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New York City to Los Angeles, California Last modified: May 20, 2022 1:43 -04:00

We've scanned 40,788 round trip itineraries and found the cheapest flights to Los Angeles, California. !! & Sun Country frequently offer the best deals to Los Angeles, California flights, or select your preferred carrier below to see the cheapest days to fly.

!!
NYCLAX
Tue 8/16
2 stops
LAXNYC
Mon 8/22
2 stops
Sun Country
NYCLAX
Wed 8/17
2 stops
LAXNYC
Mon 8/22
2 stops
JetBlue
NYCLAX
Wed 9/7
nonstop
LAXNYC
Tue 9/13
nonstop
$134
Spirit
NYCLAX
Thu 7/14
2 stops
LAXNYC
Wed 7/20
2 stops
$135
United
NYCLAX
Tue 6/7
nonstop
LAXNYC
Tue 6/14
nonstop
$146
00
NYCLAX
Fri 5/27
nonstop
LAXNYC
Sun 5/29
nonstop
$298

How Much is a Flight from New York City to Los Angeles, California?

We have collected flight cost data from across the web for travel from New York City to Los Angeles, California, and have found the average flight price for this trip to be $221.

Where To Buy Cheap Flights from New York City to Los Angeles, California?

The best way to find a great deal on airfare is to search multiple sites. When you run a search on FareCompare, we search multiple sites and fare sources all at once so you don't have to - which is why we think FareCompare is the best place to find cheap tickets. Airlines can adjust prices for tickets from New York City to Los Angeles, California based on the day and time that you decide to book your flight. We have collected data from all airlines, and have found that Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Saturdays are often the best days to book flights. If you'd like to learn more, read our article about the best time to buy airline tickets.

How far in advance should I book tickets from New York City to Los Angeles, California?

The chart below shows up-to-date information regarding how far in advance to book your flight from New York City to Los Angeles, California.

Non Stop versus Connecting
Advanced PurchaseNon StopConnecting
< 7 days $300 $316
7-14 days $278 $235
14-21 days $146 $146
21-30 days $588 $489
30-60 days $175 $135
60-90 days $101 $80
90+ days $92 $100

Cheapest Day To Fly from New York City to Los Angeles, California

We've examined 81,576 itinerary searches that we've seen for departures in the next 90 days and found that the cheapest day to fly from New York City to Los Angeles, California is Thursday. See the chart below to compare prices for other days of the week.

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
$272$146$165$135$148$502$173

Compare Flight Prices from New York City to Los Angeles, California by Month

Low priced flights are most commonly available by purchasing between one and three months in advance. International or holiday flights may need to be purchased even further in advance. The chart below shows the cheapest flight prices by month for New York City to Los Angeles, California flights.

Month Origin Destination Carrier Depart Date Return Date Stops Price
May New York City Los Angeles, California !! 5/25/22 5/31/22 1 $545
June New York City Los Angeles, California United 6/7/22 6/14/22 0 $146
July New York City Los Angeles, California Spirit 7/14/22 7/20/22 2 $135
August New York City Los Angeles, California Spirit 8/2/22 8/10/22 2 $217
September New York City Los Angeles, California !! 9/7/22 9/13/22 1 $133
October New York City Los Angeles, California JetBlue 10/15/22 10/22/22 0 $92
November New York City Los Angeles, California !! 11/7/22 11/16/22 0 $116
December New York City Los Angeles, California !! 12/10/22 12/15/22 0 $257

Cheap Last Minute Flights from New York City to Los Angeles, California

Looking for cheap last minute flights or a weekend getaway? We've got you covered with weekend flight deals from New York City to Los Angeles, California. The chart below shows the best last minute deals and cheap flights this weekend we could find.

Next 30 Days

SunMonTueWedThuFriSat
22 23 24 25 26 27 28
$639
29 30 31 1 2 3 4
$639 $675
5 6 7 8 9 10 11
$675 $668
12 13 14 15 16 17 18
$668
19 20 21 22 23 24 25
$519
26 27 28 29 30 1 2
$519

Connecting Flights vs Direct Flights from New York City to Los Angeles, California

Flights between some cities may be significantly cheaper if you choose a multi-stop airline ticket. Although these connecting flights sacrifice some convenience, on average, travelers save 20%-60% when they choose to fly multi-stop versus a direct flight.

The average price for connecting flights from New York City to Los Angeles, California is $196.

The average price for direct flights from New York City to Los Angeles, California is $211.

The chart below shows up to date information regarding non-stop flights from New York City to Los Angeles, California.

Weekly Direct Flights from New York City to Los Angeles, California - By Carrier
CarrierMonTueWedThuFriSatSunEarliest FlightLatest Flight
American 12 12 12 12 12 9 12 01:00 16:15
Major Airlines 10 10 10 10 10 6 10 02:00 16:20

One Way Flights vs Round Trip Flights from New York City to Los Angeles, California

We have found that there is often no price difference between buying a round trip flight versus a one way flight. Increased flexibility is the main benefit when it comes to buying a one way flight from New York City to Los Angeles, California. However, booking a round trip flight can be a simpler process. You can compare round trip and one way flights by using our flight comparison.

The average price for one way flights from New York City to Los Angeles, California is $84.

The average price for round trip flights from New York City to Los Angeles, California is $211.

New York City to Los Angeles, California Flight Questions

Below are some common questions that asked about this flight route:

Question: How long is the flight from New York City to Los Angeles, California?
Answer: The average New York City to Los Angeles, California flight time is 6 hours and 22 minutes.
Question: How far is Los Angeles, California from New York City?
Answer: The distance from New York City to Los Angeles, California is 2,468 miles (3,971 kilometers).
Question: How common are direct flights from New York City to Los Angeles, California?
Answer: There are 147 direct flights from New York City to Los Angeles, California.
Question: What are the most popular New York City airlines for direct flights from New York City to Los Angeles, California?
Answer: American Airlines provides 55% of the non-stop flights between New York City and Los Angeles, California.

New York City to Los Angeles, California Airports

These are the major commercial airports we're currently monitoring in New York City and Los Angeles, California. If your route includes a city with multiple airports, you may be able to find substantial savings by choosing an alternate airport.

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Cheap Flights from New York City to Los Angeles, California