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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 7 hours 24 minutes.

Sacramento – Los Angeles

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373
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600
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324
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How far is Los Angeles from Sacramento?

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

How long does it take to fly from Sacramento to Los Angeles?

Estimated flight time from Sacramento International Airport to Los Angeles International Airport is 1 hour 12 minutes.

What is the time difference between Sacramento and Los Angeles?

There is no time difference between Sacramento and Los Angeles.

Flight carbon footprint between Sacramento International Airport (SMF) and Los Angeles International Airport (LAX)

On average flying from Sacramento to Los Angeles generates about 80 kg of CO2 per passenger, 80 kilograms is equal to 176 pounds (lbs). The figures are estimates and include only the CO2 generated by burning jet fuel.

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).

Airport information

Origin 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
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