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Distance between Los Angeles, CA (LAX) and Cancún (CUN)

Flight distance from Los Angeles to Cancún (Los Angeles International Airport – Cancún International Airport) is 2119 miles / 3410 kilometers / 1841 nautical miles. Estimated flight time is 4 hours 30 minutes.

Driving distance from Los Angeles (LAX) to Cancún (CUN) is 2923 miles / 4704 kilometers and travel time by car is about 55 hours 30 minutes.

Los Angeles – Cancún

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2119
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3410
Kilometers
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1841
Nautical miles

How far is Cancún 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)
  • 2118.691 miles
  • 3409.703 kilometers
  • 1841.092 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
  • 2116.779 miles
  • 3406.626 kilometers
  • 1839.431 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 International Airport to Cancún International Airport is 4 hours 30 minutes.

Time difference

The time difference between Los Angeles and Cancún is 3 hours. Cancún is 3 hours ahead of Los Angeles.
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Carbon dioxide emissions

On average flying from Los Angeles to Cancún generates about 231 kg of CO2 per passenger, 231 kilograms is equal to 509 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 Cancún

Shortest flight path between Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) and Cancún International Airport (CUN).

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 Cancún International Airport
City: Cancún
Country: Mexico Flag of Mexico
IATA Code: CUN
ICAO Code: MMUN
Coordinates: 21°2′11″N, 86°52′37″W

Airlines flying from Los Angeles (LAX) to Cancún (CUN)

Aeroméxico
Delta Air Lines
United Airlines
Virgin America