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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 52 hours 10 minutes.

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).

How far is Cancún from Los Angeles?

There are several ways to calculate distances between Los Angeles and Cancún. 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).

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 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

Time difference and current local times

The time difference between Los Angeles and Cancún is 2 hours. Cancún is 2 hours ahead of Los Angeles.

Time Difference

Los Angeles, CA

 PDT

Cancún

 EST

Carbon dioxide emissions

Estimated CO2 emissions per passenger is 231 kg (509 pounds).

Frequent Flyer Miles Calculator

Los Angeles (LAX) → Cancún (CUN).

Distance:
2119
Elite level bonus:
0
Booking class bonus:
0

In total

Total frequent flyer miles:
2119

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