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 Wednesday or Tuesday 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 2022: 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
Rainfall
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

$114

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.
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.

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

Travelers have found that booking a Tuesday 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.

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 at noon. If you’re flexible enough to do this you can expect to save up to 11% on your trip compared to booking a flight in the morning.

Cheap flights from New York to Los Angeles in May, June 2022

The best prices found for NYC to LAX flights for May, June
7 Jun - 21 Jun
$276pp
JFK
New York John F Kennedy Intl
American Airlines
Non-Stop
LAX
Los Angeles
LAX
Los Angeles
American Airlines
Non-Stop
JFK
New York John F Kennedy Intl
4 Jun - 16 Aug
$277pp
EWR
Newark
Spirit Airlines
Non-Stop
LAX
Los Angeles
LAX
Los Angeles
Spirit Airlines
Non-Stop
EWR
Newark
4 Jun - 16 Aug
$284pp
EWR
Newark
Spirit Airlines
Non-Stop
LAX
Los Angeles
LAX
Los Angeles
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
EWR
Newark

New York to Los Angeles 2022 flight deals

Cheap flights to Los Angeles from New York found for this year
21 Sep - 21 Sep
$153pp
EWR
Newark
Spirit Airlines
Non-Stop
LAX
Los Angeles
LAX
Los Angeles
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
EWR
Newark
16 Sep - 16 Sep
$202pp
EWR
Newark
Spirit Airlines
Non-Stop
LAX
Los Angeles
LAX
Los Angeles
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
EWR
Newark
5 Oct - 5 Oct
$222pp
JFK
New York John F Kennedy Intl
JetBlue
Non-Stop
LAX
Los Angeles
LAX
Los Angeles
JetBlue
Non-Stop
JFK
New York John F Kennedy Intl

Non-stop flights to Los Angeles from New York

Save time with New York to Los Angeles direct flight deals
5 Oct - 5 Oct
$222pp
JFK
New York John F Kennedy Intl
JetBlue
Non-Stop
LAX
Los Angeles
LAX
Los Angeles
JetBlue
Non-Stop
JFK
New York John F Kennedy Intl
14 Sep - 21 Sep
$228pp
JFK
New York John F Kennedy Intl
JetBlue
Non-Stop
LAX
Los Angeles
LAX
Los Angeles
JetBlue
Non-Stop
JFK
New York John F Kennedy Intl
13 Sep - 27 Sep
$228pp
EWR
Newark
United Airlines
Non-Stop
LAX
Los Angeles
LAX
Los Angeles
United 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
26 May - 28 May
$298pp
EWR
Newark
United Airlines
Non-Stop
LAX
Los Angeles
LAX
Los Angeles
United Airlines
Non-Stop
EWR
Newark
28 May - 29 May
$307pp
EWR
Newark
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
LAX
Los Angeles
LAX
Los Angeles
United Airlines
Non-Stop
EWR
Newark
28 May - 31 May
$318pp
EWR
Newark
United Airlines
Non-Stop
LAX
Los Angeles
LAX
Los Angeles
United Airlines
Non-Stop
EWR
Newark

One-way flights to Los Angeles from New York

The cheapest one-way flights from New York to Los Angeles
2:30 pm - 5:43 pm
JetBlue
Nonstop
6h 13m
JFK - LAX
JetBlue
7:55 am - 1:53 pm
Allegiant Air
1 Stop
8h 58m
EWR - LAX
Allegiant Air
$121
Gotogate
11:59 am - 5:10 pm
Delta
1 Stop
8h 11m
LGA - LAX
Delta
$123
Delta

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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 175 inbound flights from New York per day. 12 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, JetBlue, and Delta. 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 $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 $153, but on average you can expect to pay $227.

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 $244.

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: Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday.

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

37 flight departures from New York to Los Angeles per day on average.
Early Morning (Midnight to 6am) - 11% of flight departures
Morning (6am - Noon) - 43% of flight departures
Afternoon (Noon - 6pm) - 27% of flight departures
Evening (6pm - Midnight) - 19% of flight departures

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

Departing from New York to Los Angeles will take you 5h 45m. Airlines will cover a distance of 2483 mi. Most flights are nonstop.

What are the cheapest airlines flying from New York to Los Angeles round-trip?

Cheapflights users have booked flights from New York to Los Angeles round-trip from $153. Other airlines that can offer you cheap pricing are JetBlue, from $222, and United Airlines, from $228. Users have found that Spirit Airlines is 50% cheaper than the other options available to this destination.

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

The cheapest airlines for a one-way flight from New York to Los Angeles are Alaska Airlines ($101), JetBlue ($114), and United Airlines ($114).

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: China Eastern (89%), Aerolineas Argentinas (89%), Korean Air( 88%).

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

The cheapest flight price from New York to Los Angeles is $147. On average you can expect to pay $1,087. The most popular route, (New York John F Kennedy Intl - Los Angeles), can usually be booked for $222.

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 New York John F Kennedy Intl - Los Angeles, Newark - Los Angeles or New York LaGuardia - Los Angeles as they are the most popular.

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.

How busy are the airports in New York and Los Angeles?

As two of the largest cities in the United States, it is not surprising that there are several airports you could potentially utilize in each city, plus each city has very large international airports that offer several flight options between the two cities. As a traveler departing from New York on flights to Los Angeles from New York, you can fly from John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK), Newark International Airport (EWR), or New York LaGuardia Airport (LGA) to make the trip to Los Angeles. The best choice for an airport in Los Angeles to make a flight to is Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) and one of the great features about this airport for travelers is they offer their LAX FlyAway bus service that can take you from the airport to Union Station in downtown Los Angeles in about 30 minutes.

What airlines have nonstop flights from New York to Los Angeles?

There are a wide array of direct flight choices to take you from airports in New York to Los Angeles. When you leave from John F. Kennedy International Airport you can fly directly to Los Angeles aboard Delta Airlines, JetBlue, United Airlines, and American Airlines. Alternatively, if your departure point is Newark International Airport (EWR), you can travel on nonstop flights aboard Alaska Airlines, JetBlue, American Airlines, and United Airlines. While there are no direct flights from New York LaGuardia Airport to Los Angeles, you can find one-stop flights on Spirit Airlines and American Airlines.

What are the best layover options on flights from New York to Los Angeles?

When you are traveling between two large airports such as John F. Kennedy International Airport and Los Angeles International Airport the direct flights are not only going to be the quickest way to make the trip but are also going to be the most cost-effective. That said, some travelers like to break up a long flight with a stop along the way and that is why the one-stop flight on United Airlines that has a layover at San Francisco International Airport is a nice option that has a price that is similar to the nonstop option. If you travel from Newark International Airport to Los Angeles International Airport you can book one-stop flights on Spirit Airlines that cost less than nonstop flights between these two airports.

Do I need a passport or visa to fly from New York to Los Angeles?

Since both Los Angeles and New York have locations in the United States travelers on flights between these two cities do not need a passport or a visa for their travels. One thing for travelers to bear in mind on this flight route is that in the near future all airlines will require all travelers to present a REAL ID to make this trip.

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 1 day for RT-PCR (NAAT) and 1 day for Antigen (quick-test) 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 1 day for RT-PCR (NAAT) and 1 day for Antigen (quick-test) 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 41m
Average temperature for May in Los Angeles
78.8 °F
Avg rainfall for May in Los Angeles
0.2 ″

Airports servicing New York

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

Airports servicing Los Angeles

Top 10 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
Juneyao Airlines
$10 $21 No cancel fee 66%

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

Spirit Airlines
$75 $273 No cancel fee 65%
United Airlines
$100 $308 No cancel fee 69%
JetBlue
$106 $361 No cancel fee 62%
Delta
$107 $354 No cancel fee N/A
Alaska Airlines
$112 $434 No cancel fee 75%
Allegiant Air
$116 $144 No cancel fee 88%
American Airlines
$127 $370 No cancel fee 71%
Sun Country Air
$185 $335 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.
Afternoon Noon to 6 PM 44% of NYC to LAX departures
Morning 6 AM to noon 39% of NYC to LAX departures
Evening 6 PM to midnight 14% of NYC to LAX departures
Early morning Midnight to 6 AM 3% 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
174 daily flights
Monday
191 daily flights
Tuesday
198 daily flights
Wednesday
199 daily flights
Thursday
169 daily flights
Friday
175 daily flights
Saturday
121 daily flights
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