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Distance between Louisville, KY (SDF) and Los Angeles, CA (LAX)

Flight distance from Louisville to Los Angeles (Louisville International Airport – Los Angeles International Airport) is 1843 miles / 2965 kilometers / 1601 nautical miles. Estimated flight time is 3 hours 59 minutes.

Driving distance from Louisville (SDF) to Los Angeles (LAX) is 2106 miles / 3390 kilometers and travel time by car is about 34 hours 57 minutes.

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

Shortest flight path between Louisville International Airport (SDF) and Los Angeles International Airport (LAX).

How far is Los Angeles from Louisville?

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

Vincenty's formula (applied above)
  • 1842.504 miles
  • 2965.223 kilometers
  • 1601.092 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
  • 1838.515 miles
  • 2958.802 kilometers
  • 1597.625 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 Louisville International Airport
City: Louisville, KY
Country: United States Flag of United States
IATA Code: SDF
ICAO Code: KSDF
Coordinates: 38°10′27″N, 85°44′9″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 Louisville and Los Angeles is 3 hours. Los Angeles is 3 hours behind Louisville.

Time Difference

Louisville, KY

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Los Angeles, CA

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Carbon dioxide emissions

Estimated CO2 emissions per passenger is 203 kg (449 pounds).

Frequent Flyer Miles Calculator

Louisville (SDF) → Los Angeles (LAX).

Distance:
1843
Elite level bonus:
0
Booking class bonus:
0

In total

Total frequent flyer miles:
1843

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