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Distance between Los Angeles, CA (LAX) and Panama City (PTY)

Flight distance from Los Angeles to Panama City (Los Angeles International Airport – Tocumen International Airport) is 3010 miles / 4844 kilometers / 2616 nautical miles. Estimated flight time is 6 hours 11 minutes.

Driving distance from Los Angeles (LAX) to Panama City (PTY) is 3987 miles / 6416 kilometers and travel time by car is about 75 hours 20 minutes.

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

Shortest flight path between Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) and Tocumen International Airport (PTY).

How far is Panama City from Los Angeles?

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

Vincenty's formula (applied above)
  • 3009.966 miles
  • 4844.071 kilometers
  • 2615.589 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
  • 3010.770 miles
  • 4845.365 kilometers
  • 2616.288 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 Tocumen International Airport
City: Panama City
Country: Panama Flag of Panama
IATA Code: PTY
ICAO Code: MPTO
Coordinates: 9°4′16″N, 79°23′0″W

Time difference and current local times

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

Time Difference

Los Angeles, CA

 PDT

Panama City

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Carbon dioxide emissions

Estimated CO2 emissions per passenger is 335 kg (739 pounds).

Frequent Flyer Miles Calculator

Los Angeles (LAX) → Panama City (PTY).

Distance:
3010
Elite level bonus:
0
Booking class bonus:
0

In total

Total frequent flyer miles:
3010

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