How far is Seattle, WA, from Los Angeles, CA?

The distance between Los Angeles (Los Angeles International Airport) and Seattle (Seattle Boeing Field) is 959 miles / 1544 kilometers / 834 nautical miles.

The driving distance from Los Angeles (LAX) to Seattle (BFI) is 1133 miles / 1824 kilometers, and travel time by car is about 21 hours 26 minutes.

959
Miles
1544
Kilometers
834
Nautical miles
2 h 18 min
148 kg

Distance from Los Angeles to Seattle

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

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).

How long does it take to fly from Los Angeles to Seattle?

The estimated flight time from Los Angeles International Airport to Seattle Boeing Field is 2 hours and 18 minutes.

Flight carbon footprint between Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) and Seattle Boeing Field (BFI)

On average, flying from Los Angeles to Seattle generates about 148 kg of CO2 per passenger, and 148 kilograms equals 326 pounds (lbs). The figures are estimates and include only the CO2 generated by burning jet fuel.

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

See the map of the shortest flight path between Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) and Seattle Boeing Field (BFI).

Airport information

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