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Distance between Philadelphia, PA (PHL) and Los Angeles, CA (LAX)

Flight distance from Philadelphia to Los Angeles (Philadelphia International Airport – Los Angeles International Airport) is 2401 miles / 3865 kilometers / 2087 nautical miles. Estimated flight time is 5 hours 2 minutes.

Driving distance from Philadelphia (PHL) to Los Angeles (LAX) is 2723 miles / 4383 kilometers and travel time by car is about 49 hours 7 minutes.

Philadelphia – Los Angeles

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2401
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3865
Kilometers
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2087
Nautical miles

How far is Los Angeles from Philadelphia?

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

Vincenty's formula (applied above)
  • 2401.481 miles
  • 3864.809 kilometers
  • 2086.830 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
  • 2396.206 miles
  • 3856.320 kilometers
  • 2082.246 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 Philadelphia International Airport to Los Angeles International Airport is 5 hours 2 minutes.

Time difference

The time difference between Philadelphia and Los Angeles is 3 hours. Los Angeles is 3 hours behind Philadelphia.
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Carbon dioxide emissions

On average flying from Philadelphia to Los Angeles generates about 264 kg of CO2 per passenger, 264 kilograms is equal to 581 pounds (lbs). The figures are estimates and include only the CO2 generated by burning jet fuel.

Map of flight path and driving directions from Philadelphia to Los Angeles

Shortest flight path between Philadelphia International Airport (PHL) and Los Angeles International Airport (LAX).

Airport information

Origin Philadelphia International Airport
City: Philadelphia, PA
Country: United States Flag of United States
IATA Code: PHL
ICAO Code: KPHL
Coordinates: 39°52′18″N, 75°14′27″W
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 Philadelphia (PHL) to Los Angeles (LAX)

American Airlines
Virgin America