Distance from Lae to Wake Island

Distance is 3596 kilometers or 2234 miles or 1942 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 Lae and Wake Island

Map – Shortest path between Lae and Wake Island
  • Location for Lae
  • Location for Wake Island

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 Lae

Latitude: 6° 44' South
Longitude: 146° 59' East
Initial heading:36.3°NortheastNortheast
Final heading:38.5°NortheastNortheast

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Heading from Wake Island

Latitude: 19° 17' North
Longitude: 166° 39' East
Initial heading:218.5°SouthwestSouthwest
Final heading:216.3°SouthwestSouthwest

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Local time comparison

LocationLocal time
Lae (Papua New Guinea)Thursday, May 5, 2016 at 9:22:37 PM
Wake Island (US Minor Outlying Islands)Thursday, May 5, 2016 at 11:22:37 PM

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