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

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 1128 miles / 1816 kilometers and travel time by car is about 20 hours 10 minutes.

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).

How far is Los Angeles from Seattle?

There are several ways to calculate distances between Seattle and Los Angeles. 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).

Airport information


A 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

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

There is no time difference between Seattle and Los Angeles.

Time Difference

Seattle, WA

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Los Angeles, CA

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Carbon dioxide emissions

Estimated CO2 emissions per passenger is 148 kg (325 pounds).

Frequent Flyer Miles Calculator

Seattle (SEA) → Los Angeles (LAX).

Air miles:
954
Elite level bonus:
0
Booking class bonus:
0

In total

Total frequent flyer miles:
954

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