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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 47 hours 24 minutes.

Richmond – Los Angeles

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2305
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3709
Kilometers
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2003
Nautical miles

How far is Los Angeles from Richmond?

There are several ways to calculate distances between Los Angeles and Chicago. 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).

Flight Duration

Estimated flight time from Richmond International Airport to Los Angeles International Airport is 4 hours 51 minutes.

Time difference

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

On average flying from Richmond to Los Angeles generates about 252 kg of CO2 per passenger, 252 kilograms is equal to 557 pounds (lbs). The figures are estimates and include only the CO2 generated by burning jet fuel.

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).

Airport information

Origin 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
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