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Distance between Los Angeles, CA (LAX) and Palmdale, CA (PMD)

Flight distance from Los Angeles to Palmdale (Los Angeles International Airport – Palmdale Regional Airport) is 51 miles / 82 kilometers / 44 nautical miles. Estimated flight time is 35 minutes.

Driving distance from Los Angeles (LAX) to Palmdale (PMD) is 77 miles / 124 kilometers and travel time by car is about 1 hour 34 minutes.

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

Shortest flight path between Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) and Palmdale Regional Airport (PMD).

How far is Palmdale from Los Angeles?

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

Vincenty's formula (applied above)
  • 50.824 miles
  • 81.794 kilometers
  • 44.165 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
  • 50.916 miles
  • 81.942 kilometers
  • 44.245 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 Palmdale Regional Airport
City: Palmdale, CA
Country: United States Flag of United States
IATA Code: PMD
ICAO Code: KPMD
Coordinates: 34°37′45″N, 118°5′5″W

Time difference and current local times

There is no time difference between Los Angeles and Palmdale.

Time Difference

Los Angeles, CA

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Palmdale, CA

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Carbon dioxide emissions

Estimated CO2 emissions per passenger is 32 kg (71 pounds).

Frequent Flyer Miles Calculator

Los Angeles (LAX) → Palmdale (PMD).

Air miles:
51
Elite level bonus:
0
Booking class bonus:
0

In total

Total frequent flyer miles:
51

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