Map of flight path and driving directions from Washington D.C. to Los Angeles.
Shortest flight path between Washington Dulles International Airport (IAD) and Los Angeles International Airport (LAX).
How far is Los Angeles from Washington D.C.?
There are several ways to calculate distances between Washington D.C. and Los Angeles. Here are two common methods:Vincenty's formula (applied above)
- 2287.966 miles
- 3682.125 kilometers
- 1988.188 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
- 2282.940 miles
- 3674.035 kilometers
- 1983.820 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).
|A||Washington Dulles International Airport|
|B||Los Angeles International Airport|
|City:||Los Angeles, CA|
Time difference and current local times
The time difference between Washington D.C. and Los Angeles is 3 hours. Los Angeles is 3 hours behind Washington D.C..
Los Angeles, CA
Carbon dioxide emissions
Estimated CO2 emissions per passenger is 251 kg (552 pounds).
Frequent Flyer Miles Calculator
Washington D.C. (IAD) → Los Angeles (LAX).