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Distance between Los Angeles, CA (LAX) and Ottawa (YOW)

Flight distance from Los Angeles to Ottawa (Los Angeles International Airport – Ottawa Macdonald–Cartier International Airport) is 2379 miles / 3829 kilometers / 2068 nautical miles. Estimated flight time is 5 hours 0 minutes.

Driving distance from Los Angeles (LAX) to Ottawa (YOW) is 2799 miles / 4504 kilometers and travel time by car is about 47 hours 24 minutes.

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

Shortest flight path between Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) and Ottawa Macdonald–Cartier International Airport (YOW).

How far is Ottawa from Los Angeles?

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

Vincenty's formula (applied above)
  • 2379.323 miles
  • 3829.149 kilometers
  • 2067.575 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
  • 2374.476 miles
  • 3821.349 kilometers
  • 2063.364 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 Ottawa Macdonald–Cartier International Airport
City: Ottawa
Country: Canada Flag of Canada
IATA Code: YOW
ICAO Code: CYOW
Coordinates: 45°19′20″N, 75°40′9″W

Time difference and current local times

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

Time Difference

Los Angeles, CA

 PDT

Ottawa

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Carbon dioxide emissions

Estimated CO2 emissions per passenger is 261 kg (576 pounds).

Frequent Flyer Miles Calculator

Los Angeles (LAX) → Ottawa (YOW).

Distance:
2379
Elite level bonus:
0
Booking class bonus:
0

In total

Total frequent flyer miles:
2379

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