# Distance between Los Angeles, CA (LAX) and Seattle, WA (BFI)

Flight distance from Los Angeles to Seattle (Los Angeles International Airport – Seattle Boeing Field) is 959 miles / 1544 kilometers / 834 nautical miles. Estimated flight time is 2 hours 18 minutes.

Driving distance from Los Angeles (LAX) to Seattle (BFI) is 1135 miles / 1827 kilometers and travel time by car is about 20 hours 12 minutes.

## Map of flight path and driving directions from Los Angeles to Seattle.

Shortest flight path between Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) and Seattle Boeing Field (BFI).

## How far is Seattle from Los Angeles?

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

Vincenty's formula (applied above)
• 959.263 miles
• 1543.784 kilometers
• 833.577 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
• 960.355 miles
• 1545.542 kilometers
• 834.526 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).

## Airport information

A Los Angeles International Airport
City: Los Angeles, CA
Country: United States
IATA Code: LAX
ICAO Code: KLAX
Coordinates: 33°56′33″N, 118°24′28″W

B Seattle Boeing Field
City: Seattle, WA
Country: United States
IATA Code: BFI
ICAO Code: KBFI
Coordinates: 47°31′47″N, 122°18′7″W

## Time difference and current local times

There is no time difference between Los Angeles and Seattle.

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## Carbon dioxide emissions

Estimated CO2 emissions per passenger is 148 kg (326 pounds).

## Frequent Flyer Miles Calculator

Los Angeles (LAX) → Seattle (BFI).

Distance:
959
Elite level bonus:
0
Booking class bonus:
0

### In total

Total frequent flyer miles:
959

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