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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 Flag of 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 Flag of 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.

Time Difference

Los Angeles, CA

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Tampa, FL

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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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