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Distance between Los Angeles, CA (LAX) and Istanbul (IST)

Flight distance from Los Angeles to Istanbul (Los Angeles International Airport – Istanbul Airport) is 6852 miles / 11027 kilometers / 5954 nautical miles. Estimated flight time is 13 hours 28 minutes.

Map of flight path from Los Angeles to Istanbul.

Shortest flight path between Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) and Istanbul Airport (IST).

How far is Istanbul from Los Angeles?

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

Vincenty's formula (applied above)
  • 6851.948 miles
  • 11027.142 kilometers
  • 5954.180 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
  • 6837.226 miles
  • 11003.449 kilometers
  • 5941.387 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 Istanbul Airport
City: Istanbul
Country: Turkey Flag of Turkey
IATA Code: IST
ICAO Code: LTFM
Coordinates: 41°15′36″N, 28°44′33″E

Time difference and current local times

The time difference between Los Angeles and Istanbul is 10 hours. Istanbul is 10 hours ahead of Los Angeles.

Time Difference

Los Angeles, CA

 PDT

Istanbul

 +03

Carbon dioxide emissions

Estimated CO2 emissions per passenger is 834 kg (1 839 pounds).

Frequent Flyer Miles Calculator

Los Angeles (LAX) → Istanbul (IST).

Distance:
6852
Elite level bonus:
0
Booking class bonus:
0

In total

Total frequent flyer miles:
6852

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