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Distance between Los Angeles, CA (LAX) and New Orleans, LA (MSY)

Flight distance from Los Angeles to New Orleans (Los Angeles International Airport – Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport) is 1670 miles / 2688 kilometers / 1451 nautical miles. Estimated flight time is 3 hours 39 minutes.

Driving distance from Los Angeles (LAX) to New Orleans (MSY) is 1899 miles / 3056 kilometers and travel time by car is about 31 hours 22 minutes.

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

Shortest flight path between Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) and Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport (MSY).

How far is New Orleans from Los Angeles?

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

Vincenty's formula (applied above)
  • 1670.268 miles
  • 2688.036 kilometers
  • 1451.423 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
  • 1667.051 miles
  • 2682.859 kilometers
  • 1448.628 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 Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport
City: New Orleans, LA
Country: United States Flag of United States
IATA Code: MSY
ICAO Code: KMSY
Coordinates: 29°59′36″N, 90°15′28″W

Time difference and current local times

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

Time Difference

Los Angeles, CA

 PST

New Orleans, LA

 CST

Carbon dioxide emissions

Estimated CO2 emissions per passenger is 191 kg (420 pounds).

Frequent Flyer Miles Calculator

Los Angeles (LAX) → New Orleans (MSY).

Distance:
1670
Elite level bonus:
0
Booking class bonus:
0

In total

Total frequent flyer miles:
1670

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