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Cheap Flights from New York to Los Angeles, CA, United States - NYC to LAX Last modified: Jul 27, 2016 1:36 AM

Popular flights from New York to Los Angeles Last modified: Jul 27, 2016 1:36 AM

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American
NYCLAX
Wed 10/12
1 stop
LAXNYC
Sat 10/15
1 stop
$246
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American
NYCLAX
Sat 10/29
1 stop
LAXNYC
Wed 11/2
1 stop
$246
Select
Virgin America
NYCLAX
Tue 9/20
1 stop
LAXNYC
Tue 10/4
1 stop
$268
Select
Virgin America
NYCLAX
Tue 10/18
1 stop
LAXNYC
Tue 10/25
1 stop
$268
Select
Virgin America
NYCLAX
Tue 10/18
1 stop
LAXNYC
Tue 11/1
1 stop
$268
Select
Virgin America
NYCLAX
Wed 10/19
1 stop
LAXNYC
Tue 10/25
1 stop
$268
Select
JetBlue
NYCLAX
Fri 8/26
nonstop
LAXNYC
Sat 9/3
nonstop
$277
Select
JetBlue
NYCLAX
Sat 8/27
nonstop
LAXNYC
Sun 9/11
nonstop
$277
Select
JetBlue
NYCLAX
Sat 8/27
nonstop
LAXNYC
Tue 9/13
nonstop
$277
Select
JetBlue
NYCLAX
Sun 8/28
nonstop
LAXNYC
Wed 8/31
nonstop
$277
Select
JetBlue
NYCLAX
Sun 8/28
nonstop
LAXNYC
Sat 9/10
nonstop
$277
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United
NYCLAX
Wed 11/2
1 stop
LAXNYC
Mon 11/7
1 stop
$288
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Alaska
NYCLAX
Wed 10/19
nonstop
LAXNYC
Sat 10/29
nonstop
$307
Select
Alaska
NYCLAX
Sat 10/22
nonstop
LAXNYC
Sat 10/29
nonstop
$307
Select
Sun Country
NYCLAX
Thu 8/18
1 stop
LAXNYC
Tue 8/23
1 stop
$309
Select
Sun Country
NYCLAX
Mon 8/22
1 stop
LAXNYC
Tue 8/23
1 stop
$309
Select
Spirit
NYCLAX
Tue 8/30
2 stops
LAXNYC
Wed 9/7
2 stops
$403
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Spirit
NYCLAX
Tue 8/30
2 stops
LAXNYC
Thu 9/8
2 stops
$403
Select
Spirit
NYCLAX
Wed 8/31
2 stops
LAXNYC
Wed 9/7
2 stops
$403
Select
Spirit
NYCLAX
Wed 8/31
2 stops
LAXNYC
Tue 9/13
2 stops
$403
Select
Spirit
NYCLAX
Wed 9/7
2 stops
LAXNYC
Tue 9/13
2 stops
$403
Select

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 $272.

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 $485 $378
7-14 days $401 $350
14-21 days $365 $325
21-30 days $277 $292
30-60 days $277 $268
60-90 days $277 $246
90+ days $277 $246

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
$277 $268 $246 $277 $277 $277 $277

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
July New York Los Angeles American 7/27/16 8/3/16 1 $391
August New York Los Angeles JetBlue 8/26/16 9/3/16 0 $277
September New York Los Angeles Virgin America 9/20/16 10/4/16 1 $268
October New York Los Angeles American 10/12/16 10/15/16 1 $246
November New York Los Angeles American 11/2/16 11/7/16 1 $268
December New York Los Angeles JetBlue 12/1/16 12/5/16 0 $277
January New York Los Angeles American 1/11/17 1/17/17 0 $277
February New York Los Angeles American 2/6/17 2/14/17 0 $277

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
24 25 26 27 28 29 30
$593
31 1 2 3 4 5 6
$593 $513
7 8 9 10 11 12 13
$513 $453
14 15 16 17 18 19 20
$453 $365
21 22 23 24 25 26 27
$365 $337
28 29 30 31 1 2 3
$337
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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 $327.

The average price for non-stop flights from New York to Los Angeles is $306.

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 9 13 06:00 22:30
JetBlue 9 7 10 10 10 7 10 05:45 22:45
Delta 10 9 10 10 10 5 10 07:05 21:40
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 $183.

The average price for round trip flights from New York to Los Angeles is $315.

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 8 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 245 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 32% 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

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, Sun Country, United, Virgin America $244
New York to Burbank American, Alaska, JetBlue, United $268
New York to Long Beach American, Alaska, JetBlue, United $290
New York to San Francisco American, Alaska, JetBlue, Sun Country, United, Virgin America $286
New York to Santa Ana American, Alaska, United $246
New York to San Diego American, Alaska, JetBlue, Sun Country, United, Virgin America $285

Cheap Domestic Flights to Los Angeles - LAX

FlightsAirlineLowest Price
Boston to Los Angeles American, Alaska, JetBlue, Spirit, Sun Country, United, Virgin America $261
Philadelphia to Los Angeles American, Alaska, JetBlue, Frontier, Spirit, United $199
Baltimore to Los Angeles American, Alaska, JetBlue, Spirit, United $247
Newark to Los Angeles American, Alaska, JetBlue, United, Virgin America $277
Hartford to Los Angeles American, Alaska, United $366
Providence to Los Angeles American, Alaska, JetBlue, United $334
Albany to Los Angeles American, Alaska, United $371
Syracuse to Los Angeles American, Alaska, JetBlue, United $261
Manchester to Los Angeles American, United $337
Westchester County to Los Angeles American, Alaska, JetBlue, United $329
Harrisburg to Los Angeles American, Alaska, United $349
Long Island MacArthur to Los Angeles American $459
Wilkes - Barre to Los Angeles American, United $334
Atlantic City to Los AngelesCheck Dates
Newburgh to Los AngelesCheck Dates
Allentown - Bethlehem - Easton to Los Angeles American, United $303
Elmira - Corning to Los Angeles American $351
New Haven to Los Angeles American $347
Binghamton to Los Angeles American, United $264
Ithaca to Los Angeles American, United $404
Salisbury - Ocean City to Los Angeles American $353
Williamsport to Los Angeles American $345
Martha's Vineyard to Los Angeles American, JetBlue $714
Boston to Long Beach American, JetBlue, United $261
Cheap Flights from New York to Los Angeles, CA, United States, from $246 Round trip from NYC to LAX