Cheap flights from Seattle to Los Angeles (SEA - LAX)

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The best prices from Seattle/Tacoma Intl to Los Angeles are usually found in May or August, booked 60 days in advance, depart on a Tuesday or Wednesday and return on a Tuesday

How to find the cheapest flight from
Seattle (SEA) to Los Angeles (LAX)

All the information you need to plan the best SEA to LAX flight in 2022: compare Seattle to Los Angeles flight prices with the expected peak season, weather and rainfall in Los Angeles.
SEA - LAX
Price
$147 - $252
LAX
Temperature
57.2 - 73.4 °F
LAX
Rainfall
0 - 3.4 inches

Popular in

December

High demand for flights, 30% potential price rise

Cheapest in

May

Best time to find cheap flights, 17% potential price drop

Round-trip from

$147

From Seattle/Tacoma Intl to Los Angeles

One-way from

$108

One-way flight from Seattle/Tacoma Intl 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 Seattle to Los Angeles?

Flights from Seattle to Los Angeles lean towards being more expensive in December. Prices are generally better when you fly from Seattle to Los Angeles in May, with the cheapest ticket starting at $103.

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

To save up to 100% on this flight, we recommend booking at least 59 days prior to travel. The price may fluctuate and will likely increase closer to your departure date. Users on Cheapflights have found tickets from Seattle to Los Angeles from $246 1-2 weeks out and tickets from $359 for flights departing within the next 72 hours.

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

Flying to your destination on a Sunday 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.

When is the cheapest time to fly from Seattle to Los Angeles (SEA - LAX)?

It’s typically best to fly out from Seattle to Los Angeles in the evening. Doing so could potentially save you 18% on the flight price compared to flying in the afternoon, which is usually more expensive.

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

The best prices found for SEA to LAX flights for May, June
2 Jun - 8 Jun
$208pp
SEA
Seattle/Tacoma Intl
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
LAX
Los Angeles
LAX
Los Angeles
Alaska Airlines
Non-Stop
SEA
Seattle/Tacoma Intl
8 Jun - 22 Aug
$218pp
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Seattle/Tacoma Intl
Delta
Non-Stop
LAX
Los Angeles
LAX
Los Angeles
Delta
Non-Stop
SEA
Seattle/Tacoma Intl
7 Jun - 12 Jul
$221pp
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Seattle/Tacoma Intl
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
LAX
Los Angeles
LAX
Los Angeles
Alaska Airlines
 
1 STOP
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Seattle/Tacoma Intl

Seattle/Tacoma Intl to Los Angeles 2022 flight deals

Cheap flights to Los Angeles from Seattle found for this year
7 Nov - 8 Nov
$160pp
SEA
Seattle/Tacoma Intl
American Airlines
 
1 STOP
LAX
Los Angeles
LAX
Los Angeles
American Airlines
Non-Stop
SEA
Seattle/Tacoma Intl
20 Sep - 4 Oct
$178pp
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Seattle/Tacoma Intl
United Airlines
Non-Stop
LAX
Los Angeles
LAX
Los Angeles
United Airlines
Non-Stop
SEA
Seattle/Tacoma Intl
20 Sep - 22 Sep
$179pp
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Seattle/Tacoma Intl
United Airlines
Non-Stop
LAX
Los Angeles
LAX
Los Angeles
United Airlines
Non-Stop
SEA
Seattle/Tacoma Intl

Non-stop flights to Los Angeles from Seattle

Save time with Seattle to Los Angeles direct flight deals
20 Sep - 4 Oct
$178pp
SEA
Seattle/Tacoma Intl
United Airlines
Non-Stop
LAX
Los Angeles
LAX
Los Angeles
United Airlines
Non-Stop
SEA
Seattle/Tacoma Intl
20 Sep - 22 Sep
$179pp
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Seattle/Tacoma Intl
United Airlines
Non-Stop
LAX
Los Angeles
LAX
Los Angeles
United Airlines
Non-Stop
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Seattle/Tacoma Intl
18 Oct - 21 Oct
$188pp
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Seattle/Tacoma Intl
Multiple Airlines
Non-Stop
LAX
Los Angeles
LAX
Los Angeles
United Airlines
Non-Stop
SEA
Seattle/Tacoma Intl

Last minute flights from Seattle to Los Angeles

Late deals on round-trip flights to Los Angeles from Seattle, departing today and this week
28 May - 20 Jun
$253pp
SEA
Seattle/Tacoma Intl
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
LAX
Los Angeles
LAX
Los Angeles
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
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Seattle/Tacoma Intl
25 May - 14 Jun
$260pp
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Seattle/Tacoma Intl
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
LAX
Los Angeles
LAX
Los Angeles
Alaska Airlines
 
1 STOP
SEA
Seattle/Tacoma Intl
24 May - 3 Jun
$268pp
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Seattle/Tacoma Intl
Multiple Airlines
Non-Stop
LAX
Los Angeles
LAX
Los Angeles
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
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Seattle/Tacoma Intl

One-way flights to Los Angeles from Seattle

The cheapest one-way flights from Seattle to Los Angeles
10:03 am - 4:37 pm
United Airlines
1 Stop
6h 34m
SEA - LAX
United Airlines
$108
United
1:50 pm - 4:31 pm
Delta
Nonstop
2h 41m
SEA - LAX
Delta
$109
Delta
1:30 pm - 4:09 pm
JetBlue
Nonstop
2h 39m
SEA - LAX
JetBlue

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Flight FAQs

From Seattle to Los Angeles

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

To fly from Seattle to Los Angeles, you need to book a flight from Seattle/Tacoma Intl (SEA) to Los Angeles (LAX). Nonstop flights to Los Angeles from Seattle/Tacoma Intl take 2h 32m on average. When it comes time to book airfare, you have a few options: there are 53 outbound flights from Seattle/Tacoma Intl to Los Angeles offered by 12 different airlines.

Which airlines flying from Seattle/Tacoma Intl to Los Angeles have flexible cancellations due to COVID-19?

Some of our airline partners flying from Seattle/Tacoma Intl to Los Angeles have new flexible policies in place due to COVID-19. Alaska Airlines, Delta, 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 Alaska Airlines with this kind of flexibility.

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

Yes, there are multiple flights from Seattle to Los Angeles for under $200. The cheapest flight booked recently is on American Airlines for just $173, but on average you can expect to pay $199.

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

Cheapflights has at least 20 direct flights from Seattle to Los Angeles under $200. A good price for a nonstop flight from Seattle to Los Angeles is less than $213.

Are there last-minute flights available from Seattle to Los Angeles for under $300?

There are currently 20+ open flights from Seattle to Los Angeles within the next 7 days for less than $300.

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

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

How popular is this Seattle to Los Angeles flight route?

Flights from Seattle/Tacoma Intl to Los Angeles have been viewed 377 times in the past calendar month.

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

55 flight departures from Seattle to Los Angeles per day on average.
Early Morning (Midnight to 6am) - 4% of flight departures
Morning (6am - Noon) - 35% of flight departures
Afternoon (Noon - 6pm) - 38% of flight departures
Evening (6pm - Midnight) - 24% of flight departures

How long is the flight from Seattle to Los Angeles?

There are many flights that can get you from Seattle to Los Angeles in 2h 40m. Fly via American Airlines, United Airlines, or Alaska Airlines to get the fastest option. The distance between Seattle and Los Angeles is about 960 mi. Both multi-stop and nonstop flights can be found to your destination and back.

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

Currently priced at $173, American Airlines will fly you from Seattle to Los Angeles and back. In addition to American Airlines, many other airlines offer competitively priced options for your trip. Search Cheapflights for deals from United Airlines and Alaska Airlines - these airlines can fly you to your destination from $178 and $212, respectively. You may be able to fly from Seattle to Los Angeles for 1% less than the average price by searching for these airlines.

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

The cheapest airlines for a one-way flight from Seattle to Los Angeles are Spirit Airlines ($76), JetBlue ($89), and United Airlines ($90).

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

Before booking your flight to Los Angeles from Seattle, check out the most reliable airlines to get you to your destination on time: Horizon Air (100%), United Airlines (98%), Air New Zealand( 98%).

What are the cheapest flights from Seattle to Los Angeles?

Looking for the cheapest flight from Seattle to Los Angeles? While on average our users pay $516, our data indicates the cheapest price to be $22. The most popular route (Seattle/Tacoma Intl - Los Angeles), is priced around $178.

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

When booking a flight from Seattle to Los Angeles, you may want to consider flying on Major Airline, Endeavor Airlines or American Airlines as they are the most popular for this route.

How long is the flight from Seattle to Los Angeles?

Direct flights from Seattle to Los Angeles run about two and a half to three hours gate to gate, depending on the airline, time of day and the airport you fly to.

Which airlines operate flights from Seattle to Los Angeles?

Spirit, American, Alaska Airlines, Delta, Virgin America and United each offer direct flights from Seattle-Tacoma International Airport (SEA) to Los Angeles International Airport (LAX.) Alaska also offers non-stop flights from SEA to Bob Hope Airport (BUR), while jetBlue flies direct from SEA to Long Beach Airport (LGB.) These airlines, as well as Frontier, Sun Country and Southwest, also offer one-stop flights from Seattle to the Los Angeles area.

How frequent are flights between Seattle to Los Angeles?

Flights between Los Angeles and Chicago are frequent throughout each day, with at least one flight arriving from LA every hour during peak travel times.

Which airports serve Seattle to Los Angeles?

With about 70 direct flights from Seattle to Los Angeles on a typical day, it's easy to find a straight shot between the two cities whenever you want to fly, between about 5 a.m. and 10 p.m.

Which direct flight route between Seattle and Los Angeles is cheapest?

Los Angeles is served by Los Angeles International Airport (LAX), Long Beach Airport (LGB) and Bob Hope Airport (BUR), also known as Hollywood Burbank Airport. Seattle is served by Seattle-Tacoma International Airport (SEA.) The cheapest direct flights between Seattle and Los Angeles fly the SEA to LAX route, and you're unlikely to save any money by choosing a flight with stops.On average, daily high temperatures in Los Angeles are only about 8 degrees warmer than in Seattle during the summer, but about 22 degrees warmer than Seattle during the winter, when the Emerald City also gets a good deal more precipitation. So if Seattle's inclement winter weather gets you down, the Big Orange is a nice respite. New visitors to Seattle are often surprised by how small the city is, while visitors to LA can't get over its vastness. While both cities revere personal freedom and welcome visitors from across the globe, Seattle can't match LA's diversity. The City of Angels is a potpourri of human civilization, with countless restaurants, art galleries, neighborhoods, shops and attractions celebrating the world's disparate cultures.Save money and time using our smart search engine to find the cheapest flights from Seattle to LA, including dozens of non-stop flights at low prices.

What are the best ways to get to the airports in Seattle and Los Angeles?

If you’re flying to Los Angeles from Seattle you will most likely be departing out of the Seattle/Tacoma International Airport (SEA). This airport is the main hub serving the Seattle metropolitan area. It’s located south of Downtown Seattle, about an hour away on public transportation. There is another smaller airport in the Seattle area with flights to Los Angeles, the Paine Field Airport (PAE). However, these flights to Los Angeles do not operate year round. The airport you’ll be arriving at in Los Angeles is the Los Angeles International Airport (LAX). Los Angeles International Airport is one of the main West Coast airports. It’s located southwest of Downtown Los Angeles, about an hour or so away on public transportation.

Which airlines fly directly from Seattle to Los Angeles?

There are multiple airlines that offer non-stop flights to Los Angeles from Seattle. For instance, American Airlines, Delta Airlines and United Airlines have year round routes that operate on every day of the week between Seattle/Tacoma International Airport and Los Angeles International Airport. JetBlue also has direct flights to Los Angeles, but only during certain months out of the year. Alaska Airlines offers the same seasonal non-stop flights from both Seattle/Tacoma International Airport and Paine Field Airport. Direct flights between these two cities on the West Coast are more or less three hours long.

What are the stopover options between Seattle to Los Angeles?

Even though there are various non-stop flight options from Seattle/Tacoma International Airport to Los Angeles International Airport, there are also routes with one layover in between. It’s possible that these flights can be more affordable for the dates you’re looking to fly on. The routes with one layover are operated by airlines such as United Airlines and Spirit Airlines stopping in San Francisco International Airport (SFO) and Las Vegas McCarren International Airport (LAS), respectively, on their way to Los Angeles. A flight to Los Angeles from Seattle can take up to five and a half hours, more or less, with a layover in between.

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

You do not necessarily need a passport to fly from Seattle to Los Angeles as a U.S. citizen. Passengers are required to carry a government-issued ID that can be a passport as well as a NEXUS card or permanent resident card. A driver’s license can also be used as ID but soon it will be necessary for it to be a Real ID license. You can get more information on this type of driver’s license from your local department of motor vehicles. As for visa requirements, U.S. citizens do not need a visa to travel within the United States, like flying to Los Angeles from Seattle.

COVID Restrictions

View COVID Travel Restrictions for Los Angeles, CA

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

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

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

COVID-19 testing requirements
Visitors from Seattle/Tacoma Intl 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 Seattle/Tacoma Intl are not required to quarantine after entering Los Angeles.

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

Returning to Seattle/Tacoma Intl 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 Seattle/Tacoma Intl.

Quarantine requirements
Visitors from Los Angeles are not required to quarantine after entering Seattle/Tacoma Intl.

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Alternative routes for Seattle 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 Seattle to Los Angeles.
Flight duration from SEA to LAX
2h 46m
Average temperature for May in Los Angeles
78.8 °F
Avg rainfall for May in Los Angeles
0.2 ″

Airports servicing Seattle

Airports servicing Los Angeles

Top 8 airlines flying from Seattle/Tacoma Intl to Los Angeles

The chart below displays the airlines Cheapflights users traveling from Seattle 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
$12 $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.

United Airlines
$68 $164 No cancel fee 69%
Alaska Airlines
$69 $186 No cancel fee 75%
JetBlue
$79 $247 No cancel fee 62%
Spirit Airlines
$80 $201 No cancel fee 65%
American Airlines
$88 $254 No cancel fee 71%
Delta
$97 $227 No cancel fee N/A
Endeavor Airlines
$141 $244 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 Seattle to Los Angeles

See what time of day planes typically take off from Seattle towards Los Angeles.
Morning 6 AM to noon 53% of SEA to LAX departures
Afternoon Noon to 6 PM 28% of SEA to LAX departures
Evening 6 PM to midnight 17% of SEA to LAX departures
Early morning Midnight to 6 AM 2% of SEA to LAX departures
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Weekly flight availability
from Seattle to Los Angeles
See how many times per day planes take to the skies headed from Seattle to Los Angeles.
Sunday
47 daily flights
Monday
49 daily flights
Tuesday
48 daily flights
Wednesday
54 daily flights
Thursday
88 daily flights
Friday
52 daily flights
Saturday
35 daily flights
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