Menu

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

Know your dates, get live prices in seconds:

From
To
Depart
Return
Any month
Compare vs. Cheapflights |
From
To
Depart
Depart
Time
Anytime
From
To
Depart
Depart
Time
Anytime
From
To
Depart
Depart
Time
Anytime
From
To
Depart
Depart
Time
Anytime
From
To
Depart
Depart
Time
Anytime
From
To
Depart
Depart
Time
Anytime

We work with more than 300 partners to bring you better travel deals

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

$42

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.

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 9% 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 September, October 2020

The best prices found for NYC to LAX flights for September, October
31 Oct - 16 Nov
$84pp
EWR
Newark
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
LAX
Los Angeles
LAX
Los Angeles
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
EWR
Newark
31 Oct - 16 Nov
$88pp
EWR
Newark
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
LAX
Los Angeles
LAX
Los Angeles
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
EWR
Newark
31 Oct - 14 Nov
$89pp
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
12 Nov - 16 Nov
$84pp
EWR
Newark
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
LAX
Los Angeles
LAX
Los Angeles
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
EWR
Newark
6 Nov - 12 Nov
$87pp
EWR
Newark
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
LAX
Los Angeles
LAX
Los Angeles
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
EWR
Newark
31 Oct - 16 Nov
$88pp
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
5 Nov - 10 Nov
$216pp
EWR
Newark
Multiple Airlines
Non-Stop
LAX
Los Angeles
LAX
Los Angeles
JetBlue
Non-Stop
EWR
Newark
19 Oct - 31 Oct
$237pp
EWR
Newark
Multiple Airlines
Non-Stop
LAX
Los Angeles
LAX
Los Angeles
JetBlue
Non-Stop
EWR
Newark
19 Oct - 9 Nov
$238pp
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
5 Oct - 2 Nov
$118pp
EWR
Newark
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
LAX
Los Angeles
LAX
Los Angeles
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
EWR
Newark
8 Oct - 4 Nov
$140pp
EWR
Newark
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
LAX
Los Angeles
LAX
Los Angeles
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
EWR
Newark
5 Oct - 10 Nov
$153pp
EWR
Newark
Multiple 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
4:36 pm - 3:32 am
Spirit Airlines
1 Stop
14h 56m
EWR - LAX
Spirit Airlines
$42
Gotogate
5:00 am - 11:37 am
Spirit Airlines
1 Stop
9h 37m
EWR - LAX
Spirit Airlines
$45
FlightNetwork
8:55 am - 2:15 pm
Spirit Airlines
1 Stop
8h 20m
LGA - LAX
Spirit Airlines
$47
Gotogate

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 $84, but on average you can expect to pay $98.

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 $247.

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, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday.

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

Travelers can expect 34 flights from New York to Los Angeles on average per day.
Early Morning (Midnight to 6am) - 15% of flight departures
Morning (6am - Noon) - 32% of flight departures
Afternoon (Noon - 6pm) - 44% of flight departures
Evening (6pm - Midnight) - 9% 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 Major Airline, Spirit Airlines, or JetBlue to get the fastest option. The distance between New York and Los Angeles is about 2462 mi. This flight may include one or multiple stops.

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 $84. This flight start at 74% 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 $42.

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
Average temperature for September in Los Angeles
87.8 °F
Avg rainfall for September in Los Angeles
0.0 ″

Airports servicing New York

Newark Intl (EWR)
La Guardia (LGA)

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 35% of NYC to LAX departures
Evening 6 PM to midnight 5% of NYC to LAX departures
Early morning Midnight to 6 AM 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
94 daily flights
Tuesday
80 daily flights
Wednesday
78 daily flights
Thursday
76 daily flights
Friday
78 daily flights
Saturday
58 daily flights
Home North America USA California Los Angeles Cheap flights from New York to Los Angeles