# 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
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
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.

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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

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