Cheap flights from Washington to Los Angeles (WAS - LAX)

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The best prices from Washington to Los Angeles are usually found in August or July, booked 23 days in advance, depart on a Wednesday or Tuesday and return on a Wednesday

How to find the cheapest flight from
Washington (WAS) to Los Angeles (LAX)

All the information you need to plan the best WAS to LAX flight in 2021: compare Washington to Los Angeles flight prices with the expected peak season, weather and rainfall in Los Angeles.
WAS - LAX
Price
$236 - $406
LAX
Temperature
57.2 - 73.4 °F
LAX
Precipitation
0 - 3.4 inches

Popular in

December

High demand for flights, 31% potential price rise

Cheapest in

August

Best time to find cheap flights, 16% potential price drop

Round-trip from

$236

From Washington (WAS) to Los Angeles

One-way from

$40

One-way flight from Washington (WAS) to Los Angeles

Flight route prices based on searches on Cheapflights within the last 3 days, monthly prices based on aggregated historical data.
When is the cheapest time to fly from Washington to Los Angeles (WAS - LAX)?

It’s typically best to fly out from Washington to Los Angeles at noon. Doing so could potentially save you 42% on the flight price compared to flying in the afternoon, which is usually more expensive.

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

To save on the cost of your flight from Washington to Los Angeles, book at least 24 days before your planned departure. Booking around this time can save you about 22% on the cost of this flight compared to booking a flight leaving this week. We have found prices from $272 if you need a flight within two weeks. For flights within the next 72 hours, you can find tickets from as low as $332.

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

August is one of the best times of the year to fly to Los Angeles from Washington. Prices for August average $280 per person but you can even find prices for as low as $114. The most expensive prices can be found in the month of December. Opting for a August flight can save you 45% on your journey compared to booking in August

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

Travelers have found that booking a Tuesday departure is the best way to save up to 9% on the cost of booking your flights compared to booking on days of the week where this route is of high demand.

Cheap flights from Washington to Los Angeles in October, November 2021

The best prices found for WAS to LAX flights for October, November
23 Oct - 6 Nov
$79pp
BWI
Baltimore/Washington
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
LAX
Los Angeles
LAX
Los Angeles
Spirit Airlines
Non-Stop
BWI
Baltimore/Washington
26 Oct - 2 Nov
$81pp
BWI
Baltimore/Washington
Spirit Airlines
Non-Stop
LAX
Los Angeles
LAX
Los Angeles
Spirit Airlines
Non-Stop
BWI
Baltimore/Washington
30 Oct - 6 Nov
$82pp
BWI
Baltimore/Washington
Spirit Airlines
Non-Stop
LAX
Los Angeles
LAX
Los Angeles
Spirit Airlines
Non-Stop
BWI
Baltimore/Washington

Washington to Los Angeles 2021 flight deals

Cheap flights to Los Angeles from Washington found for this year
23 Oct - 6 Nov
$79pp
BWI
Baltimore/Washington
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
LAX
Los Angeles
LAX
Los Angeles
Spirit Airlines
Non-Stop
BWI
Baltimore/Washington
26 Oct - 2 Nov
$81pp
BWI
Baltimore/Washington
Spirit Airlines
Non-Stop
LAX
Los Angeles
LAX
Los Angeles
Spirit Airlines
Non-Stop
BWI
Baltimore/Washington
30 Oct - 6 Nov
$82pp
BWI
Baltimore/Washington
Spirit Airlines
Non-Stop
LAX
Los Angeles
LAX
Los Angeles
Spirit Airlines
Non-Stop
BWI
Baltimore/Washington

Non-stop flights to Los Angeles from Washington

Save time with Washington to Los Angeles direct flight deals
10 Nov - 17 Nov
$79pp
BWI
Baltimore/Washington
Spirit Airlines
Non-Stop
LAX
Los Angeles
LAX
Los Angeles
Spirit Airlines
Non-Stop
BWI
Baltimore/Washington
26 Oct - 2 Nov
$81pp
BWI
Baltimore/Washington
Spirit Airlines
Non-Stop
LAX
Los Angeles
LAX
Los Angeles
Spirit Airlines
Non-Stop
BWI
Baltimore/Washington
30 Oct - 6 Nov
$82pp
BWI
Baltimore/Washington
Spirit Airlines
Non-Stop
LAX
Los Angeles
LAX
Los Angeles
Spirit Airlines
Non-Stop
BWI
Baltimore/Washington

Last minute flights from Washington to Los Angeles

Late deals on round-trip flights to Los Angeles from Washington, departing today and this week
23 Oct - 6 Nov
$79pp
BWI
Baltimore/Washington
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
LAX
Los Angeles
LAX
Los Angeles
Spirit Airlines
Non-Stop
BWI
Baltimore/Washington
23 Oct - 29 Oct
$92pp
BWI
Baltimore/Washington
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
LAX
Los Angeles
LAX
Los Angeles
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
BWI
Baltimore/Washington
23 Oct - 27 Oct
$93pp
BWI
Baltimore/Washington
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
LAX
Los Angeles
LAX
Los Angeles
Spirit Airlines
Non-Stop
BWI
Baltimore/Washington

One-way flights to Los Angeles from Washington

The cheapest one-way flights from Washington to Los Angeles
1:20 pm - 4:06 pm
Spirit Airlines
Nonstop
5h 46m
BWI - LAX
Spirit Airlines
$40
FareScan
1:20 pm - 4:06 pm
Spirit Airlines
Nonstop
5h 46m
BWI - LAX
Spirit Airlines
$43
mytrip.com
2:20 pm - 5:06 pm
Spirit Airlines
Nonstop
5h 46m
BWI - LAX
Spirit Airlines
$52
Kiwi.com

Related info for your journey

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Flight FAQs

From Washington to Los Angeles

What airport do you fly into for flights to Los Angeles from Washington?

Los Angeles (LAX) is the airport you will fly into if you book a flight from Washington to Los Angeles. You should not have trouble finding flights to Los Angeles from Washington; the airport handles an average of 31 inbound flights from Washington per day. You should also have plenty of airline options to choose from since 9 airlines have flights to the Los Angeles airport from Washington. It is only a 9.4 mi journey from Los Angeles (LAX) to Los Angeles’s city center.

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

Some of the carriers operating flights from Washington to Los Angeles that may be offering flexible cancellation policies are United Airlines, Spirit Airlines, and American Airlines. Our site will let you filter for all airlines offering greater flexibility due to COVID-19.

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

Yes, there are multiple flights from Washington to Los Angeles for under $100. The cheapest flight booked recently is on Spirit Airlines for just $75, but on average you can expect to pay $91.

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

Cheapflights has at least 20 direct flights from Washington to Los Angeles under $100. A good price for a nonstop flight from Washington to Los Angeles is less than $101.

Are there last-minute flights available from Washington to Los Angeles for under $100?

There are currently 20+ open flights from Washington to Los Angeles within the next 7 days for less than $100.

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

Currently priced at $75, Spirit Airlines will fly you from Washington to Los Angeles and back. In addition to Spirit Airlines, many other airlines offer competitively priced options for your trip. This flight start at 73% lower than the current average price 3 months from now.

What are the most popular routes from Washington to Los Angeles?

While some choose either Washington Reagan-National - Los Angeles or Baltimore/Washington - Los Angeles, Washington Dulles Intl - Los Angeles is the most popular route from Washington to Los Angeles.

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

The top 3 most reliable airlines when flying from Washington to Los Angeles are Ethiopian Air (95%), Air China (94%) and Egypt Air (92%).

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

Before booking your flight from Washington to Los Angeles check out the most popular airlines for this route: Major Airline, American Airlines or Alaska Airlines.

What are the cheapest flights from Washington to Los Angeles?

The cheapest flight price from Washington to Los Angeles is $133. On average you can expect to pay $733. The most popular route, (Washington Dulles Intl - Los Angeles), can usually be booked for $178.

COVID Restrictions

View COVID Travel Restrictions for Los Angeles, CA

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

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

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

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

Quarantine requirements
Visitors from Washington are not required to quarantine after entering Los Angeles.

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

Returning to Washington 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 Washington.

Quarantine requirements
Visitors from Los Angeles are not required to quarantine after entering Washington.

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Destination information for Los Angeles

Things to know before you go - useful duration and weather info for your trip from Washington to Los Angeles.
Flight duration from Washington to LAX
5h 21m
Average temperature for October in Los Angeles
78.8 °F
Avg rainfall for October in Los Angeles
1.2 ″

Airports servicing Washington

Reagan-National (DCA)

Airports servicing Los Angeles

Top 8 airlines flying from Washington to Los Angeles

The chart below displays the airlines Cheapflights users traveling from Washington 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
$96 $258 No cancel fee 65%
Frontier
$106 $252 No cancel fee 62%
Alaska Airlines
$118 $329 No cancel fee 75%
United Airlines
$127 $347 No cancel fee 69%
American Airlines
$128 $348 No cancel fee 71%
Sun Country Air
$132 $290 No cancel fee 83%
Delta
$134 $352 No cancel fee N/A
JetBlue
$178 $353 No cancel fee 62%

Hourly flight availability from Washington to Los Angeles

See what time of day planes typically take off from Washington towards Los Angeles.
Afternoon Noon to 6 PM 49% of WAS to LAX departures
Morning 6 AM to noon 44% of WAS to LAX departures
Evening 6 PM to midnight 6% of WAS to LAX departures
Early morning Midnight to 6 AM 1% of WAS to LAX departures
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6 AM
Noon
6 PM
Weekly flight availability
from Washington to Los Angeles
See how many times per day planes take to the skies headed from Washington to Los Angeles.
Sunday
29 daily flights
Monday
34 daily flights
Tuesday
30 daily flights
Wednesday
35 daily flights
Thursday
32 daily flights
Friday
30 daily flights
Saturday
31 daily flights
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