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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 50 hours 36 minutes.

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).

Airport information


A 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

B 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

Time difference and current local times

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

Time Difference

Boston, MA

 EDT

Los Angeles, CA

 PDT

Carbon dioxide emissions

Estimated CO2 emissions per passenger is 293 kg (645 pounds).

Frequent Flyer Miles Calculator

Boston (BOS) → Los Angeles (LAX).

Distance:
2611
Elite level bonus:
0
Booking class bonus:
0

In total

Total frequent flyer miles:
2611

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