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

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The best prices from Washington, D.C. 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 Thursday

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 2022: compare Washington, D.C. 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
Rainfall
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, D.C. (WAS) to Los Angeles

One-way from

$133

One-way flight from Washington, D.C. (WAS) to Los Angeles

Flight route prices based on searches on Cheapflights within the last 3 days, monthly prices based on aggregated historical data.
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 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 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.

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

August is one of the best times of the year to fly to Los Angeles from Washington, D.C.. 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 December

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 at noon. Doing so could potentially save you 15% on the flight price compared to flying in the evening, which is usually more expensive.

Cheap flights from Washington, D.C. to Los Angeles in May, June 2022

The best prices found for WAS to LAX flights for May, June
8 Jun - 9 Jun
$332pp
LAX
Los Angeles
Spirit Airlines
Non-Stop
BWI
Baltimore/Washington
10 Jun - 11 Jun
$352pp
BWI
Baltimore/Washington
Spirit Airlines
Non-Stop
LAX
Los Angeles
LAX
Los Angeles
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
BWI
Baltimore/Washington
2 Jun - 2 Jun
$356pp
BWI
Baltimore/Washington
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
LAX
Los Angeles
LAX
Los Angeles
Spirit Airlines
Non-Stop
BWI
Baltimore/Washington

Washington, D.C. to Los Angeles 2022 flight deals

Cheap flights to Los Angeles from Washington, D.C. found for this year
17 Aug - 27 Aug
$202pp
BWI
Baltimore/Washington
Spirit Airlines
Non-Stop
LAX
Los Angeles
LAX
Los Angeles
Spirit Airlines
Non-Stop
BWI
Baltimore/Washington
17 Aug - 24 Aug
$214pp
BWI
Baltimore/Washington
Spirit Airlines
Non-Stop
LAX
Los Angeles
LAX
Los Angeles
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
BWI
Baltimore/Washington
14 Sep - 14 Sep
$226pp
BWI
Baltimore/Washington
Spirit Airlines
Non-Stop
LAX
Los Angeles
LAX
Los Angeles
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
BWI
Baltimore/Washington

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

Save time with Washington, D.C. to Los Angeles direct flight deals
17 Aug - 27 Aug
$202pp
BWI
Baltimore/Washington
Spirit Airlines
Non-Stop
LAX
Los Angeles
LAX
Los Angeles
Spirit Airlines
Non-Stop
BWI
Baltimore/Washington
20 Aug - 27 Aug
$214pp
BWI
Baltimore/Washington
Spirit Airlines
Non-Stop
LAX
Los Angeles
LAX
Los Angeles
Spirit Airlines
Non-Stop
BWI
Baltimore/Washington
10 Aug - 17 Aug
$238pp
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, D.C. to Los Angeles

Late deals on round-trip flights to Los Angeles from Washington, D.C., departing today and this week
2 Jun - 2 Jun
$356pp
BWI
Baltimore/Washington
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
LAX
Los Angeles
LAX
Los Angeles
Spirit Airlines
Non-Stop
BWI
Baltimore/Washington
30 May - 9 Sep
$365pp
IAD
Washington, D.C. Dulles Intl
United Airlines
Non-Stop
LAX
Los Angeles
LAX
Los Angeles
United Airlines
Non-Stop
IAD
Washington, D.C. Dulles Intl
4 Jun - 15 Sep
$370pp
BWI
Baltimore/Washington
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
LAX
Los Angeles
LAX
Los Angeles
Sun Country Air
 
1 STOP
BWI
Baltimore/Washington

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

The cheapest one-way flights from Washington, D.C. to Los Angeles
3:00 am - 8:40 am
United Airlines
1 Stop
8h 40m
IAD - LAX
United Airlines
$133
United
9:05 am - 4:39 pm
American Airlines
2 Stops
10h 34m
IAD - LAX
American Airlines
5:48 am - 10:03 am
Delta
1 Stop
7h 15m
IAD - LAX
Delta
$142
Delta

Related info for your journey

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

Flight FAQs

From Washington, D.C. to Los Angeles

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 31 inbound flights from Washington, D.C. per day. You should also have plenty of airline options to choose from since 10 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 $300 on Cheapflights?

Yes, there are multiple flights from Washington, D.C. to Los Angeles for under $300. The cheapest flight booked recently is on Spirit Airlines for just $202, but on average you can expect to pay $243.

Are there nonstop flights from Washington, D.C. to Los Angeles for under $300 on Cheapflights?

Cheapflights has at least 20 direct flights from Washington, D.C. to Los Angeles under $300. A good price for a nonstop flight from Washington, D.C. to Los Angeles is less than $262.

Are there last-minute flights available from Washington, D.C. to Los Angeles for under $400?

There are currently 20+ open flights from Washington, D.C. to Los Angeles within the next 7 days for less than $400.

What days are nonstop flights available from Washington, D.C. to Los Angeles?

You can find nonstop flights on the following days: Sunday, Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday.

How many flights depart from Washington, D.C. to Los Angeles on average per day?

29 flight departures from Washington, D.C. to Los Angeles per day on average.
Morning (6am - Noon) - 17% of flight departures
Afternoon (Noon - 6pm) - 72% of flight departures
Evening (6pm - Midnight) - 10% of flight departures

How long is the flight from Washington, D.C. to Los Angeles?

A quick flight from Washington, D.C. to Los Angeles can take about 5h 31m. Spirit Airlines provides one of the quickest options available for as low as $202. There are 2296 mi between Washington, D.C. and Los Angeles. All flights are typically nonstop.

What are the cheapest airlines flying 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 $202 on this airline. Additional options worth looking into are Delta and United Airlines, starting at $246 and $246 round-trip. Spirit Airlines is 27% cheaper than the average price of flights available within the next 90 days to this destination.

What are the cheapest airlines to fly from Washington, D.C. to Los Angeles one-way?

To fly one-way, consider booking your trip with Spirit Airlines, which is currently one of the cheapest options available, starting at $96. Delta flights start at $123 while deals on United Airlines start at $123 one-way.

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 Iberia (100%), Egypt Air (93%) and Ethiopian Air (89%).

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

The cheapest flight price from Washington, D.C. to Los Angeles is $20. On average you can expect to pay $1,247. The most popular route, (Washington, D.C. Reagan-National - Los Angeles), can usually be booked for $246.

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

While some choose either Baltimore/Washington - Los Angeles or Washington, D.C. Dulles Intl - 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: Major Airline, American Airlines or Alaska Airlines.

COVID Restrictions

View COVID Travel Restrictions for Los Angeles, CA

Do I need a COVID test to fly to Los Angeles from Washington, D.C.?

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

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

COVID-19 testing requirements
Visitors from Washington, D.C. 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 Washington, D.C. are not required to quarantine after entering Los Angeles.

Do I need a test to fly back to Washington, D.C. from Los Angeles?

Returning to Washington, D.C. 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 Washington, D.C..

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

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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, D.C. to Los Angeles.
Flight duration from Washington, D.C. to LAX
5h 17m
Average temperature for May in Los Angeles
78.8 °F
Avg rainfall for May in Los Angeles
0.2 ″

Airports servicing Washington, D.C.

Reagan-National (DCA)

Airports servicing Los Angeles

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.
Airline Cheapest Average Flexibility On-time COVID-19 safety
Juneyao Airlines
$9 $19 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.

Spirit Airlines
$96 $302 No cancel fee 65%
Alaska Airlines
$107 $297 No cancel fee 75%
Delta
$113 $287 No cancel fee N/A
JetBlue
$116 $279 No cancel fee 62%
American Airlines
$116 $355 No cancel fee 71%
Frontier
$126 $242 No cancel fee 62%
United Airlines
$147 $395 No cancel fee 69%

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

See what time of day planes typically take off from Washington, D.C. towards Los Angeles.
Afternoon Noon to 6 PM 55% of WAS to LAX departures
Morning 6 AM to noon 26% of WAS to LAX departures
Evening 6 PM to midnight 18% of WAS to LAX departures
Early morning Midnight to 6 AM 1% of WAS to LAX departures
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.
Sunday
23 daily flights
Monday
32 daily flights
Tuesday
40 daily flights
Wednesday
39 daily flights
Thursday
29 daily flights
Friday
29 daily flights
Saturday
26 daily flights
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