Distance from Canada to United States

Name Canada United States
Country flag Flag of Canada Flag of United States
Country ISO code CA / CAN US / USA
Continent North America North America
Continent code NA NA
Capital Ottawa -
Total cities 2920 61623
Cost of living Cost of living in Canada Cost of living in United States
DD coordinates 56.000000 / -96.000000 37.600000 / -95.665000
DMS coordinates 56°00'0.00" N / -96°00'0.00" W 37°36'0.00" N / -95°39'54.00" W
UTM coordinates 15V 312928.56088889 6210141.3274931 15S 264733.07685016 4164775.471571
Time zone America/Toronto -
Airports Airports in Canada: 1350 Airports in United States: 14691
Straight distance from Canada to United States is 2046 kilometers (1271 miles).
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There are many ways to find how far is Canada from United States, the distance calculated in kilometers and miles by Haversine formula - distance between coordinates: 56.000000 / -96.000000 (CA) and 37.600000 / -95.665000 (US).

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When trying to get from Canada to United States, a traveler needs to cover the distance of 2046 km / 1271 mil. Surely, both CA and US are big enough for the distance to vary considerably depending on how it is measured.

Commonly, the shortest distance is calculated as the crow flies, meaning the most direct path between two points. However, to get more precise results, it is important to specify the remoteness of these points. So, the distance is shown as a straight line between the departure coordinates of 56.000000 / -96.000000 and the arrival coordinates of 37.600000 / -95.665000.

Obviously, the fastest way to travel from Canada to United States is by plane. Given the average speed of modern aircraft, the flight time is estimated as 2 hours, 26 minutes. Yet, the flight length may also vary based on a number of factors, such as the speed of a specific airliner, its route, and airports of departure and arrival.

Besides, the time is calculated without transfer activities, which may involve different modes of transportation. So, how far is it from Canada to United States? The average figures for different transportation options are shown on this web page, calculated by a precise formula of spherical trigonometry.

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Travel time by different modes of transport

Depart from Canada (CA)
Arrives in United States (US)
Canada to United States distance 2046 km / 1271 mil
Avg car duration 22 hours, 44 minutes (90 km/h)
Avg bus duration 34 hours, 6 minutes (60 km/h)
Avg train duration 20 hours, 27 minutes (100 km/h)
Avg flight duration 2 hours, 16 minutes (900 km/h)

* Estimated time when driving in a straight line at the same speed.

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People also ask - FAQ

The shortest distance between CA and US is 2046 kilometers = 1271 miles, the calculation is carried out using the formula Haversine between latitude / longitude points on the Earth's surface, using an ellipsoidal model.
The shortest flight distance from CA to US is 2046 kilometers = 1271 miles. If you travel by airplane (average speed of 560 miles) flight time to US takes approximately 2 hours, 16 minutes.
It will take you about 34 hours, 6 minutes to drive from Canada (CA) to United States (US), plus time for stops like food breaks, bathroom breaks, gas breaks and overnight stays.
Yes, but conditions apply when entering Canada from United States.