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
57.2 - 73.4 °F
LAX
Precipitation
0 - 3.4 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 (NYC) to Los Angeles

One-way from

$26

One-way flight from New York (NYC) to Los Angeles

Flight route prices based on searches on Cheapflights within the last 3 days, monthly prices based on aggregated historical data.
When is the cheapest time to fly from New York to Los Angeles (NYC - LAX)?

A simple way to save on the total cost of your ticket is to fly from New York to Los Angeles in the evening. If you’re flexible enough to do this you can expect to save up to 10% on your trip compared to booking a flight at noon.

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

Travelers have found it’s best to book a flight 33 days in advance to save up to 72% 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 33 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 1-2 weeks in advance for as low as $375, or $533 for flights within the next 24 hours.

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, August can be a great choice for travel to Los Angeles. Flights to Los Angeles from New York in August are about $307 on average during August, but can be found for as low as $107.

Cheap flights from New York to Los Angeles in October, November 2021

The best prices found for NYC to LAX flights for October, November
2 Nov - 3 Nov
$64pp
LGA
New York LaGuardia
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
LAX
Los Angeles
LAX
Los Angeles
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
LGA
New York LaGuardia
10 Nov - 15 Nov
$68pp
LGA
New York LaGuardia
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
LAX
Los Angeles
LAX
Los Angeles
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
LGA
New York LaGuardia
2 Nov - 3 Nov
$70pp
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 2021 flight deals

Cheap flights to Los Angeles from New York found for this year
2 Nov - 3 Nov
$64pp
LGA
New York LaGuardia
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
LAX
Los Angeles
LAX
Los Angeles
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
LGA
New York LaGuardia
8 Dec - 15 Dec
$64pp
EWR
Newark
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
LAX
Los Angeles
LAX
Los Angeles
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
EWR
Newark
1 Dec - 7 Dec
$66pp
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 Dec - 11 Dec
$90pp
LGA
New York LaGuardia
Spirit Airlines
Non-Stop
LAX
Los Angeles
LAX
Los Angeles
Spirit Airlines
Non-Stop
LGA
New York LaGuardia
6 Nov - 6 Nov
$110pp
LGA
New York LaGuardia
Spirit Airlines
Non-Stop
LAX
Los Angeles
LAX
Los Angeles
Spirit Airlines
Non-Stop
LGA
New York LaGuardia
13 Nov - 11 Dec
$111pp
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 New York to Los Angeles

Late deals on round-trip flights to Los Angeles from New York, departing today and this week
28 Oct - 8 Nov
$73pp
EWR
Newark
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
LAX
Los Angeles
LAX
Los Angeles
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
EWR
Newark
28 Oct - 2 Nov
$74pp
EWR
Newark
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
LAX
Los Angeles
LAX
Los Angeles
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
EWR
Newark
30 Oct - 1 Nov
$89pp
EWR
Newark
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
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
11:55 am - 6:35 pm
Spirit Airlines
1 Stop
9h 40m
EWR - LAX
Spirit Airlines
$26
mytrip.com
8:12 am - 6:48 pm
Spirit Airlines
1 Stop
13h 36m
EWR - LAX
Spirit Airlines
$31
mytrip.com
2:58 am - 10:45 am
Spirit Airlines
1 Stop
10h 47m
LGA - LAX
Spirit Airlines
$32
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Related info for your journey

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Flight FAQs

From New York to Los Angeles

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 157 inbound flights from New York per day. 10 airlines have flights to Los Angeles from New York on a regular basis.

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 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 $63, but on average you can expect to pay $71.

Are there nonstop flights from New York to Los Angeles for under $100 on Cheapflights?

Cheapflights has at least 20 direct flights from New York to Los Angeles under $100. A good price for a nonstop flight from New York to Los Angeles is less than $139.

Are there last-minute flights available from New York to Los Angeles for under $100?

There are currently 20+ open flights from New York to Los Angeles within the next 7 days for less than $100.

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, Thursday, Friday, Saturday.

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

15 flight departures from New York to Los Angeles per day on average.
Morning (6am - Noon) - 47% of flight departures
Afternoon (Noon - 6pm) - 40% of flight departures
Evening (6pm - Midnight) - 13% of flight departures

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

Departing from New York to Los Angeles will take you 13h 20m. Airlines will cover a distance of 2483 mi.

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

Cheapflights users have booked flights from New York to Los Angeles round-trip from $63. Users have found that Spirit Airlines is 79% cheaper than the other options available to this destination.

What are the most reliable airlines from New York to Los Angeles?

Before booking your flight to Los Angeles from New York, check out the most reliable airlines to get you to your destination on time: Fiji Airways (100%), Iberia (100%), Japan Airlines( 97%).

What are the most popular routes from New York to Los Angeles?

When deciding which route to take from New York to Los Angeles consider Newark - Los Angeles, New York John F Kennedy Intl - Los Angeles or New York LaGuardia - Los Angeles as they are the most popular.

What are the cheapest flights from New York to Los Angeles?

The cheapest flight price from New York to Los Angeles is $118. On average you can expect to pay $792. The most popular route, (Newark - Los Angeles), can usually be booked for $73.

What are the most popular airlines that fly from New York to Los Angeles?

Major Airline, Endeavor Airlines and American Airlines are the most popular airlines when flying from New York to Los Angeles.

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

The flight from New York City to Los Angeles takes about six hours, which really isn't long considering you're traveling between opposite corners of the U.S.

Which airlines operate flights from New York City to Los Angeles?

With many carrier options, there's a good chance your favorite airline travels nonstop from New York City to LA. Some of the airlines traveling the route include Alaska Airlines, American, British Airways, Delta, jetBlue, United and Virgin America.

How frequent are flights between New York City and Los Angeles?

When you're traveling from New York City to Los Angeles, you're in luck. Between the various airlines, you have your choice of multiple nonstop flights each day.

Which airports serve New York City to Los Angeles?

Fly direct to LA from John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK) or Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR). You'll land at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) flying nonstop.

Which direct flight route between New York City and Los Angeles is cheapest?

Flights from JFK to LAX tend to be the cheapest route between the two cities, although flights from Newark to LAX aren't far behind in terms of price. They're both large cities with famous landmarks, great theater and delicious food, but New York City and LA boast several differences. LA and New York City both put off an exciting vibe, but NYC is much more fast-paced, while LA has a more laid back vibe. When you land in LA, you'll notice a lot more greenery and natural beauty. You have palm trees lining the streets, beautiful canyons and, of course, the beach. The beautiful weather year-round lets you get out and enjoy that natural beauty without the bitter cold and snow of New York City. Getting around the city is also a little different. New Yorkers may miss their public transit in LA. The city is much more car-focused than public-transit obsessed, so plan to rent a car to get where you want to go. Seemingly endless suburbs form a patchwork of exciting options for your trip. Visit the Hollywood Hills for a touch of nature. Beverly Hills gives you a chance to cruise down Rodeo Drive. Catch a glimpse of the rich life in Bel Air and Brentwood. You also have many beach options, including Hermosa Beach, Long Beach, Malibu and Redondo Beach. LA offers up diverse experiences far beyond its celebrity image. Find cheap flights from New York City to Los Angeles using our smart search engine to experience that diversity for yourself.

COVID Restrictions

View COVID Travel Restrictions for Los Angeles, CA

Do I need a COVID test to fly to Los Angeles from New York?

Information is based on travel restrictions for travel to Los Angeles within the United States

Most visitors from New York need to provide a negative COVID-19 test result and/or quarantine to enter Los Angeles.

COVID-19 testing requirements
Visitors from New York must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) or Antigen (quick-test) test taken 72 hours before departing to Los Angeles.

Quarantine requirements
Visitors from New York are not required to quarantine after entering Los Angeles.

Do I need a test to fly back to New York from Los Angeles?

Returning to New York from Los Angeles

COVID-19 testing requirements
Visitors from Los Angeles must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) or Antigen (quick-test) test taken 72 hours before departing to New York.

Quarantine requirements
Visitors from Los Angeles are not required to quarantine after entering New York.

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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 from New York to LAX
5h 51m
Average temperature for October in Los Angeles
78.8 °F
Avg rainfall for October in Los Angeles
1.2 ″

Airports servicing New York

Newark (EWR)
LaGuardia (LGA)
New York Skyports SPB (NYS)

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%
American Airlines
$118 $349 No cancel fee 71%
Delta
$118 $384 No cancel fee N/A
Alaska Airlines
$118 $329 No cancel fee 75%
United Airlines
$127 $346 No cancel fee 69%
JetBlue
$130 $344 No cancel fee 62%
Sun Country Air
$160 $273 No cancel fee 83%
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.
Morning 6 AM to noon 45% of NYC to LAX departures
Afternoon Noon to 6 PM 35% of NYC to LAX departures
Evening 6 PM to midnight 16% of NYC to LAX departures
Early morning Midnight to 6 AM 4% of NYC to LAX departures
Midnight
6 AM
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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
163 daily flights
Monday
160 daily flights
Tuesday
160 daily flights
Wednesday
168 daily flights
Thursday
180 daily flights
Friday
156 daily flights
Saturday
115 daily flights
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