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Distance between Sacramento, CA (SMF) and Los Angeles, CA (LAX)

Flight distance from Sacramento to Los Angeles (Sacramento International Airport – Los Angeles International Airport) is 373 miles / 600 kilometers / 324 nautical miles. Estimated flight time is 1 hour 12 minutes.

Driving distance from Sacramento (SMF) to Los Angeles (LAX) is 399 miles / 642 kilometers and travel time by car is about 6 hours 56 minutes.

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

Shortest flight path between Sacramento International Airport (SMF) and Los Angeles International Airport (LAX).

How far is Los Angeles from Sacramento?

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

Vincenty's formula (applied above)
  • 372.681 miles
  • 599.772 kilometers
  • 323.851 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
  • 373.085 miles
  • 600.423 kilometers
  • 324.202 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 Sacramento International Airport
City: Sacramento, CA
Country: United States Flag of United States
IATA Code: SMF
ICAO Code: KSMF
Coordinates: 38°41′43″N, 121°35′27″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 Sacramento and Los Angeles.

Time Difference

Sacramento, CA

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Los Angeles, CA

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Carbon dioxide emissions

Estimated CO2 emissions per passenger is 80 kg (176 pounds).

Frequent Flyer Miles Calculator

Sacramento (SMF) → Los Angeles (LAX).

Distance:
373
Elite level bonus:
0
Booking class bonus:
0

In total

Total frequent flyer miles:
373

Round trip?