Cheap flights from Los Angeles to New York (LAX - NYC)

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

How to find the cheapest flight from
Los Angeles (LAX) to New York (NYC)

All the information you need to plan the best LAX to NYC flight in 2021: compare Los Angeles to New York flight prices with the expected peak season, weather and rainfall in New York.
LAX - NYC
Price
$252 - $395
NYC
Temperature
33.8 - 77 °F
NYC
Precipitation
2.8 - 4.5 inches

Popular in

December

High demand for flights, 27% potential price rise

Cheapest in

February

Best time to find cheap flights, 13% potential price drop

Round-trip from

$252

From Los Angeles to New York (NYC)

One-way from

$30

One-way flight from Los Angeles to New York (NYC)

Flight route prices based on searches on Cheapflights within the last 3 days, monthly prices based on aggregated historical data.
What is the cheapest month to fly from Los Angeles to New York?

February is one of the best times of the year to fly to New York from Los Angeles. Prices for February average $289 per person but you can even find prices for as low as $197. The most expensive prices can be found in the month of December. Opting for a February flight can save you 36% on your journey compared to booking in February

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

To save up to 70% on this flight, we recommend booking at least 52 days prior to travel. The price may fluctuate and will likely increase closer to your departure date. Users on Cheapflights have found tickets from Los Angeles to New York from $365 1-2 weeks out and tickets from $503 for flights departing within the next 72 hours.

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

Travelers have found that booking a Tuesday departure is the best way to save up to 33% on the cost of booking your flights compared to booking on days of the week where this route is of high demand.

When is the cheapest time to fly from Los Angeles to New York (LAX - NYC)?

It’s typically best to fly out from Los Angeles to New York in the afternoon. Doing so could potentially save you 12% on the flight price compared to flying in the evening, which is usually more expensive.

Cheap flights from Los Angeles to New York in October, November 2021

The best prices found for LAX to NYC flights for October, November
2 Nov - 9 Nov
$64pp
LAX
Los Angeles
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
EWR
Newark
EWR
Newark
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
LAX
Los Angeles
3 Nov - 9 Nov
$64pp
LAX
Los Angeles
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
LGA
New York LaGuardia
LGA
New York LaGuardia
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
LAX
Los Angeles
27 Oct - 17 Nov
$66pp
LAX
Los Angeles
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
EWR
Newark
EWR
Newark
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
LAX
Los Angeles

Los Angeles to New York 2021 flight deals

Cheap flights to New York from Los Angeles found for this year
2 Nov - 9 Nov
$64pp
LAX
Los Angeles
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
EWR
Newark
EWR
Newark
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
LAX
Los Angeles
3 Nov - 9 Nov
$64pp
LAX
Los Angeles
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
LGA
New York LaGuardia
LGA
New York LaGuardia
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
LAX
Los Angeles
27 Oct - 17 Nov
$66pp
LAX
Los Angeles
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
EWR
Newark
EWR
Newark
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
LAX
Los Angeles

Non-stop flights to New York from Los Angeles

Save time with Los Angeles to New York direct flight deals
30 Oct - 13 Nov
$111pp
LAX
Los Angeles
Spirit Airlines
Non-Stop
LGA
New York LaGuardia
LGA
New York LaGuardia
Spirit Airlines
Non-Stop
LAX
Los Angeles
6 Nov - 13 Nov
$113pp
LAX
Los Angeles
Spirit Airlines
Non-Stop
LGA
New York LaGuardia
LGA
New York LaGuardia
Spirit Airlines
Non-Stop
LAX
Los Angeles
30 Oct - 6 Nov
$115pp
LAX
Los Angeles
Spirit Airlines
Non-Stop
LGA
New York LaGuardia
LGA
New York LaGuardia
Spirit Airlines
Non-Stop
LAX
Los Angeles

Last minute flights from Los Angeles to New York

Late deals on round-trip flights to New York from Los Angeles, departing today and this week
27 Oct - 17 Nov
$66pp
LAX
Los Angeles
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
EWR
Newark
EWR
Newark
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
LAX
Los Angeles
27 Oct - 5 Nov
$71pp
LAX
Los Angeles
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
EWR
Newark
EWR
Newark
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
LAX
Los Angeles
26 Oct - 30 Oct
$76pp
LAX
Los Angeles
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
EWR
Newark
EWR
Newark
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
LAX
Los Angeles

One-way flights to New York from Los Angeles

The cheapest one-way flights from Los Angeles to New York
8:00 am - 4:26 pm
Spirit Airlines
Nonstop
5h 26m
LAX - LGA
Spirit Airlines
$45
mytrip.com
10:10 am - 4:03 am
Spirit Airlines
1 Stop
14h 53m
LAX - LGA
Spirit Airlines
$30
mytrip.com
4:40 pm - 4:49 am
Spirit Airlines
1 Stop
9h 09m
LAX - EWR
Spirit Airlines
$31
Gotogate

Related info for your journey

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Flight FAQs

From Los Angeles to New York

What airport do you fly from for flights from Los Angeles to New York?

For a flight from Los Angeles to New York, you will be flying from Los Angeles. Los Angeles (LAX) is just 9.4 mi from the center of the city. Los Angeles is the only Los Angeles airport and it handles 154 outbound flights to New York per day. 9 airlines have flights to New York from Los Angeles on a regular basis.

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

Some of our airline partners flying from Los Angeles to New York have new flexible policies in place due to COVID-19. United Airlines, Alaska Airlines, and JetBlue are some of the carriers where you may find flexible cancellation policies. You can use our site to filter for airlines like United Airlines with this kind of flexibility.

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

Yes, there are multiple flights from Los Angeles to New York for under $100. The cheapest flight booked recently is on Spirit Airlines for just $66, but on average you can expect to pay $73.

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

Cheapflights has at least 20 direct flights from Los Angeles to New York under $200. A good price for a nonstop flight from Los Angeles to New York is less than $149.

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

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

What days are nonstop flights available from Los Angeles to New York?

Days when nonstop flights are available for this flight are: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday.

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

Per day, 22 flights depart from Los Angeles to New York on average.
Morning (6am - Noon) - 9% of flight departures
Afternoon (Noon - 6pm) - 59% of flight departures
Evening (6pm - Midnight) - 32% of flight departures

How long is the flight from Los Angeles to New York?

Airlines like Spirit Airlines fly from Los Angeles to New York in about 12h 19m. The time it takes to get you to your destination can typically vary by up to . Los Angeles and New York are separated by a distance of 2483 mi.

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

Flying on Spirit Airlines is currently your cheapest option to New York, with prices starting at $66. Spirit Airlines is priced at 77% lower than the current average price of a flight leaving 3 months from now.

What are the most reliable airlines from Los Angeles to New York?

No one likes to see their flight delayed. When booking a flight from Los Angeles to New York consider choosing Fiji Airways (100%), Aerolineas Argentinas (92%) or Air France (91%) as they are the most reliable in getting you off to your destination on time.

What are the cheapest flights from Los Angeles to New York?

Looking for the cheapest flight from Los Angeles to New York? While on average our users pay $807, our data indicates the cheapest price to be $118. The most popular route (Los Angeles - Newark), is priced around $76.

What are the most popular routes from Los Angeles to New York?

Most travelers choose Los Angeles - Newark, Los Angeles - New York John F Kennedy Intl or Los Angeles - New York LaGuardia when deciding on the best route from Los Angeles to New York.

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

The most popular airlines flying from Los Angeles to New York are Major Airline, American Airlines and Alaska Airlines. Something to consider prior to booking your flight.

How long is the flight from Los Angeles to New York City?

Flying directly from New York City to Los Angeles normally takes around five hours and 20 minutes, and flights to Burbank and Long Beach are about the same. A connection in another city can tack on a few hours to your total travel time.

Which airlines operate flights from Los Angeles to New York City?

New York City and Los Angeles are both major flight hubs, so there are plenty of airlines offering direct flights. These include major airlines such as American and Delta as well as Frontier Airlines and Virgin America.

How frequent are flights between Los Angeles and New York City?

Dozens of direct flights leave from John F. Kennedy International to Los Angeles International every day, with several flights leaving every hour. You can also find a few daily flights to smaller airports such as Long Beach and Burbank. Most flights to Los Angeles from LaGuardia Airport involve a connection in another city.

Which airports serve Los Angeles to New York City?

John F. Kennedy International Airport is New York's major airport, but you can also take off from LaGuardia Airport, which handles mostly domestic flights. For more flight options, check flights available from neighboring Newark Liberty International Airport in New Jersey. Most flights to Los Angeles land in Los Angeles International Airport, the area's largest airport and one of the busiest in the world. You can also find flights to smaller airports in the area, such as Long Beach Airport, John Wayne Airport in Orange County, and Bob Hope Airport in Burbank.

Which direct flight route between Los Angeles and New York City is cheapest?

You can generally find the most affordable nonstop flights from New York City to Los Angeles through the cities' largest airports, John F. Kennedy International and Los Angeles International. New York City and Los Angeles may be two of the biggest cities in the United States, but in terms of weather, attractions and general atmosphere, the two couldn't be more different. Trade the cool streets of New York City for the soft sands and vibrant street culture of Venice Beach, or see the famous Walk of Fame and Chinese Theatre in star-studded Hollywood. Be sure to check out surrounding cities for the full Los Angeles experience. Long Beach offers exciting whale-watching cruises, and Laguna Beach is the place to enjoy pristine beaches beneath rocky cliffs. Los Angeles is famous for its mild, sunny weather, so come prepared with plenty of sun block and some stylish shades, but pack a light jacket if you're planning a winter visit. Keep in mind that the public transportation system in Los Angeles is no match for that of New York, so renting a car to cruise the freeways may be the way to go. Ready to book your trip to sunny Los Angeles? Give our smart search engine a try to find flights from New York City to Los Angeles.

COVID Restrictions

View COVID Travel Restrictions for New York, NY

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

Information is based on travel restrictions for travel to New York within the United States

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

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 New York.

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

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

Returning to Los Angeles from New York

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

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

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Alternative routes for Los Angeles to New York

See prices for flight routes from nearby airports that may be better suited for you.

Destination information for New York

Things to know before you go - useful duration and weather info for your trip from Los Angeles to New York.
Flight duration from LAX to New York
5h 49m
Average temperature for October in New York
68.0 °F
Avg rainfall for October in New York
4.1 ″

Airports servicing Los Angeles

Airports servicing New York

Newark (EWR)
LaGuardia (LGA)
New York Skyports SPB (NYS)

Top 8 airlines flying from Los Angeles to New York

The chart below displays the airlines Cheapflights users traveling from Los Angeles to New York 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
$78 $271 No cancel fee 62%
Spirit Airlines
$85 $237 No cancel fee 65%
Sun Country Air
$118 $259 No cancel fee 83%
JetBlue
$118 $351 No cancel fee 62%
Alaska Airlines
$118 $316 No cancel fee 75%
American Airlines
$126 $362 No cancel fee 71%
Delta
$126 $403 No cancel fee N/A
United Airlines
$128 $379 No cancel fee 69%

Hourly flight availability from Los Angeles to New York

See what time of day planes typically take off from Los Angeles towards New York.
Morning 6 AM to noon 61% of LAX to NYC departures
Afternoon Noon to 6 PM 24% of LAX to NYC departures
Evening 6 PM to midnight 11% of LAX to NYC departures
Early morning Midnight to 6 AM 4% of LAX to NYC departures
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Weekly flight availability
from Los Angeles to New York
See how many times per day planes take to the skies headed from Los Angeles to New York.
Sunday
179 daily flights
Monday
161 daily flights
Tuesday
137 daily flights
Wednesday
141 daily flights
Thursday
148 daily flights
Friday
173 daily flights
Saturday
145 daily flights
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