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Flight information for New York to Los Angeles
(NYC to LAX)

Find info about flight duration, direct flights, and airports for your flight from New York to Los Angeles
Best Price Found$5The best one-way flight to Los Angeles from New York in the past 72 hours is $5. The best round-trip flight deal from New York to Los Angeles found on momondo in the last 72 hours is $87.
Fastest flight time5h 57mThe fastest flight from New York to Los Angeles takes 5h 57m
Direct flightsMon, Tue, Wed, Fri, Sat and SunDirect flights go from New York to Los Angeles on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Airlines offering direct flights are: American Airlines, Alaska Airlines and Azul.
Airports in Los Angeles1 airportThere is 1 airport near Los Angeles: Los Angeles (LAX)

How to get the cheapest flight ticket from New York to Los Angeles

Look no further. We've gone through all the searches for this route on momondo so you have the important information and insights to find the cheapest flight ticket for your trip

What is the cheapest month to fly from New York to Los Angeles?

August

The cheapest time of year to fly to Los Angeles from New York is August. Most expensive is December

What is the cheapest day to depart New York for Los Angeles?

Tuesday

The cheapest day of the week is typically Tuesday. The most expensive is typically Sunday

When is the cheapest time to fly from New York to Los Angeles?

in the evening

New York to Los Angeles flights are approximately 10% more expensive at noon than in the evening

What is the cheapest airline that flies to Los Angeles from New York?

Spirit Airlines

Alaska Airlines, Frontier, and JetBlue are the most popular carriers operating from New York to Los Angeles

What is the cheapest New York to Los Angeles flight route?

Newark - Los Angeles

Fly from Newark to Los Angeles for the best New York - Los Angeles flight prices

How far in advance should you book New York to Los Angeles flights?

32 days before

The cheapest time to buy a flight from New York to Los Angeles is approximately 32 days to departure


Easily compare round-trip flights from New York to Los Angeles

Below you can see the best fares for your round-trip flight route over the next three months. All fares were found on momondo this week. Browse the quickest and cheapest flights from New York to Los Angeles by changing tabs
Spirit Airlines
Mar 2
LGA1:29 amNew York LaGuardia
10h 11m
1 stop
LAX11:40 amLos Angeles
Mar 8
LAX1:25 amLos Angeles
12h 35m
1 stop
LGA2:00 pmNew York LaGuardia
Multiple Airlines
Mar 3
EWR2:50 pmNewark
7h 22m
1 stop
LAX10:12 pmLos Angeles
Mar 16
LAX6:50 pmLos Angeles
5h 10m
EWR12:00 amNewark
Alaska Airlines
Feb 8
JFK4:00 amNew York John F Kennedy Intl
9h 50m
1 stop
LAX1:50 pmLos Angeles
Feb 16
LAX12:45 pmLos Angeles
11h 10m
1 stop
JFK11:55 pmNew York John F Kennedy Intl
Spirit Airlines
Mar 2
LGA1:29 amNew York LaGuardia
10h 11m
1 stop
LAX11:40 amLos Angeles
Mar 9
LAX1:10 amLos Angeles
13h 45m
1 stop
LGA2:55 pmNew York LaGuardia
United Airlines
Feb 8
JFK11:55 amNew York John F Kennedy Intl
22h 29m
1 stop
LAX10:24 amLos Angeles
Feb 9
LAX9:35 amLos Angeles
5h 13m
JFK2:48 pmNew York John F Kennedy Intl
JetBlue
Feb 22
JFK1:30 pmNew York John F Kennedy Intl
6h 31m
LAX8:01 pmLos Angeles
Feb 22
LAX7:49 pmLos Angeles
5h 22m
JFK1:11 amNew York John F Kennedy Intl

Find the cheapest one-way flights from New York to Los Angeles

If you're looking for one-way flights from New York to Los Angeles, view some of our deals below provided by Alaska Airlines, American Airlines and Delta
American Airlines
Feb 21
EWR2:42 amNewark
16h 14m
3 stops
LAX6:56 pmLos Angeles
Spirit Airlines
Feb 23
EWR2:50 pmNewark
7h 22m
1 stop
LAX10:12 pmLos Angeles
Alaska Airlines
Feb 15
JFK8:00 amNew York John F Kennedy Intl
10h 13m
1 stop
LAX6:13 pmLos Angeles

Search last-minute flights to Los Angeles from New York

Find and compare round-trip flight prices for your last-minute flight from New York to Los Angeles
Spirit Airlines
Feb 3
LGA12:50 amNew York LaGuardia
11h 32m
1 stop
LAX12:22 pmLos Angeles
Feb 8
LAX3:57 amLos Angeles
7h 11m
1 stop
LGA11:08 amNew York LaGuardia
Multiple Airlines
Feb 3
EWR8:19 amNewark
13h 04m
1 stop
LAX9:23 pmLos Angeles
Mar 8
LAX5:50 pmLos Angeles
5h 10m
EWR11:00 pmNewark
Spirit Airlines
Feb 4
LGA5:55 amNew York LaGuardia
16h 35m
1 stop
LAX10:30 pmLos Angeles
Feb 9
LAX3:57 amLos Angeles
7h 11m
1 stop
LGA11:08 amNew York LaGuardia
JetBlue
Feb 5
JFK12:29 pmNew York John F Kennedy Intl
6h 27m
LAX6:56 pmLos Angeles
Feb 15
LAX7:41 amLos Angeles
5h 24m
JFK1:05 pmNew York John F Kennedy Intl
United Airlines
Feb 5
JFK3:30 amNew York John F Kennedy Intl
6h 30m
LAX10:00 amLos Angeles
Feb 9
LAX5:31 amLos Angeles
8h 27m
1 stop
JFK1:58 pmNew York John F Kennedy Intl
Alaska Airlines
Feb 4
JFK2:30 amNew York John F Kennedy Intl
12h 14m
1 stop
LAX2:44 pmLos Angeles
Feb 12
LAX1:00 amLos Angeles
10h 00m
1 stop
JFK11:00 amNew York John F Kennedy Intl

Best airlines flying from New York to Los Angeles

Compare and see reviews for airlines that fly from New York to Los Angeles with momondo
AirlineRatingFree CancellationPrice
Spirit Airlines
PriceFrom $73
Free Cancellation
Rating
6.3
6.4

Boarding

6.0

Comfort

6.9

Crew

5.0

Entertainment

5.3

Food

Reviews

Spirit is an awful airline. Rude gate workers in Las Vegas. Ridiculous bag charges. No leg room. I'll never be lured to this airline again.

1 / 10
Frontier
PriceFrom $82
Free Cancellation
Rating
6.2
6.5

Boarding

5.9

Comfort

7.0

Crew

4.8

Entertainment

5.1

Food

Reviews

Got me from point A to point B!

1 / 10
American Airlines
PriceFrom $118
Free Cancellation
Rating
7.2
7.4

Boarding

7.1

Comfort

7.8

Crew

7.1

Entertainment

6.8

Food

Reviews

Flight attendant for first class is definitely not a morning person. Oh and the WiFi DID NOT WORK!

1 / 10
Delta
PriceFrom $118
Free Cancellation
Rating
8.0
8.1

Boarding

8.1

Comfort

8.2

Crew

7.9

Entertainment

7.7

Food

Reviews

Even after posting extra for comfort +, the seats do not recline!

1 / 10
Alaska Airlines
PriceFrom $118
Free Cancellation
Rating
7.9
8.2

Boarding

8.0

Comfort

8.4

Crew

7.4

Entertainment

7.3

Food

Reviews

Free exit seat up grade No food

1 / 10
United Airlines
PriceFrom $127
Free Cancellation
Rating
7.3
7.5

Boarding

7.1

Comfort

7.8

Crew

7.0

Entertainment

6.7

Food

Reviews

Flight delayed

1 / 10
JetBlue
PriceFrom $130
Free Cancellation
Rating
7.2
7.4

Boarding

7.7

Comfort

8.0

Crew

7.3

Entertainment

6.9

Food

Reviews

Smooth trip. No problems no delays and that's great.

1 / 10
Sun Country Air
PriceFrom $160
Free Cancellation
Rating
7.4
7.6

Boarding

7.5

Comfort

8.3

Crew

6.4

Entertainment

6.5

Food

Reviews

Easy boarding, plenty of overhead space, entertaining staff, good progress communication, and on-time arrival.

1 / 10
Endeavor Airlines
PriceFrom $406
Free Cancellation
Rating
0.0

Spirit Airlines flights from New York to Los Angeles

Our best Spirit Airlines deals on New York to Los Angeles flight tickets
Spirit Airlines
Mar 2
LGA1:29 amNew York LaGuardia
10h 11m
1 stop
LAX11:40 amLos Angeles
Mar 8
LAX1:25 amLos Angeles
12h 35m
1 stop
LGA2:00 pmNew York LaGuardia
Spirit Airlines
Mar 2
LGA1:29 amNew York LaGuardia
10h 11m
1 stop
LAX11:40 amLos Angeles
Mar 9
LAX1:10 amLos Angeles
13h 45m
1 stop
LGA2:55 pmNew York LaGuardia
Spirit Airlines
Feb 26
LGA1:29 amNew York LaGuardia
9h 11m
1 stop
LAX10:40 amLos Angeles
Mar 2
LAX1:25 amLos Angeles
12h 35m
1 stop
LGA2:00 pmNew York LaGuardia

Alaska Airlines flights from New York to Los Angeles

Our best Alaska Airlines deals on New York to Los Angeles flight tickets
Alaska Airlines
Feb 8
JFK4:00 amNew York John F Kennedy Intl
9h 50m
1 stop
LAX1:50 pmLos Angeles
Feb 16
LAX12:45 pmLos Angeles
11h 10m
1 stop
JFK11:55 pmNew York John F Kennedy Intl
Alaska Airlines
Feb 12
JFK8:00 amNew York John F Kennedy Intl
13h 36m
1 stop
LAX9:36 pmLos Angeles
Feb 19
LAX3:25 amLos Angeles
10h 53m
1 stop
JFK2:18 pmNew York John F Kennedy Intl
Alaska Airlines
Feb 15
JFK8:00 amNew York John F Kennedy Intl
10h 13m
1 stop
LAX6:13 pmLos Angeles
Feb 16
LAX12:45 pmLos Angeles
11h 10m
1 stop
JFK11:55 pmNew York John F Kennedy Intl

Choose the best way to get from New York to Los Angeles


  • Are airlines flying from New York to Los Angeles offering flexible cancellation due to COVID-19?

    Some of our partner airlines flying from New York to Los Angeles are adopting new policies due to the global impact of COVID-19. Some of the airlines that may be waiving their cancellation fees are United Airlines, Alaska Airlines, and JetBlue. You can search for the full list of airlines like United Airlines that are offering this flexibility.

  • Is flying the fastest way to get from New York to Los Angeles?

    The quickest way to travel this route is to take a flight from New York to Los Angeles, doing so can potentially save up to 61h 30m of travel time. While these options may take longer, booking a train from New York to Los Angeles or a bus from New York to Los Angeles may suit your needs if travel time is less of a factor in your decision making.

  • Is flying the cheapest way to get from New York to Los Angeles?

    Taking a flight to your destination is the cheapest option we’ve found in the past few days. The cheapest price we’ve found for this option is $82, making it less expensive than a train from New York to Los Angeles and cheaper than a bus from New York to Los Angeles.

  • How far is New York to Los Angeles by plane?

    Los Angeles is 2448.3 mi away from New York. A reasonable flight in good conditions will take 5h 50m.

  • What is the carbon footprint of flying from New York to Los Angeles?

    Flying from New York to Los Angeles has a carbon footprint of about 3,666lb. Flight search results on momondo can be sorted by their carbon footprint. By train, you could lower your emissions for this trip by about 87%. If you can take the time, the carbon footprint of a bus for this journey would be 321lb, some 92% less than flying.


Can I fly to Los Angeles from New York right now?

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

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

COVID-19 testing requirements
Visitors from New York must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) or Antigen (quick-test) test taken 24 hours before departing to Los Angeles.

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

Can I fly back to New York from Los Angeles?

Returning to New York from Los Angeles

COVID-19 testing requirements
Visitors from Los Angeles must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) or Antigen (quick-test) test taken 24 hours before departing to New York.

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

If you are planning to travel to Los Angeles at this time, it is recommended that you stay up to date on current restrictions and follow proper safety measures while in public.

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