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How far is Los Angeles, CA, from Atlanta, GA?

The distance between Atlanta (Hartsfield–Jackson Atlanta International Airport) and Los Angeles (Los Angeles International Airport) is 1946 miles / 3133 kilometers / 1691 nautical miles. The estimated flight time is 4 hours and 11 minutes.

Driving distance from Atlanta (ATL) to Los Angeles (LAX) is 2195 miles / 3533 kilometers and travel time by car is about 38 hours 29 minutes.

Hartsfield–Jackson Atlanta International Airport – Los Angeles International Airport

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1946
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3133
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1691
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Distance from Atlanta to Los Angeles

There are several ways to calculate the distance from Atlanta to Los Angeles. Here are two standard methods:

Vincenty's formula (applied above)
  • 1946.457 miles
  • 3132.519 kilometers
  • 1691.425 nautical miles

Vincenty's formula calculates the distance between latitude/longitude points on the earth's surface using an ellipsoidal model of the planet.

Haversine formula
  • 1942.270 miles
  • 3125.781 kilometers
  • 1687.787 nautical miles

The haversine formula calculates the distance between latitude/longitude points assuming a spherical earth (great-circle distance – the shortest distance between two points).

How long does it take to fly from Atlanta to Los Angeles?

The estimated flight time from Hartsfield–Jackson Atlanta International Airport to Los Angeles International Airport is 4 hours and 11 minutes.

What is the time difference between Atlanta and Los Angeles?

The time difference between Atlanta and Los Angeles is 3 hours. Los Angeles is 3 hours behind Atlanta.

Flight carbon footprint between Hartsfield–Jackson Atlanta International Airport (ATL) and Los Angeles International Airport (LAX)

On average, flying from Atlanta to Los Angeles generates about 213 kg of CO2 per passenger, and 213 kilograms equals 469 pounds (lbs). The figures are estimates and include only the CO2 generated by burning jet fuel.

Map of flight path and driving directions from Atlanta to Los Angeles

Shortest flight path between Hartsfield–Jackson Atlanta International Airport (ATL) and Los Angeles International Airport (LAX).

Airport information

Origin Hartsfield–Jackson Atlanta International Airport
City: Atlanta, GA
Country: United States Flag of United States
IATA Code: ATL
ICAO Code: KATL
Coordinates: 33°38′12″N, 84°25′41″W
Destination Los Angeles International Airport
City: Los Angeles, CA
Country: United States Flag of United States
IATA Code: LAX
ICAO Code: KLAX
Coordinates: 33°56′33″N, 118°24′28″W