Distance from New York to Los Angeles

Distance is 3945 kilometers or 2452 miles or 2130 nautical miles

The distance is the theoretical air distance (great circle distance). Flying between the two locations' airports can be a different distance, depending on airport location and actual route chosen.

Map - Shortest path between New York and Los Angeles

Map - Shortest path between New York and Los Angeles
  • Location for New York
  • Location for Los Angeles
The map is using a projection that makes land and oceans much wider near the south and north poles. The heading/course/bearing during a flight varies in most cases. Map based on image from NASA.

Heading from New York

Latitude: 40° 43' North
Longitude: 74° 01' West
Initial heading:273.7°WestWest
Final heading:245.9°West-southwestWest-southwest
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Heading from Los Angeles

Latitude: 34° 03' North
Longitude: 118° 15' West
Initial heading:65.9°East-northeastEast-northeast
Final heading:93.7°EastEast
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LocationLocal time
New York(U.S.A. - New York)Sunday, April 20, 2014 at 3:12:49 PM
Los Angeles(U.S.A. - California)Sunday, April 20, 2014 at 12:12:49 PM

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