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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 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 Flag of 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 Flag of 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.

Time Difference

New Orleans, LA

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Los Angeles, CA

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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:
0

In total

Total frequent flyer miles:
1670

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