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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 LaGuardia Airport) is 2469 miles / 3974 kilometers / 2146 nautical miles.

The driving distance from Los Angeles (LAX) to New York (LGA) is 2819 miles / 4536 kilometers, and travel time by car is about 50 hours 11 minutes.

Los Angeles International Airport – New York LaGuardia 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)
  • 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 planet.

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).

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 LaGuardia Airport is 5 hours and 10 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 LaGuardia Airport (LGA)

On average, flying from Los Angeles to New York generates about 272 kg of CO2 per passenger, and 272 kilograms equals 599 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

See the map of the shortest flight path between Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) and New York LaGuardia Airport (LGA).

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 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