Prices are in Australian Dollars.

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

Search hundreds of travel sites and compare cheap flights to Los Angeles

Depart
Return
Any month
Compare vs KAYAK |

Information for flights to Los Angeles from New York

Flights arrive in Los Angeles
Flights depart from New York
Flight price $691
Distance 3,956 km
Airlines Alaska Airlines, United Airlines, Delta

Good to know

Low season:
February
Best time to beat the crowds
2%
expected price decrease
High season:
July
Most popular time to fly
9%
expected price increase
Average price:
$552
(price for this month)
Good deal:
$430
or less return trip within
4 months
of travel is a good deal

When to Book Flights from New York to Los Angeles

Average price per month
Flight prices as travel date approaches
-1 day
-2 days

Top tips for finding a cheap flight

The cheapest flight from New York to Los Angeles was found, on average, 82 days before departure.
Book at least 2 weeks before departure in order to get a below-average price.
High season is considered to be June, July and August. The cheapest month to fly is February.
Morning departure is around 35% cheaper than an evening flight, on average*.
*Average of the lowest prices shown in KAYAK’s search results for departures within the next 30 days

FAQs for Booking Flights to Los Angeles from New York

How long does a flight from New York to Los Angeles take?
An average non-stop flight takes 6h 15m, covering a distance of 3956 km.
How many flights are there between New York and Los Angeles?
There are 3,432 (non-stop) flights between New York and Los Angeles per week, averaging 509 per day.
Which airlines provide the cheapest flights from New York to Los Angeles?
In the past 3 days, the cheapest return tickets were found on Alaska Airlines ($691), United Airlines ($915) and Delta ($1002).
Which airlines fly most frequently between New York and Los Angeles?
Alaska Airlines (28 times daily), JetBlue (27 times daily), United Airlines (26 times daily) are the most frequent flyers on this route.
What’s the cheapest day of the week to fly from New York to Los Angeles?
For New York to Los Angeles, Wednesday is the cheapest day to fly on average and Wednesday is the most expensive. Flying from Los Angeles back to New York, the best deals are generally found on Wednesday, with Thursday being the most expensive.
Which airports will I be using when flying from New York to Los Angeles?
When flying out of New York you will be using one of these airports: New York LaGuardia, Newark or New York John F Kennedy Intl. You will be landing at Los Angeles, also known as Los Angeles Airport.

Book cheap flights from New York to Los Angeles (return)

Airports
Origin
New York
$1002
only
$1002
$691
only
$691
Destination
Los Angeles
$691
only
$691
Wed., 19 Dec.
EWR
Newark
LAX
Los Angeles
12h 37m
Wed., 26 Dec.
LAX
Los Angeles
EWR
Newark
5h 19m
Trip: 8 days
8.4ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.4 Excellent
Based on 30 reviews
Overall
8.6
Boarding
8.6
Comfort
8.3
Crew
8.9
Entertainment
7.9
Food
7.9
EWR
LAX
Excellent 10.0

Pros: great landing

EWR
LAX
Excellent 10.0

Pros: First time chose this airline, Fast boarding, Smooth flight, very freindly personal, excellent entertainment options, comfortable seats

EWR
LAX
Good 7.0

Pros: ...but I upgraded to premium and it’s got more offerings than other airlines, like alcoholic drinks, but...

Cons: 1. Flight delays. My fam flew a week ago with a 2 hour delay so this may be par for the course. 2. WiFi was out. If you’re gonna try to differentiate yourself then make sure that differentiating factor works flawlessly. 3. Seat wouldn’t recline. In Premium seating, which people choose for better comfort, make sure they can get it.

EWR
LAX
Excellent 10.0

Pros: Best flight ever. Order from seat. Free movies. Nicest flight attendants. Arrived early. I wish every flight were like this!

EWR
LAX
Excellent 10.0

Pros: The festive yet relaxing lighting during boatding, the great in flight movies, the friendly helpful staff, our generous legroom, the comfier than usual seats, the food ordering system.

Cons: The food quality could be improved with some more organic options.

Wed., 26 Dec.
EWR
Newark
LAX
Los Angeles
6h 15m
Mon., 31 Dec.
LAX
Los Angeles
EWR
Newark
13h 00m
Trip: 6 days
6.9GoodShow reviews
Overall 6.9 Good
Based on 239 reviews
Overall
7.2
Boarding
7.4
Comfort
7.0
Crew
7.7
Entertainment
6.5
Food
6.5
EWR
LAX
Excellent 8.0

Pros: The crew were very accommodating. Plenty of beverages offered throughout the flight :)

Cons: It was a bit too warm in the cabin. Wish the AC was on.

EWR
LAX
Mediocre 3.6

Pros: Best flight attendants ever.

Cons: We took off late and then proceeded to wait on the plane for an hour when we landed because the plane in our scheduled gate wouldn't leave.

EWR
LAX
Excellent 9.6

Pros: Great video entertainment selection

Cons: Being in a middle seat

EWR
LAX
Excellent 10.0

Pros: Boarding was easy (Zone 3) and there were no issues with overhead bin storage.

Cons: Could not use the seatback entertainment because the audio jack was jammed so that the earphones could not receive an audio signal.

EWR
LAX
Excellent 8.0

Pros: Friendly staff.

Cons: Too many people, too little space. Only two bathrooms for 114 people.

Wed., 26 Dec.
LGA
New York LaGuardia
LAX
Los Angeles
9h 04m
Mon., 31 Dec.
LAX
Los Angeles
LGA
New York LaGuardia
8h 50m
$1002
Trip: 6 days
7.9GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.9 Good
Based on 22,013 reviews
Overall
8.1
Boarding
8.1
Comfort
7.8
Crew
8.5
Entertainment
7.7
Food
7.4
SJU
ATL
Excellent 10.0

Pros: Excelent flight excelent service..

Cons: The entrance in the gate to the plane always disorganized

DTW
SDF
Excellent 9.3

Pros: Friendly and Professional Crew

Cons: Snacks were a bit boring & no tv’s onboard.

CDG
SLC
Excellent 8.0

Cons: Had problems with wheelchair in Paris at the boarding gate. I was supposed to pre board and I was the last person on the flight.

JFK
DCA
Good 6.3

Pros: We were able to fly standby on our original 2:30p flight but had to return to DCA for checked baggages later that day

Cons: Connecting flight from JFK to DCA was moved from approx 2:30p to nearly 8p, making our layover 7+ hours, as opposed to 1-2 hours. No reason for this change was provided. Delta crew member in JFK was rude and unhelpful. The second agent (who ultimately booked our standby tickets for our original connecting flight) was more pleasant.

MSP
LAX
Excellent 10.0

Pros: I liked that me and my boyfriend actually got to sit together.

*
Prices are per person, are for e–tickets and include all taxes & fees in AUD.

We attempt to get accurate prices, however, prices are not guaranteed.

Here's why:

We’re not the seller.
At KAYAK we don’t set the prices, so it’s not possible for us to guarantee what other companies are selling.

We compile tonnes of data for you
Our service lets you quickly and easily compare results from hundreds of travel sites at once. In this sense, KAYAK is a search engine and we can't guarantee prices we find.

Why aren’t prices accurate 100% of the time?
Prices on airline seats, hotel rooms and car hires can change frequently. Several people may also be trying to buy the same travel option simultaneously. As a result, you may find, on occasion, that certain prices are no longer available.

If you have more questions or if you have a bad price to report to us,
please send us an and someone from our team will get back to you promptly.

^
The fares displayed include all taxes and fees for economy class travel and were found by the provider in the last 72 hours. Seats are limited and may not be available on all flights and days. Fares are subject to change and may not be available on all flights or dates of travel. Some carriers charge additional fees for extra checked bags. Please check the carriers' sites.