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How far is Los Angeles, CA, from New York, NY?

The distance between New York (New York LaGuardia Airport) and Los Angeles (Los Angeles International Airport) is 2469 miles / 3974 kilometers / 2146 nautical miles. The estimated flight time is 5 hours and 10 minutes.

Driving distance from New York (LGA) to Los Angeles (LAX) is 2816 miles / 4532 kilometers and travel time by car is about 50 hours 7 minutes.

New York LaGuardia Airport – Los Angeles International Airport

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2469
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2146
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Distance from New York to Los Angeles

There are several ways to calculate the distance from New York to Los Angeles. Here are two standard 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 planet.

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).

How long does it take to fly from New York to Los Angeles?

The estimated flight time from New York LaGuardia Airport to Los Angeles International Airport is 5 hours and 10 minutes.

What is the time difference between New York and Los Angeles?

The time difference between New York and Los Angeles is 3 hours. Los Angeles is 3 hours behind New York.

Flight carbon footprint between New York LaGuardia Airport (LGA) and Los Angeles International Airport (LAX)

On average, flying from New York to Los Angeles generates about 272 kg of CO2 per passenger, and 272 kilograms equals 599 pounds (lbs). The figures are estimates and include only the CO2 generated by burning jet fuel.

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).

Airport information

Origin New York LaGuardia Airport
City: New York, NY
Country: United States Flag of United States
IATA Code: LGA
ICAO Code: KLGA
Coordinates: 40°46′37″N, 73°52′21″W
Destination 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