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Distance between Memphis, TN (MEM) and Los Angeles, CA (LAX)

Flight distance from Memphis to Los Angeles (Memphis International Airport – Los Angeles International Airport) is 1619 miles / 2605 kilometers / 1407 nautical miles. Estimated flight time is 3 hours 33 minutes.

Driving distance from Memphis (MEM) to Los Angeles (LAX) is 1824 miles / 2936 kilometers and travel time by car is about 32 hours 22 minutes.

Memphis – Los Angeles

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1619
Miles
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2605
Kilometers
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1407
Nautical miles

How far is Los Angeles from Memphis?

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

Vincenty's formula (applied above)
  • 1618.918 miles
  • 2605.397 kilometers
  • 1406.802 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
  • 1615.389 miles
  • 2599.717 kilometers
  • 1403.735 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 Memphis International Airport to Los Angeles International Airport is 3 hours 33 minutes.

Time difference

The time difference between Memphis and Los Angeles is 2 hours. Los Angeles is 2 hours behind Memphis.
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Carbon dioxide emissions

On average flying from Memphis to Los Angeles generates about 187 kg of CO2 per passenger, 187 kilograms is equal to 413 pounds (lbs). The figures are estimates and include only the CO2 generated by burning jet fuel.

Map of flight path and driving directions from Memphis to Los Angeles

Shortest flight path between Memphis International Airport (MEM) and Los Angeles International Airport (LAX).

Airport information

Origin Memphis International Airport
City: Memphis, TN
Country: United States Flag of United States
IATA Code: MEM
ICAO Code: KMEM
Coordinates: 35°2′32″N, 89°58′36″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

Airlines flying from Memphis (MEM) to Los Angeles (LAX)

Delta Air Lines