Flights from New York City to Los Angeles

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The recommended flight from New York City to Los Angeles

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Fastest Journey

6 h

Direct flights

2

Flights per day

32

Distance

3936 km

There are 2 direct flights between New York City and Los Angeles per day, with the fastest journey taking just 6 hours and 0 minutes.

Fastest
Cheapest
05:30PMNewark Liberty International Airport, NJ6h00 08:30PMLos Angeles International Airport, CA
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$2961One-way
2nd Fastest
04:35PMJohn F. Kennedy International Airport, NY6h15 07:50PMLos Angeles International Airport, CA
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$3361One-way
01:55PMLaGuardia Airport, NY11h00 09:55PMLos Angeles International Airport, CA
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$3351One-way
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12:30PMLaGuardia Airport, NY13h54 11:24PMLos Angeles International Airport, CA
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$3051One-way
09:00AMNewark Liberty International Airport, NJ12h23 06:23PMJohn Wayne Airport, CA
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$3351One-way

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Flight Information to Los Angeles from New York City

distanceDistance2440 miles (3935 km)
durationAverage flight duration6 h
priceAverage plane ticket price$270 (€215)
changesDirect flightYes
carriersAirlinesAlaska Airlines, Spirit Airlines or JetBlue Airways

Flights from New York City to Los Angeles cover the 2440 miles (3935 km) long journey taking on average 6 h with our travel partners like Alaska Airlines, Spirit Airlines or JetBlue Airways. There are direct flight services available. While the average ticket price for this trip costs around $270 (€215)], you can find the cheapest plane ticket for as low as $226 (€180).

Airlines

American Airlines New York City – Los Angeles

For as little as $226 (€180) you can travel by flight from New York City to Los Angeles with American Airlines. Omio will show you the best deals, schedules and tickets available for this trip.

American Airlines

American Airlines is one of the leading airlines in the USA and the world; they offer Main Cabin, Business and First Class tickets for your flight between New York City and Los Angeles.

Omio helps you compare and book the perfect flight with American Airlines between New York City and Los Angeles for a smooth and relaxing journey. Check the latest American Airlines flight schedules for the ideal departure and arrival times, take a look at the travel information for the New York City to Los Angeles flight with American Airlines (such as baggage allowance and amenities offered onboard), compare the best connections for your New York City - Los Angeles journey and then book a cheap plane ticket with ease. The distance from New York City to Los Angeles by plane is 2440 miles (3935 km). You can book tickets for this American Airlines flight for as low as $257 (€205) one-way if you book in advance. When you search for American Airlines tickets from New York City to Los Angeles in the Omio app, you can also check whether they are mobile tickets quickly and easily. If they are mobile tickets, then you can go paperless when taking a flight. Book that perfect American Airlines New York City - Los Angeles plane ticket online and enjoy your trip!

Flights from New York to Los Angeles

If you're thinking about making the six-hour flight from New York to Los Angeles, you'll have no shortage of options when it comes to booking, as there are, on average, 242 flights heading out of JFK to LAX every single week. And that doesn't factor in the flights departing out of LaGuardia. Best of all, getting to and from these airports is remarkably easy and inexpensive, as these cities were designed with travelers in mind. As such, you'll be able to access public transit services that will take you directly to and from the airport.

Which airlines travel from New York to Los Angeles?

JetBlue, United, Delta and American Airlines all have flights from JFK to LAX. Spirit and Alaska, low-cost carriers, also make the same trip, typically at lower costs with similar travel times (six hours), though with limited availability. Southwest does not fly out of of JFK, but instead departs from LaGuardia, while still landing at LAX.

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

A flight from New York to Los Angeles should net you a travel time of approximately six hours, with five and a half of those hours spent in the air, if booking with JetBlue, United, Delta, American, Spirit or Alaska.  If flying with Southwest, expect seven hours of travel time. The flight from New York to Los Angeles covers a distance of 2, 474 miles (3982 kilometers). Though some trips do make connections in Philadelphia and Boston, and occasionally in St. Louis, you'll find that the vast majority of flights are direct, so if you're looking for a nonstop flight, you'll have no shortage of options.

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

On average, there are approximately 36 flights from New York to Los Angeles a day, 242 flights per week, and just over 1000 flights per month. American Airlines offers the most flights from New York to Los Angeles per week, with just over 75 per week, while Alaska offers the fewest, with 35 in the same time span. Saturdays, on average, have the least amount of flights out of New York to Los Angeles, around 26 flights, while Mondays and Fridays are the busiest days of the week,  averaging 36 flights on those days.  There are flights all during the day, as early 5:00 a.m.  to as late 8:00 p.m., usually in 30 to 45 minute increments, depending on the airline.

What are the departure and arrival airports?

Departure airport: JFK is the departure airport in New York. JFK has six terminals, which are connected via AirTrain, and is free of charge to ride.  Inside most terminals, you'll have plenty of options in terms dining, shopping, and services, like financial services and free WiFi . There are several pay-per-use lounges littered in every terminal, and though you have to pay extra to access these lounges, you might find the upgraded comfort worth it. To get to JFK from New York city center, you should expect a travel time of 45 minutes to an hour and a half, depending on the flow of traffic. There is always the option of taking a taxi, but locals count on the subway from Sutphin-Boulevard to catch the AirTrain to the airport. You can also access the AirTrain from Jamaican Station on line E, J, and Z, or Howard Beach Station, on line A, for added convenience. Be forewarned, however, if taking the subway, that you're likely to encounter a lot of stairs and areas of access that will be difficult to traverse if you have lots of luggage.

Arrival airport:  You can take a FlyAway bus from Union Station in Los Angeles to get directly to LAX for a reasonably inexpensive fee. This bus comes every 35 minutes and takes about 30 minutes before you're at the airport. You also have the option of taking the subway, by riding the Green Line to LAX station. From there, you'll have to take a free 15-minute shuttle to arrive at LAX airport. Taking the subway, however, will net you a travel time of at least an hour.  Once you're at LAX, there's plenty to see, eat and shop. Check out some of the many public art exhibits littered through each terminal, some of which include live music! Then grab a bite at one of the many quality eateries, where you'll find anything from fast food burger and fries to healthy juice and salad options. There's also plenty of Hollywood-themed souvenir shops, and boutiques like Hugo Boss and Bulgari.

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FAQs
How much are cheap flights between New York City and Los Angeles?
Omio customers have found the cheapest flights from New York City to Los Angeles to cost as little as $226 (€180)  in the next 7 days.
How much does it cost to take a flight between New York City and Los Angeles?
If you are looking to purchase your plane ticket in the next 7 days, you can expect the New York City to Los Angeles flight to cost on average $270 (€215)  one way.
How far is it from New York City to Los Angeles by plane?
When traveling this route you should expect the distance from New York City to Los Angeles by plane to be approximately 2440 miles (3935 km).
What is the New York City to Los Angeles flight travel time?
The New York City to Los Angeles flight duration is on average 6 h, which is to be expected when traveling 2440 miles (3935 km) between New York City and Los Angeles. However, the time it takes can vary based on specific dates, weekends, and holidays.
Which airlines can take me between New York City and Los Angeles?
For the best New York City to Los Angeles flight to purchase, you can travel safely and comfortably with Alaska Airlines, Spirit Airlines or JetBlue Airways. However, it's always good to check all possible airlines with services between New York City and Los Angeles to compare what amenities they may offer.
Can I book a direct flight from New York City to Los Angeles?
Yes, you can look for direct flights from New York City to Los Angeles with Alaska Airlines, American Airlines, United or JetBlue Airways  without needing to transfer at another stop in between. Taking a direct flight tends to save you time getting you to your destination, so it's worth paying attention to this when booking a ticket for this route.
What time is the earliest flight from New York City to Los Angeles? What time is the last flight from New York City to Los Angeles?
You can take the first flight from New York City to Los Angeles at 11: 20 AM. The last flight from New York City to Los Angeles that you can take departs at 5: 00 PM. Omio shows you the latest flight from New York City to Los Angeles schedule to help you book the best departure time for this trip.
When should I book the New York City to Los Angeles flight for the best deals on tickets?
You can find flights from New York City to Los Angeles to cost on average $270 (€215) 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 trip. You’ll see tickets for the New York City to Los Angeles flight generally on sale a few months before the planned travel date.