# Distance between Charlotte, NC (CLT) and Lake Charles, LA (LCH)

Flight distance from Charlotte to Lake Charles (Charlotte Douglas International Airport – Lake Charles Regional Airport) is 796 miles / 1281 kilometers / 692 nautical miles. Estimated flight time is 2 hours 0 minutes.

Driving distance from Charlotte (CLT) to Lake Charles (LCH) is 896 miles / 1442 kilometers and travel time by car is about 15 hours 36 minutes.

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

Shortest flight path between Charlotte Douglas International Airport (CLT) and Lake Charles Regional Airport (LCH).

## How far is Lake Charles from Charlotte?

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

Vincenty's formula (applied above)
• 796.169 miles
• 1281.310 kilometers
• 691.852 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
• 795.240 miles
• 1279.815 kilometers
• 691.045 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
IATA Code: CLT
ICAO Code: KCLT
Coordinates: 35°12′50″N, 80°56′35″W

B Lake Charles Regional Airport
City: Lake Charles, LA
Country: 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 Charlotte and Lake Charles is 1 hour. Lake Charles is 1 hour behind Charlotte.

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## Carbon dioxide emissions

Estimated CO2 emissions per passenger is 134 kg (296 pounds).

## Frequent Flyer Miles Calculator

Charlotte (CLT) → Lake Charles (LCH).

Distance:
796
Elite level bonus:
0
Booking class bonus:
0

### In total

Total frequent flyer miles:
796

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