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Distance between London (LHR) and Los Angeles, CA (LAX)

Flight distance from London to Los Angeles (London Heathrow Airport – Los Angeles International Airport) is 5456 miles / 8781 kilometers / 4741 nautical miles. Estimated flight time is 10 hours 49 minutes.

London – Los Angeles

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5456
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8781
Kilometers
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4741
Nautical miles

How far is Los Angeles from London?

There are several ways to calculate distances between Los Angeles and Chicago. Here are two common methods:

Vincenty's formula (applied above)
  • 5456.041 miles
  • 8780.646 kilometers
  • 4741.170 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
  • 5443.005 miles
  • 8759.668 kilometers
  • 4729.842 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).

Flight Duration

Estimated flight time from London Heathrow Airport to Los Angeles International Airport is 10 hours 49 minutes.

Time difference

The time difference between London and Los Angeles is 8 hours. Los Angeles is 8 hours behind London.
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Carbon dioxide emissions

On average flying from London to Los Angeles generates about 644 kg of CO2 per passenger, 644 kilograms is equal to 1 419 pounds (lbs). The figures are estimates and include only the CO2 generated by burning jet fuel.

Map of flight path from London to Los Angeles

Shortest flight path between London Heathrow Airport (LHR) and Los Angeles International Airport (LAX).

Airport information

Origin London Heathrow Airport
City: London
Country: United Kingdom Flag of United Kingdom
IATA Code: LHR
ICAO Code: EGLL
Coordinates: 51°28′14″N, 0°27′42″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