Cheap flights from Manhattan to Los Angeles (NYC - LAX)

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The best prices from Manhattan to Los Angeles are usually found in August or January, booked 34 days in advance, depart on a Tuesday or Wednesday and return on a Wednesday

How to find the cheapest flight from
Manhattan (NYC) to Los Angeles (LAX)

All the information you need to plan the best NYC to LAX flight in 2021: compare Manhattan to Los Angeles flight prices with the expected peak season, weather and rainfall in Los Angeles.
NYC - LAX
Price
$267 - $477
LAX
Temperature
68 - 89.6 °F
LAX
Rainfall
0 - 4.8 inches

Popular in

December

High demand for flights, 36% potential price rise

Cheapest in

August

Best time to find cheap flights, 13% potential price drop

Round-trip from

$267

From Manhattan to Los Angeles

One-way from

$71

One-way flight from Manhattan to Los Angeles

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 Manhattan to Los Angeles?

Travelers have found that booking a Monday departure is the best way to save up to 20% on the cost of booking your flights compared to booking on days of the week where this route is of high demand.

How far in advance should I book a flight from Manhattan to Los Angeles?

Find a great deal and save up to 20% by booking at least 17 days prior to your desired departure date, rather than waiting until the week of travel. According to our data, there are a number of flights available from Manhattan to Los Angeles within the next two weeks, with the cheapest ticket starting at $75.

What is the cheapest month to fly from Manhattan to Los Angeles?

The best pricing can be found in the month of April. Prices to Los Angeles from Manhattan average $86. You can even find prices in April for less than $86, as users have found deals to Los Angeles from as low as $43. The month of December appears to be one of the more expensive times to travel to Los Angeles from Manhattan. Flying in the targeted month can save you up to 23%.

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

One of the essential ways to save on airfare from Manhattan to Los Angeles 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 10% on airfare.

Cheap flights from Manhattan to Los Angeles in May, June 2021

The best prices found for NYC to LAX flights for May, June
18 May - 21 May
$165pp
LGA
New York LaGuardia
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
LAX
Los Angeles
LAX
Los Angeles
Spirit Airlines
   
2 STOPS
LGA
New York LaGuardia
19 May - 26 May
$168pp
LGA
New York LaGuardia
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
LAX
Los Angeles
LAX
Los Angeles
Spirit Airlines
   
2 STOPS
LGA
New York LaGuardia
9 Jun - 16 Jun
$169pp
LGA
New York LaGuardia
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
LAX
Los Angeles
LAX
Los Angeles
Spirit Airlines
   
2 STOPS
LGA
New York LaGuardia

Manhattan to Los Angeles 2021 flight deals

Cheap flights to Los Angeles from Manhattan found for this year
17 Aug - 24 Aug
$148pp
EWR
Newark
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
LAX
Los Angeles
LAX
Los Angeles
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
EWR
Newark
17 Aug - 23 Aug
$151pp
EWR
Newark
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
LAX
Los Angeles
LAX
Los Angeles
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
EWR
Newark
18 May - 21 May
$165pp
LGA
New York LaGuardia
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
LAX
Los Angeles
LAX
Los Angeles
Spirit Airlines
   
2 STOPS
LGA
New York LaGuardia

Non-stop flights to Los Angeles from Manhattan

Save time with Manhattan to Los Angeles direct flight deals
19 Jun - 10 Jul
$228pp
LGA
New York LaGuardia
Spirit Airlines
Non-Stop
LAX
Los Angeles
LAX
Los Angeles
Spirit Airlines
Non-Stop
LGA
New York LaGuardia
7 Oct - 11 Oct
$235pp
EWR
Newark
Alaska Airlines
Non-Stop
LAX
Los Angeles
LAX
Los Angeles
Alaska Airlines
Non-Stop
EWR
Newark
30 Oct - 6 Nov
$238pp
LGA
New York LaGuardia
Spirit Airlines
Non-Stop
LAX
Los Angeles
LAX
Los Angeles
Spirit Airlines
Non-Stop
LGA
New York LaGuardia

Last minute flights from Manhattan to Los Angeles

Late deals on round-trip flights to Los Angeles from Manhattan, departing today and this week
18 May - 21 May
$165pp
LGA
New York LaGuardia
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
LAX
Los Angeles
LAX
Los Angeles
Spirit Airlines
   
2 STOPS
LGA
New York LaGuardia
19 May - 26 May
$168pp
LGA
New York LaGuardia
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
LAX
Los Angeles
LAX
Los Angeles
Spirit Airlines
   
2 STOPS
LGA
New York LaGuardia
22 May - 25 May
$171pp
LGA
New York LaGuardia
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
LAX
Los Angeles
LAX
Los Angeles
Spirit Airlines
   
2 STOPS
LGA
New York LaGuardia

One-way flights to Los Angeles from Manhattan

The cheapest one-way flights from Manhattan to Los Angeles
8:30 am - 7:34 pm
Spirit Airlines
1 Stop
14h 04m
LGA - LAX
Spirit Airlines
$71
mytrip.com
6:00 am - 7:34 pm
Spirit Airlines
1 Stop
16h 34m
EWR - LAX
Spirit Airlines
$72
mytrip.com
1:53 pm - 7:09 pm
Spirit Airlines
1 Stop
8h 16m
EWR - LAX
Spirit Airlines
$73
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Flight FAQs

From Manhattan to Los Angeles

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 is one 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.

What airport do you fly into for flights to Los Angeles from New York?

For a flight from New York to Los Angeles, you will be flying into Los Angeles. Los Angeles (LAX) is just 9.4 mi from the center of the city. Los Angeles is the only Los Angeles airport and it handles 92 inbound flights from New York per day. 10 airlines have flights to Los Angeles from New York on a regular basis.

Can I find flights from Manhattan to Los Angeles for under $200 on Cheapflights?

Yes, there are multiple flights from Manhattan to Los Angeles for under $200. The cheapest flight booked recently is on Spirit Airlines for just $148, but on average you can expect to pay $174.

Are there nonstop flights from Manhattan to Los Angeles for under $300 on Cheapflights?

Cheapflights has at least 20 direct flights from Manhattan to Los Angeles under $300. A good price for a nonstop flight from Manhattan to Los Angeles is less than $245.

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

There are currently 20+ open flights from Manhattan to Los Angeles 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, Thursday, Friday, Saturday.

How many flights depart from Manhattan to Los Angeles on average per day?

Travelers can expect 37 flights from New York to Los Angeles on average per day.
Morning (6am - Noon) - 27% of flight departures
Afternoon (Noon - 6pm) - 46% of flight departures
Evening (6pm - Midnight) - 27% 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 Manhattan to Los Angeles?

There are many flights that can get you from Manhattan to Los Angeles in 5h 58m. Fly via JetBlue, American Airlines, or Alaska Airlines to get the fastest option. Airlines will cover a distance of 2462 mi. Generally, flights for this route are nonstop.

What is the cheapest airline to fly from Manhattan to Los Angeles round-trip?

Our cheapest airline available from Manhattan to Los Angeles is Spirit Airlines. Our recent data shows that you can find tickets from as low as $148 on this airline. Spirit Airlines is 51% cheaper than the average price of flights available within the next 90 days to this destination.

What are the cheapest airlines to fly from Manhattan to Los Angeles one-way?

The cheapest airline one-way is Spirit Airlines, with whom users have recently found tickets for as low as $71.

Alternative routes for Manhattan to Los Angeles

See prices for flight routes from nearby airports that may be better suited for you.

Destination information for Los Angeles

Things to know before you go - useful duration and weather info for your trip from Manhattan to Los Angeles.
Flight duration
5h 53m
Average temperature for May in Los Angeles
78.8 °F
Avg rainfall for May in Los Angeles
0.2 ″

Airports servicing New York

Newark Intl (EWR)
La Guardia (LGA)

Airports servicing Los Angeles

Top 9 airlines flying from Manhattan to Los Angeles

The chart below displays the airlines Cheapflights users traveling from Manhattan to Los Angeles choose most often. Cheapest and average prices are based on aggregated data from the past 12 months.
Airline Cheapest Average Flexibility On-time COVID-19 safety
Spirit Airlines
$73 $241 No cancel fee 65%
Frontier
$82 $247 No cancel fee 62%
Sun Country Air
$160 $273 No cancel fee 83%
Alaska Airlines
$118 $329 No cancel fee 75%
JetBlue
$130 $344 No cancel fee 62%
United Airlines
$127 $346 No cancel fee 69%
American Airlines
$118 $349 No cancel fee 71%
Delta
$118 $384 No cancel fee N/A
Endeavor Airlines
$406 $651 No cancel fee N/A

We couldn't confirm the COVID-19 safety measures taken by Endeavor Airlines. Please check directly on their website for additional information.

Hourly flight availability from Manhattan to Los Angeles

See what time of day planes typically take off from Manhattan towards Los Angeles.
Afternoon Noon to 6 PM 53% of NYC to LAX departures
Morning 6 AM to noon 30% of NYC to LAX departures
Evening 6 PM to midnight 15% of NYC to LAX departures
Early morning Midnight to 6 AM 2% of NYC to LAX departures
Midnight
6 AM
Noon
6 PM
Weekly flight availability
from Manhattan to Los Angeles
See how many times per day planes take to the skies headed from Manhattan to Los Angeles.
Sunday
97 daily flights
Monday
92 daily flights
Tuesday
74 daily flights
Wednesday
100 daily flights
Thursday
128 daily flights
Friday
88 daily flights
Saturday
67 daily flights
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