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

Distance from John F. Kennedy International Airport to Los Angeles International Airport is 2475 miles / 3983 kilometers / 2151 nautical miles.

Calculations with different 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).

Flight duration

Estimated flight time from 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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Airport information


A 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

Map

Flight map from New York to Los Angeles.

Frequent Flyer Miles Calculator

New York (JFK) → Los Angeles (LAX).

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In total

Total frequent flyer miles:
2475

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