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How far is Los Angeles, CA, from Denver, CO?

The distance between Denver (Denver International Airport) and Los Angeles (Los Angeles International Airport) is 862 miles / 1387 kilometers / 749 nautical miles. The estimated flight time is 2 hours and 7 minutes.

Driving distance from Denver (DEN) to Los Angeles (LAX) is 1057 miles / 1701 kilometers and travel time by car is about 18 hours 33 minutes.

Denver International Airport – Los Angeles International Airport

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862
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1387
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749
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Distance from Denver to Los Angeles

There are several ways to calculate the distance from Denver to Los Angeles. Here are two standard 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 planet.

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).

How long does it take to fly from Denver to Los Angeles?

The estimated flight time from Denver International Airport to Los Angeles International Airport is 2 hours and 7 minutes.

What is the time difference between Denver and Los Angeles?

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

Flight carbon footprint between Denver International Airport (DEN) and Los Angeles International Airport (LAX)

On average, flying from Denver to Los Angeles generates about 140 kg of CO2 per passenger, and 140 kilograms equals 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