Map of flight path from Tokyo to Los Angeles.
Shortest flight path between Narita International Airport (NRT) and Los Angeles International Airport (LAX).
How far is Los Angeles from Tokyo?
There are several ways to calculate distances between Tokyo and Los Angeles. Here are two common methods:Vincenty's formula (applied above)
- 5451.139 miles
- 8772.757 kilometers
- 4736.910 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
- 5439.376 miles
- 8753.827 kilometers
- 4726.689 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).
Time difference and current local times
The time difference between Tokyo and Los Angeles is 16 hours. Los Angeles is 16 hours behind Tokyo.
Los Angeles, CA
Carbon dioxide emissions
Estimated CO2 emissions per passenger is 651 kg (1 436 pounds).
Frequent Flyer Miles Calculator
Tokyo (NRT) → Los Angeles (LAX).