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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 33 hours 23 minutes.

New Orleans – Los Angeles

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1670
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2688
Kilometers
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1451
Nautical miles

How far is Los Angeles from New Orleans?

There are several ways to calculate distances between Los Angeles and Chicago. 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).

How long does it take to fly from New Orleans to Los Angeles?

Estimated flight time from Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport to Los Angeles International Airport is 3 hours 39 minutes.

What is the time difference between New Orleans and Los Angeles?

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

Flight carbon footprint between Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport (MSY) and Los Angeles International Airport (LAX)

On average flying from New Orleans to Los Angeles generates about 191 kg of CO2 per passenger, 191 kilograms is equal to 420 pounds (lbs). The figures are estimates and include only the CO2 generated by burning jet fuel.

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).

Airport information

Origin Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport
City: New Orleans, LA
Country: United States Flag of United States
IATA Code: MSY
ICAO Code: KMSY
Coordinates: 29°59′36″N, 90°15′28″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