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

Distance from San Diego to Los Angeles (San Diego International Airport – Los Angeles International Airport) is 109 miles / 176 kilometers / 95 nautical miles.

How far is Los Angeles from San Diego?

There are several ways to calculate distances between San Diego and Los Angeles. 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 (SAN) to Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) is 42 minutes.

Time difference and current local times

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

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Carbon dioxide emissions

Estimated CO2 emissions per passenger is 40 kg (88 pounds).

Airport information


A 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

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

San Diego to Los Angeles flight path

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

Frequent Flyer Miles Calculator

San Diego (SAN) → Los Angeles (LAX).

Elite level bonus (%):
Booking class bonus (%):
Air miles:
109
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In total

Total frequent flyer miles:
109

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