# How far is Los Angeles, CA, from Seattle, WA?

The distance between Seattle (Seattle–Tacoma International Airport) and Los Angeles (Los Angeles International Airport) is 954 miles / 1535 kilometers / 829 nautical miles.

The driving distance from Seattle (SEA) to Los Angeles (LAX) is 1127 miles / 1814 kilometers, and travel time by car is about 21 hours 18 minutes.

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2 h 18 min
148 kg

## Distance from Seattle to Los Angeles

There are several ways to calculate the distance from Seattle to Los Angeles. Here are two standard 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 planet.

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).

## How long does it take to fly from Seattle to Los Angeles?

The estimated flight time from Seattle–Tacoma International Airport to Los Angeles International Airport is 2 hours and 18 minutes.

## Flight carbon footprint between Seattle–Tacoma International Airport (SEA) and Los Angeles International Airport (LAX)

On average, flying from Seattle to Los Angeles generates about 148 kg of CO2 per passenger, and 148 kilograms equals 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

See the map of the 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
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
IATA Code: LAX
ICAO Code: KLAX
Coordinates: 33°56′33″N, 118°24′28″W