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How far is Los Angeles, CA, from New York, NY?

The distance between New York (New York John F. Kennedy International Airport) and Los Angeles (Los Angeles International Airport) is 2475 miles / 3983 kilometers / 2151 nautical miles. The estimated flight time is 5 hours and 11 minutes.

Driving distance from New York (JFK) to Los Angeles (LAX) is 2825 miles / 4547 kilometers and travel time by car is about 50 hours 18 minutes.

New York John F. Kennedy International Airport – Los Angeles International Airport

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2475
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3983
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2151
Nautical miles

Distance from New York to Los Angeles

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

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).

How long does it take to fly from New York to Los Angeles?

The estimated flight time from New York John F. Kennedy International Airport to Los Angeles International Airport is 5 hours and 11 minutes.

What is the time difference between New York and Los Angeles?

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

Flight carbon footprint between New York John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK) and Los Angeles International Airport (LAX)

On average, flying from New York to Los Angeles generates about 272 kg of CO2 per passenger, and 272 kilograms equals 600 pounds (lbs). The figures are estimates and include only the CO2 generated by burning jet fuel.

Map of flight path and driving directions from New York to Los Angeles

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

Airport information

Origin 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
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