Map of flight path from London to Los Angeles.
Shortest flight path between London Heathrow Airport (LHR) and Los Angeles International Airport (LAX).
How far is Los Angeles from London?
There are several ways to calculate distances between London and Los Angeles. 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).
Time difference and current local times
The time difference between London and Los Angeles is 8 hours. Los Angeles is 8 hours behind London.
Los Angeles, CA
Carbon dioxide emissions
Estimated CO2 emissions per passenger is 644 kg (1 419 pounds).
Frequent Flyer Miles Calculator
London (LHR) → Los Angeles (LAX).