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Distance between San Diego, CA (SAN) and Los Angeles, CA (LAX)

Flight distance from San Diego to Los Angeles (San Diego International Airport – Los Angeles International Airport) is 109 miles / 176 kilometers / 95 nautical miles. Estimated flight time is 42 minutes.

Driving distance from San Diego (SAN) to Los Angeles (LAX) is 126 miles / 202 kilometers and travel time by car is about 2 hours 30 minutes.

San Diego – Los Angeles

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109
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176
Kilometers
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95
Nautical miles

How far is Los Angeles from San Diego?

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

Vincenty's formula (applied above)
  • 109.109 miles
  • 175.594 kilometers
  • 94.813 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
  • 109.176 miles
  • 175.702 kilometers
  • 94.871 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 San Diego International Airport to Los Angeles International Airport is 42 minutes.

Time difference

There is no time difference between San Diego and Los Angeles.

Carbon dioxide emissions

On average flying from San Diego to Los Angeles generates about 41 kg of CO2 per passenger, 41 kilograms is equal to 91 pounds (lbs). The figures are estimates and include only the CO2 generated by burning jet fuel.

Map of flight path and driving directions from San Diego to Los Angeles

Shortest flight path between San Diego International Airport (SAN) and Los Angeles International Airport (LAX).

Airport information

Origin San Diego International Airport
City: San Diego, CA
Country: United States Flag of United States
IATA Code: SAN
ICAO Code: KSAN
Coordinates: 32°44′0″N, 117°11′24″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 San Diego (SAN) to Los Angeles (LAX)

Alaska Airlines
American Airlines
Delta Air Lines
United Airlines