Map of flight path and driving directions from New York to Los Angeles.
Shortest flight path between New York LaGuardia Airport (LGA) and Los Angeles International Airport (LAX).
How far is Los Angeles from New York?
There are several ways to calculate distances between New York and Los Angeles. Here are two common methods:Vincenty's formula (applied above)
- 2469.352 miles
- 3974.037 kilometers
- 2145.808 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
- 2463.941 miles
- 3965.329 kilometers
- 2141.107 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).
Time difference and current local times
The time difference between New York and Los Angeles is 3 hours. Los Angeles is 3 hours behind New York.
New York, NY
Los Angeles, CA
Carbon dioxide emissions
Estimated CO2 emissions per passenger is 272 kg (599 pounds).
Frequent Flyer Miles Calculator
New York (LGA) → Los Angeles (LAX).