Cheap flights from Washington, D.C. (WAS) to Los Angeles (LAX)

WAS — LAX
Feb 5 — Feb 121

The best prices from Washington, D.C. to Los Angeles are usually found in February or January, booked 55 days in advance, depart on a Wednesday or Tuesday and return on a Wednesday

How to find the cheapest flight from Washington, D.C. (WAS) to Los Angeles (LAX)

All the information you need to plan the best WAS to LAX flight in 2023: compare Washington, D.C. to Los Angeles flight prices with the expected peak season, weather and rainfall in Los Angeles.

WAS - LAX

Price

$255 - $600

LAX

Temperature

57.2 - 73.4 °F

LAX

Rainfall

0 - 3.4 inches

Popular inJuneHigh demand for flights, 28% potential price rise
Cheapest inFebruaryBest time to find cheap flights, 41% potential price drop
Round-trip from$255From Washington, D.C. (WAS) to Los Angeles
One-way from$38One-way flight from Washington, D.C. (WAS) to Los Angeles

What is the cheapest day to fly round-trip from Washington, D.C. to Los Angeles?

Travelers have found that booking a Tuesday departure is the best way to save up to 24% on the cost of booking your flights compared to booking on days of the week where this route is of high demand.

How far in advance should I book a flight from Washington, D.C. to Los Angeles?

To save on the cost of your flight from Washington, D.C. to Los Angeles, book at least 55 days before your planned departure. Booking around this time can save you about 34% on the cost of this flight compared to booking a flight leaving this week. We have found prices from $485 if you need a flight within two weeks. For flights within the next 72 hours, you can find tickets from as low as $619.

What is the cheapest month to fly from Washington, D.C. to Los Angeles?

February is one of the best times of the year to fly to Los Angeles from Washington, D.C.. Prices for February average $434 per person but you can even find prices for as low as $175. The most expensive prices can be found in the month of June. Opting for a February flight can save you 38% on your journey compared to booking in June

When is the cheapest time to fly from Washington, D.C. to Los Angeles (WAS - LAX)?

It’s typically best to fly out from Washington, D.C. to Los Angeles in the evening. Doing so could potentially save you 10% on the flight price compared to flying in the afternoon, which is usually more expensive.

Cheap flights from Washington, D.C. to Los Angeles in January, February 2023

The best prices found for WAS to LAX flights for January, February
Feb 28 - Mar 1
BWI

Baltimore/Washington

LAX

Los Angeles

Nonstop

6h 03m
LAX

Los Angeles

BWI

Baltimore/Washington

Nonstop

4h 47m
$79

Spirit Airlines

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Feb 22 - Mar 1
BWI

Baltimore/Washington

LAX

Los Angeles

Nonstop

6h 03m
LAX

Los Angeles

BWI

Baltimore/Washington

Nonstop

4h 47m
$80

Spirit Airlines

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Feb 28 - Mar 1
BWI

Baltimore/Washington

LAX

Los Angeles

Nonstop

6h 03m
LAX

Los Angeles

BWI

Baltimore/Washington

Nonstop

4h 47m
$82

Spirit Airlines

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Washington, D.C. to Los Angeles 2023 flight deals

Cheap flights to Los Angeles from Washington, D.C. found for this year
Mar 1 - Mar 8
BWI

Baltimore/Washington

LAX

Los Angeles

Nonstop

6h 03m
LAX

Los Angeles

BWI

Baltimore/Washington

Nonstop

4h 53m
$79

Spirit Airlines

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Mar 7 - Mar 8
BWI

Baltimore/Washington

LAX

Los Angeles

Nonstop

6h 03m
LAX

Los Angeles

BWI

Baltimore/Washington

Nonstop

4h 53m
$80

Spirit Airlines

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Feb 28 - Mar 1
BWI

Baltimore/Washington

LAX

Los Angeles

Nonstop

6h 03m
LAX

Los Angeles

BWI

Baltimore/Washington

Nonstop

4h 47m
$82

Spirit Airlines

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Deal found 1/28

Cheap Spirit Airlines flights from Washington, D.C. to Los Angeles

Mar 1 - Mar 8
BWI

Baltimore/Washington

LAX

Los Angeles

Nonstop

6h 03m
LAX

Los Angeles

BWI

Baltimore/Washington

Nonstop

4h 53m
$79

Spirit Airlines

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Mar 7 - Mar 8
BWI

Baltimore/Washington

LAX

Los Angeles

Nonstop

6h 03m
LAX

Los Angeles

BWI

Baltimore/Washington

Nonstop

4h 53m
$80

Spirit Airlines

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Feb 28 - Mar 1
BWI

Baltimore/Washington

LAX

Los Angeles

Nonstop

6h 03m
LAX

Los Angeles

BWI

Baltimore/Washington

Nonstop

4h 47m
$82

Spirit Airlines

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Deal found 1/28

Cheap Alaska Airlines flights from Washington, D.C. to Los Angeles

Feb 25 - Mar 1
IAD

Washington, D.C. Dulles Intl

LAX

Los Angeles

Nonstop

6h 00m
LAX

Los Angeles

IAD

Washington, D.C. Dulles Intl

Nonstop

4h 46m
$197

Alaska Airlines

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Feb 28 - Mar 7
IAD

Washington, D.C. Dulles Intl

LAX

Los Angeles

Nonstop

6h 00m
LAX

Los Angeles

IAD

Washington, D.C. Dulles Intl

Nonstop

4h 46m
$198

Alaska Airlines

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Non-stop flights to Los Angeles from Washington, D.C.

Save time with Washington, D.C. to Los Angeles direct flight deals
Mar 1 - Mar 8
BWI

Baltimore/Washington

LAX

Los Angeles

Nonstop

6h 03m
LAX

Los Angeles

BWI

Baltimore/Washington

Nonstop

4h 53m
$79

Spirit Airlines

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Deal found 1/30

Mar 7 - Mar 8
BWI

Baltimore/Washington

LAX

Los Angeles

Nonstop

6h 03m
LAX

Los Angeles

BWI

Baltimore/Washington

Nonstop

4h 53m
$80

Spirit Airlines

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Deal found 1/30

Feb 28 - Mar 8
BWI

Baltimore/Washington

LAX

Los Angeles

Nonstop

6h 03m
LAX

Los Angeles

BWI

Baltimore/Washington

Nonstop

4h 53m
$82

Spirit Airlines

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Deal found 1/30

Last minute flights from Washington, D.C. to Los Angeles

Late deals on return flights to Los Angeles from Washington, D.C., departing today and this week
Feb 7 - Feb 8
BWI

Baltimore/Washington

LAX

Los Angeles

Nonstop

6h 04m
LAX

Los Angeles

BWI

Baltimore/Washington

1 stop

8h 52m
$90

Spirit Airlines

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Deal found 1/28

Feb 8 - Feb 8
BWI

Baltimore/Washington

LAX

Los Angeles

1 stop

11h 30m
LAX

Los Angeles

BWI

Baltimore/Washington

Nonstop

4h 47m
$126

Spirit Airlines

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Deal found 1/30

Feb 8 - Feb 27
BWI

Baltimore/Washington

LAX

Los Angeles

Nonstop

6h 03m
LAX

Los Angeles

BWI

Baltimore/Washington

Nonstop

4h 47m
$150

Spirit Airlines

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Deal found 1/28

One-way flights to Los Angeles from Washington, D.C.

The cheapest one-way flights from Washington, D.C. to Los Angeles
Mar 1
BWI

Baltimore/Washington

LAX

Los Angeles

Nonstop

6h 03m
$38

Spirit Airlines

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Deal found 1/30

Mar 7
BWI

Baltimore/Washington

LAX

Los Angeles

Nonstop

6h 03m
$39

Spirit Airlines

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Deal found 1/30

Mar 8
BWI

Baltimore/Washington

LAX

Los Angeles

Nonstop

5h 54m
$40

Spirit Airlines

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Deal found 1/30

Reviews of Airlines Servicing Los Angeles

Alaska Airlines
8.0
Very good
1,360 reviews

Entertainment

7.1

Crew

8.6

Food

7.2

Overall

8.0

Boarding

8.2

Comfort

8.0

Reviews

1 / 10

I do not fly a lot so it is hard to judge, but everything was as booked. All on time and very pleasant. Could have better food. Did not like chooses. Ate before boarding. Worked out for the best. Thank you for a great experience.

Alaska Airlines
8.0
Very good
1,360 reviews
Alaska Airlines
8.0
Very good
1,360 reviews

Entertainment

7.1

Crew

8.6

Food

7.2

Overall

8.0

Boarding

8.2

Comfort

8.0

Reviews

1 / 10

I do not fly a lot so it is hard to judge, but everything was as booked. All on time and very pleasant. Could have better food. Did not like chooses. Ate before boarding. Worked out for the best. Thank you for a great experience.

Delta
7.9
Good
2,024 reviews
Alaska Airlines
8.0
Very good
1,360 reviews

Entertainment

7.1

Crew

8.6

Food

7.2

Overall

8.0

Boarding

8.2

Comfort

8.0

Reviews

1 / 10

I do not fly a lot so it is hard to judge, but everything was as booked. All on time and very pleasant. Could have better food. Did not like chooses. Ate before boarding. Worked out for the best. Thank you for a great experience.

JetBlue
7.7
Good
374 reviews
Alaska Airlines
8.0
Very good
1,360 reviews

Entertainment

7.1

Crew

8.6

Food

7.2

Overall

8.0

Boarding

8.2

Comfort

8.0

Reviews

1 / 10

I do not fly a lot so it is hard to judge, but everything was as booked. All on time and very pleasant. Could have better food. Did not like chooses. Ate before boarding. Worked out for the best. Thank you for a great experience.

United Airlines
7.6
Good
1,165 reviews
Alaska Airlines
8.0
Very good
1,360 reviews

Entertainment

7.1

Crew

8.6

Food

7.2

Overall

8.0

Boarding

8.2

Comfort

8.0

Reviews

1 / 10

I do not fly a lot so it is hard to judge, but everything was as booked. All on time and very pleasant. Could have better food. Did not like chooses. Ate before boarding. Worked out for the best. Thank you for a great experience.

American Airlines
7.4
Good
1,668 reviews
Alaska Airlines
8.0
Very good
1,360 reviews

Entertainment

7.1

Crew

8.6

Food

7.2

Overall

8.0

Boarding

8.2

Comfort

8.0

Reviews

1 / 10

I do not fly a lot so it is hard to judge, but everything was as booked. All on time and very pleasant. Could have better food. Did not like chooses. Ate before boarding. Worked out for the best. Thank you for a great experience.

Related info for your journey

Useful info, stats and facts about Washington, D.C. to Los Angeles flights.

What airport do you fly into for flights to Los Angeles from Washington, D.C.?

Los Angeles (LAX) is the airport you will fly into if you book a flight from Washington, D.C. to Los Angeles. You should not have trouble finding flights to Los Angeles from Washington, D.C.; the airport handles an average of 35 inbound flights from Washington, D.C. per day. You should also have plenty of airline options to choose from since 11 airlines have flights to the Los Angeles airport from Washington, D.C.. It is only a 9.4 mi journey from Los Angeles (LAX) to Los Angeles’s city center.

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

United Airlines, Spirit Airlines, and Alaska 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.

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

Yes, there are multiple flights from Washington, D.C. to Los Angeles for under $100. The cheapest flight booked recently is on Spirit Airlines for just $79, but on average you can expect to pay $104.

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

Cheapflights has at least 20 direct flights from Washington, D.C. to Los Angeles under $100. A good price for a nonstop flight from Washington, D.C. to Los Angeles is less than $107.

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

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

What is the cheapest airline to fly from Washington, D.C. to Los Angeles round-trip?

Our cheapest airline available from Washington, D.C. to Los Angeles is Spirit Airlines. Our recent data shows that you can find tickets from as low as $79 on this airline. Spirit Airlines is 81% cheaper than the average price of flights available within the next 90 days to this destination.

What are the most popular routes from Washington, D.C. to Los Angeles?

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

What are the most popular airlines that fly from Washington, D.C. to Los Angeles?

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

What are the most reliable airlines from Washington, D.C. to Los Angeles?

The top 3 most reliable airlines when flying from Washington, D.C. to Los Angeles are Qatar Airways (90%), Ethiopian Air (88%) and Brussels Airlines (86%).

What are the cheapest flights from Washington, D.C. to Los Angeles?

The cheapest flight price from Washington, D.C. to Los Angeles is $99. On average you can expect to pay $728. The most popular route, (Washington, D.C. Reagan-National - Los Angeles), can usually be booked for $198.

Top 8 airlines flying from Washington, D.C. to Los Angeles

The chart below displays the airlines Cheapflights users traveling from Washington, D.C. 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$10Average$22FlexibilityNo cancel feeOn-time66%COVID-19 safety
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Spirit AirlinesCheapest$114Average$324FlexibilityNo cancel feeOn-time65%COVID-19 safety
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FrontierCheapest$117Average$213FlexibilityNo cancel feeOn-time62%COVID-19 safety
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DeltaCheapest$123Average$398FlexibilityNo cancel feeOn-timeN/ACOVID-19 safety
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Alaska AirlinesCheapest$132Average$388FlexibilityNo cancel feeOn-time75%COVID-19 safety
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American AirlinesCheapest$150Average$521FlexibilityNo cancel feeOn-time71%COVID-19 safety
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JetBlueCheapest$154Average$410FlexibilityNo cancel feeOn-time62%COVID-19 safety
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United AirlinesCheapest$218Average$463FlexibilityNo cancel feeOn-time69%COVID-19 safety
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Hourly flight availability from Washington, D.C. to Los Angeles

See what time of day planes typically take off from Washington, D.C. to Los Angeles
1%of flight departuresEarly morningMidnight to 6 am
45%of flight departuresMorning6 am to noon
42%of flight departuresAfternoonNoon to 6 pm
12%of flight departuresEvening6 pm to midnight
Midnight
6 AM
Noon
6 PM

Weekly flight availability from Washington, D.C. to Los Angeles

See how many times per day planes take to the skies headed from Washington, D.C. to Los Angeles
Sunday31daily flights
Monday38daily flights
Tuesday40daily flights
Wednesday34daily flights
Thursday39daily flights
Friday32daily flights
Saturday35daily flights
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