There are several ways to calculate the distance from Los Angeles to Tokyo. Here are two standard methods:
Vincenty's formula (applied above)
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.
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).