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Distance between Los Angeles, CA (LAX) and Boston, MA (BOS)

Flight distance from Los Angeles to Boston (Los Angeles International Airport – Logan International Airport) is 2611 miles / 4202 kilometers / 2269 nautical miles. Estimated flight time is 5 hours 26 minutes.

Driving distance from Los Angeles (LAX) to Boston (BOS) is 3011 miles / 4845 kilometers and travel time by car is about 53 hours 52 minutes.

Los Angeles – Boston

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2611
Miles
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4202
Kilometers
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2269
Nautical miles

How far is Boston from Los Angeles?

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

Vincenty's formula (applied above)
  • 2611.132 miles
  • 4202.210 kilometers
  • 2269.012 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
  • 2605.431 miles
  • 4193.035 kilometers
  • 2264.058 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 Los Angeles to Boston is 5 hours 26 minutes.

Time difference and current local times

The time difference between Los Angeles and Boston is 3 hours. Boston is 3 hours ahead of Los Angeles.

Los Angeles time to Boston time converter

Time in Los Angeles: 00:00 ⇆ Time in Boston: 00:00

Current local times

Los Angeles, CA

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Boston, MA

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Carbon dioxide emissions

On average flying from Los Angeles to Boston generates about 288 kg of CO2 per passenger, 288 kilograms is equal to 635 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 Boston

Shortest flight path between Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) and Logan International Airport (BOS).

Airport information

Origin 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
Destination Logan International Airport
City: Boston, MA
Country: United States Flag of United States
IATA Code: BOS
ICAO Code: KBOS
Coordinates: 42°21′51″N, 71°0′18″W