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Distance between West Palm Beach, FL (PBI) and Lake Charles, LA (LCH)

Flight distance from West Palm Beach to Lake Charles (Palm Beach International Airport – Lake Charles Regional Airport) is 833 miles / 1341 kilometers / 724 nautical miles. Estimated flight time is 2 hours 4 minutes.

Driving distance from West Palm Beach (PBI) to Lake Charles (LCH) is 989 miles / 1591 kilometers and travel time by car is about 16 hours 53 minutes.

Map of flight path and driving directions from West Palm Beach to Lake Charles.

Shortest flight path between Palm Beach International Airport (PBI) and Lake Charles Regional Airport (LCH).

How far is Lake Charles from West Palm Beach?

There are several ways to calculate distances between West Palm Beach and Lake Charles. Here are two common methods:

Vincenty's formula (applied above)
  • 833.161 miles
  • 1340.843 kilometers
  • 723.997 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
  • 831.951 miles
  • 1338.896 kilometers
  • 722.946 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 Palm Beach International Airport
City: West Palm Beach, FL
Country: United States Flag of United States
IATA Code: PBI
ICAO Code: KPBI
Coordinates: 26°40′59″N, 80°5′44″W

B Lake Charles Regional Airport
City: Lake Charles, LA
Country: United States Flag of United States
IATA Code: LCH
ICAO Code: KLCH
Coordinates: 30°7′33″N, 93°13′23″W

Time difference and current local times

The time difference between West Palm Beach and Lake Charles is 1 hour. Lake Charles is 1 hour behind West Palm Beach.

Time Difference

West Palm Beach, FL

 EST

Lake Charles, LA

 CST

Carbon dioxide emissions

Estimated CO2 emissions per passenger is 138 kg (304 pounds).

Frequent Flyer Miles Calculator

West Palm Beach (PBI) → Lake Charles (LCH).

Distance:
833
Elite level bonus:
0
Booking class bonus:
0

In total

Total frequent flyer miles:
833

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