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The total flight duration from California to New York is 5 hours, 20 minutes.
This assumes an average flight speed for a commercial airliner of 500 mph, which is equivalent to 805 km/h or 434 knots. It also adds an extra 30 minutes for take-off and landing. Your exact time may vary depending on wind speeds.
If you're planning a trip, remember to add more time for the plane to taxi between the gate and the airport runway. This measurement is only for the actual flying time. You should also factor in airport wait times and possible equipment or weather delays. If you're trying to figure out what time you'll arrive at the destination, you may want to see if there's a time difference between California and New York.
The calculation of flight time is based on the straight line distance from California to New York ("as the crow flies"), which is about 2,413 miles or 3 884 kilometers.
Your trip begins in the state of California.
It ends in the state of New York.
Your flight direction from California to New York is Northeast (66 degrees from North).
The flight time calculator measures the average flight duration between points. It uses the great circle formula to compute the travel mileage.
If you are looking for a flight from California to New York, you may want to look at flights originating from Los Angeles, San Francisco, San Diego, Oakland, San Jose, Long Beach, Burbank, Sacramento, Fresno or Ontario.
Here are the IATA 3-letter codes:
Los Angeles – LAX
San Francisco – SFO
San Diego – SAN
Oakland – OAK
San Jose –SJC
Long Beach – LGB
Most international travelers fly into Los Angeles and San Francisco before taking their flights to New York City. If you have a connecting flight you are required to exit and go through the TSA security screening before taking your flight. Which means you need to follow the TSA’s 3-1-1 policy for liquids and gels strictly. You will need to do so even if you purchase liquids at a California airport.
All international passengers are required to complete the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) entry procedures at the international arrival halls. You can visit cbp.gov for more information.
Travelmath provides an online flight time calculator for all types of travel routes. You can enter airports, cities, states, countries, or zip codes to find the flying time between any two points. The database uses the great circle distance and the average airspeed of a commercial airliner to figure out how long a typical flight would take. Find your travel time to estimate the length of a flight between airports, or ask how long it takes to fly from one city to another.