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Distance between Los Angeles, CA (LAX) and Minneapolis, MN (MSP)

Flight distance from Los Angeles to Minneapolis (Los Angeles International Airport – Minneapolis–Saint Paul International Airport) is 1535 miles / 2471 kilometers / 1334 nautical miles. Estimated flight time is 3 hours 24 minutes.

Driving distance from Los Angeles (LAX) to Minneapolis (MSP) is 1940 miles / 3122 kilometers and travel time by car is about 31 hours 45 minutes.

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

Shortest flight path between Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) and Minneapolis–Saint Paul International Airport (MSP).

How far is Minneapolis from Los Angeles?

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

Vincenty's formula (applied above)
  • 1535.398 miles
  • 2470.984 kilometers
  • 1334.225 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
  • 1533.108 miles
  • 2467.298 kilometers
  • 1332.234 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 Minneapolis–Saint Paul International Airport
City: Minneapolis, MN
Country: United States Flag of United States
IATA Code: MSP
ICAO Code: KMSP
Coordinates: 44°52′55″N, 93°13′18″W

Time difference and current local times

The time difference between Los Angeles and Minneapolis is 2 hours. Minneapolis is 2 hours ahead of Los Angeles.

Time Difference

Los Angeles, CA

 PDT

Minneapolis, MN

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Carbon dioxide emissions

Estimated CO2 emissions per passenger is 182 kg (401 pounds).

Frequent Flyer Miles Calculator

Los Angeles (LAX) → Minneapolis (MSP).

Distance:
1535
Elite level bonus:
0
Booking class bonus:
0

In total

Total frequent flyer miles:
1535

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