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

Distance from Los Angeles to New York (Los Angeles International Airport – New York LaGuardia Airport) is 2469 miles / 3974 kilometers / 2146 nautical miles.

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)
  • 2469.352 miles
  • 3974.037 kilometers
  • 2145.808 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
  • 2463.941 miles
  • 3965.329 kilometers
  • 2141.107 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 (LAX) to New York LaGuardia Airport (LGA) is 5 hours 10 minutes.

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

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Carbon dioxide emissions

Estimated CO2 emissions per passenger is 276 kg (608 pounds).

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 LaGuardia Airport
City: New York, NY
Country: United States Flag of United States
IATA Code: LGA
ICAO Code: KLGA
Coordinates: 40°46′37″N, 73°52′21″W

Los Angeles to New York flight path

Shortest flight path between Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) and New York LaGuardia Airport (LGA).

Frequent Flyer Miles Calculator

Los Angeles (LAX) → New York (LGA).

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Air miles:
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In total

Total frequent flyer miles:
2469

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