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How far is New York, NY, from Los Angeles, CA?

The distance between Los Angeles (Los Angeles International Airport) and New York (New York John F. Kennedy International Airport) is 2475 miles / 3983 kilometers / 2151 nautical miles. The estimated flight time is 5 hours and 11 minutes.

Driving distance from Los Angeles (LAX) to New York (JFK) is 2829 miles / 4553 kilometers and travel time by car is about 50 hours 19 minutes.

Los Angeles International Airport – New York John F. Kennedy International Airport

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Distance from Los Angeles to New York

There are several ways to calculate the distance from Los Angeles to New York. Here are two standard 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 planet.

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).

How long does it take to fly from Los Angeles to New York?

The estimated flight time from Los Angeles International Airport to New York John F. Kennedy International Airport is 5 hours and 11 minutes.

What is the time difference between Los Angeles and New York?

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

Flight carbon footprint between Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) and New York John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK)

On average, flying from Los Angeles to New York generates about 272 kg of CO2 per passenger, and 272 kilograms equals 600 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 New York

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

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 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