# Distance between Los Angeles, CA (LAX) and Tampa, FL (TPA)

Flight distance from Los Angeles to Tampa (Los Angeles International Airport – Tampa International Airport) is 2158 miles / 3473 kilometers / 1875 nautical miles. Estimated flight time is 4 hours 35 minutes.

Driving distance from Los Angeles (LAX) to Tampa (TPA) is 2514 miles / 4046 kilometers and travel time by car is about 42 hours 20 minutes.

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

Shortest flight path between Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) and Tampa International Airport (TPA).

## How far is Tampa from Los Angeles?

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

Vincenty's formula (applied above)
• 2157.873 miles
• 3472.760 kilometers
• 1875.140 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
• 2153.941 miles
• 3466.432 kilometers
• 1871.723 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 Tampa International Airport
City: Tampa, FL
Country: United States
IATA Code: TPA
ICAO Code: KTPA
Coordinates: 27°58′31″N, 82°31′59″W

## Time difference and current local times

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

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## Carbon dioxide emissions

Estimated CO2 emissions per passenger is 236 kg (519 pounds).

## Frequent Flyer Miles Calculator

Los Angeles (LAX) → Tampa (TPA).

Distance:
2158
Elite level bonus:
0
Booking class bonus:
0

### In total

Total frequent flyer miles:
2158

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