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Distance between Dallas, TX (DAL) and Lake Charles, LA (LCH)

Flight distance from Dallas to Lake Charles (Dallas Love Field – Lake Charles Regional Airport) is 285 miles / 458 kilometers / 247 nautical miles. Estimated flight time is 1 hour 2 minutes.

Driving distance from Dallas (DAL) to Lake Charles (LCH) is 342 miles / 551 kilometers and travel time by car is about 6 hours 17 minutes.

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

Shortest flight path between Dallas Love Field (DAL) and Lake Charles Regional Airport (LCH).

How far is Lake Charles from Dallas?

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

Vincenty's formula (applied above)
  • 284.631 miles
  • 458.069 kilometers
  • 247.337 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
  • 284.657 miles
  • 458.112 kilometers
  • 247.361 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 Dallas Love Field
City: Dallas, TX
Country: United States Flag of United States
IATA Code: DAL
ICAO Code: KDAL
Coordinates: 32°50′49″N, 96°51′6″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

There is no time difference between Dallas and Lake Charles.

Time Difference

Dallas, TX

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Lake Charles, LA

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Carbon dioxide emissions

Estimated CO2 emissions per passenger is 64 kg (142 pounds).

Frequent Flyer Miles Calculator

Dallas (DAL) → Lake Charles (LCH).

Distance:
285
Elite level bonus:
0
Booking class bonus:
0

In total

Total frequent flyer miles:
285

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