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Distance between New Orleans, LA (MSY) and San Diego, CA (SAN)

Flight distance from New Orleans to San Diego (Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport – San Diego International Airport) is 1599 miles / 2573 kilometers / 1389 nautical miles. Estimated flight time is 3 hours 31 minutes.

Driving distance from New Orleans (MSY) to San Diego (SAN) is 1807 miles / 2908 kilometers and travel time by car is about 29 hours 44 minutes.

Map of flight path and driving directions from New Orleans to San Diego.

Shortest flight path between Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport (MSY) and San Diego International Airport (SAN).

How far is San Diego from New Orleans?

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

Vincenty's formula (applied above)
  • 1598.975 miles
  • 2573.301 kilometers
  • 1389.472 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
  • 1595.849 miles
  • 2568.271 kilometers
  • 1386.755 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 San Diego International Airport
City: San Diego, CA
Country: United States Flag of United States
IATA Code: SAN
ICAO Code: KSAN
Coordinates: 32°44′0″N, 117°11′24″W

Time difference and current local times

The time difference between New Orleans and San Diego is 2 hours. San Diego is 2 hours behind New Orleans.

Time Difference

New Orleans, LA

 CST

San Diego, CA

 PST

Carbon dioxide emissions

Estimated CO2 emissions per passenger is 186 kg (410 pounds).

Frequent Flyer Miles Calculator

New Orleans (MSY) → San Diego (SAN).

Distance:
1599
Elite level bonus:
0
Booking class bonus:
0

In total

Total frequent flyer miles:
1599

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