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Distance between Charleston, SC (CHS) and Lake Charles, LA (LCH)

Flight distance from Charleston to Lake Charles (Charleston International Airport – Lake Charles Regional Airport) is 801 miles / 1288 kilometers / 696 nautical miles. Estimated flight time is 2 hours 0 minutes.

Driving distance from Charleston (CHS) to Lake Charles (LCH) is 946 miles / 1523 kilometers and travel time by car is about 16 hours 35 minutes.

Map of flight path and driving directions from Charleston to Lake Charles.

Shortest flight path between Charleston International Airport (CHS) and Lake Charles Regional Airport (LCH).

How far is Lake Charles from Charleston?

There are several ways to calculate distances between Charleston and Lake Charles. Here are two common methods:

Vincenty's formula (applied above)
  • 800.590 miles
  • 1288.425 kilometers
  • 695.694 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
  • 799.187 miles
  • 1286.167 kilometers
  • 694.474 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 Charleston International Airport
City: Charleston, SC
Country: United States Flag of United States
IATA Code: CHS
ICAO Code: KCHS
Coordinates: 32°53′54″N, 80°2′25″W

B Lake Charles Regional Airport
City: Lake Charles, LA
Country: United States Flag of United States
IATA Code: LCH
ICAO Code: KLCH
Coordinates: 30°7′33″N, 93°13′23″W

Time difference and current local times

The time difference between Charleston and Lake Charles is 1 hour. Lake Charles is 1 hour behind Charleston.

Time Difference

Charleston, SC

 EST

Lake Charles, LA

 CST

Carbon dioxide emissions

Estimated CO2 emissions per passenger is 135 kg (297 pounds).

Frequent Flyer Miles Calculator

Charleston (CHS) → Lake Charles (LCH).

Distance:
801
Elite level bonus:
0
Booking class bonus:
0

In total

Total frequent flyer miles:
801

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