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Cheap Flights from Washington to Los Angeles, CA, United States - WAS to LAX Last modified: May 24, 2016 7:54 AM

Popular flights from Washington to Los Angeles Last modified: May 24, 2016 7:54 AM

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
Sep 20, 2016 Oct 3, 2016 $237
American Airlines
Departure Date Return Date Lowest Price
Aug 23, 2016 Aug 27, 2016 $251
Aug 23, 2016 Aug 29, 2016 $251
Aug 23, 2016 Aug 30, 2016 $251
Aug 24, 2016 Aug 29, 2016 $251
Aug 24, 2016 Aug 31, 2016 $251
Frontier Airlines
Departure Date Return Date Lowest Price
Sep 10, 2016 Sep 13, 2016 $244
JetBlue Airways
Departure Date Return Date Lowest Price
Aug 23, 2016 Aug 30, 2016 $254
United Airlines
Departure Date Return Date Lowest Price
Aug 31, 2016 Sep 7, 2016 $237
Virgin America
Departure Date Return Date Lowest Price
Sep 12, 2016 Sep 14, 2016 $270

How Much Does it Cost to Fly from Washington to Los Angeles (WAS to LAX)?

We have collected flight cost data from across the web for travel from Washington to Los Angeles, and have found the average flight price for this trip to be $291.

When Can I Buy the Cheapest Flight from Washington to Los Angeles (WAS to LAX)?

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

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

Non Stop versus 1-Stop
Advanced PurchaseNon StopOne Stop
< 7 days $701 $472
7-14 days $305 $311
14-21 days $329 $311
21-30 days $329 $313
30-60 days $317 $313
60-90 days $300 $280
90+ days $237 $244

Cheapest Day To Fly from Washington to Los Angeles

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

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
$286 $305 $280 $305 $288 $288 $280

Lowest Fares Chart By Month from Washington to Los Angeles

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

Month Origin Destination Carrier Depart Date Return Date Stops Price
May Washington Los Angeles United 5/31/16 6/7/16 0 $395
June Washington Los Angeles United 6/6/16 6/11/16 0 $305
July Washington Los Angeles American 7/20/16 8/1/16 1 $313
August Washington Los Angeles United 8/31/16 9/7/16 0 $237
September Washington Los Angeles Alaska 9/20/16 10/3/16 0 $237
October Washington Los Angeles Alaska 10/1/16 10/19/16 0 $237
November Washington Los Angeles American 11/2/16 11/7/16 1 $280
December Washington Los Angeles American 12/1/16 12/5/16 0 $305

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

Next 30 Days

SunMonTueWedThuFriSat
22 23 24 25 26 27 28
$758
29 30 31 1 2 3 4
$758 $395
5 6 7 8 9 10 11
$395 $456
12 13 14 15 16 17 18
$456 $362
19 20 21 22 23 24 25
$362 $385
26 27 28 29 30 1 2
$385

Non-Stop vs Connecting Flights from Washington to Los Angeles (WAS to LAX)

Your Washington 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 Washington to Los Angeles is $352.

The average price for non-stop flights from Washington to Los Angeles is $330.

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

Nonstop Flight Details from Washington to Los Angeles
CarrierMonTueWedThuFriSatSunEarliest FlightLatest Flight
American 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 07:29 18:50
Alaska 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 09:15 09:15
United 8 8 8 8 8 6 8 06:44 22:15
Virgin America 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 09:00 17:25

Round Trip vs One Way Flights from Washington to Los Angeles (WAS 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 Washington 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 Washington to Los Angeles is $153.

The average price for round trip flights from Washington to Los Angeles is $337.

More Cheap Flights

FlightsAirlineLowest Price
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 $302
Pittsburgh to Los Angeles American, Alaska, Spirit, United $330
Richmond to Los Angeles American, Alaska, JetBlue, United $359
Norfolk to Los Angeles American, Alaska, United $355
Harrisburg to Los Angeles American, Alaska, United $429
Newport News to Los Angeles American $438
Wilkes - Barre to Los Angeles American, United $357
Atlantic City to Los AngelesCheck Dates
Lynchburg to Los Angeles American $467
Roanoke to Los Angeles American, United $449
Charlottesville to Los Angeles American, United $320
State College to Los Angeles American, United $482
Allentown - Bethlehem - Easton to Los Angeles American, United $326
Salisbury - Ocean City to Los Angeles American $584
Williamsport to Los Angeles American $605
Staunton to Los AngelesCheck Dates
Morgantown to Los AngelesCheck Dates
Washington to Long Beach American, Alaska, JetBlue, United $311
Philadelphia to Long Beach American, Alaska, JetBlue, United $326
Newark to Burbank American, United $331
Baltimore to Long Beach American, United $492
Newark to Long Beach American, Alaska, JetBlue, United $348
Philadelphia to Burbank American, Alaska, United $347
Baltimore to Burbank American, United $311
Washington to Burbank American, Alaska, United $343
Newark to Santa Ana American, Alaska, United $341
Pittsburgh to Burbank American, United $458
Washington to Las Vegas American, Alaska, JetBlue, Frontier, United, Virgin America $244

Airlines Flying from Washington to Los Angeles (WAS to LAX) Number of flights searched: 316Last modified: May 24, 2016 7:54 AM

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

Washington to Los Angeles
Airline Connections Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
American - X X X X X X X
American PHX X X
Alaska - X X X X X X X
Alaska PDX X X X X X X X
JetBlue BOS X X X X X X X
Delta ATL X X X X X X X
Frontier DEN X X X X X X X
Sun Country MSP X X X X X X
United - X X X X X X X
United DEN X X X X X X X
Virgin America - X X X X X X X
Virgin America SFO 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 Washington and Los Angeles, so you can feel comfortable knowing how to get around whether you are about to take off or you just landed.

Washington to Los Angeles Flight Questions

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

Question: How long is a direct flight from Washington to Los Angeles?
Answer: The average Washington to Los Angeles flight time is 5 hours and 30 minutes.
Question: How many miles are there between Washington and Los Angeles?
Answer: The distance from Washington to Los Angeles is 2281 miles.
Question: How common are direct flights from Washington to Los Angeles?
Answer: There are 103 direct flights from Washington to Los Angeles.
Question: What is the most popular airline for non-stop flights from Washington to Los Angeles?
Answer: United Airlines provides 52% of the non-stop flights between Washington and Los Angeles.
Question: What are the most popular connecting cities when flying from Washington to Los Angeles?
Answer: Denver, CO
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