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Distance between New York, NY (LGA) and Los Angeles, CA (LAX)

Flight distance from New York to Los Angeles (New York LaGuardia Airport – Los Angeles International Airport) is 2469 miles / 3974 kilometers / 2146 nautical miles. Estimated flight time is 5 hours 10 minutes.

Driving distance from New York (LGA) to Los Angeles (LAX) is 2816 miles / 4532 kilometers and travel time by car is about 47 hours 0 minutes.

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).

Airport information


A 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

B 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

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.

Time Difference

New York, NY

 EDT

Los Angeles, CA

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Carbon dioxide emissions

Estimated CO2 emissions per passenger is 272 kg (599 pounds).

Frequent Flyer Miles Calculator

New York (LGA) → Los Angeles (LAX).

Distance:
2469
Elite level bonus:
0
Booking class bonus:
0

In total

Total frequent flyer miles:
2469

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