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The best prices from New York to Los Angeles are usually found in September or March, 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 (LAX)

NYC - LAX
Price
$277 - $477
LAX
Temperature
68 - 89.6 °F
LAX
Rainfall
0 - 4.8 inches
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
One-way from $30 One-way flight from New York 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 New York to Los Angeles?

Flying to your destination on a Saturday can be more expensive, but this shouldn’t discourage you from finding affordable options to get to Los Angeles. Check prices with Cheapflights to find a great deal for your trip.

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

To save on the cost of your flight from New York to Los Angeles, book at least 17 days before your planned departure. Booking around this time can save you about 8% on the cost of this flight compared to booking a flight leaving this week. We have found prices from $87 if you need a flight within two weeks. For flights within the next 72 hours, you can find tickets from as low as $97.

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

Due to multiple factors, expect to potentially pay more when booking in December. For low rates, September can be a great choice for travel to Los Angeles. Flights to Los Angeles from New York in September are about $95 on average during September, but can be found for as low as $46.

Cheap flights from New York to Los Angeles in July, August 2020

The best prices found for NYC to LAX flights for July, August
23 Jul - 26 Jul
$94pp
EWR
Newark
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
LAX
Los Angeles
LAX
Los Angeles
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
EWR
Newark
24 Jul - 26 Jul
$95pp
EWR
Newark
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
LAX
Los Angeles
LAX
Los Angeles
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
EWR
Newark
14 Jul - 21 Jul
$96pp
EWR
Newark
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
LAX
Los Angeles
LAX
Los Angeles
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
EWR
Newark

New York to Los Angeles 2020 flight deals

Cheap flights to Los Angeles from New York found for this year
26 Aug - 9 Sep
$59pp
EWR
Newark
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
LAX
Los Angeles
LAX
Los Angeles
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
EWR
Newark
26 Aug - 1 Sep
$60pp
EWR
Newark
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
LAX
Los Angeles
LAX
Los Angeles
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
EWR
Newark
2 Sep - 9 Sep
$64pp
EWR
Newark
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
LAX
Los Angeles
LAX
Los Angeles
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
EWR
Newark

Non-stop flights to Los Angeles from New York

Save time with New York to Los Angeles direct flight deals
4 Aug - 24 Aug
$267pp
EWR
Newark
Lufthansa
Non-Stop
LAX
Los Angeles
LAX
Los Angeles
Lufthansa
Non-Stop
EWR
Newark
1 Aug - 14 Aug
$277pp
EWR
Newark
Multiple Airlines
Non-Stop
LAX
Los Angeles
LAX
Los Angeles
United Airlines
Non-Stop
EWR
Newark
8 Jul - 31 Jul
$287pp
EWR
Newark
Multiple Airlines
Non-Stop
LAX
Los Angeles
LAX
Los Angeles
Alaska Airlines
Non-Stop
EWR
Newark

Last minute flights from New York to Los Angeles

Late deals on round-trip flights to Los Angeles from New York, departing today and this week
28 Jun - 5 Aug
$246pp
LGA
New York LaGuardia
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
LAX
Los Angeles
LAX
Los Angeles
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
LGA
New York LaGuardia
27 Jun - 22 Jul
$248pp
EWR
Newark
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
LAX
Los Angeles
LAX
Los Angeles
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
EWR
Newark
27 Jun - 18 Jul
$258pp
EWR
Newark
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
LAX
Los Angeles
LAX
Los Angeles
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
EWR
Newark

One-way flights to Los Angeles from New York

The cheapest one-way flights from New York to Los Angeles
3:30 am - 12:56 pm
Spirit Airlines
1 Stop
12h 26m
EWR - LAX
Spirit Airlines
$30
FlightNetwork
3:30 am - 12:56 pm
Spirit Airlines
1 Stop
12h 26m
EWR - LAX
Spirit Airlines
$33
FlightNetwork
4:15 am - 12:43 pm
Spirit Airlines
1 Stop
11h 28m
EWR - LAX
Spirit Airlines
$34
FlyFar

Related info for your journey

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

Flight FAQs

From New York 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.

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

Yes, there are multiple flights from New York to Los Angeles for under $100. The cheapest flight booked recently is on Spirit Airlines for just $59, but on average you can expect to pay $79.

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

Cheapflights has at least 20 direct flights from New York to Los Angeles under $300. A good price for a nonstop flight from New York to Los Angeles is less than $293.

Are there last-minute flights available from New York to Los Angeles for under $300?

There are currently 20+ open flights from New York to Los Angeles within the next 7 days for less than $300.

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

Nonstop flights are available for this route on the following days: Thursday, Friday, Saturday.

How popular is this flight route?

This flight path from New York to Los Angeles was viewed by 1,597 users in the past month. Keep an eye out for changes in search interest prior to high and low season.

What is the cheapest airline for this route?

While looking for the best option consider Piedmont Airlines, Inc. D/B/A Henson Aviation/US Air Express, our data currently shows that they have the cheapest flight available for the flight path. When traveling from New York to Los Angeles, generally 106 flights depart for this route daily.

How long does the flight from New York to Los Angeles take?

A nonstop flight takes up to 6 hours, covering a distance of 1,543 miles.

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

Travelers can expect 6 flights from New York to Los Angeles on average per day.
Morning (6am - Noon) - 50% of flight departures
Afternoon (Noon - 6pm) - 17% of flight departures
Evening (6pm - Midnight) - 33% 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.

Alternative routes for New York to Los Angeles

Destination information for Los Angeles

Things to know before you go. Useful info for your trip from New York to Los Angeles
Flight duration
5h 44m
Average temperature for July in Los Angeles
87.8 °F

Airports servicing New York

Newark Intl (EWR)
La Guardia (LGA)
Newburgh (SWF)

Airports servicing Los Angeles

Hourly flight availability from New York to Los Angeles

Afternoon Noon to 6 PM 59% of NYC to LAX departures
Morning 6 AM to noon 37% of NYC to LAX departures
Early morning Midnight to 6 AM 3% of NYC to LAX departures
Evening 6 PM to midnight 1% of NYC to LAX departures
Midnight
6 AM
Noon
6 PM
Weekly flight availability
from New York to Los Angeles
Sunday
76 daily flights
Monday
82 daily flights
Tuesday
81 daily flights
Wednesday
88 daily flights
Thursday
81 daily flights
Friday
82 daily flights
Saturday
67 daily flights