The flight time from Los Angeles, California to Tahiti is:

8 hours, 43 minutes

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Flying time from Los Angeles, CA to Tahiti

The total flight duration from Los Angeles, CA to Tahiti is 8 hours, 43 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 Los Angeles, CA and Tahiti.

The calculation of flight time is based on the straight line flight distance from Los Angeles, CA to Tahiti ("as the crow flies"), which is about 4,108 miles or 6 612 kilometers.

Your trip begins in Los Angeles, California.
It ends in Tahiti, French Polynesia.

Your flight direction from Los Angeles, CA to Tahiti is Southwest (-145 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.

All international flights including flights from Los Angeles fly into Faa’a International Airport (PPT) in Papeete, French Polynesia.

French Polynesia has 118 islands, but the most famous islands are Tahiti, Moorea and Bora Bora. The other islands include Huahine, Raiatea and Taha’a, and the Tuamotu Atolls (Rangiroa, Manihi, Tikehau and Fakarava, and Marquesas.

Tahiti is the largest island and the capital city Papeete which is located in Tahiti is the gateway to the French Polynesian islands. You can find resorts, restaurants, nightclubs and the unique black pearl shops in Papeete.

Bora Bora, also known as “the romantic island” is a 45-minute flight from Tahiti and Moorea. Bora Bora is one of the top honeymoon destinations in the world. The famous overwater bungalows are one of the attractions in Bora Bora.

Moorea is the magical island of French Polynesia. You can fly from Bora Bora and Tahiti or take a 30-minute high-speed catamaran from Tahiti to Moorea. This mountainous island is said to have inspired James Michener to write Tales of the South Pacific.

To save money on island hopping, we suggest purchasing an Air Tahiti Pass. Find out more about the Bora Bora Pass, Discover Pass, Lagoons Pass and extensions at

Los Angeles, California

City: Los Angeles
State: California
Country: United States
Category: cities


Island: Tahiti
Country: French Polynesia
Category: islands

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