Cheap flights from Sacramento to Los Angeles (SMF - LAX)

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The best prices from Sacramento to Los Angeles are usually found in May or July, booked 37 days in advance, depart on a Wednesday or Tuesday and return on a Saturday

How to find the cheapest flight from
Sacramento (SMF) to Los Angeles (LAX)

All the information you need to plan the best SMF to LAX flight in 2021: compare Sacramento to Los Angeles flight prices with the expected peak season, weather and rainfall in Los Angeles.
SMF - LAX
Price
$127 - $174
LAX
Temperature
68 - 89.6 °F
LAX
Rainfall
0 - 4.8 inches

Popular in

June

High demand for flights, 16% potential price rise

Cheapest in

May

Best time to find cheap flights, 13% potential price drop

Round-trip from

$127

From Sacramento to Los Angeles

One-way from

$77

One-way flight from Sacramento 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 Sacramento to Los Angeles?

Users have found that leaving on a Tuesday can be a cost-effective option. It’s possible to save up to 17% on your flight compared to booking on days when demand is much higher.

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

To save on the cost of your flight from Sacramento to Los Angeles, book at least 17 days before your planned departure. Booking around this time can save you about 20% on the cost of this flight compared to booking a flight leaving this week. We have found prices from $75 if you need a flight within two weeks. For flights within the next 72 hours, you can find tickets from as low as $95.

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

Our data shows that April tends to be the cheapest month to fly to Los Angeles from Sacramento. Users have commonly found prices around $86 for the month, but tickets can be as low as $43. Due to multiple factors, prepare for potentially higher prices in December.

When is the cheapest time to fly from Sacramento to Los Angeles (SMF - LAX)?

When flying from Sacramento to Los Angeles, the time of day you fly usually plays a role in the price. Save by searching for a flight in the morning, which can drop the price by up to 33% versus a flight at noon.

Cheap flights from Sacramento to Los Angeles in May, June 2021

The best prices found for SMF to LAX flights for May, June
18 May - 19 May
$129pp
SMF
Sacramento Intl
Frontier
 
1 STOP
LAX
Los Angeles
LAX
Los Angeles
Frontier
 
1 STOP
SMF
Sacramento Intl
1 Jun - 31 Aug
$132pp
SMF
Sacramento Intl
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
LAX
Los Angeles
LAX
Los Angeles
Delta
Non-Stop
SMF
Sacramento Intl
17 May - 18 May
$134pp
SMF
Sacramento Intl
Frontier
 
1 STOP
LAX
Los Angeles
LAX
Los Angeles
Frontier
 
1 STOP
SMF
Sacramento Intl

Sacramento to Los Angeles 2021 flight deals

Cheap flights to Los Angeles from Sacramento found for this year
8 Sep - 14 Sep
$99pp
SMF
Sacramento Intl
United Airlines
Non-Stop
LAX
Los Angeles
LAX
Los Angeles
United Airlines
Non-Stop
SMF
Sacramento Intl
8 Sep - 15 Sep
$108pp
SMF
Sacramento Intl
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
LAX
Los Angeles
LAX
Los Angeles
United Airlines
Non-Stop
SMF
Sacramento Intl
7 Sep - 14 Sep
$109pp
SMF
Sacramento Intl
Multiple Airlines
Non-Stop
LAX
Los Angeles
LAX
Los Angeles
United Airlines
Non-Stop
SMF
Sacramento Intl

Non-stop flights to Los Angeles from Sacramento

Save time with Sacramento to Los Angeles direct flight deals
8 Sep - 14 Sep
$99pp
SMF
Sacramento Intl
United Airlines
Non-Stop
LAX
Los Angeles
LAX
Los Angeles
United Airlines
Non-Stop
SMF
Sacramento Intl
7 Sep - 14 Sep
$109pp
SMF
Sacramento Intl
Multiple Airlines
Non-Stop
LAX
Los Angeles
LAX
Los Angeles
United Airlines
Non-Stop
SMF
Sacramento Intl
10 Sep - 12 Sep
$114pp
SMF
Sacramento Intl
Delta
Non-Stop
LAX
Los Angeles
LAX
Los Angeles
Delta
Non-Stop
SMF
Sacramento Intl

Last minute flights from Sacramento to Los Angeles

Late deals on round-trip flights to Los Angeles from Sacramento, departing today and this week
18 May - 19 May
$129pp
SMF
Sacramento Intl
Frontier
 
1 STOP
LAX
Los Angeles
LAX
Los Angeles
Frontier
 
1 STOP
SMF
Sacramento Intl
22 May - 25 May
$141pp
SMF
Sacramento Intl
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
LAX
Los Angeles
LAX
Los Angeles
Frontier
 
1 STOP
SMF
Sacramento Intl
18 May - 21 May
$144pp
SMF
Sacramento Intl
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
LAX
Los Angeles
LAX
Los Angeles
Frontier
 
1 STOP
SMF
Sacramento Intl

One-way flights to Los Angeles from Sacramento

The cheapest one-way flights from Sacramento to Los Angeles
3:26 pm - 5:57 am
Multiple Airlines
1 Stop
14h 31m
SMF - LAX
Multiple Airlines
$77
Kiwi.com
12:29 pm - 4:32 pm
American Airlines
1 Stop
4h 03m
SMF - LAX
American Airlines
11:45 am - 6:56 am
Frontier
1 Stop
19h 11m
SMF - LAX
Frontier
$89
JustFly

Related info for your journey

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

Flight FAQs

From Sacramento to Los Angeles

Are flight prices decreasing from Sacramento 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 Sacramento 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 Sacramento Intl 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 Sacramento Intl 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 Sacramento Intl to Los Angeles have flexible cancellations due to COVID-19?

Some of our airline partners flying from Sacramento Intl to Los Angeles have new flexible policies in place due to COVID-19. Delta, American Airlines, and United Airlines are some of the carriers where you may find flexible cancellation policies. You can use our site to filter for airlines like Delta with this kind of flexibility.

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

Booking a flight from Sacramento Intl (SMF) to Los Angeles (LAX) is your only option if you wish to fly from Sacramento to Los Angeles. On a typical day, there are 21 flights from Sacramento Intl to Los Angeles, all of which are around 1h 27m for a nonstop flight. You can also purchase a plane ticket from 11 airlines when you book a flight from Sacramento Intl to Los Angeles.

Can I find flights from Sacramento to Los Angeles for under $100 on Cheapflights?

Yes, there are multiple flights from Sacramento to Los Angeles for under $100. The cheapest flight booked recently is on United Airlines for just $99, but on average you can expect to pay $126.

Are there nonstop flights from Sacramento to Los Angeles for under $100 on Cheapflights?

Cheapflights has at least 20 direct flights from Sacramento to Los Angeles under $100. A good price for a nonstop flight from Sacramento to Los Angeles is less than $158.

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

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

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

Nonstop flights can be found on the following days: Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday.

How popular is this flight route?

Flights from Sacramento Intl to Los Angeles have been viewed 791 times in the past calendar month.

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

On average 2 flights depart from Sacramento Intl to Los Angeles per day.
Afternoon (Noon - 6pm) - 50% of flight departures
Evening (6pm - Midnight) - 50% of flight departures

Does it rain more in Sacramento or Los Angeles?

Sacramento will have greater rainfall in 0 compared to Los Angeles over the next 5 days.

Is Sacramento weather warmer or cooler than Los Angeles?

Our data indicates that the weather will be 95 °F on average in the month of July. The temperature in Los Angeles is typically colder than in Sacramento. If you're traveling when the temperature is at its warmest, push to plan early, as flight price and availability will have an impact on your travels. For the best results, search for flights well in advance or after peak season.

How long is the flight from Sacramento to Los Angeles?

A quick flight from Sacramento to Los Angeles can take about 1h 37m. United Airlines provides one of the quickest options available for as low as $99. Sacramento and Los Angeles are separated by a distance of 375 mi. All flights are typically nonstop.

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

Currently priced at $99, United Airlines will fly you from Sacramento to Los Angeles and back. In addition to United Airlines, many other airlines offer competitively priced options for your trip. Search Cheapflights for deals from Delta and Spirit Airlines - these airlines can fly you to your destination from $114 and $116, respectively. United Airlines is 31% cheaper than the average price of flights available within the next 90 days to this destination.

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

The cheapest airlines for a one-way flight from Sacramento to Los Angeles are Delta ($50), Spirit Airlines ($55), and Frontier ($57).

Alternative routes for Sacramento 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 Sacramento to Los Angeles.
Flight duration
1h 36m
Average temperature for May in Los Angeles
78.8 °F
Avg rainfall for May in Los Angeles
0.2 ″

Airports servicing Sacramento

Airports servicing Los Angeles

Top 10 airlines flying from Sacramento to Los Angeles

The chart below displays the airlines Cheapflights users traveling from Sacramento 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
Spirit Airlines
$49 $129 No cancel fee 65%
United Airlines
$58 $152 No cancel fee 69%
JetBlue
$69 $165 No cancel fee 62%
Delta
$68 $168 No cancel fee N/A
American Airlines
$68 $181 No cancel fee 71%
Southwest
$73 $187 No cancel fee 63%
Alaska Airlines
$73 $253 No cancel fee 75%
Boutique Air
$223 $257 No cancel fee N/A

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

JSX
$148 $320 No cancel fee N/A

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

Linear Air Taxi
$1,645 $4,663 No cancel fee N/A

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

Hourly flight availability from Sacramento to Los Angeles

See what time of day planes typically take off from Sacramento towards Los Angeles.
Afternoon Noon to 6 PM 41% of SMF to LAX departures
Early morning Midnight to 6 AM 37% of SMF to LAX departures
Morning 6 AM to noon 18% of SMF to LAX departures
Evening 6 PM to midnight 4% of SMF to LAX departures
Midnight
6 AM
Noon
6 PM
Weekly flight availability
from Sacramento to Los Angeles
See how many times per day planes take to the skies headed from Sacramento to Los Angeles.
Sunday
24 daily flights
Monday
24 daily flights
Tuesday
21 daily flights
Wednesday
21 daily flights
Thursday
21 daily flights
Friday
23 daily flights
Saturday
15 daily flights
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