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Distance between São Paulo (GRU) and Los Angeles, CA (LAX)

Flight distance from São Paulo to Los Angeles (São Paulo–Guarulhos International Airport – Los Angeles International Airport) is 6156 miles / 9907 kilometers / 5350 nautical miles. Estimated flight time is 12 hours 9 minutes.

Map of flight path from São Paulo to Los Angeles.

Shortest flight path between São Paulo–Guarulhos International Airport (GRU) and Los Angeles International Airport (LAX).

How far is Los Angeles from São Paulo?

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

Vincenty's formula (applied above)
  • 6156.150 miles
  • 9907.363 kilometers
  • 5349.548 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
  • 6163.124 miles
  • 9918.587 kilometers
  • 5355.608 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 São Paulo–Guarulhos International Airport
City: São Paulo
Country: Brazil Flag of Brazil
IATA Code: GRU
ICAO Code: SBGR
Coordinates: 23°26′8″S, 46°28′23″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 São Paulo and Los Angeles is 4 hours. Los Angeles is 4 hours behind São Paulo.

Time Difference

São Paulo

 -03

Los Angeles, CA

 PDT

Carbon dioxide emissions

Estimated CO2 emissions per passenger is 747 kg (1 646 pounds).

Frequent Flyer Miles Calculator

São Paulo (GRU) → Los Angeles (LAX).

Distance:
6156
Elite level bonus:
0
Booking class bonus:
0

In total

Total frequent flyer miles:
6156

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