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Distance between Leesburg (Virginia) and Washington, DC

Driving non-stop from Leesburg (Virginia) to Washington, DC

How far is Washington, DC from Leesburg (Virginia)? Here's the quick answer if you make this quick drive without any stops. Of course, traffic is going to make a big difference so make sure you check that before leaving.

Nonstop drive: 40 miles or 64 km

Driving time: 49 minutes

Even on a short drive, it might be more interesting to stop along the way and explore the local area. You can scroll down to see the calculation if you drive with stops.

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Flying non-stop from Leesburg (Virginia) to Washington, DC

Now let's assume you have a private jet and you can fly in the fastest possible straight line between Leesburg, Virginia and Washington, District of Columbia. Because of the curvature of the Earth, the shortest distance is actually the "great circle" distance, or "as the crow flies" which is calculated using an iterative Vincenty formula.

Flight distance: 32 miles or 52 km

Flight time: 34 minutes

The straight line flight distance is 8 miles less than driving on roads, which means the driving distance is roughly 1.2x of the flight distance.

Your plane flies much faster than a car, so the flight time is about 1/1th of the time it would take to drive.

This is a relatively short flight in a private plane, but you might be planning to book a commercial flight. In that case, your travel time would really need to include how many minutes to get to your local airport, wait for security, board and taxi on the runway, land at the other airport, and get to your destination.

Leesburg (Virginia) to Washington, DC road trip

Let's say you're actually planning a road trip to Washington, DC, and you want to stop on the way to explore. If it's a real road trip, you might want to check out interesting places along the way, or maybe eat at a great restaurant. That's what Trippy is perfect for, helping you figure out travel plans in detail.

Road trip: 1 day of driving

With the full itinerary planned out, we can estimate your total travel time for this trip.

Travel time: 1.5 hours on the road


Start in Leesburg (Virginia).

Drive for about 16 minutes, then stop in Broadlands (Virginia) and stay for about 1 hour. Next, drive for another 10 minutes then stop in Dulles and stay for 1 hour. Drive for 14 minutes then stop in Reston and stay for 1 hour. Drive for 15 minutes then stop at Ecco and stay for 1 hour. Drive for 8 minutes then stop in Falls Church (Virginia) and stay for 1 hour. Drive for 15 minutes then stop in Arlington (Virginia) and stay for 1 hour.

Finally, drive for about 8 minutes and arrive in Washington, DC.

To see all the details on this itinerary, including recommended restaurants, hotels, and things to do along the way, check out the full road trip planner:

Plan a trip to Washington, DC

Trippy has a ton of information that can help you plan your trip to Washington, District of Columbia. Start by reading the Trippy page on where to stay in Washington, DC. If you're looking for a place to stay, you might want to check out JW Marriott Hotel. A great place to eat might be Mitsitam Cafe. Trippy members can suggest things to do in Washington, DC like National Mall. Check out some of the questions people have asked about Washington, DC like Best hotel near museums. Click the button below to explore Washington, DC in detail.

How far is it the other way?

The distance is the same either way if you're flying a straight line (or driving the same roads back and forth). But for a real trip, there can be plenty of differences so go ahead and check the reverse directions to get the distance from Washington, DC to Leesburg (Virginia), or go to the main page to calculate the distance between cities.

If you happen to know Leesburg (Virginia), don't forget to help other travelers and answer some questions about Leesburg (Virginia)!

At a Glance
without making any stops
total driving distance is 40 miles
driving time of 49 minutes
flight distance is 32 miles
flight time of 34 minutes
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