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How far is Boston, MA, from Los Angeles, CA?

The distance between Los Angeles (Los Angeles International Airport) and Boston (Logan International Airport) is 2611 miles / 4202 kilometers / 2269 nautical miles. The estimated flight time is 5 hours and 26 minutes.

Driving distance from Los Angeles (LAX) to Boston (BOS) is 3011 miles / 4846 kilometers and travel time by car is about 53 hours 58 minutes.

Los Angeles International Airport – Logan International Airport

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2611
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4202
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2269
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Distance from Los Angeles to Boston

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

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).

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

The estimated flight time from Los Angeles International Airport to Logan International Airport is 5 hours and 26 minutes.

What is the time difference between Los Angeles and Boston?

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

Flight carbon footprint between Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) and Logan International Airport (BOS)

On average, flying from Los Angeles to Boston generates about 288 kg of CO2 per passenger, and 288 kilograms equals 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