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Distance between Charlotte, NC (CLT) and Los Angeles, CA (LAX)

Flight distance from Charlotte to Los Angeles (Charlotte Douglas International Airport – Los Angeles International Airport) is 2125 miles / 3420 kilometers / 1847 nautical miles. Estimated flight time is 4 hours 31 minutes.

Driving distance from Charlotte (CLT) to Los Angeles (LAX) is 2425 miles / 3903 kilometers and travel time by car is about 41 hours 7 minutes.

Map of flight path and driving directions from Charlotte to Los Angeles.

Shortest flight path between Charlotte Douglas International Airport (CLT) and Los Angeles International Airport (LAX).

How far is Los Angeles from Charlotte?

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

Vincenty's formula (applied above)
  • 2125.100 miles
  • 3420.017 kilometers
  • 1846.661 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
  • 2120.453 miles
  • 3412.539 kilometers
  • 1842.624 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 Charlotte Douglas International Airport
City: Charlotte, NC
Country: United States Flag of United States
IATA Code: CLT
ICAO Code: KCLT
Coordinates: 35°12′50″N, 80°56′35″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 Charlotte and Los Angeles is 3 hours. Los Angeles is 3 hours behind Charlotte.

Time Difference

Charlotte, NC

 EST

Los Angeles, CA

 PST

Carbon dioxide emissions

Estimated CO2 emissions per passenger is 232 kg (511 pounds).

Frequent Flyer Miles Calculator

Charlotte (CLT) → Los Angeles (LAX).

Distance:
2125
Elite level bonus:
0
Booking class bonus:
0

In total

Total frequent flyer miles:
2125

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