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Distance between New York, NY (LGA) and Sacramento, CA (SMF)

Flight distance from New York to Sacramento (New York LaGuardia Airport – Sacramento International Airport) is 2514 miles / 4046 kilometers / 2185 nautical miles. Estimated flight time is 5 hours 15 minutes.

Driving distance from New York (LGA) to Sacramento (SMF) is 2835 miles / 4562 kilometers and travel time by car is about 46 hours 45 minutes.

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

Shortest flight path between New York LaGuardia Airport (LGA) and Sacramento International Airport (SMF).

How far is Sacramento from New York?

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

Vincenty's formula (applied above)
  • 2514.205 miles
  • 4046.221 kilometers
  • 2184.785 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
  • 2507.996 miles
  • 4036.229 kilometers
  • 2179.389 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 Sacramento International Airport
City: Sacramento, CA
Country: United States Flag of United States
IATA Code: SMF
ICAO Code: KSMF
Coordinates: 38°41′43″N, 121°35′27″W

Time difference and current local times

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

Time Difference

New York, NY

 EDT

Sacramento, CA

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Carbon dioxide emissions

Estimated CO2 emissions per passenger is 277 kg (610 pounds).

Frequent Flyer Miles Calculator

New York (LGA) → Sacramento (SMF).

Distance:
2514
Elite level bonus:
0
Booking class bonus:
0

In total

Total frequent flyer miles:
2514

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