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Distance between New York, NY (LGA) and San Diego, CA (SAN)

Flight distance from New York to San Diego (New York LaGuardia Airport – San Diego International Airport) is 2441 miles / 3928 kilometers / 2121 nautical miles. Estimated flight time is 5 hours 7 minutes.

Driving distance from New York (LGA) to San Diego (SAN) is 2861 miles / 4605 kilometers and travel time by car is about 47 hours 49 minutes.

Map of flight path and driving directions from New York to San Diego.

Shortest flight path between New York LaGuardia Airport (LGA) and San Diego International Airport (SAN).

How far is San Diego from New York?

There are several ways to calculate distances between New York and San Diego. Here are two common methods:

Vincenty's formula (applied above)
  • 2440.783 miles
  • 3928.059 kilometers
  • 2120.982 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
  • 2435.685 miles
  • 3919.855 kilometers
  • 2116.552 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 San Diego International Airport
City: San Diego, CA
Country: United States Flag of United States
IATA Code: SAN
ICAO Code: KSAN
Coordinates: 32°44′0″N, 117°11′24″W

Time difference and current local times

The time difference between New York and San Diego is 3 hours. San Diego is 3 hours behind New York.

Time Difference

New York, NY

 EDT

San Diego, CA

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Carbon dioxide emissions

Estimated CO2 emissions per passenger is 268 kg (591 pounds).

Frequent Flyer Miles Calculator

New York (LGA) → San Diego (SAN).

Distance:
2441
Elite level bonus:
0
Booking class bonus:
0

In total

Total frequent flyer miles:
2441

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