# Distance between Los Angeles, CA (LAX) and Raleigh, NC (RDU)

Flight distance from Los Angeles to Raleigh (Los Angeles International Airport – Raleigh–Durham International Airport) is 2238 miles / 3602 kilometers / 1945 nautical miles. Estimated flight time is 4 hours 44 minutes.

Driving distance from Los Angeles (LAX) to Raleigh (RDU) is 2555 miles / 4112 kilometers and travel time by car is about 43 hours 40 minutes.

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

Shortest flight path between Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) and Raleigh–Durham International Airport (RDU).

## How far is Raleigh from Los Angeles?

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

Vincenty's formula (applied above)
• 2238.457 miles
• 3602.448 kilometers
• 1945.166 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
• 2233.541 miles
• 3594.536 kilometers
• 1940.894 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
IATA Code: LAX
ICAO Code: KLAX
Coordinates: 33°56′33″N, 118°24′28″W

B Raleigh–Durham International Airport
City: Raleigh, NC
Country: United States
IATA Code: RDU
ICAO Code: KRDU
Coordinates: 35°52′39″N, 78°47′14″W

## Time difference and current local times

The time difference between Los Angeles and Raleigh is 3 hours. Raleigh is 3 hours ahead of Los Angeles.

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## Carbon dioxide emissions

Estimated CO2 emissions per passenger is 245 kg (540 pounds).

## Frequent Flyer Miles Calculator

Los Angeles (LAX) → Raleigh (RDU).

Distance:
2238
Elite level bonus:
0
Booking class bonus:
0

### In total

Total frequent flyer miles:
2238

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