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Distance between Denver, CO (DEN) and Los Angeles, CA (LAX)

Flight distance from Denver to Los Angeles (Denver International Airport – Los Angeles International Airport) is 862 miles / 1387 kilometers / 749 nautical miles. Estimated flight time is 2 hours 7 minutes.

Driving distance from Denver (DEN) to Los Angeles (LAX) is 1060 miles / 1706 kilometers and travel time by car is about 18 hours 34 minutes.

Denver – Los Angeles

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862
Miles
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1387
Kilometers
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749
Nautical miles

How far is Los Angeles from Denver?

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

Vincenty's formula (applied above)
  • 861.857 miles
  • 1387.024 kilometers
  • 748.933 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
  • 860.687 miles
  • 1385.141 kilometers
  • 747.916 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).

Flight Duration

Estimated flight time from Denver International Airport to Los Angeles International Airport is 2 hours 7 minutes.

Time difference

The time difference between Denver and Los Angeles is 1 hour. Los Angeles is 1 hour behind Denver.
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Carbon dioxide emissions

On average flying from Denver to Los Angeles generates about 140 kg of CO2 per passenger, 140 kilograms is equal to 310 pounds (lbs). The figures are estimates and include only the CO2 generated by burning jet fuel.

Map of flight path and driving directions from Denver to Los Angeles

Shortest flight path between Denver International Airport (DEN) and Los Angeles International Airport (LAX).

Airport information

Origin Denver International Airport
City: Denver, CO
Country: United States Flag of United States
IATA Code: DEN
ICAO Code: KDEN
Coordinates: 39°51′42″N, 104°40′22″W
Destination 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