Distance between Seattle, WA (BFI) and New Orleans, LA (MSY)

Flight distance from Seattle to New Orleans (Seattle Boeing Field – Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport) is 2088 miles / 3360 kilometers / 1814 nautical miles. Estimated flight time is 4 hours 27 minutes.

Driving distance from Seattle (BFI) to New Orleans (MSY) is 2605 miles / 4193 kilometers and travel time by car is about 43 hours 41 minutes.

Map of flight path and driving directions from Seattle to New Orleans.

Shortest flight path between Seattle Boeing Field (BFI) and Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport (MSY).

How far is New Orleans from Seattle?

There are several ways to calculate distances between Seattle and New Orleans. Here are two common methods:

Vincenty's formula (applied above)
• 2087.610 miles
• 3359.682 kilometers
• 1814.083 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
• 2085.418 miles
• 3356.154 kilometers
• 1812.178 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).

Airport information

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

B Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport
City: New Orleans, LA
Country: United States
IATA Code: MSY
ICAO Code: KMSY
Coordinates: 29°59′36″N, 90°15′28″W

Time difference and current local times

The time difference between Seattle and New Orleans is 2 hours. New Orleans is 2 hours ahead of Seattle.

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Carbon dioxide emissions

Estimated CO2 emissions per passenger is 227 kg (501 pounds).

Frequent Flyer Miles Calculator

Seattle (BFI) → New Orleans (MSY).

Distance:
2088
Elite level bonus:
0
Booking class bonus:
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In total

Total frequent flyer miles:
2088

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