How far is Los Angeles from Philadelphia?
There are several ways to calculate distances between Philadelphia and Los Angeles. 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).
Estimated flight time from Philadelphia International Airport (PHL) to Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) is 5 hours 2 minutes.
Time difference and current local times
The time difference between Philadelphia and Los Angeles is 3 hours. Los Angeles is 3 hours behind Philadelphia.
Los Angeles, CA
Carbon dioxide emissions
Estimated CO2 emissions per passenger is 268 kg (591 pounds).
Philadelphia to Los Angeles flight map.
Frequent Flyer Miles Calculator
Philadelphia (PHL) → Los Angeles (LAX).