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Distance between New York, NY (JFK) and Los Angeles, CA (LAX)

Distance from New York to Los Angeles (New York John F. Kennedy International Airport – Los Angeles International Airport) is 2475 miles / 3983 kilometers / 2151 nautical miles.

How far is Los Angeles from New York?

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

Vincenty's formula (applied above)
  • 2474.884 miles
  • 3982.940 kilometers
  • 2150.616 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
  • 2469.455 miles
  • 3974.202 kilometers
  • 2145.898 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 New York John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK) to Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) is 5 hours 11 minutes.

Time difference and current local times

The time difference between New York and Los Angeles is 3 hours. Los Angeles is 3 hours behind New York.

Time Difference

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Carbon dioxide emissions

Estimated CO2 emissions per passenger is 277 kg (610 pounds).

Airport information


A New York John F. Kennedy International Airport
City: New York, NY
Country: United States Flag of United States
IATA Code: JFK
ICAO Code: KJFK
Coordinates: 40°38′23″N, 73°46′44″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

New York to Los Angeles flight path

Shortest flight path between New York John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK) and Los Angeles International Airport (LAX).

Frequent Flyer Miles Calculator

New York (JFK) → Los Angeles (LAX).

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Air miles:
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In total

Total frequent flyer miles:
2475

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