Flight distance from New York to Los Angeles (New York John F. Kennedy International Airport – Los Angeles International Airport) is 2475 miles / 3983 kilometers / 2151 nautical miles. Estimated flight time is 5 hours 11 minutes.

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Driving distance from New York (JFK) to Los Angeles (LAX) is 2825 miles / 4546 kilometers and travel time by car is about 47 hours 11 minutes.





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Shortest flight path between New York John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK) and Los Angeles International Airport (LAX).


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

Vincenty"s formula (applied above)2474.884 miles3982.940 kilometers2150.616 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 formula2469.455 miles3974.202 kilometers2145.898 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).

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ANew York John F. Kennedy International Airport
City:New York, NY
Country:United States
IATA Code:JFK
ICAO Code:KJFK
Coordinates:40°38′23″N, 73°46′44″W

BLos 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

The time difference between New York and Los Angeles is 3 hours. Los Angeles is 3 hours behind New York.


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