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Distance between Los Angeles, CA (LAX) and Denver, CO (DEN)

Flight distance from Los Angeles to Denver (Los Angeles International Airport – Denver International Airport) is 862 miles / 1387 kilometers / 749 nautical miles. Estimated flight time is 2 hours 7 minutes.

Driving distance from Los Angeles (LAX) to Denver (DEN) is 1058 miles / 1703 kilometers and travel time by car is about 17 hours 37 minutes.

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

Shortest flight path between Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) and Denver International Airport (DEN).

How far is Denver from Los Angeles?

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

Vincenty's formula (applied above)
  • 861.857 miles
  • 1387.024 kilometers
  • 748.933 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
  • 860.687 miles
  • 1385.141 kilometers
  • 747.916 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 Denver International Airport
City: Denver, CO
Country: United States Flag of United States
IATA Code: DEN
ICAO Code: KDEN
Coordinates: 39°51′42″N, 104°40′22″W

Time difference and current local times

The time difference between Los Angeles and Denver is 1 hour. Denver is 1 hour ahead of Los Angeles.

Time Difference

Los Angeles, CA

 PDT

Denver, CO

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Carbon dioxide emissions

Estimated CO2 emissions per passenger is 140 kg (310 pounds).

Frequent Flyer Miles Calculator

Los Angeles (LAX) → Denver (DEN).

Distance:
862
Elite level bonus:
0
Booking class bonus:
0

In total

Total frequent flyer miles:
862

Round trip?