# The flight time from Washington Dulles International Airport to Los Angeles International Airport is:

### 5 hours

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In-air flight time: 5 hours
From gate to gate: 5 hours, 27 minutes
Constant 500 mph: 4 hours, 35 minutes

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take-off and landing: minutes

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## Flying time from IAD to LAX

The total flight duration from IAD to LAX is 5 hours.

This is the average in-air flight time (wheels up to wheels down on the runway) based on actual flights taken over the past year. It covers the entire time on a typical commercial flight including take-off and landing.

If you're planning a trip, you should also factor in extra time for the plane to pull back from the gate and taxi to the runway, as well as reaching the destination gate after landing. If you include this extra time on the tarmac, the average total elapsed time from gate to gate flying from IAD to LAX is 5 hours, 27 minutes.

Finally, pilots might want to estimate the flight time using an average flight speed for a commercial airliner of 500 mph, which is equivalent to 805 km/h or 434 knots. If you don't add any extra time to increase or decrease speed for take-off and landing, then at constant speed your flight time would be 4 hours, 35 minutes.

Note that if you fly the other direction, the flight time from LAX to IAD would be 4 hours, 24 minutes due to the effect of winds and the jet stream.

If you're booking a flight, make sure you check the scheduled departure and arrival times. 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 IAD and LAX.

The calculation of flight time is based on the straight line distance from IAD to LAX ("as the crow flies"), which is about 2,288 miles or 3 683 kilometers.

Your trip begins at Washington Dulles International Airport in Dulles, Virginia.
It ends at Los Angeles International Airport in Los Angeles, California.

Your flight direction from IAD to LAX is West (-86 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.

## Washington Dulles International Airport

City: Dulles
State: Virginia
Zip code: 20166
Country: United States
Category: airports

## Los Angeles International Airport

IATA: LAX
ICAO: KLAX
FAA: LAX
City: Los Angeles
State: California
Zip code: 90009
Country: United States
Category: airports