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Distance between Beijing (PEK) and Los Angeles, CA (LAX)

Flight distance from Beijing to Los Angeles (Beijing Capital International Airport – Los Angeles International Airport) is 6251 miles / 10059 kilometers / 5432 nautical miles. Estimated flight time is 12 hours 20 minutes.

Beijing – Los Angeles

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10059
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5432
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How far is Los Angeles from Beijing?

There are several ways to calculate distances between Los Angeles and Chicago. Here are two common methods:

Vincenty's formula (applied above)
  • 6250.528 miles
  • 10059.250 kilometers
  • 5431.560 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
  • 6236.791 miles
  • 10037.143 kilometers
  • 5419.624 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).

Flight Duration

Estimated flight time from Beijing Capital International Airport to Los Angeles International Airport is 12 hours 20 minutes.

Time difference

The time difference between Beijing and Los Angeles is 16 hours. Los Angeles is 16 hours behind Beijing.
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Carbon dioxide emissions

On average flying from Beijing to Los Angeles generates about 751 kg of CO2 per passenger, 751 kilograms is equal to 1 655 pounds (lbs). The figures are estimates and include only the CO2 generated by burning jet fuel.

Map of flight path from Beijing to Los Angeles

Shortest flight path between Beijing Capital International Airport (PEK) and Los Angeles International Airport (LAX).

Airport information

Origin Beijing Capital International Airport
City: Beijing
Country: China Flag of China
IATA Code: PEK
ICAO Code: ZBAA
Coordinates: 40°4′48″N, 116°35′5″E
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

Airlines flying from Beijing (PEK) to Los Angeles (LAX)

Air China
United Airlines