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Distance between Seattle, WA (SEA) and Los Angeles, CA (LAX)

Flight distance from Seattle to Los Angeles (Seattle–Tacoma International Airport – Los Angeles International Airport) is 954 miles / 1535 kilometers / 829 nautical miles. Estimated flight time is 2 hours 18 minutes.

Driving distance from Seattle (SEA) to Los Angeles (LAX) is 1129 miles / 1817 kilometers and travel time by car is about 21 hours 23 minutes.

Seattle – Los Angeles

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954
Miles
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1535
Kilometers
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829
Nautical miles

How far is Los Angeles from Seattle?

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

Vincenty's formula (applied above)
  • 953.903 miles
  • 1535.158 kilometers
  • 828.919 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
  • 954.993 miles
  • 1536.912 kilometers
  • 829.866 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 Seattle–Tacoma International Airport to Los Angeles International Airport is 2 hours 18 minutes.

Time difference

There is no time difference between Seattle and Los Angeles.

Carbon dioxide emissions

On average flying from Seattle to Los Angeles generates about 148 kg of CO2 per passenger, 148 kilograms is equal to 325 pounds (lbs). The figures are estimates and include only the CO2 generated by burning jet fuel.

Map of flight path and driving directions from Seattle to Los Angeles

Shortest flight path between Seattle–Tacoma International Airport (SEA) and Los Angeles International Airport (LAX).

Airport information

Origin Seattle–Tacoma International Airport
City: Seattle, WA
Country: United States Flag of United States
IATA Code: SEA
ICAO Code: KSEA
Coordinates: 47°26′56″N, 122°18′32″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 Seattle (SEA) to Los Angeles (LAX)

Alaska Airlines
American Airlines
Delta Air Lines
United Airlines
Virgin America