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Distance between Boston, MA (BOS) and Los Angeles, CA (LAX)

Flight distance from Boston to Los Angeles (Logan International Airport – Los Angeles International Airport) is 2611 miles / 4202 kilometers / 2269 nautical miles. Estimated flight time is 5 hours 26 minutes.

Driving distance from Boston (BOS) to Los Angeles (LAX) is 3011 miles / 4846 kilometers and travel time by car is about 53 hours 53 minutes.

Boston – Los Angeles

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2611
Miles
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4202
Kilometers
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2269
Nautical miles

How far is Los Angeles from Boston?

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

Vincenty's formula (applied above)
  • 2611.132 miles
  • 4202.210 kilometers
  • 2269.012 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
  • 2605.431 miles
  • 4193.035 kilometers
  • 2264.058 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 Boston to Los Angeles?

Estimated flight time from Logan International Airport to Los Angeles International Airport is 5 hours 26 minutes.

What is the time difference between Boston and Los Angeles?

The time difference between Boston and Los Angeles is 3 hours. Los Angeles is 3 hours behind Boston.
Boston time to Los Angeles time converter

Flight carbon footprint between Logan International Airport (BOS) and Los Angeles International Airport (LAX)

On average flying from Boston to Los Angeles generates about 288 kg of CO2 per passenger, 288 kilograms is equal to 635 pounds (lbs). The figures are estimates and include only the CO2 generated by burning jet fuel.

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

Shortest flight path between Logan International Airport (BOS) and Los Angeles International Airport (LAX).

Airport information

Origin Logan International Airport
City: Boston, MA
Country: United States Flag of United States
IATA Code: BOS
ICAO Code: KBOS
Coordinates: 42°21′51″N, 71°0′18″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