Cheap flights from Philadelphia to Los Angeles (PHL - LAX)

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The best prices from Philadelphia to Los Angeles are usually found in August or July, booked 22 days in advance, depart on a Wednesday or Tuesday and return on a Thursday

How to find the cheapest flight from
Philadelphia (PHL) to Los Angeles (LAX)

All the information you need to plan the best PHL to LAX flight in 2022: compare Philadelphia to Los Angeles flight prices with the expected peak season, weather and rainfall in Los Angeles.
PHL - LAX
Price
$154 - $340
LAX
Temperature
57.2 - 73.4 °F
LAX
Rainfall
0 - 3.4 inches

Popular in

December

High demand for flights, 31% potential price rise

Cheapest in

August

Best time to find cheap flights, 34% potential price drop

Average price

$223

Average for round-trip flights in May 2022

Round-trip from

$154

From Philadelphia 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 Philadelphia to Los Angeles?

Flights from Philadelphia to Los Angeles are found to be more expensive on Friday. This shouldn't discourage you from searching as you can still find great deals by being flexible with your options. Use our search form to find deals on tickets to Los Angeles.

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

To save up to 32% on this flight, we recommend booking at least 20 days prior to travel. The price may fluctuate and will likely increase closer to your departure date. Users on Cheapflights have found tickets from Philadelphia to Los Angeles from $224 1-2 weeks out and tickets from $304 for flights departing within the next 72 hours.

What is the cheapest month to fly from Philadelphia 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 Philadelphia in August are about $234 on average during August, but can be found for as low as $90.

When is the cheapest time to fly from Philadelphia to Los Angeles (PHL - LAX)?

Unlike at noon, when flights are generally more expensive, you can save up to 46% on flights from Philadelphia to Los Angeles by exploring options for tickets in the evening.

Cheap flights from Philadelphia to Los Angeles in May, June 2022

The best prices found for PHL to LAX flights for May, June
4 Jun - 6 Jun
$297pp
PHL
Philadelphia
Spirit Airlines
Non-Stop
LAX
Los Angeles
LAX
Los Angeles
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
PHL
Philadelphia
4 Jun - 11 Jun
$312pp
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Philadelphia
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
LAX
Los Angeles
LAX
Los Angeles
Spirit Airlines
Non-Stop
PHL
Philadelphia
4 Jun - 8 Jun
$313pp
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Philadelphia
Spirit Airlines
Non-Stop
LAX
Los Angeles
LAX
Los Angeles
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
PHL
Philadelphia

Philadelphia to Los Angeles 2022 flight deals

Cheap flights to Los Angeles from Philadelphia found for this year
16 Aug - 31 Aug
$262pp
PHL
Philadelphia
Spirit Airlines
Non-Stop
LAX
Los Angeles
LAX
Los Angeles
Spirit Airlines
Non-Stop
PHL
Philadelphia
17 Aug - 23 Aug
$268pp
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Philadelphia
Spirit Airlines
Non-Stop
LAX
Los Angeles
LAX
Los Angeles
Spirit Airlines
Non-Stop
PHL
Philadelphia
16 Aug - 30 Aug
$277pp
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Philadelphia
Spirit Airlines
Non-Stop
LAX
Los Angeles
LAX
Los Angeles
Spirit Airlines
Non-Stop
PHL
Philadelphia

Non-stop flights to Los Angeles from Philadelphia

Save time with Philadelphia to Los Angeles direct flight deals
16 Aug - 31 Aug
$262pp
PHL
Philadelphia
Spirit Airlines
Non-Stop
LAX
Los Angeles
LAX
Los Angeles
Spirit Airlines
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Philadelphia
17 Aug - 23 Aug
$268pp
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Philadelphia
Spirit Airlines
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Los Angeles
LAX
Los Angeles
Spirit Airlines
Non-Stop
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Philadelphia
16 Aug - 30 Aug
$277pp
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Philadelphia
Spirit Airlines
Non-Stop
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Los Angeles
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Spirit Airlines
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Philadelphia

Last minute flights from Philadelphia to Los Angeles

Late deals on round-trip flights to Los Angeles from Philadelphia, departing today and this week
28 May - 4 Jun
$362pp
PHL
Philadelphia
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
LAX
Los Angeles
LAX
Los Angeles
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
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Philadelphia
29 May - 6 Jun
$372pp
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Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
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Los Angeles
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1 STOP
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Philadelphia
27 May - 27 May
$375pp
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Philadelphia
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
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Los Angeles
LAX
Los Angeles
Spirit Airlines
Non-Stop
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Philadelphia

One-way flights to Los Angeles from Philadelphia

The cheapest one-way flights from Philadelphia to Los Angeles
7:55 am - 8:58 am
Sun Country Air
1 Stop
28h 03m
PHL - LAX
Sun Country Air
$169
Tripmonster
1:20 am - 10:19 am
Multiple Airlines
2 Stops
35h 59m
PHL - LAX
Multiple Airlines
$185
Gotogate
2:00 am - 4:53 am
Spirit Airlines
Nonstop
5h 53m
PHL - LAX
Spirit Airlines
$190
Travelocity

Related info for your journey

Useful info, stats and facts about <span class="emphasized">Philadelphia</span> to <span class="emphasized">Los Angeles</span> flights.

Flight FAQs

From Philadelphia to Los Angeles

What airports do I use to fly from Philadelphia to Los Angeles?

To fly from Philadelphia to Los Angeles, you need to book a flight from Philadelphia (PHL) to Los Angeles (LAX). Nonstop flights to Los Angeles from Philadelphia take 5h 40m on average. When it comes time to book airfare, you have a few options: there are 17 outbound flights from Philadelphia to Los Angeles offered by 11 different airlines.

Which airlines flying from Philadelphia to Los Angeles have flexible cancellations due to COVID-19?

American Airlines, Spirit Airlines, and Delta are some of the carriers that may have flexible cancellation policies. You can use our site to filter for other airlines that may also have this kind of flexibility.

Can I find flights from Philadelphia to Los Angeles for under $300 on Cheapflights?

Yes, there are multiple flights from Philadelphia to Los Angeles for under $300. The cheapest flight booked recently is on Spirit Airlines for just $262, but on average you can expect to pay $297.

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

Cheapflights has at least 20 direct flights from Philadelphia to Los Angeles under $300. A good price for a nonstop flight from Philadelphia to Los Angeles is less than $318.

Are there last-minute flights available from Philadelphia to Los Angeles for under $400?

There are currently 20+ open flights from Philadelphia to Los Angeles within the next 7 days for less than $400.

What days are nonstop flights available from Philadelphia to Los Angeles?

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

How popular is this Philadelphia to Los Angeles flight route?

The Philadelphia to Los Angeles flight path was viewed by 277 users in the past month. Keep an eye out for changes in search interest prior to high and low season.

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

On average 2 flights depart from Philadelphia to Los Angeles per day.
Early Morning (Midnight to 6am) - 50% of flight departures
Evening (6pm - Midnight) - 50% of flight departures

How long is the flight from Philadelphia to Los Angeles?

Airlines like Spirit Airlines fly from Philadelphia to Los Angeles in about 5h 53m. The time it takes to get you to your destination is usually consistent. The distance from Philadelphia to Los Angeles is about 2409 mi. Generally, flights for this route are nonstop.

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

According to our current data, Spirit Airlines ($262), offers the cheapest pricing from Philadelphia to Los Angeles.

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

Major Airline, American Airlines and Alaska Airlines are the most popular airlines when flying from Philadelphia to Los Angeles.

What are the cheapest flights from Philadelphia to Los Angeles?

While on average a flight from Philadelphia to Los Angeles is generally $1,017, our data shows the cheapest flight currently is $161. When looking at the most popular route, (Philadelphia - Los Angeles), you can expect to pay $277 for that flight.

What are the most reliable airlines from Philadelphia to Los Angeles?

Looking for the most reliable airlines to get you to your destination on time? Our data shows these are most likely to get you from Philadelphia to Los Angeles on time: Japan Airlines (89%), Qantas Airways (87%), American Airlines (85%).

COVID Restrictions

View COVID Travel Restrictions for Los Angeles, CA

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

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

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

COVID-19 testing requirements
Visitors from Philadelphia 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 Philadelphia are not required to quarantine after entering Los Angeles.

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

Returning to Philadelphia 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 Philadelphia.

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

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Alternative routes for Philadelphia 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 Philadelphia to Los Angeles.
Flight duration from PHL to LAX
5h 30m
Average temperature for May in Los Angeles
78.8 °F
Avg rainfall for May in Los Angeles
0.2 ″

Airports servicing Philadelphia

Airports servicing Los Angeles

Top 9 airlines flying from Philadelphia to Los Angeles

The chart below displays the airlines Cheapflights users traveling from Philadelphia 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
$13 $20 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
$77 $242 No cancel fee 65%
United Airlines
$97 $318 No cancel fee 69%
Delta
$107 $280 No cancel fee N/A
Sun Country Air
$131 $285 No cancel fee 83%
American Airlines
$137 $406 No cancel fee 71%
JetBlue
$141 $211 No cancel fee 62%
Alaska Airlines
$145 $478 No cancel fee 75%
Frontier
$172 $270 No cancel fee 62%

Hourly flight availability from Philadelphia to Los Angeles

See what time of day planes typically take off from Philadelphia towards Los Angeles.
Afternoon Noon to 6 PM 60% of PHL to LAX departures
Morning 6 AM to noon 36% of PHL to LAX departures
Early morning Midnight to 6 AM 4% of PHL to LAX departures
Evening 6 PM to midnight 0% of PHL to LAX departures
Midnight
6 AM
Noon
6 PM
Weekly flight availability
from Philadelphia to Los Angeles
See how many times per day planes take to the skies headed from Philadelphia to Los Angeles.
Sunday
16 daily flights
Monday
19 daily flights
Tuesday
18 daily flights
Wednesday
17 daily flights
Thursday
17 daily flights
Friday
18 daily flights
Saturday
18 daily flights
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