Cheap flights from Raleigh to Los Angeles (RDU - LAX)

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The best prices from Raleigh Raleigh-Durham to Los Angeles are usually found in August or October, booked 27 days in advance, depart on a Saturday or Wednesday and return on a Tuesday

How to find the cheapest flight from
Raleigh (RDU) to Los Angeles (LAX)

All the information you need to plan the best RDU to LAX flight in 2021: compare Raleigh to Los Angeles flight prices with the expected peak season, weather and rainfall in Los Angeles.
RDU - LAX
Price
$279 - $409
LAX
Temperature
68 - 89.6 °F
LAX
Precipitation
0 - 4.8 inches

Popular in

December

High demand for flights, 23% potential price rise

Cheapest in

August

Best time to find cheap flights, 11% potential price drop

Round-trip from

$279

From Raleigh Raleigh-Durham to Los Angeles

One-way from

$61

One-way flight from Raleigh Raleigh-Durham 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 Raleigh 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 Raleigh to Los Angeles?

Users have found that booking a flight from Raleigh to Los Angeles at least 24 days early can save you up to 29% on average compared to booking a flight this week. If booking 24 days before your flight isn’t an option for you, users have found flights from Raleigh to Los Angeles for as little as $329 when booking for a departure date within the next two weeks. You can also check prices now. Some users have found airline tickets as low as $407 for flights departing within the next 3 days.

What is the cheapest month to fly from Raleigh to Los Angeles?

Our data shows that August tends to be the cheapest month to fly to Los Angeles from Raleigh. Users have commonly found prices around $314 for the month, but tickets can be as low as $108. Due to multiple factors, prepare for potentially higher prices in December.

When is the cheapest time to fly from Raleigh to Los Angeles (RDU - LAX)?

It’s typically best to fly out from Raleigh to Los Angeles at noon. Doing so could potentially save you 29% on the flight price compared to flying in the evening, which is usually more expensive.

Cheap flights from Raleigh to Los Angeles in September, October 2021

The best prices found for RDU to LAX flights for September, October
25 Oct - 28 Oct
$97pp
RDU
Raleigh Raleigh-Durham
Spirit Airlines
   
2 STOPS
LAX
Los Angeles
LAX
Los Angeles
Spirit Airlines
   
2 STOPS
RDU
Raleigh Raleigh-Durham
25 Oct - 29 Oct
$99pp
RDU
Raleigh Raleigh-Durham
Spirit Airlines
   
2 STOPS
LAX
Los Angeles
LAX
Los Angeles
Spirit Airlines
   
2 STOPS
RDU
Raleigh Raleigh-Durham
14 Oct - 21 Oct
$101pp
RDU
Raleigh Raleigh-Durham
Spirit Airlines
   
2 STOPS
LAX
Los Angeles
LAX
Los Angeles
Spirit Airlines
   
2 STOPS
RDU
Raleigh Raleigh-Durham

Raleigh Raleigh-Durham to Los Angeles 2021 flight deals

Cheap flights to Los Angeles from Raleigh found for this year
25 Oct - 28 Oct
$97pp
RDU
Raleigh Raleigh-Durham
Spirit Airlines
   
2 STOPS
LAX
Los Angeles
LAX
Los Angeles
Spirit Airlines
   
2 STOPS
RDU
Raleigh Raleigh-Durham
25 Oct - 29 Oct
$99pp
RDU
Raleigh Raleigh-Durham
Spirit Airlines
   
2 STOPS
LAX
Los Angeles
LAX
Los Angeles
Spirit Airlines
   
2 STOPS
RDU
Raleigh Raleigh-Durham
14 Oct - 21 Oct
$101pp
RDU
Raleigh Raleigh-Durham
Spirit Airlines
   
2 STOPS
LAX
Los Angeles
LAX
Los Angeles
Spirit Airlines
   
2 STOPS
RDU
Raleigh Raleigh-Durham

Non-stop flights to Los Angeles from Raleigh

Save time with Raleigh to Los Angeles direct flight deals
3 Nov - 6 Nov
$164pp
RDU
Raleigh Raleigh-Durham
Alaska Airlines
Non-Stop
LAX
Los Angeles
LAX
Los Angeles
Alaska Airlines
Non-Stop
RDU
Raleigh Raleigh-Durham
12 Oct - 15 Oct
$165pp
RDU
Raleigh Raleigh-Durham
Alaska Airlines
Non-Stop
LAX
Los Angeles
LAX
Los Angeles
Alaska Airlines
Non-Stop
RDU
Raleigh Raleigh-Durham
22 Oct - 25 Oct
$166pp
RDU
Raleigh Raleigh-Durham
Alaska Airlines
Non-Stop
LAX
Los Angeles
LAX
Los Angeles
Alaska Airlines
Non-Stop
RDU
Raleigh Raleigh-Durham

Last minute flights from Raleigh to Los Angeles

Late deals on round-trip flights to Los Angeles from Raleigh, departing today and this week
23 Sep - 25 Sep
$118pp
RDU
Raleigh Raleigh-Durham
Spirit Airlines
   
2 STOPS
LAX
Los Angeles
LAX
Los Angeles
Spirit Airlines
   
2 STOPS
RDU
Raleigh Raleigh-Durham
23 Sep - 25 Sep
$121pp
RDU
Raleigh Raleigh-Durham
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
LAX
Los Angeles
LAX
Los Angeles
Spirit Airlines
   
2 STOPS
RDU
Raleigh Raleigh-Durham
23 Sep - 25 Sep
$124pp
RDU
Raleigh Raleigh-Durham
Spirit Airlines
     
3 STOPS
LAX
Los Angeles
LAX
Los Angeles
Spirit Airlines
   
2 STOPS
RDU
Raleigh Raleigh-Durham

One-way flights to Los Angeles from Raleigh

The cheapest one-way flights from Raleigh to Los Angeles
6:34 am - 5:04 pm
Multiple Airlines
1 Stop
13h 30m
RDU - LAX
Multiple Airlines
$61
Trip.com
11:00 am - 3:54 pm
Spirit Airlines
1 Stop
31h 54m
RDU - LAX
Spirit Airlines
$62
FareScan
3:22 pm - 10:53 am
Spirit Airlines
1 Stop
22h 31m
RDU - LAX
Spirit Airlines
$71
FareScan

Related info for your journey

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

Flight FAQs

From Raleigh to Los Angeles

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

Los Angeles is the airport most travelers will use when flying to Los Angeles from Raleigh Raleigh-Durham. Booking flights from Raleigh-Durham (RDU) to Los Angeles (LAX) should be relatively easy as there are 10 daily flights to Los Angeles from 10 different airlines. 5h 15m is how long a flight from Raleigh to Los Angeles will take if you book a nonstop flight.

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

American Airlines, Delta, and Spirit Airlines 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.

Are flight prices decreasing from Raleigh 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 Raleigh 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 Raleigh to Los Angeles for under $100 on Cheapflights?

Yes, there are multiple flights from Raleigh to Los Angeles for under $100. The cheapest flight booked recently is on Spirit Airlines for just $97, but on average you can expect to pay $111.

Are there nonstop flights from Raleigh to Los Angeles for under $200 on Cheapflights?

Cheapflights has at least 20 direct flights from Raleigh to Los Angeles under $200. A good price for a nonstop flight from Raleigh to Los Angeles is less than $179.

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

There are currently 20+ open flights from Raleigh to Los Angeles within the next 7 days for less than $200.

How popular is this Raleigh to Los Angeles flight route?

Within the past month, 365 users have taken a look at flights from Raleigh Raleigh-Durham to Los Angeles.

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

Flying on Spirit Airlines is currently your cheapest option to Los Angeles, with prices starting at $97. Spirit Airlines is currently priced 69% below the average price you’ll pay for this route.

COVID Restrictions

View COVID Travel Restrictions for Los Angeles, CA

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

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

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

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

Quarantine requirements
Visitors from Raleigh Raleigh-Durham are not required to quarantine after entering Los Angeles.

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

Returning to Raleigh Raleigh-Durham 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 Raleigh Raleigh-Durham.

Quarantine requirements
Visitors from Los Angeles are not required to quarantine after entering Raleigh Raleigh-Durham.

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Alternative routes for Raleigh 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 Raleigh to Los Angeles.
Average temperature for September in Los Angeles
87.8 °F
Avg rainfall for September in Los Angeles
0.0 ″

Airports servicing Raleigh

Airports servicing Los Angeles

Top 8 airlines flying from Raleigh Raleigh-Durham to Los Angeles

The chart below displays the airlines Cheapflights users traveling from Raleigh 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
Frontier
$102 $235 No cancel fee 62%
Spirit Airlines
$83 $237 No cancel fee 65%
United Airlines
$128 $309 No cancel fee 69%
JetBlue
$176 $344 No cancel fee 62%
American Airlines
$172 $365 No cancel fee 71%
Delta
$172 $374 No cancel fee N/A
Alaska Airlines
$158 $472 No cancel fee 75%
Endeavor Airlines
$439 $489 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 Raleigh to Los Angeles

See what time of day planes typically take off from Raleigh towards Los Angeles.
Early morning Midnight to 6 AM 63% of RDU to LAX departures
Afternoon Noon to 6 PM 24% of RDU to LAX departures
Evening 6 PM to midnight 13% of RDU to LAX departures
Morning 6 AM to noon 0% of RDU to LAX departures
Midnight
6 AM
Noon
6 PM
Weekly flight availability
from Raleigh to Los Angeles
See how many times per day planes take to the skies headed from Raleigh to Los Angeles.
Sunday
13 daily flights
Monday
12 daily flights
Tuesday
10 daily flights
Wednesday
10 daily flights
Thursday
12 daily flights
Friday
12 daily flights
Saturday
6 daily flights
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