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Flight Information between Los Angeles and New York City

distanceDistance2440 miles (3935 km)
priceAverage plane ticket price$71 (€57)
changesDirect flightYes

Flights from Los Angeles to New York City cover the 2440 miles (3935 km) long journey with our travel partners like. There are direct flight services available. You can get the cheapest plane tickets for this route for as low as $71 (€57), but the average price of plane tickets is $71 (€57).

Flights from Los Angeles to New York

There are plenty of flights from Los Angeles to New York both through the day and throughout the year. Direct flights can take as little time as five hours, while indirect flights can be as lengthy as 1one hours. The earliest flight departs from LA at 6:00 a.m., while the latest leaves at half past midnight. The two cities lie 2,451 miles (3,944 kilometers) apart on the east and west coasts of the United States of America, with Los Angeles three hours behind New York. The connection between the two cities is one commonly used both for leisure and commercial purposes, although New York's frosty winter means that Spring through to Fall is the peak season for holidays to the Big Apple from LA.

Which airlines travel from Los Angeles to New York?

Typically, six airlines operate between Los Angeles and New York. These include Alaska Airlines, American Airlines, Delta Air Lines, Spirit Airlines, Sun Country Airlines and United Airlines. United provide the fastest flights, operating direct flights every two to three hours through the day to Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR), while Spirit Airlines operate the slowest, mostly indirect flights going to LaGuardia Airport (LGA). The flight from Los Angeles to New York with Delta Airlines flies to John F Kennedy International Airport (JFK), which may be more convenient even if the flight takes a little longer than those going to EWR.

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

The length of the flight from Los Angeles to New York depends substantially on which New York airport one is flying to, and whether the flight is direct or indirect. A direct flight from Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) to Newark Liberty International Airport can be as short as four hours and 54 minutes, although typically flights are closer to five and a quarter hours - these are the shortest flights. Around a quarter of all flights from LA to New York require passengers to change planes, and the time taken by these flights varies more substantially. The shortest indirect flight takes around seven hours, with a short stopover in Chicago's O'Hare Airport, while the lengthiest indirect flight takes around 1one hours, with an hour's stopover in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

How many flights are there from Los Angeles to New York?

On most days, there are between 40 and 60 flights between Los Angeles and New York. There is a mid-week peak, with the largest number of flights departing on Wednesday, and a weekend dip, with closer to 35 or 40 flights departing on Saturdays. Flights depart regularly throughout the day, with there usually being at least two flights per hour between 6:00 a.m. and 10:00 p.m., although there is something of a break in service later in the afternoon where there are fewer flights departing. The earliest flight departs at 6:00 a.m., with the latest flight from Los Angeles to New York departing the west coast at half past midnight.

What is/are the departure and arrival airports for flights from Los Angeles to New York?

Departure Airport:Almost all flights from Los Angeles to New York depart from Los Angeles International Airport (LAX). LAX lies about 18 miles (29 kilometers) from downtown LA and is easily accessible. The station has its own subway station - Aviation - which is on the green subway line. From Aviation station, a shuttle bus takes passengers to all airport terminals. There is also a dedicated bus service - the FlyAway Bus - that goes from key spots in central LA out to the airport, and several other local bus services that service the airport. Uber and Lyft both serve LAX.

Arrival Airport:If flying to JFK, passengers can take the subway into Manhattan or the other main districts of New York. To do this, take the AirTrain to either Jamaica Center-Parsons/Archer station or Howard Beach JFK Airport, both of which are connected to the city center by subway. A bus service - the Airporter Shuttle Bus - can also be used to get into the city. To get from NWR to New York city center, take the AirTrain from the terminal to Newark Liberty Airport Station, where you can board the NJ Transit to Penn Station. Getting from LaGuardia airport to Manhattan is easiest with the bus - either the M60 or Q70 - which go right to Broadway. All three airports also have dedicated bus shuttle services that passengers can make use of if that is more convenient, which it may be if carrying large quantities of luggage.

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FAQs
How much do cheap flights to New York City from Los Angeles cost?
Flight tickets to New York City from Los Angeles for some dates and times can be found for as cheap as $71 (€57)  one way in the next 7 days.
How much is a plane ticket to New York City from Los Angeles?
The Los Angeles to New York City plane ticket price is on average $71 (€57)  if you are looking to purchase your tickets for this journey in the next week.
What is the distance to New York City from Los Angeles by plane?
The distance between Los Angeles and New York City by plane is approximately 2440 miles (3935 km).
What are the first and last departure flight times from Los Angeles to New York City?
You can take the earliest flight from Los Angeles to New York City at 5: 05 AM   or take the last flight from Los Angeles to New York City leaving at 11: 42 PM. Look for the latest Los Angeles to New York City flight schedules on Omio and book the best time to take the plane for this journey.
How early should I buy Los Angeles to New York City plane tickets to get the best deals?
You can find flights from Los Angeles to New York City to cost on average $71 (€57) one way if you book within the next 7 days. But we recommend buying plane tickets in advance to score the best deals and save money on your route. You’ll see tickets for the Los Angeles to New York City flight generally on sale a few months before the planned travel date.