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Distance between Los Angeles, CA (LAX) and Modesto, CA (MOD)

Flight distance from Los Angeles to Modesto (Los Angeles International Airport – Modesto City–County Airport) is 291 miles / 469 kilometers / 253 nautical miles. Estimated flight time is 1 hour 3 minutes.

Driving distance from Los Angeles (LAX) to Modesto (MOD) is 315 miles / 507 kilometers and travel time by car is about 5 hours 38 minutes.

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

Shortest flight path between Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) and Modesto City–County Airport (MOD).

How far is Modesto from Los Angeles?

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

Vincenty's formula (applied above)
  • 291.418 miles
  • 468.992 kilometers
  • 253.236 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
  • 291.739 miles
  • 469.508 kilometers
  • 253.514 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 Modesto City–County Airport
City: Modesto, CA
Country: United States Flag of United States
IATA Code: MOD
ICAO Code: KMOD
Coordinates: 37°37′32″N, 120°57′14″W

Time difference and current local times

There is no time difference between Los Angeles and Modesto.

Time Difference

Los Angeles, CA

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Modesto, CA

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Carbon dioxide emissions

Estimated CO2 emissions per passenger is 65 kg (144 pounds).

Frequent Flyer Miles Calculator

Los Angeles (LAX) → Modesto (MOD).

Distance:
291
Elite level bonus:
0
Booking class bonus:
0

In total

Total frequent flyer miles:
291

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