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Distance between Richmond, VA (RIC) and Los Angeles, CA (LAX)

Flight distance from Richmond to Los Angeles (Richmond International Airport – Los Angeles International Airport) is 2305 miles / 3709 kilometers / 2003 nautical miles. Estimated flight time is 4 hours 51 minutes.

Driving distance from Richmond (RIC) to Los Angeles (LAX) is 2645 miles / 4256 kilometers and travel time by car is about 44 hours 34 minutes.

Map of flight path and driving directions from Richmond to Los Angeles.

Shortest flight path between Richmond International Airport (RIC) and Los Angeles International Airport (LAX).

How far is Los Angeles from Richmond?

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

Vincenty's formula (applied above)
  • 2304.714 miles
  • 3709.077 kilometers
  • 2002.741 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
  • 2299.629 miles
  • 3700.894 kilometers
  • 1998.323 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 Richmond International Airport
City: Richmond, VA
Country: United States Flag of United States
IATA Code: RIC
ICAO Code: KRIC
Coordinates: 37°30′18″N, 77°19′10″W

B 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

Time difference and current local times

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

Time Difference

Richmond, VA

 EST

Los Angeles, CA

 PST

Carbon dioxide emissions

Estimated CO2 emissions per passenger is 252 kg (557 pounds).

Frequent Flyer Miles Calculator

Richmond (RIC) → Los Angeles (LAX).

Distance:
2305
Elite level bonus:
0
Booking class bonus:
0

In total

Total frequent flyer miles:
2305

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