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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 50 hours 11 minutes.

Los Angeles – New York

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2475
Miles
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3983
Kilometers
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2151
Nautical miles

How far is New York from Los Angeles?

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

Flight Duration

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

Time difference

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

On average flying from Los Angeles to New York generates about 272 kg of CO2 per passenger, 272 kilograms is equal to 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