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

SEA — LAX
Feb 5 — Feb 121

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

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 2023: compare Seattle to Los Angeles flight prices with the expected peak season, weather and rainfall in Los Angeles.

SEA - LAX

Price

$187 - $398

LAX

Temperature

57.2 - 73.4 °F

LAX

Rainfall

0 - 3.4 inches

Popular inJuneHigh demand for flights, 28% potential price rise
Cheapest inJanuaryBest time to find cheap flights, 35% potential price drop
Round-trip from$187From Seattle/Tacoma Intl to Los Angeles
One-way from$45One-way flight from Seattle/Tacoma Intl to Los Angeles

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

Flying to your destination on a Thursday 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 Seattle to Los Angeles?

To save up to 97% on this flight, we recommend booking at least 61 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 $372 1-2 weeks out and tickets from $535 for flights departing within the next 72 hours.

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

Flights from Seattle to Los Angeles lean towards being more expensive in June. Prices are generally better when you fly from Seattle to Los Angeles in January, with the cheapest ticket starting at $136.

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 14% on the flight price compared to flying in the afternoon, which is usually more expensive.

Cheap flights from Seattle to Los Angeles in January, February 2023

The best prices found for SEA to LAX flights for January, February
Feb 11 - Feb 18
SEA

Seattle/Tacoma Intl

LAX

Los Angeles

1 stop

12h 06m
LAX

Los Angeles

SEA

Seattle/Tacoma Intl

1 stop

7h 18m
$87

Spirit Airlines

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Feb 27 - Mar 1
SEA

Seattle/Tacoma Intl

LAX

Los Angeles

1 stop

12h 06m
LAX

Los Angeles

SEA

Seattle/Tacoma Intl

1 stop

4h 53m
$94

Spirit Airlines

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Feb 22 - Mar 1
SEA

Seattle/Tacoma Intl

LAX

Los Angeles

1 stop

9h 09m
LAX

Los Angeles

SEA

Seattle/Tacoma Intl

1 stop

7h 18m
$97

Spirit Airlines

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Seattle to Los Angeles 2023 flight deals

Cheap flights to Los Angeles from Seattle found for this year
Feb 11 - Feb 18
SEA

Seattle/Tacoma Intl

LAX

Los Angeles

1 stop

12h 06m
LAX

Los Angeles

SEA

Seattle/Tacoma Intl

1 stop

7h 18m
$87

Spirit Airlines

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Feb 27 - Mar 1
SEA

Seattle/Tacoma Intl

LAX

Los Angeles

1 stop

12h 06m
LAX

Los Angeles

SEA

Seattle/Tacoma Intl

1 stop

4h 53m
$94

Spirit Airlines

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Mar 14 - Mar 21
SEA

Seattle/Tacoma Intl

LAX

Los Angeles

1 stop

7h 38m
LAX

Los Angeles

SEA

Seattle/Tacoma Intl

1 stop

7h 15m
$96

Spirit Airlines

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Cheap Spirit Airlines flights from Seattle to Los Angeles

Feb 11 - Feb 18
SEA

Seattle/Tacoma Intl

LAX

Los Angeles

1 stop

12h 06m
LAX

Los Angeles

SEA

Seattle/Tacoma Intl

1 stop

7h 18m
$87

Spirit Airlines

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Feb 27 - Mar 1
SEA

Seattle/Tacoma Intl

LAX

Los Angeles

1 stop

12h 06m
LAX

Los Angeles

SEA

Seattle/Tacoma Intl

1 stop

4h 53m
$94

Spirit Airlines

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Mar 14 - Mar 21
SEA

Seattle/Tacoma Intl

LAX

Los Angeles

1 stop

7h 38m
LAX

Los Angeles

SEA

Seattle/Tacoma Intl

1 stop

7h 15m
$96

Spirit Airlines

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Non-stop flights to Los Angeles from Seattle

Save time with Seattle to Los Angeles direct flight deals
May 6 - May 9
SEA

Seattle/Tacoma Intl

LAX

Los Angeles

Nonstop

2h 42m
LAX

Los Angeles

SEA

Seattle/Tacoma Intl

Nonstop

2h 50m
$148

JetBlue

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Deal found 1/29

May 5 - May 8
SEA

Seattle/Tacoma Intl

LAX

Los Angeles

Nonstop

2h 31m
LAX

Los Angeles

SEA

Seattle/Tacoma Intl

Nonstop

2h 50m
$158

JetBlue

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Feb 27 - Feb 28
SEA

Seattle/Tacoma Intl

LAX

Los Angeles

Nonstop

2h 41m
LAX

Los Angeles

SEA

Seattle/Tacoma Intl

Nonstop

2h 49m
$161

United Airlines

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Deal found 1/30

Last minute flights from Seattle to Los Angeles

Late deals on return flights to Los Angeles from Seattle, departing today and this week
Feb 9 - Feb 16
SEA

Seattle/Tacoma Intl

LAX

Los Angeles

1 stop

13h 30m
LAX

Los Angeles

SEA

Seattle/Tacoma Intl

1 stop

10h 38m
$112

Spirit Airlines

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Feb 9 - Feb 16
SEA

Seattle/Tacoma Intl

LAX

Los Angeles

1 stop

12h 35m
LAX

Los Angeles

SEA

Seattle/Tacoma Intl

1 stop

10h 38m
$113

Spirit Airlines

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Feb 9 - Feb 15
SEA

Seattle/Tacoma Intl

LAX

Los Angeles

1 stop

10h 54m
LAX

Los Angeles

SEA

Seattle/Tacoma Intl

1 stop

7h 13m
$116

Spirit Airlines

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One-way flights to Los Angeles from Seattle

The cheapest one-way flights from Seattle to Los Angeles
Mar 21
SEA

Seattle/Tacoma Intl

LAX

Los Angeles

1 stop

12h 03m
$45

Spirit Airlines

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Feb 21
SEA

Seattle/Tacoma Intl

LAX

Los Angeles

1 stop

12h 06m
$46

Spirit Airlines

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Feb 22
SEA

Seattle/Tacoma Intl

LAX

Los Angeles

1 stop

9h 09m
$47

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Reviews of Airlines Servicing Los Angeles

United Airlines
7.6
Good
1,173 reviews

Crew

8.2

Comfort

7.4

Boarding

7.9

Food

6.8

Entertainment

7.1

Overall

7.6

Reviews

1 / 10

The flight attendants were exceedingly friendly, very responsive and the food was solid. Would absolutely fly Polaris again with United.

United Airlines
7.6
Good
1,173 reviews
United Airlines
7.6
Good
1,173 reviews

Crew

8.2

Comfort

7.4

Boarding

7.9

Food

6.8

Entertainment

7.1

Overall

7.6

Reviews

1 / 10

The flight attendants were exceedingly friendly, very responsive and the food was solid. Would absolutely fly Polaris again with United.

Spirit Airlines
6.9
Okay
715 reviews
United Airlines
7.6
Good
1,173 reviews

Crew

8.2

Comfort

7.4

Boarding

7.9

Food

6.8

Entertainment

7.1

Overall

7.6

Reviews

1 / 10

The flight attendants were exceedingly friendly, very responsive and the food was solid. Would absolutely fly Polaris again with United.

Related info for your journey

Useful info, stats and facts about Seattle to Los Angeles flights.

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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.

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 31m on average. When it comes time to book airfare, you have a few options: there are 50 outbound flights from Seattle/Tacoma Intl to Los Angeles offered by 11 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 $100 on Cheapflights?

Yes, there are multiple flights from Seattle to Los Angeles for under $100. The cheapest flight booked recently is on Spirit Airlines for just $87, but on average you can expect to pay $106.

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 $180.

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

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

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

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

How popular is this Seattle to Los Angeles flight route?

Flights from Seattle/Tacoma Intl to Los Angeles have been viewed 666 times in the past calendar month.

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

54 flight departures from Seattle to Los Angeles per day on average.
Morning (6am - Noon) - 48% of flight departures
Afternoon (Noon - 6pm) - 41% of flight departures
Evening (6pm - Midnight) - 11% 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 12h 06m. Fly via Spirit Airlines to get the fastest option. The distance between Seattle and Los Angeles is about 960 mi.

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

Currently priced at $87, Spirit Airlines will fly you from Seattle to Los Angeles and back. In addition to Spirit Airlines, many other airlines offer competitively priced options for your trip. You may be able to fly from Seattle to Los Angeles for 69% less than the average price by searching for this airline.

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 Undisclosed Carrier, Endeavor Airlines or American Airlines as they are the most popular for this route.

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: Air China (100%), Aer Lingus (87%), ITA Airways( 83%).

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 $484, our data indicates the cheapest price to be $74. The most popular route (Seattle/Tacoma Intl - Los Angeles), is priced around $97.

What are the most eco-friendly airlines from Seattle to Los Angeles?

Alaska Airlines, United Airlines, and Delta are the three most eco-friendly airlines offering flights to Los Angeles from Seattle. Each of these airlines has taken steps to ensure sustainable travel and the least amount of carbon produced, including providing nonstop flights to Los Angeles, which are greener than connecting flights. United Airlines has retired most of its old fleet and now flies much younger and more fuel-efficient aircraft with a massive economy class, meaning less carbon produced per passenger. Similarly, Delta is now replacing most of its fleet with the more efficient A321s and A220s. They have also, over the past few years, been purchasing carbon offsets, plus they are now flying lighter aircraft, thanks to their new wireless in-flight entertainment system.

How can I fly more sustainably from Seattle to Los Angeles?

As a passenger, there are several steps you can take to make your flight more eco-friendly. First, you can pack lighter. Stick to the weight limits issued and pack only what is necessary. Avoid overloading bags, since a heavier plane means more pollution from fuel burned. Try to prioritize flying with airlines that have taken steps to ensure sustainable travel. The airlines mentioned above are good examples for this trip. Avoid single-use plastics on your flight by carrying a reusable water bottle and bringing your own headphones to minimize the plastic waste on this trip. Finally, if possible, choose a direct flight instead of a connecting one, since they are much more environmentally friendly.

Alternative routes for Seattle to Los Angeles

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Top 8 airlines flying from Seattle 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.
AirlineCheapestAverageFlexibilityOn-timeCOVID-19 safety
Juneyao AirlinesCheapest$14Average$23FlexibilityNo cancel feeOn-time66%COVID-19 safety
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JetBlueCheapest$89Average$232FlexibilityNo cancel feeOn-time62%COVID-19 safety
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United AirlinesCheapest$99Average$307FlexibilityNo cancel feeOn-time69%COVID-19 safety
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Spirit AirlinesCheapest$100Average$253FlexibilityNo cancel feeOn-time65%COVID-19 safety
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Alaska AirlinesCheapest$109Average$257FlexibilityNo cancel feeOn-time75%COVID-19 safety
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DeltaCheapest$139Average$290FlexibilityNo cancel feeOn-timeN/ACOVID-19 safety
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Endeavor AirlinesCheapest$141Average$244FlexibilityNo cancel feeOn-timeN/ACOVID-19 safety
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American AirlinesCheapest$149Average$409FlexibilityNo cancel feeOn-time71%COVID-19 safety
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Hourly flight availability from Seattle to Los Angeles

See what time of day planes typically take off from Seattle to Los Angeles
13%of flight departuresEarly morningMidnight to 6 am
48%of flight departuresMorning6 am to noon
35%of flight departuresAfternoonNoon to 6 pm
4%of flight departuresEvening6 pm to midnight
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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
Sunday20daily flights
Monday77daily flights
Tuesday73daily flights
Wednesday52daily flights
Thursday54daily flights
Friday46daily flights
Saturday31daily flights
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