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Cheap Flights from New York to Los Angeles, CA, United States - NYC to LAX Last modified: May 24, 2016 1:29 PM

Popular flights from New York to Los Angeles Last modified: May 24, 2016 1:29 PM

We’ve got the inside scoop on finding the best time to fly for the best price. Not sure when to travel for your next vacation? Find details below on when-to-fly and when-to-buy.

Alaska Airlines
Departure Date Return Date Lowest Price
Jul 4, 2016 Jul 12, 2016 $443
American Airlines
Departure Date Return Date Lowest Price
Jun 3, 2016 Jun 4, 2016 $305
JetBlue Airways
Departure Date Return Date Lowest Price
Jun 3, 2016 Jun 11, 2016 $312
Jun 7, 2016 Jun 11, 2016 $312
Jun 8, 2016 Jun 11, 2016 $312
Jun 9, 2016 Jun 11, 2016 $312
Spirit Airlines
Departure Date Return Date Lowest Price
Sep 21, 2016 Sep 29, 2016 $390
Sun Country Airlines
Departure Date Return Date Lowest Price
Jun 10, 2016 Jun 13, 2016 $284
Jun 14, 2016 Jun 21, 2016 $284
Jun 15, 2016 Jun 22, 2016 $284
Jun 15, 2016 Jun 20, 2016 $284
Jun 16, 2016 Jun 20, 2016 $284
United Airlines
Departure Date Return Date Lowest Price
Jun 3, 2016 Jun 7, 2016 $289
Virgin America
Departure Date Return Date Lowest Price
Jun 11, 2016 Jun 13, 2016 $290
Jun 16, 2016 Jun 20, 2016 $290

How Much Does it Cost to Fly from New York to Los Angeles (NYC to LAX)?

We have collected flight cost data from across the web for travel from New York to Los Angeles, and have found the average flight price for this trip to be $300.

When Can I Buy the Cheapest Flight from New York to Los Angeles (NYC to LAX)?

Airlines can adjust prices for plane tickets from New York to Los Angeles based on the day and time that you decide to book your flight. We have collected data from all airlines, and have discovered that the best days to book flights are Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Saturdays. Read our article to find more information about the best time to buy airline tickets.

How far in advance should you book flights from New York to Los Angeles

The chart below shows up-to-date information regarding how far in advance a flight from New York to Los Angeles should be booked.

Non Stop versus 1-Stop
Advanced PurchaseNon StopOne Stop
< 7 days $413 $364
7-14 days $297 $289
14-21 days $297 $284
21-30 days $312 $284
30-60 days $367 $338
60-90 days $367 $330
90+ days $356 $325

Cheapest Day To Fly from New York to Los Angeles

The chart below shows up-to-date information regarding the cheapest days to fly from New York to Los Angeles.

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
$332 $284 $284 $284 $284 $284 $345

Lowest Fares Chart By Month from New York to Los Angeles

The chart below shows the lowest fare by month when flying from New York to Los Angeles.

Month Origin Destination Carrier Depart Date Return Date Stops Price
May New York Los Angeles United 5/31/16 6/7/16 1 $344
June New York Los Angeles Sun Country 6/10/16 6/13/16 1 $284
July New York Los Angeles JetBlue 7/13/16 7/15/16 0 $367
August New York Los Angeles United 8/29/16 8/31/16 1 $325
September New York Los Angeles United 9/17/16 9/24/16 1 $328
October New York Los Angeles United 10/12/16 10/18/16 1 $330
November New York Los Angeles United 11/14/16 11/25/16 1 $348
December New York Los Angeles American 12/1/16 12/9/16 0 $367

Cheapest Weekend Non-Stop Flights for the Next 30 Days from New York to Los Angeles

If you're ready to take a trip in the next 30 days and want to fly on the weekend, you might be wondering which weekend is the cheapest to fly. The chart below shows up-to-date data regarding weekend flight prices from New York to Los Angeles.

Next 30 Days

SunMonTueWedThuFriSat
22 23 24 25 26 27 28
$516
29 30 31 1 2 3 4
$516 $347
5 6 7 8 9 10 11
$347 $368
12 13 14 15 16 17 18
$368 $312
19 20 21 22 23 24 25
$312 $382
26 27 28 29 30 1 2
$382

Non-Stop vs Connecting Flights from New York to Los Angeles (NYC to LAX)

Your New York to Los Angeles flight can be significantly cheaper by choosing a multi-stop airline ticket. Although these connecting flights sacrifice some convenience, on average, travelers save 20%-60% when they choose to fly multi-stop versus a direct flight.

The average price for connecting flights from New York to Los Angeles is $370.

The average price for non-stop flights from New York to Los Angeles is $376.

The chart below shows up to date information regarding non-stop flights from New York to Los Angeles.

Nonstop Flight Details from New York to Los Angeles
CarrierMonTueWedThuFriSatSunEarliest FlightLatest Flight
American 13 13 13 13 13 10 13 06:00 22:30
JetBlue 10 8 10 10 10 7 10 05:45 22:45
Delta 9 9 10 10 10 6 9 07:05 21:20
Virgin America 6 6 6 6 6 6 5 07:00 20:20

Round Trip vs One Way Flights from New York to Los Angeles (NYC to LAX)

We have found that there is often no price difference between buying a round trip flight versus a one way flight. Increased flexibility is the main benefit when it comes to buying a one way flight from New York to Los Angeles. However, booking a round trip flight can be a simpler process. You can compare round trip and one way flights by using our flight comparison.

The average price for one way flights from New York to Los Angeles is $172.

The average price for round trip flights from New York to Los Angeles is $355.

New York to Los Angeles Flight Questions

Below are some common questions that asked about this flight route:

Question: How long is a direct flight from New York to Los Angeles?
Answer: The average New York to Los Angeles flight time is 6 hours and 7 minutes.
Question: How many miles are there between New York and Los Angeles?
Answer: The distance from New York to Los Angeles is 2468 miles.
Question: How common are direct flights from New York to Los Angeles?
Answer: There are 257 direct flights from New York to Los Angeles.
Question: What is the most popular airline for non-stop flights from New York to Los Angeles?
Answer: American Airlines provides 34% of the non-stop flights between New York and Los Angeles.
Question: What are the most popular connecting cities when flying from New York to Los Angeles?
Answer: Detroit, MI

Airlines Flying from New York to Los Angeles (NYC to LAX) Number of flights searched: 313Last modified: May 24, 2016 1:30 PM

Below are the different airlines that fly from New York to Los Angeles with the average price of their plane tickets. Just remember that different airlines offer different levels of comfort and service, so consider convenience when choosing your airline.

Below is the full flight schedule summary of the next 30 days for flights from New York to Los Angeles.

New York to Los Angeles
Airline Connections Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
American - X X X X X X X
American PHL X X X X X X X
Alaska SEA X X X X X X
JetBlue - X X X X X X X
JetBlue FLL X X X X X X X
Delta - X X X X X X X
Delta MSP X X X X X X X
Spirit DTW X X X X X X X
Sun Country MSP X X X X X X X
United IAD X X X X X X X
Virgin America - X X X X X X X
Virgin America DAL X X X X X X X
Southwest STL X X X X X X X

Airports for Your Route

These pages contain information about the major airports in New York and Los Angeles, so you can feel comfortable knowing how to get around whether you are about to take off or you just landed.

Cheap Domestic Flights from New York - NYC

FlightsAirlineLowest Price
New York to Las Vegas American, Alaska, JetBlue, Spirit, United, Virgin America $256
New York to Burbank American, Alaska, JetBlue, United $323
New York to Long Beach American, Alaska, JetBlue, United $330
New York to San Francisco American, Alaska, JetBlue, Sun Country, United, Virgin America $330
New York to Santa Ana American, Alaska, United $325
New York to San Diego American, Alaska, JetBlue, Sun Country, United, Virgin America $349

Cheap Domestic Flights to Los Angeles - LAX

FlightsAirlineLowest Price
Boston to Los Angeles American, Alaska, JetBlue, Spirit, Sun Country, United, Virgin America $252
Philadelphia to Los Angeles American, Alaska, JetBlue, Frontier, Spirit, United $262
Baltimore to Los Angeles American, Alaska, JetBlue, Spirit, United $237
Newark to Los Angeles American, Alaska, JetBlue, United, Virgin America $312
Hartford to Los Angeles American, Alaska, United $343
Providence to Los Angeles American, Alaska, United $359
Albany to Los Angeles American, Alaska, United $363
Syracuse to Los Angeles American, Alaska, JetBlue, United $402
Manchester to Los Angeles American, United $362
Westchester County to Los Angeles American, Alaska, JetBlue, United $387
Harrisburg to Los Angeles American, Alaska, United $429
Long Island MacArthur to Los Angeles American $456
Wilkes - Barre to Los Angeles American, United $406
Atlantic City to Los AngelesCheck Dates
Newburgh to Los AngelesCheck Dates
Allentown - Bethlehem - Easton to Los Angeles American, United $326
Elmira - Corning to Los Angeles American $509
New Haven to Los Angeles American $461
Binghamton to Los Angeles American, United $483
Ithaca to Los Angeles American, United $488
Salisbury - Ocean City to Los Angeles American $579
Williamsport to Los Angeles American $605
Martha's Vineyard to Los Angeles American, JetBlue Check Dates
Boston to Long Beach American, Alaska, JetBlue, United $335
Cheap Flights from New York to Los Angeles, CA, United States, from $284 Round trip from NYC to LAX