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Distance between Louisville, KY (SDF) and Lake Charles, LA (LCH)

Flight distance from Louisville to Lake Charles (Louisville International Airport – Lake Charles Regional Airport) is 701 miles / 1128 kilometers / 609 nautical miles. Estimated flight time is 1 hour 49 minutes.

Driving distance from Louisville (SDF) to Lake Charles (LCH) is 826 miles / 1330 kilometers and travel time by car is about 15 hours 14 minutes.

Map of flight path and driving directions from Louisville to Lake Charles.

Shortest flight path between Louisville International Airport (SDF) and Lake Charles Regional Airport (LCH).

How far is Lake Charles from Louisville?

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

Vincenty's formula (applied above)
  • 700.725 miles
  • 1127.707 kilometers
  • 608.913 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
  • 701.225 miles
  • 1128.512 kilometers
  • 609.348 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 Lake Charles Regional Airport
City: Lake Charles, LA
Country: United States Flag of United States
IATA Code: LCH
ICAO Code: KLCH
Coordinates: 30°7′33″N, 93°13′23″W

Time difference and current local times

The time difference between Louisville and Lake Charles is 1 hour. Lake Charles is 1 hour behind Louisville.

Time Difference

Louisville, KY

 EDT

Lake Charles, LA

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Carbon dioxide emissions

Estimated CO2 emissions per passenger is 125 kg (275 pounds).

Frequent Flyer Miles Calculator

Louisville (SDF) → Lake Charles (LCH).

Distance:
701
Elite level bonus:
0
Booking class bonus:
0

In total

Total frequent flyer miles:
701

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