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Distance between Minneapolis, MN (MSP) and Los Angeles, CA (LAX)

Flight distance from Minneapolis to Los Angeles (Minneapolis–Saint Paul International Airport – Los Angeles International Airport) is 1535 miles / 2471 kilometers / 1334 nautical miles. Estimated flight time is 3 hours 24 minutes.

Driving distance from Minneapolis (MSP) to Los Angeles (LAX) is 1941 miles / 3123 kilometers and travel time by car is about 33 hours 48 minutes.

Minneapolis – Los Angeles

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1535
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2471
Kilometers
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1334
Nautical miles

How far is Los Angeles from Minneapolis?

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

Vincenty's formula (applied above)
  • 1535.398 miles
  • 2470.984 kilometers
  • 1334.225 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
  • 1533.108 miles
  • 2467.298 kilometers
  • 1332.234 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 Minneapolis–Saint Paul International Airport to Los Angeles International Airport is 3 hours 24 minutes.

Time difference

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

On average flying from Minneapolis to Los Angeles generates about 182 kg of CO2 per passenger, 182 kilograms is equal to 401 pounds (lbs). The figures are estimates and include only the CO2 generated by burning jet fuel.

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

Shortest flight path between Minneapolis–Saint Paul International Airport (MSP) and Los Angeles International Airport (LAX).

Airport information

Origin Minneapolis–Saint Paul International Airport
City: Minneapolis, MN
Country: United States Flag of United States
IATA Code: MSP
ICAO Code: KMSP
Coordinates: 44°52′55″N, 93°13′18″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 Minneapolis (MSP) to Los Angeles (LAX)

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