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Distance between Columbus, OH (CMH) and Los Angeles, CA (LAX)

Flight distance from Columbus to Los Angeles (John Glenn Columbus International Airport – Los Angeles International Airport) is 1995 miles / 3211 kilometers / 1734 nautical miles. Estimated flight time is 4 hours 16 minutes.

Driving distance from Columbus (CMH) to Los Angeles (LAX) is 2264 miles / 3644 kilometers and travel time by car is about 37 hours 43 minutes.

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

Shortest flight path between John Glenn Columbus International Airport (CMH) and Los Angeles International Airport (LAX).

How far is Los Angeles from Columbus?

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

Vincenty's formula (applied above)
  • 1995.182 miles
  • 3210.933 kilometers
  • 1733.765 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
  • 1990.917 miles
  • 3204.071 kilometers
  • 1730.060 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 John Glenn Columbus International Airport
City: Columbus, OH
Country: United States Flag of United States
IATA Code: CMH
ICAO Code: KCMH
Coordinates: 39°59′52″N, 82°53′30″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 Columbus and Los Angeles is 3 hours. Los Angeles is 3 hours behind Columbus.

Time Difference

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Carbon dioxide emissions

Estimated CO2 emissions per passenger is 220 kg (486 pounds).

Frequent Flyer Miles Calculator

Columbus (CMH) → Los Angeles (LAX).

Distance:
1995
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In total

Total frequent flyer miles:
1995

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