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Distance between Los Angeles, CA (LAX) and Buffalo, NY (BUF)

Flight distance from Los Angeles to Buffalo (Los Angeles International Airport – Buffalo Niagara International Airport) is 2217 miles / 3569 kilometers / 1927 nautical miles. Estimated flight time is 4 hours 41 minutes.

Driving distance from Los Angeles (LAX) to Buffalo (BUF) is 2555 miles / 4112 kilometers and travel time by car is about 42 hours 43 minutes.

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

Shortest flight path between Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) and Buffalo Niagara International Airport (BUF).

How far is Buffalo from Los Angeles?

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

Vincenty's formula (applied above)
  • 2217.386 miles
  • 3568.536 kilometers
  • 1926.855 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
  • 2212.767 miles
  • 3561.103 kilometers
  • 1922.842 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 Buffalo Niagara International Airport
City: Buffalo, NY
Country: United States Flag of United States
IATA Code: BUF
ICAO Code: KBUF
Coordinates: 42°56′25″N, 78°43′55″W

Time difference and current local times

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

Time Difference

Los Angeles, CA

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Buffalo, NY

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Carbon dioxide emissions

Estimated CO2 emissions per passenger is 242 kg (534 pounds).

Frequent Flyer Miles Calculator

Los Angeles (LAX) → Buffalo (BUF).

Distance:
2217
Elite level bonus:
0
Booking class bonus:
0

In total

Total frequent flyer miles:
2217

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