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The best prices from New York to Los Angeles International are usually found in September or January, booked 60 days in advance, depart on a Tuesday or Wednesday and return on a Wednesday

How to find the cheapest flight from
New York (NYC) to Los Angeles International (LAX)

NYC - LAX
Price
$277 - $477

Popular in

December

High demand for flights, 30% potential price rise

Cheapest in

September

Best time to find cheap flights, 17% potential price drop

Round-trip from

$277

From New York to Los Angeles International

One-way from

$60

One-way flight from New York to Los Angeles International

Flight route prices based on searches on Cheapflights within the last 3 days, monthly prices based on aggregated historical data.
What is the cheapest day to fly round-trip from New York to Los Angeles International?

Departing on a Monday is a good option for securing a great price. You can expect to save up to 20% when planning your travel around this day of the week.

How far in advance should I book a flight from New York to Los Angeles International?

Travelers have found it’s best to book a flight 17 days in advance to save up to 8% compared to booking the same week of travel. As your travel date approaches, the cost of this flight route may potentially increase. While opting to book 17 days out may not be an option for all, there are still additional ways to secure a deal in the near future. You might find a flight from New York to Los Angeles International 1-2 weeks in advance for as low as $87, or $97 for flights within the next 24 hours.

What is the cheapest month to fly from New York to Los Angeles International?

The best pricing can be found in the month of September. Prices to Los Angeles International from New York average $95. You can even find prices in September for less than $95, as users have found deals to Los Angeles International from as low as $46. The month of December appears to be one of the more expensive times to travel to Los Angeles International from New York. Flying in the targeted month can save you up to 13%.

When is the cheapest time to fly from New York to Los Angeles International (NYC - LAX)?

One of the essential ways to save on airfare from New York to Los Angeles International is to remain as flexible as possible. Flights that are at noon tend to be the most expensive. A flight in the evening could potentially save you up to 9% on airfare.

Cheap flights from New York to Los Angeles International in October, November 2020

The best prices found for NYC to LAX flights for October, November
14 Nov - 18 Nov
$87pp
EWR
Newark
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
LAX
Los Angeles
LAX
Los Angeles
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
EWR
Newark
13 Nov - 18 Nov
$87pp
LGA
New York LaGuardia
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
LAX
Los Angeles
LAX
Los Angeles
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
LGA
New York LaGuardia
20 Nov - 2 Dec
$88pp
LGA
New York LaGuardia
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
LAX
Los Angeles
LAX
Los Angeles
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
LGA
New York LaGuardia

New York to Los Angeles International 2020 flight deals

Cheap flights to Los Angeles International from New York found for this year
3 Dec - 7 Dec
$84pp
LGA
New York LaGuardia
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
LAX
Los Angeles
LAX
Los Angeles
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
LGA
New York LaGuardia
7 Dec - 12 Dec
$85pp
EWR
Newark
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
LAX
Los Angeles
LAX
Los Angeles
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
EWR
Newark
5 Dec - 15 Dec
$87pp
EWR
Newark
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
LAX
Los Angeles
LAX
Los Angeles
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
EWR
Newark

Non-stop flights to Los Angeles International from New York

Save time with New York to Los Angeles International direct flight deals
20 Nov - 23 Nov
$149pp
JFK
New York John F Kennedy Intl
Major Airline
Non-Stop
LAX
Los Angeles
LAX
Los Angeles
Major Airline
Non-Stop
JFK
New York John F Kennedy Intl
1 Dec - 10 Dec
$158pp
JFK
New York John F Kennedy Intl
Multiple Airlines
Non-Stop
LAX
Los Angeles
LAX
Los Angeles
JetBlue
Non-Stop
JFK
New York John F Kennedy Intl
4 Dec - 4 Dec
$159pp
JFK
New York John F Kennedy Intl
JetBlue
Non-Stop
LAX
Los Angeles
LAX
Los Angeles
JetBlue
Non-Stop
JFK
New York John F Kennedy Intl

Last minute flights from New York to Los Angeles International

Late deals on round-trip flights to Los Angeles International from New York, departing today and this week
30 Oct - 2 Nov
$115pp
EWR
Newark
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
LAX
Los Angeles
LAX
Los Angeles
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
EWR
Newark
30 Oct - 2 Nov
$122pp
EWR
Newark
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
LAX
Los Angeles
LAX
Los Angeles
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
EWR
Newark
30 Oct - 2 Nov
$125pp
EWR
Newark
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
LAX
Los Angeles
LAX
Los Angeles
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
EWR
Newark

One-way flights to Los Angeles International from New York

The cheapest one-way flights from New York to Los Angeles International
1:29 pm - 6:28 am
Frontier
1 Stop
19h 59m
EWR - LAX
Frontier
$60
Kiwi.com
1:00 am - 2:46 am
Multiple Airlines
2 Stops
28h 46m
EWR - LAX
Multiple Airlines
$64
FlyFar

Related info for your journey

Useful info, stats and facts about New York to Los Angeles International flights.

Flight FAQs

From New York to Los Angeles International

Are flight prices decreasing from New York to Los Angeles due to COVID-19 (coronavirus)?

At this time, Cheapflights has noticed price decreases for many domestic flights due to COVID-19. Travel is not necessarily recommended at this time, and flights may be prone to cancellation: please check with local authorities in both New York and Los Angeles for travel alerts, and be sure to review the airline's cancellation policy and travel advisories before booking. For more information, please view our post on what to know about COVID-19 (coronavirus) and travel.

What safety measures are being taken by airlines flying from New York to Los Angeles to control the spread of COVID-19?

Alaska Airlines, JetBlue, and Delta are some of the many airlines that have implemented additional safety measures to control the spread of COVID-19. Airline carriers are regularly disinfecting and sanitizing their aircraft. Masks are provided and are mandatory while on board. Pre-flight testing for symptoms and antibodies, alongside socially distanced seating (for a limited time) will work towards keeping travelers safer while flying from New York to Los Angeles. Policies will vary by airline.

Which airlines flying from New York to Los Angeles have flexible cancellations due to COVID-19?

Some of the carriers operating flights from New York to Los Angeles that may be offering flexible cancellation policies are United Airlines, Alaska Airlines, and JetBlue. Our site will let you filter for all airlines offering greater flexibility due to COVID-19.

Can I find flights from New York to Los Angeles International for under $100 on Cheapflights?

Yes, there are multiple flights from New York to Los Angeles International for under $100. The cheapest flight booked recently is on Multiple Airlines for just $84, but on average you can expect to pay $94.

Are there nonstop flights from New York to Los Angeles International for under $200 on Cheapflights?

Cheapflights has at least 20 direct flights from New York to Los Angeles International under $200. A good price for a nonstop flight from New York to Los Angeles International is less than $180.

Are there last-minute flights available from New York to Los Angeles International for under $200?

There are currently 20+ open flights from New York to Los Angeles International within the next 7 days for less than $200.

What days are nonstop flights available from New York to Los Angeles?

Nonstop flights are available for this route on the following days: Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday.

How many flights depart from New York to Los Angeles International on average per day?

Travelers can expect 59 flights from New York to Los Angeles on average per day.
Morning (6am - Noon) - 63% of flight departures
Afternoon (Noon - 6pm) - 34% of flight departures
Evening (6pm - Midnight) - 3% of flight departures

Is New York weather warmer or cooler than Los Angeles?

We forecast the temperature to be around the 90 °F's in August, on average. The temperature in Los Angeles is generally hotter than in New York. Book flights in a timely manner in correlation to your departure date.

How long is the flight from New York to Los Angeles International?

There are many flights that can get you from New York to Los Angeles International in 5h 59m. Fly via American Airlines, JetBlue, or Major Airline to get the fastest option. The distance from New York to Los Angeles International is about 2462 mi. Generally, flights for this route are nonstop.

What is the cheapest airline to fly from New York to Los Angeles International round-trip?

Cheapflights users have booked flights from New York to Los Angeles International round-trip from $87. Spirit Airlines is currently priced 73% below the average price you’ll pay for this route.

What are the cheapest airlines to fly from New York to Los Angeles International one-way?

For one-way options, check prices for Frontier. According to our data, you can fly for as low as $34. Users have also found tickets on Spirit Airlines for as little as $42.

Alternative routes for New York to Los Angeles International

Destination information for Los Angeles International

Things to know before you go. Useful info for your trip from New York to Los Angeles International
Flight duration
5h 48m

Airports servicing New York

Newark Intl (EWR)
La Guardia (LGA)

Airports servicing Los Angeles

Hourly flight availability from New York to Los Angeles International

Afternoon Noon to 6 PM 50% of NYC to LAX departures
Morning 6 AM to noon 49% of NYC to LAX departures
Early morning Midnight to 6 AM 1% of NYC to LAX departures
Evening 6 PM to midnight 0% of NYC to LAX departures
Midnight
6 AM
Noon
6 PM
Weekly flight availability
from New York to Los Angeles International
Sunday
91 daily flights
Monday
59 daily flights
Tuesday
66 daily flights
Wednesday
61 daily flights
Thursday
61 daily flights
Friday
73 daily flights
Saturday
46 daily flights
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