, CA. It would take 1 day 1 hour to go from Washington to Willow Island and 1 day to go from San Francisco to Willow Island.

Major Cities Along the Route

Some major cities along the route include Salt Lake City, UT,West Valley City, UT,Reno, NV,Roseville, CA,Sacramento, CA,Fairfield, CA,Berkeley, CA,Richmond, CA,Oakland, CA,Omaha, NE, and Lincoln, NE.

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Lowest Price Rental Cars in Washington, DC

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From $14

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From $18

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From $24

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Weather in Washington and San Francisco

Washington

Light rain today and Wednesday, with temperatures falling to 46°F next Sunday.

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Wind Partly cloudy day Partly cloudy day Partly cloudy day Clear day
61° 41° 51° 35° 57° 37° 52° 38° 47° 32°
65% Rain probability 10% Rain probability 15% Rain probability 39% Rain probability 0% Rain probability
10 288 degrees 7 263 degrees 10 205 degrees 7 329 degrees 3 353 degrees

San Francisco

Rain on Friday and Saturday, with temperatures rising to 67°F on Wednesday.

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Partly cloudy day Partly cloudy day Partly cloudy day Partly cloudy day Partly cloudy day
61° 47° 64° 52° 67° 55° 67° 55° 66° 55°
8% Rain probability 31% Rain probability 13% Rain probability 10% Rain probability 23% Rain probability
0 55 degrees 2 135 degrees 5 53 degrees 2 52 degrees 3 331 degrees

Distance conversions

Checkout the distance in miles, kilometers and nautical miles between Washington, DC and San Francisco, CA in this table:

Distance type Miles Kilometers Nautical miles
Straight line distance 2,434.85 mi 3.22 km 1.74 nautical mi
Driving distance 2,810 mi 3.22 km 1.74 nautical mi

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