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How far is Los Angeles, CA, from Philadelphia, PA?

The distance between Philadelphia (Philadelphia International Airport) and Los Angeles (Los Angeles International Airport) is 2401 miles / 3865 kilometers / 2087 nautical miles. The estimated flight time is 5 hours and 2 minutes.

Driving distance from Philadelphia (PHL) to Los Angeles (LAX) is 2728 miles / 4391 kilometers and travel time by car is about 48 hours 56 minutes.

Philadelphia International Airport – Los Angeles International Airport

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2401
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3865
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2087
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Distance from Philadelphia to Los Angeles

There are several ways to calculate the distance from Philadelphia to Los Angeles. Here are two standard 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 planet.

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).

How long does it take to fly from Philadelphia to Los Angeles?

The estimated flight time from Philadelphia International Airport to Los Angeles International Airport is 5 hours and 2 minutes.

What is the time difference between Philadelphia and Los Angeles?

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

Flight carbon footprint between Philadelphia International Airport (PHL) and Los Angeles International Airport (LAX)

On average, flying from Philadelphia to Los Angeles generates about 264 kg of CO2 per passenger, and 264 kilograms equals 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