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Cheap Flights from Sacramento to Los Angeles, CA, United States - SMF to LAX

Popular flights from Sacramento to Los Angeles

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
Aug 29, 2016 Aug 31, 2016 $183
American Airlines
Departure Date Return Date Lowest Price
Jun 4, 2016 Jun 8, 2016 $151
Aug 23, 2016 Aug 27, 2016 $151
Aug 24, 2016 Aug 30, 2016 $151
United Airlines
Departure Date Return Date Lowest Price
Jun 11, 2016 Jun 14, 2016 $151
Aug 27, 2016 Aug 30, 2016 $151
Aug 31, 2016 Sep 3, 2016 $151
Aug 31, 2016 Sep 4, 2016 $151

How Much Does it Cost to Fly from Sacramento to Los Angeles (SMF to LAX)?

We have collected flight cost data from across the web for travel from Sacramento to Los Angeles, and have found the average flight price for this trip to be $167.

When Can I Buy the Cheapest Flight from Sacramento to Los Angeles (SMF to LAX)?

Airlines can adjust prices for plane tickets from Sacramento 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 Sacramento to Los Angeles

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

Non Stop versus 1-Stop
Advanced PurchaseNon StopOne Stop
< 7 days $190 $227
7-14 days $185 $193
14-21 days $156 $192
21-30 days $151 $159
30-60 days $151 $175
60-90 days $183 $201
90+ days $151 $159

Cheapest Day To Fly from Sacramento to Los Angeles

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

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
$183 $167 $167 $161 $172 $151 $167

Lowest Fares Chart By Month from Sacramento to Los Angeles

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

Month Origin Destination Carrier Depart Date Return Date Stops Price
May Sacramento Los Angeles United 5/21/16 5/23/16 0 $156
June Sacramento Los Angeles American 6/4/16 6/8/16 0 $151
July Sacramento Los Angeles American 7/3/16 7/6/16 0 $183
August Sacramento Los Angeles American 8/23/16 8/27/16 0 $151
September Sacramento Los Angeles American 9/17/16 9/24/16 0 $151
October Sacramento Los Angeles United 10/22/16 10/31/16 0 $156
November Sacramento Los Angeles American 11/4/16 11/15/16 0 $215
December Sacramento Los Angeles American 12/7/16 12/13/16 0 $247

Cheapest Weekend Non-Stop Flights for the Next 30 Days from Sacramento 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 Sacramento to Los Angeles.

Next 30 Days

SunMonTueWedThuFriSat
8 9 10 11 12 13 14
$219
15 16 17 18 19 20 21
$219 $156
22 23 24 25 26 27 28
$156 $167
29 30 31 1 2 3 4
$167 $161
5 6 7 8 9 10 11
$161 $151
12 13 14 15 16 17 18
$151

Non-Stop vs Connecting Flights from Sacramento to Los Angeles (SMF to LAX)

Your Sacramento 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 Sacramento to Los Angeles is $181.

The average price for non-stop flights from Sacramento to Los Angeles is $162.

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

Nonstop Flight Details from Sacramento to Los Angeles
CarrierMonTueWedThuFriSatSunEarliest FlightLatest Flight
American 5 5 5 9 9 9 5 06:00 21:33
Delta 5 5 5 5 5 4 4 06:00 19:18
United 3 3 3 3 3 2 2 06:00 19:45

Round Trip vs One Way Flights from Sacramento to Los Angeles (SMF 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 Sacramento 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 Sacramento to Los Angeles is $86.

The average price for round trip flights from Sacramento to Los Angeles is $162.

More Cheap Flights

FlightsAirlineLowest Price
San Francisco to Los Angeles American, Alaska, United, Virgin America $116
San Jose to Los Angeles American, Alaska $135
Oakland to Los Angeles Boutique, American, Spirit, United $80
Reno to Los Angeles American, Alaska, United $177
Fresno to Los Angeles American, Alaska, United $270
Santa Rosa to Los Angeles American, Alaska, Allegiant $177
Monterey to Los Angeles American, Alaska, United $123
Redding to Los Angeles Alaska, United $308
Chico to Los AngelesCheck Dates
Modesto to Los AngelesCheck Dates
San Francisco to Long Beach American, Alaska, JetBlue, United $116
San Francisco to Burbank American, Alaska, JetBlue, United $135
San Francisco to Santa Ana Alaska, United $135
Oakland to Long Beach American, Alaska, JetBlue, United $97
Oakland to BurbankCheck Dates
Sacramento to Long Beach American, Alaska, JetBlue, United $127
Sacramento to Burbank United $226
San Jose to Burbank United $604
San Jose to Long Beach American $246
San Francisco to Las Vegas American, Alaska, JetBlue, Frontier, Hawaiian, United, Virgin America $66
San Francisco to Ontario American, Alaska, United $116
San Francisco to San Diego American, Alaska, United, Virgin America $134
Reno to Burbank American, Alaska, United $255
Reno to Long Beach American, Alaska, JetBlue, United $227
San Jose to Santa Ana American, Alaska $135
Sacramento to Santa Ana American, Alaska, United $201
Oakland to Santa Ana American, Alaska $219
Fresno to Long Beach United Check Dates
Sacramento to Ontario American, Alaska, United $218
San Francisco to New York American, Alaska, JetBlue, Frontier, Sun Country, United, Virgin America $276

Airlines Flying from Sacramento to Los Angeles (SMF to LAX)

Below are the different airlines that fly from Sacramento 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 Sacramento to Los Angeles.

Sacramento to Los Angeles
Airline Connections Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
American - X X X X X X X
American PHX X X X X X X X
Delta - X X X X X X X
Delta SLC X X X X X X X
United - X X X X X X X
United SFO X X X X X X X
Southwest - X X X X X X X
Southwest LAS X X X X X X X

Airports for Your Route

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

Sacramento to Los Angeles Flight Questions

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

Question: How long is a direct flight from Sacramento to Los Angeles?
Answer: The average Sacramento to Los Angeles flight time is an hour and 36 minutes.
Question: How many miles are there between Sacramento and Los Angeles?
Answer: The distance from Sacramento to Los Angeles is 372 miles.
Question: How common are direct flights from Sacramento to Los Angeles?
Answer: There are 89 direct flights from Sacramento to Los Angeles.
Question: What is the most popular airline for non-stop flights from Sacramento to Los Angeles?
Answer: American Airlines provides 42% of the non-stop flights between Sacramento and Los Angeles.
Question: What are the most popular connecting cities when flying from Sacramento to Los Angeles?
Answer: Phoenix, AZ
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