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How far is Tokyo from Los Angeles, CA?

The distance between Los Angeles (Los Angeles International Airport) and Tokyo (Narita International Airport) is 5451 miles / 8773 kilometers / 4737 nautical miles.

Los Angeles International Airport – Narita International Airport

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Distance from Los Angeles to Tokyo

There are several ways to calculate the distance from Los Angeles to Tokyo. Here are two standard methods:

Vincenty's formula (applied above)
  • 5451.139 miles
  • 8772.757 kilometers
  • 4736.910 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
  • 5439.376 miles
  • 8753.827 kilometers
  • 4726.689 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 Tokyo?

The estimated flight time from Los Angeles International Airport to Narita International Airport is 10 hours and 49 minutes.

What is the time difference between Los Angeles and Tokyo?

The time difference between Los Angeles and Tokyo is 17 hours. Tokyo is 17 hours ahead of Los Angeles.

Flight carbon footprint between Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) and Narita International Airport (NRT)

On average, flying from Los Angeles to Tokyo generates about 643 kg of CO2 per passenger, and 643 kilograms equals 1 418 pounds (lbs). The figures are estimates and include only the CO2 generated by burning jet fuel.

Map of flight path from Los Angeles to Tokyo

See the map of the shortest flight path between Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) and Narita International Airport (NRT).

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 Narita International Airport
City: Tokyo
Country: Japan Flag of Japan
IATA Code: NRT
ICAO Code: RJAA
Coordinates: 35°45′52″N, 140°23′9″E