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
68 - 89.6 °F
LAX
Rainfall
0 - 4.8 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 to Los Angeles

One-way from

$97

One-way flight from Washington 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 day to fly round-trip from Washington to Los Angeles?

Flights from Washington to Los Angeles are found to be more expensive on Saturday. This shouldn't discourage you from searching as you can still find great deals by being flexible with your options. Use our search form to find deals on tickets to Los Angeles.

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

Travelers have found it’s best to book a flight 17 days in advance to save up to 20% compared to booking the same week of travel. As your travel date approaches, the cost of this flight route may potentially increase. While opting to book 17 days out may not be an option for all, there are still additional ways to secure a deal in the near future. You might find a flight from Washington to Los Angeles 1-2 weeks in advance for as low as $75, or $95 for flights within the next 24 hours.

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

Our data shows that April tends to be the cheapest month to fly to Los Angeles from Washington. Users have commonly found prices around $86 for the month, but tickets can be as low as $43. Due to multiple factors, prepare for potentially higher prices in December.

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

One of the essential ways to save on airfare from Washington to Los Angeles is to remain as flexible as possible. Flights that are in the afternoon tend to be the most expensive. A flight at noon could potentially save you up to 42% on airfare.

Cheap flights from Washington to Los Angeles in May, June 2021

The best prices found for WAS to LAX flights for May, June
23 Jun - 14 Jul
$183pp
BWI
Baltimore/Washington
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
LAX
Los Angeles
LAX
Los Angeles
Delta
 
1 STOP
BWI
Baltimore/Washington
23 Jun - 12 Jul
$186pp
BWI
Baltimore/Washington
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
LAX
Los Angeles
LAX
Los Angeles
Delta
 
1 STOP
BWI
Baltimore/Washington
23 Jun - 12 Jul
$188pp
BWI
Baltimore/Washington
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
LAX
Los Angeles
LAX
Los Angeles
Delta
 
1 STOP
BWI
Baltimore/Washington

Washington to Los Angeles 2021 flight deals

Cheap flights to Los Angeles from Washington found for this year
14 Sep - 21 Sep
$150pp
BWI
Baltimore/Washington
Spirit Airlines
Non-Stop
LAX
Los Angeles
LAX
Los Angeles
Spirit Airlines
Non-Stop
BWI
Baltimore/Washington
14 Sep - 21 Sep
$152pp
BWI
Baltimore/Washington
Spirit Airlines
Non-Stop
LAX
Los Angeles
LAX
Los Angeles
Spirit Airlines
Non-Stop
BWI
Baltimore/Washington
27 Jul - 18 Aug
$156pp
BWI
Baltimore/Washington
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
LAX
Los Angeles
LAX
Los Angeles
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
BWI
Baltimore/Washington

Non-stop flights to Los Angeles from Washington

Save time with Washington to Los Angeles direct flight deals
14 Sep - 21 Sep
$150pp
BWI
Baltimore/Washington
Spirit Airlines
Non-Stop
LAX
Los Angeles
LAX
Los Angeles
Spirit Airlines
Non-Stop
BWI
Baltimore/Washington
14 Sep - 21 Sep
$152pp
BWI
Baltimore/Washington
Spirit Airlines
Non-Stop
LAX
Los Angeles
LAX
Los Angeles
Spirit Airlines
Non-Stop
BWI
Baltimore/Washington
22 Sep - 27 Sep
$168pp
BWI
Baltimore/Washington
Multiple Airlines
Non-Stop
LAX
Los Angeles
LAX
Los Angeles
United 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
24 May - 26 May
$197pp
BWI
Baltimore/Washington
Spirit Airlines
Non-Stop
LAX
Los Angeles
LAX
Los Angeles
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
BWI
Baltimore/Washington
24 May - 26 May
$207pp
BWI
Baltimore/Washington
Spirit Airlines
   
2 STOPS
LAX
Los Angeles
LAX
Los Angeles
Spirit Airlines
   
2 STOPS
BWI
Baltimore/Washington
24 May - 26 May
$212pp
BWI
Baltimore/Washington
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
LAX
Los Angeles
LAX
Los Angeles
Spirit Airlines
   
2 STOPS
BWI
Baltimore/Washington

One-way flights to Los Angeles from Washington

The cheapest one-way flights from Washington to Los Angeles
10:30 am - 9:06 am
Multiple Airlines
1 Stop
25h 36m
BWI - LAX
Multiple Airlines
$97
Kiwi.com
3:00 am - 5:45 am
Alaska Airlines
Nonstop
5h 45m
IAD - LAX
Alaska Airlines
2:00 pm - 7:11 pm
Delta
1 Stop
8h 11m
BWI - LAX
Delta
$109
Delta

Related info for your journey

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

Flight FAQs

From Washington to Los Angeles

Are flight prices decreasing from Washington to Los Angeles due to COVID-19 (coronavirus)?

At this time, Cheapflights has noticed price decreases for many domestic flights due to COVID-19. Travel is not necessarily recommended at this time, and flights may be prone to cancellation: please check with local authorities in both Washington and Los Angeles for travel alerts, and be sure to review the airline's cancellation policy and travel advisories before booking. For more information, please view our post on what to know about COVID-19 (coronavirus) and travel.

What safety measures are being taken by airlines flying from Washington to Los Angeles to control the spread of COVID-19?

New policies can now be found on Alaska Airlines to help keep travelers safe while flying. New policies for travelers booking flights from Washington to Los Angeles include masks being provided and required on board, daily cleaning and sanitization, use of HEPA filters, pre-flight testing for antibodies and symptoms, and socially distanced seating (for a limited time). Keep in mind that policies will vary by airline.

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.

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 27 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.

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

Yes, there are multiple flights from Washington to Los Angeles for under $200. The cheapest flight booked recently is on Spirit Airlines for just $148, but on average you can expect to pay $170.

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

Cheapflights has at least 20 direct flights from Washington to Los Angeles under $200. A good price for a nonstop flight from Washington to Los Angeles is less than $190.

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

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

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

Days when nonstop flights are available for this flight are: Tuesday.

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

1 flight departure from Washington to Los Angeles per day on average.
Afternoon (Noon - 6pm) - 100% of flight departures

Is Washington weather warmer or cooler than Los Angeles?

We forecast the temperature to be around the 90 °F's in August, on average. The temperature in Los Angeles is generally hotter than in Washington. Book flights in a timely manner in correlation to your departure date.

How long is the flight from Washington to Los Angeles?

Airlines like United Airlines, Delta, and American Airlines fly from Washington to Los Angeles in about 5h 24m. The time it takes to get you to your destination is usually consistent. The distance between Washington and Los Angeles is about 2296 mi. All flights are typically nonstop.

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

Flying on Spirit Airlines is currently your cheapest option to Los Angeles, with prices starting at $148. Additional round-trip tickets that might be worth considering are offered by Delta and Major Airline, with the lowest prices starting at $182 and $193, respectively. These flights start at 47% lower than the current average price 3 months from now.

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

For one-way options, check prices for Spirit Airlines. According to our data, you can fly for as low as $75. Users have also found prices from $99 and $99 on Spirit Airlines and United Airlines, respectively.

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
5h 25m
Average temperature for May in Los Angeles
78.8 °F
Avg rainfall for May in Los Angeles
0.2 ″

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
Frontier
$106 $252 No cancel fee 62%
Spirit Airlines
$96 $258 No cancel fee 65%
Sun Country Air
$132 $290 No cancel fee 83%
Alaska Airlines
$118 $329 No cancel fee 75%
United Airlines
$127 $347 No cancel fee 69%
American Airlines
$128 $348 No cancel fee 71%
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 55% of WAS to LAX departures
Morning 6 AM to noon 44% of WAS to LAX departures
Early morning Midnight to 6 AM 1% of WAS to LAX departures
Evening 6 PM to midnight 0% of WAS to LAX departures
Midnight
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
27 daily flights
Monday
25 daily flights
Tuesday
29 daily flights
Wednesday
24 daily flights
Thursday
25 daily flights
Friday
29 daily flights
Saturday
32 daily flights
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