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How far is Seattle, WA, from Los Angeles, CA?

The distance between Los Angeles (Los Angeles International Airport) and Seattle (Seattle–Tacoma International Airport) is 954 miles / 1535 kilometers / 829 nautical miles. The estimated flight time is 2 hours and 18 minutes.

Driving distance from Los Angeles (LAX) to Seattle (SEA) is 1128 miles / 1815 kilometers and travel time by car is about 21 hours 21 minutes.

Los Angeles International Airport – Seattle–Tacoma International Airport

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Distance from Los Angeles to Seattle

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

Vincenty's formula (applied above)
  • 953.903 miles
  • 1535.158 kilometers
  • 828.919 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
  • 954.993 miles
  • 1536.912 kilometers
  • 829.866 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 Seattle?

The estimated flight time from Los Angeles International Airport to Seattle–Tacoma International Airport is 2 hours and 18 minutes.

What is the time difference between Los Angeles and Seattle?

There is no time difference between Los Angeles and Seattle.

Flight carbon footprint between Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) and Seattle–Tacoma International Airport (SEA)

On average, flying from Los Angeles to Seattle generates about 148 kg of CO2 per passenger, and 148 kilograms equals 325 pounds (lbs). The figures are estimates and include only the CO2 generated by burning jet fuel.

Map of flight path and driving directions from Los Angeles to Seattle

Shortest flight path between Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) and Seattle–Tacoma International Airport (SEA).

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 Seattle–Tacoma International Airport
City: Seattle, WA
Country: United States Flag of United States
IATA Code: SEA
ICAO Code: KSEA
Coordinates: 47°26′56″N, 122°18′32″W

Airlines flying from Los Angeles (LAX) to Seattle (SEA)

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United Airlines
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