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Distance between Seattle, WA (BFI) and Los Angeles, CA (LAX)

Flight distance from Seattle to Los Angeles (Seattle Boeing Field – Los Angeles International Airport) is 959 miles / 1544 kilometers / 834 nautical miles. Estimated flight time is 2 hours 18 minutes.

Driving distance from Seattle (BFI) to Los Angeles (LAX) is 1135 miles / 1826 kilometers and travel time by car is about 21 hours 29 minutes.

Seattle – Los Angeles

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959
Miles
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1544
Kilometers
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834
Nautical miles

How far is Los Angeles from Seattle?

There are several ways to calculate distances between Los Angeles and Chicago. Here are two common methods:

Vincenty's formula (applied above)
  • 959.263 miles
  • 1543.784 kilometers
  • 833.577 nautical miles

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

Haversine formula
  • 960.355 miles
  • 1545.542 kilometers
  • 834.526 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).

Flight Duration

Estimated flight time from Seattle Boeing Field to Los Angeles International Airport is 2 hours 18 minutes.

Time difference

There is no time difference between Seattle and Los Angeles.

Carbon dioxide emissions

On average flying from Seattle to Los Angeles generates about 148 kg of CO2 per passenger, 148 kilograms is equal to 326 pounds (lbs). The figures are estimates and include only the CO2 generated by burning jet fuel.

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

Shortest flight path between Seattle Boeing Field (BFI) and Los Angeles International Airport (LAX).

Airport information

Origin Seattle Boeing Field
City: Seattle, WA
Country: United States Flag of United States
IATA Code: BFI
ICAO Code: KBFI
Coordinates: 47°31′47″N, 122°18′7″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