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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 Flag of 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 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 Charlotte and Lake Charles is 1 hour. Lake Charles is 1 hour behind Charlotte.

Time Difference

Charlotte, NC

 EST

Lake Charles, LA

 CST

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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