Driving Times and Distances from Washington DC

Getting to Popular Mid-Atlantic Destinations

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One of the most wonderful things about living in the Washington DC area is its proximity to a wide variety of places. Within a few hours drive, you can enjoy the mountains, the ocean, historic towns and other major cities along the mid-Atlantic region.

Here you can find approximate mileages and estimated driving times from Washington, DC to many popular driving destinations. Times and distances are approximate, measured using the U.S. Capitol Building as the starting/ending point.

 Keep in mind that mileages and driving times from Washington DC to anywhere depends, of course, on where you are leaving from. Driving times will vary depending on the time of day, traffic conditions, and construction projects that are underway. In the Washington DC area traffic is often unpredictable. While traffic is usually congested during rush hour on weekdays, major delays often occur on holiday weekends as well.

When Is Rush Hour in Washington DC?

Monday through Friday, from 6 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Allow for the extra driving time when traveling during these hours.

Destinations in Maryland

Washington DC to College Park, MD
Driving Distance: 10 miles
Driving Time: 22 minutes

Washington, DC to Gaithersburg, MD
Driving Distance: 29 miles
Driving Time: 40 minutes

Washington DC to Rockville, MD
Driving Distance: 22 miles
Driving Time: 35 minutes

Washington DC to Annapolis, MD
Driving Distance: 30 miles
Driving Time: 40 minutes

Washington, DC to Baltimore, MD
Driving Distance: 40 miles
Driving Time: 55 minutes

Washington, DC to Frederick, MD
Driving Distance: 52 miles
Driving Time: 1 hour

Washington DC to Hagerstown, MD
Driving Distance: 75 miles
Driving Time: 1 hour and 30 minutes

Washington DC to Ocean City, MD
Driving Distance: 147 miles
Driving Time: 3 hours

Washington DC to Deep Creek Lake, McHenry, MD
Driving Distance: 186 miles
Driving Time: 3 hours and 15 minutes

Destinations in Virginia

Washington DC to Alexandria, VA
Driving Distance: 7.5 miles
Driving Time: 15 minutes

Washington DC to Springfield, VA
Driving Distance: 13 miles
Driving Time: 20 minute

Washington DC to Dulles International Airport
Driving Distance: 29 miles
Driving Time: 40 minutes

Washington DC to Leesburg, VA
Driving Distance: 40 miles
Driving Time: 50 minutes

Washington DC to Fredericksburg, VA
Driving Distance: 53 miles
Driving Time: 1 hour

Washington, DC to Front Royal, VA
Driving Distance: 70 miles
Driving Time: 1 hour and 20 minutes

Washington DC to Richmond, VA
Driving Distance: 108 miles
Driving Time: 1 hour and 50 minutes

Washington, DC to Williamsburg, VA
Driving Distance: 156 miles
Driving Time: 2 hours and 40 minutes

Washington DC to Virginia Beach
Driving Distance: 210 miles
Driving Time: 3 hours and 35 minutes

More Destinations in the Mid-Atlantic Region

Washington DC to Harpers Ferry, WV
Driving Distance: 68 miles
Driving Time: 1 hour and 20 minutes

Washington, DC to Gettysburg, PA
Driving Distance: 84 miles
Driving Time: 1 hour and 45 minutes

Washington DC to Wilmington, DE
Driving Distance: 110 miles
Driving Time: 2 hours and 5 minutes

Washington, DC to Philadelphia, PA
Driving Distance: 140 miles
Driving Time: 2 hours and 40 minutes\

Washington DC to New York City
Driving Distance: 230 miles
Driving Time: 4 hours