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).
How far is Los Angeles from Boston?
There are several ways to calculate distances between Boston and Los Angeles. 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).
Time difference and current local times
The time difference between Boston and Los Angeles is 3 hours. Los Angeles is 3 hours behind Boston.
Los Angeles, CA
Carbon dioxide emissions
Estimated CO2 emissions per passenger is 293 kg (645 pounds).
Frequent Flyer Miles Calculator
Boston (BOS) → Los Angeles (LAX).