Cheap flights from New York to Los Angeles (NYC - LAX)

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The best prices from New York 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
New York (NYC) to Los Angeles (LAX)

All the information you need to plan the best NYC to LAX flight in 2021: compare New York 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 New York to Los Angeles

One-way from

$69

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 20% on the cost of this flight compared to booking a flight leaving this week. We have found prices from $75 if you need a flight within two weeks. For flights within the next 72 hours, you can find tickets from as low as $95.

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, April can be a great choice for travel to Los Angeles. Flights to Los Angeles from New York in April are about $86 on average during April, but can be found for as low as $43.

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

Unlike at noon, when flights are generally more expensive, you can save up to 10% on flights from New York to Los Angeles by exploring options for tickets in the evening.

Cheap flights from New York to Los Angeles in May, June 2021

The best prices found for NYC to LAX flights for May, June
19 May - 2 Jun
$128pp
LGA
New York LaGuardia
Spirit Airlines
   
2 STOPS
LAX
Los Angeles
LAX
Los Angeles
Spirit Airlines
   
2 STOPS
LGA
New York LaGuardia
11 May - 15 May
$136pp
LGA
New York LaGuardia
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
LAX
Los Angeles
LAX
Los Angeles
Spirit Airlines
   
2 STOPS
LGA
New York LaGuardia
18 May - 22 May
$139pp
LGA
New York LaGuardia
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
LAX
Los Angeles
LAX
Los Angeles
Spirit Airlines
   
2 STOPS
LGA
New York LaGuardia

New York to Los Angeles 2021 flight deals

Cheap flights to Los Angeles from New York found for this year
19 May - 2 Jun
$128pp
LGA
New York LaGuardia
Spirit Airlines
   
2 STOPS
LAX
Los Angeles
LAX
Los Angeles
Spirit Airlines
   
2 STOPS
LGA
New York LaGuardia
11 May - 15 May
$136pp
LGA
New York LaGuardia
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
LAX
Los Angeles
LAX
Los Angeles
Spirit Airlines
   
2 STOPS
LGA
New York LaGuardia
18 May - 22 May
$139pp
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 New York

Save time with New York to Los Angeles direct flight deals
22 Oct - 24 Oct
$229pp
JFK
New York John F Kennedy Intl
Alaska Airlines
Non-Stop
LAX
Los Angeles
LAX
Los Angeles
Alaska Airlines
Non-Stop
JFK
New York John F Kennedy Intl
12 Jun - 10 Jul
$230pp
LGA
New York LaGuardia
Spirit Airlines
Non-Stop
LAX
Los Angeles
LAX
Los Angeles
Spirit Airlines
Non-Stop
LGA
New York LaGuardia
21 Oct - 3 Nov
$233pp
JFK
New York John F Kennedy Intl
Alaska Airlines
Non-Stop
LAX
Los Angeles
LAX
Los Angeles
Alaska Airlines
Non-Stop
JFK
New York John F Kennedy Intl

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
11 May - 15 May
$136pp
LGA
New York LaGuardia
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
LAX
Los Angeles
LAX
Los Angeles
Spirit Airlines
   
2 STOPS
LGA
New York LaGuardia
12 May - 17 May
$141pp
EWR
Newark
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
LAX
Los Angeles
LAX
Los Angeles
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
EWR
Newark
12 May - 18 May
$144pp
EWR
Newark
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
LAX
Los Angeles
LAX
Los Angeles
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
EWR
Newark

One-way flights to Los Angeles from New York

The cheapest one-way flights from New York to Los Angeles
5:59 am - 7:34 pm
Spirit Airlines
1 Stop
16h 35m
LGA - LAX
Spirit Airlines
$69
TravelGo
6:00 am - 7:34 pm
Spirit Airlines
1 Stop
16h 34m
EWR - LAX
Spirit Airlines
$72
mytrip.com
8:30 am - 7:34 pm
Spirit Airlines
1 Stop
14h 04m
LGA - LAX
Spirit Airlines
$74
mytrip.com

Related info for your journey

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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.

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

Alaska Airlines 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.

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 88 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 New York to Los Angeles for under $200 on Cheapflights?

Yes, there are multiple flights from New York to Los Angeles for under $200. The cheapest flight booked recently is on Spirit Airlines for just $128, but on average you can expect to pay $148.

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 $240.

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

There are currently 20+ open flights from New York 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 New York to Los Angeles on average per day?

Travelers can expect 30 flights from New York to Los Angeles on average per day.
Morning (6am - Noon) - 27% of flight departures
Afternoon (Noon - 6pm) - 47% 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 New York to Los Angeles?

There are many flights that can get you from New York to Los Angeles in 5h 59m. Fly via American Airlines, Alaska Airlines, or JetBlue to get the fastest option. The distance between New York and Los Angeles is about 2462 mi. All flights are typically nonstop.

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

Flying on Spirit Airlines is currently your cheapest option to Los Angeles, with prices starting at $128. This flight start at 58% lower than the current average price 3 months from now.

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

For one-way options, check prices for Spirit Airlines. According to our data, you can fly for as low as $63.

Alternative routes for New York 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 New York to Los Angeles.
Flight duration
5h 57m
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 New York to Los Angeles

The chart below displays the airlines Cheapflights users traveling from New York 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 New York to Los Angeles

See what time of day planes typically take off from New York towards Los Angeles.
Afternoon Noon to 6 PM 45% of NYC to LAX departures
Morning 6 AM to noon 32% of NYC to LAX departures
Evening 6 PM to midnight 19% of NYC to LAX departures
Early morning Midnight to 6 AM 4% of NYC to LAX departures
Midnight
6 AM
Noon
6 PM
Weekly flight availability
from New York to Los Angeles
See how many times per day planes take to the skies headed from New York to Los Angeles.
Sunday
97 daily flights
Monday
93 daily flights
Tuesday
74 daily flights
Wednesday
80 daily flights
Thursday
126 daily flights
Friday
89 daily flights
Saturday
58 daily flights
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