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

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The best prices from Raleigh 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
Rainfall
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 to Los Angeles

One-way from

$77

One-way flight from Raleigh 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?

Users have found that flying from Raleigh to Los Angeles on a Saturday typically leans towards higher prices. However, this doesn’t mean you still can’t find a deal. Flexibility with other aspects of your flight can still land a great price for your trip.

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

Travelers have found it’s best to book a flight 17 days in advance to save up to 20% 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 17 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 Raleigh to Los Angeles 1-2 weeks in advance for as low as $75, or $95 for flights within the next 24 hours.

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

April is one of the best times of the year to fly to Los Angeles from Raleigh. Prices for April average $86 per person but you can even find prices for as low as $43. The most expensive prices can be found in the month of December. Opting for a April flight can save you 23% on your journey compared to booking in April

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

One of the essential ways to save on airfare from Raleigh to Los Angeles is to remain as flexible as possible. Flights that are in the evening tend to be the most expensive. A flight at noon could potentially save you up to 29% on airfare.

Cheap flights from Raleigh to Los Angeles in June, July 2021

The best prices found for RDU to LAX flights for June, July
27 Jun - 5 Jul
$174pp
RDU
Raleigh Raleigh-Durham
Frontier
 
1 STOP
LAX
Los Angeles
LAX
Los Angeles
Frontier
 
1 STOP
RDU
Raleigh Raleigh-Durham
27 Jun - 17 Aug
$189pp
RDU
Raleigh Raleigh-Durham
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
LAX
Los Angeles
LAX
Los Angeles
JetBlue
Non-Stop
RDU
Raleigh Raleigh-Durham
27 Jun - 9 Jul
$194pp
RDU
Raleigh Raleigh-Durham
Frontier
 
1 STOP
LAX
Los Angeles
LAX
Los Angeles
Frontier
 
1 STOP
RDU
Raleigh Raleigh-Durham

Raleigh to Los Angeles 2021 flight deals

Cheap flights to Los Angeles from Raleigh found for this year
24 Aug - 28 Aug
$163pp
RDU
Raleigh Raleigh-Durham
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
LAX
Los Angeles
LAX
Los Angeles
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
RDU
Raleigh Raleigh-Durham
27 Jun - 5 Jul
$174pp
RDU
Raleigh Raleigh-Durham
Frontier
 
1 STOP
LAX
Los Angeles
LAX
Los Angeles
Frontier
 
1 STOP
RDU
Raleigh Raleigh-Durham
12 Sep - 17 Sep
$177pp
RDU
Raleigh Raleigh-Durham
JetBlue
Non-Stop
LAX
Los Angeles
LAX
Los Angeles
JetBlue
Non-Stop
RDU
Raleigh Raleigh-Durham

Non-stop flights to Los Angeles from Raleigh

Save time with Raleigh to Los Angeles direct flight deals
12 Sep - 17 Sep
$177pp
RDU
Raleigh Raleigh-Durham
JetBlue
Non-Stop
LAX
Los Angeles
LAX
Los Angeles
JetBlue
Non-Stop
RDU
Raleigh Raleigh-Durham
3 Sep - 12 Sep
$187pp
RDU
Raleigh Raleigh-Durham
JetBlue
Non-Stop
LAX
Los Angeles
LAX
Los Angeles
JetBlue
Non-Stop
RDU
Raleigh Raleigh-Durham
20 Sep - 26 Sep
$192pp
RDU
Raleigh Raleigh-Durham
Multiple Airlines
Non-Stop
LAX
Los Angeles
LAX
Los Angeles
JetBlue
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
27 Jun - 5 Jul
$174pp
RDU
Raleigh Raleigh-Durham
Frontier
 
1 STOP
LAX
Los Angeles
LAX
Los Angeles
Frontier
 
1 STOP
RDU
Raleigh Raleigh-Durham
27 Jun - 17 Aug
$189pp
RDU
Raleigh Raleigh-Durham
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
LAX
Los Angeles
LAX
Los Angeles
JetBlue
Non-Stop
RDU
Raleigh Raleigh-Durham
27 Jun - 9 Jul
$194pp
RDU
Raleigh Raleigh-Durham
Frontier
 
1 STOP
LAX
Los Angeles
LAX
Los Angeles
Frontier
 
1 STOP
RDU
Raleigh Raleigh-Durham

One-way flights to Los Angeles from Raleigh

The cheapest one-way flights from Raleigh to Los Angeles
2:14 am - 4:28 am
Alaska Airlines
Nonstop
5h 14m
RDU - LAX
Alaska Airlines
$77
mytrip.com
3:20 pm - 5:43 pm
JetBlue
Nonstop
5h 23m
RDU - LAX
JetBlue
2:10 pm - 6:20 pm
American Airlines
1 Stop
7h 10m
RDU - LAX
American Airlines

Related info for your journey

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Flight FAQs

From Raleigh to Los Angeles

Are flight prices decreasing from Raleigh-Durham Intl 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-Durham Intl 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.

What safety measures are being taken by airlines flying from Raleigh Raleigh-Durham to Los Angeles to control the spread of COVID-19?

Alaska Airlines is one of the many airlines that have implemented additional safety measures to control the spread of COVID-19. New policies for travelers booking flights from Raleigh Raleigh-Durham to Los Angeles include masks being provided and required on board, daily cleaning and sanitization, use of HEPA filters, pre-flight testing for antibodies and symptoms, and socially distanced seating (for a limited time). Keep in mind that policies will vary by airline.

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.

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 11 daily flights to Los Angeles from 10 different airlines. 5h 14m is how long a flight from Raleigh to Los Angeles will take if you book a nonstop flight.

Can I find flights from Raleigh to Los Angeles for under $200 on Cheapflights?

Yes, there are multiple flights from Raleigh to Los Angeles for under $200. The cheapest flight booked recently is on Spirit Airlines for just $163, but on average you can expect to pay $193.

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 $224.

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.

What days are nonstop flights available from Raleigh-Durham Intl to Los Angeles?

Days when nonstop flights are available for this flight are: Saturday.

How popular is this flight route?

The Raleigh Raleigh-Durham to Los Angeles flight path was viewed by 365 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 Raleigh to Los Angeles on average per day?

Travelers can expect 2 flights from Raleigh Raleigh-Durham to Los Angeles on average per day.
Afternoon (Noon - 6pm) - 100% of flight departures

Does it rain more in Raleigh-Durham Intl or Los Angeles?

In Raleigh-Durham Intl, there will be greater rainfall in Raleigh-Durham Intl compared to Los Angeles over the next 16 days.

Is Raleigh-Durham Intl weather warmer or cooler than Los Angeles?

We forecast the temperature to be around the 91 °F's in July, on average. The temperature in Los Angeles is generally colder than in Raleigh-Durham Intl. Book flights in a timely manner in correlation to your departure date.

How long is the flight from Raleigh to Los Angeles?

JetBlue, Delta, and United Airlines can get you from Raleigh to Los Angeles in just under 5h 23m. Your travel time can differ by up to 4h 15m. The distance from Raleigh to Los Angeles is about 2246 mi. Both multi-stop and nonstop flights can be found to your destination and back.

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

Our cheapest airline available from Raleigh to Los Angeles is Spirit Airlines. Our recent data shows that you can find tickets from as low as $163 on this airline. Additional options worth looking into are Frontier and JetBlue, starting at $174 and $177 round-trip. Spirit Airlines is 48% cheaper than the average price of flights available within the next 90 days to this destination.

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

One-way options have recently been found by users for as low as $77 on Alaska Airlines. Other airlines that offer cheap prices include Frontier from $82 and Spirit Airlines from $98 one-way.

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.
Flight duration
5h 08m
Average temperature for June in Los Angeles
82.4 °F

Airports servicing Raleigh

Airports servicing Los Angeles

Top 8 airlines flying from Raleigh 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 34% of RDU to LAX departures
Afternoon Noon to 6 PM 32% of RDU to LAX departures
Morning 6 AM to noon 25% of RDU to LAX departures
Evening 6 PM to midnight 9% 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
14 daily flights
Monday
13 daily flights
Tuesday
9 daily flights
Wednesday
8 daily flights
Thursday
13 daily flights
Friday
15 daily flights
Saturday
7 daily flights
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