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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 Flag of 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 Flag of 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.

Time Difference

Los Angeles, CA

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Seattle, WA

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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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