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Distance between Los Angeles, CA (LAX) and Zurich (ZRH)

Flight distance from Los Angeles to Zurich (Los Angeles International Airport – Zurich Airport) is 5938 miles / 9556 kilometers / 5160 nautical miles. Estimated flight time is 11 hours 44 minutes.

Map of flight path from Los Angeles to Zurich.

Shortest flight path between Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) and Zurich Airport (ZRH).

How far is Zurich from Los Angeles?

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

Vincenty's formula (applied above)
  • 5938.096 miles
  • 9556.439 kilometers
  • 5160.064 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
  • 5924.223 miles
  • 9534.112 kilometers
  • 5148.009 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 Zurich Airport
City: Zurich
Country: Switzerland Flag of Switzerland
IATA Code: ZRH
ICAO Code: LSZH
Coordinates: 47°27′52″N, 8°32′57″E

Time difference and current local times

The time difference between Los Angeles and Zurich is 9 hours. Zurich is 9 hours ahead of Los Angeles.

Time Difference

Los Angeles, CA

 PDT

Zurich

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Carbon dioxide emissions

Estimated CO2 emissions per passenger is 708 kg (1 561 pounds).

Frequent Flyer Miles Calculator

Los Angeles (LAX) → Zurich (ZRH).

Distance:
5938
Elite level bonus:
0
Booking class bonus:
0

In total

Total frequent flyer miles:
5938

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