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Distance between Los Angeles, CA (LAX) and New York, NY (JFK)

Flight distance from Los Angeles to New York (Los Angeles International Airport – New York John F. Kennedy International Airport) is 2475 miles / 3983 kilometers / 2151 nautical miles. Estimated flight time is 5 hours 11 minutes.

Driving distance from Los Angeles (LAX) to New York (JFK) is 2824 miles / 4544 kilometers and travel time by car is about 47 hours 10 minutes.

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

Shortest flight path between Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) and New York John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK).

How far is New York from Los Angeles?

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

Vincenty's formula (applied above)
  • 2474.884 miles
  • 3982.940 kilometers
  • 2150.616 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
  • 2469.455 miles
  • 3974.202 kilometers
  • 2145.898 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 New York John F. Kennedy International Airport
City: New York, NY
Country: United States Flag of United States
IATA Code: JFK
ICAO Code: KJFK
Coordinates: 40°38′23″N, 73°46′44″W

Time difference and current local times

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

Time Difference

Los Angeles, CA

 PST

New York, NY

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Carbon dioxide emissions

Estimated CO2 emissions per passenger is 272 kg (600 pounds).

Frequent Flyer Miles Calculator

Los Angeles (LAX) → New York (JFK).

Distance:
2475
Elite level bonus:
0
Booking class bonus:
0

In total

Total frequent flyer miles:
2475

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