# Distance between New Orleans, LA (MSY) and Los Angeles, CA (LAX)

Flight distance from New Orleans to Los Angeles (Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport – Los Angeles International Airport) is 1670 miles / 2688 kilometers / 1451 nautical miles. Estimated flight time is 3 hours 39 minutes.

Driving distance from New Orleans (MSY) to Los Angeles (LAX) is 1897 miles / 3053 kilometers and travel time by car is about 31 hours 23 minutes.

## Map of flight path and driving directions from New Orleans to Los Angeles.

Shortest flight path between Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport (MSY) and Los Angeles International Airport (LAX).

## How far is Los Angeles from New Orleans?

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

Vincenty's formula (applied above)
• 1670.268 miles
• 2688.036 kilometers
• 1451.423 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
• 1667.051 miles
• 2682.859 kilometers
• 1448.628 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 Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport
City: New Orleans, LA
Country: United States
IATA Code: MSY
ICAO Code: KMSY
Coordinates: 29°59′36″N, 90°15′28″W

B Los Angeles International Airport
City: Los Angeles, CA
Country: United States
IATA Code: LAX
ICAO Code: KLAX
Coordinates: 33°56′33″N, 118°24′28″W

## Time difference and current local times

The time difference between New Orleans and Los Angeles is 2 hours. Los Angeles is 2 hours behind New Orleans.

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## Carbon dioxide emissions

Estimated CO2 emissions per passenger is 191 kg (420 pounds).

## Frequent Flyer Miles Calculator

New Orleans (MSY) → Los Angeles (LAX).

Distance:
1670
Elite level bonus:
0
Booking class bonus:
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### In total

Total frequent flyer miles:
1670

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