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

Flight 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. Estimated flight time is 5 hours 11 minutes.

Driving distance from New York (JFK) to Los Angeles (LAX) is 2825 miles / 4546 kilometers and travel time by car is about 50 hours 12 minutes.

New York – Los Angeles

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2475
Miles
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3983
Kilometers
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2151
Nautical miles

How far is Los Angeles from New York?

There are several ways to calculate distances between Los Angeles and Chicago. 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 to Los Angeles International Airport is 5 hours 11 minutes.

Time difference

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

Carbon dioxide emissions

On average flying from New York to Los Angeles generates about 272 kg of CO2 per passenger, 272 kilograms is equal to 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