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New York to Los Angeles flight information

Avg. flight duration 5h 51m
Flights arrive in Los Angeles
Flights depart from New York
Flight price £156
Distance 2458 miles
Airlines JetBlue, Virgin America

Good to know

Low season:
February
Best time to beat the crowds
2%
expected price decrease
High season:
July
Most popular time to fly
12%
expected price increase
Average price:
£389
(avg. price over the last 2 weeks)
Good deal:
£232
or less (return)

When to Book Flights from New York to Los Angeles

Average price per month
Flight prices as travel date approaches
-1 day
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Top tips for Finding a Cheap Flight

Looking for a cheap flight? 25% of our users found flights on this route for £232 or less.
The cheapest flight from New York to Los Angeles was found, on average, 25 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 6% 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 New York to Los Angeles Flights

How long does a flight from New York to Los Angeles take?
An average non-stop flight takes 6h 22m, covering a distance of 2458 miles.
How many flights are there between New York and Los Angeles?
There are 3,270 (non-stop) flights between New York and Los Angeles per week, averaging 487 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 Multiple Airlines (£156), JetBlue (£169) and Virgin America (£174).
Do I need a passport to fly between New York and Los Angeles?
No.
Which airlines fly most frequently between New York and Los Angeles?
Alaska Airlines (30 times daily), Virgin America (29 times daily), Delta (29 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, Tuesday is the cheapest day to fly on average and Thursday is the most expensive. Flying from Los Angeles back to New York, the best deals are generally found on Monday, with Sunday being the most expensive.

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

Airports
Origin
New York
£172
only
£172
£169
only
£169
Newark
£156
only
£156
Destination
Los Angeles
£156
only
£156
Tue, 23 Jan
EWR
LAX
11h 05m
Sat, 3 Feb
LAX
EWR
5h 00m
£156
Trip: 12 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
Sun, 28 Jan
JFK
LAX
6h 22m
Mon, 29 Jan
LAX
JFK
5h 15m
£169
Trip: 2 days
8.2ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.2 Excellent
Based on 122 reviews
Overall
8.2
Boarding
8.2
Comfort
8.3
Crew
8.6
Entertainment
8.0
Food
7.8
JFK
LAX
Good 6.0

Free food.

Wrong sandwich. Soggy sandwich. Sound was scratchy. Movies need closed caption option.

JFK
LAX
Mediocre 2.0

TSA held me up with a 30 minute bag check so I arrived for an 11:30 AM flight at 11:16 AM. I was told that because I was a minute late they wouldn't let me on even though the plane was still in the runway and connected to the terminal. I asked to speak to a supervisor and the agent disappeared for 10 minutes while the plane took off. I then went to go speak to a customer service agent who wouldn't even look at me while I spoke. She actually started listening to and talking with another agent while I was talking to her. Then when I was finished, she started arguing with me until another agent said "he's not worth it." JetBlue just lost my business.

JFK
LAX
Excellent 10.0

Jet Blue is always a great experience due in great part to your staff! I was running late. They accommodated. The flight was late but the checkin crew was stellar and kept us informed and in a great mood. Then the flight crew took it from there and they were, as always, true professionals. Thank you!

JFK
LAX
Excellent 10.0

Service and timing

JFK
LAX
Excellent 8.0

Comfortable. Nice, new plane. Friendly staff

There were no new movies even though the pamphlet said there should be. There also were no meals to but, which is standard for a later flight, but was still disappointing.

Thu, 1 Feb
JFK
LAX
6h 29m
Wed, 14 Feb
LAX
JFK
5h 20m
£174
Trip: 14 days
7.6GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.6 Good
Based on 632 reviews
Overall
8.3
Boarding
8.3
Comfort
8.2
Crew
8.5
Entertainment
8.0
Food
7.7
JFK
LAX
Mediocre 3.3

Boarding was efficient

No food for a flight that was 5 1/2 hours long !! 2 crying baby’s and the passenger next to me took up 1/2 my seat !!

JFK
LAX
OK 5.0

Friendly pilot.

Sat on the tarmac after arriving for 30+ mins without an explanation. Media system stopped working 2 hours into the flight and attendants couldn’t fix it. They don’t carry lol of the “on the house” items that are advertised...

JFK
LAX
OK 5.6

3. Hour delay due to crew turnaround ruled

JFK
LAX
Excellent 10.0

I love flying virgin

JFK
LAX
Good 7.0

Everything

Delay

Sun, 28 Jan
JFK
LAX
6h 22m
Mon, 29 Jan
LAX
JFK
5h 15m
£169
Trip: 2 days
8.2ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.2 Excellent
Based on 122 reviews
Overall
8.2
Boarding
8.2
Comfort
8.3
Crew
8.6
Entertainment
8.0
Food
7.8
JFK
LAX
Excellent 10.0

Jet Blue is always a great experience due in great part to your staff! I was running late. They accommodated. The flight was late but the checkin crew was stellar and kept us informed and in a great mood. Then the flight crew took it from there and they were, as always, true professionals. Thank you!

JFK
LAX
Mediocre 2.0

Will NEVER fly jet blue again -- HORRIBLE

JFK
LAX
Excellent 8.0

It was requested at the boarding gate in LA that some people volunteer to have their bags checked since the flight was at capacity. So I offered to check my carry-on. When we landed at JFK after a red-eye... our baggage took over an hour since we landed to make it to the carousel. I have never had to wait that long for baggage, and it was especially frustrating when I offered to check and am exhausted from lack of sleep. Baggage should never take that long.

JFK
LAX
Excellent 10.0

great

JFK
LAX
Excellent 8.0

Comfortable. Nice, new plane. Friendly staff

There were no new movies even though the pamphlet said there should be. There also were no meals to but, which is standard for a later flight, but was still disappointing.

Mon, 29 Jan
LGA
LAX
12h 14m
Mon, 5 Feb
LAX
LGA
7h 06m
£172
Trip: 8 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
Sun, 4 Feb
JFK
LAX
6h 37m
Wed, 14 Feb
LAX
JFK
5h 27m
£174
Trip: 11 days
7.6GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.6 Good
Based on 632 reviews
Overall
8.3
Boarding
8.3
Comfort
8.2
Crew
8.5
Entertainment
8.0
Food
7.7
JFK
LAX
OK 5.0

Friendly pilot.

Sat on the tarmac after arriving for 30+ mins without an explanation. Media system stopped working 2 hours into the flight and attendants couldn’t fix it. They don’t carry lol of the “on the house” items that are advertised...

JFK
LAX
Excellent 10.0

Everything.

Nothing.

JFK
LAX
Excellent 10.0

I love flying virgin

JFK
LAX
Excellent 8.6

Virgin Air gives you a flying experience that few airlines offer today....enjoy!

JFK
LAX
Excellent 8.0

That customer service at check-in finally stepped up when they saw the chicken line was ridiculously long.

This self check in machines did not work & it took customer service a while to register that the line was ridiculously long & people were at risk of missing their flights.

Sun, 28 Jan
JFK
LAX
6h 22m
Mon, 29 Jan
LAX
JFK
5h 15m
£169
Trip: 2 days
8.2ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.2 Excellent
Based on 122 reviews
Overall
8.2
Boarding
8.2
Comfort
8.3
Crew
8.6
Entertainment
8.0
Food
7.8
JFK
LAX
Good 6.0

Free food.

Wrong sandwich. Soggy sandwich. Sound was scratchy. Movies need closed caption option.

JFK
LAX
Excellent 8.0

Comfortable. Nice, new plane. Friendly staff

There were no new movies even though the pamphlet said there should be. There also were no meals to but, which is standard for a later flight, but was still disappointing.

JFK
LAX
Excellent 10.0

Lots of leg room and good entertainment.

JFK
LAX
Excellent 8.3

The entertainment system crashed three times and had to be rebooted which cause you to start everything over. When I use the Wi-Fi for the Amazon prime option it was very spotty and had to reload quite a bit during the flight from JFK to LAX. They are by Miss clean the staff was good but the entertainment system and the movie choices were very old and not really very interesting.

JFK
LAX
Mediocre 2.0

Will NEVER fly jet blue again -- HORRIBLE

Wed, 31 Jan
LGA
LAX
12h 14m
Sat, 10 Feb
LAX
LGA
8h 05m
£172
Trip: 11 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
Sat, 10 Feb
JFK
LAX
6h 24m
Wed, 14 Feb
LAX
JFK
5h 20m
£174
Trip: 5 days
7.6GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.6 Good
Based on 632 reviews
Overall
8.3
Boarding
8.3
Comfort
8.2
Crew
8.5
Entertainment
8.0
Food
7.7
JFK
LAX
Excellent 10.0

I love flying virgin

JFK
LAX
Excellent 10.0

The free entertainment and the way you order food and drinks from your seat.

JFK
LAX
Good 7.0

Everything

Delay

JFK
LAX
Good 7.6

Flight once moving was fine

3 hour delay very problematic for me... found communication difficult at JFK... want some repetition, paid for first class, feel it was not worth price

JFK
LAX
Mediocre 3.3

Boarding was efficient

No food for a flight that was 5 1/2 hours long !! 2 crying baby’s and the passenger next to me took up 1/2 my seat !!

Mon, 29 Jan
JFK
LAX
6h 22m
Tue, 30 Jan
LAX
JFK
5h 15m
£169
Trip: 2 days
8.2ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.2 Excellent
Based on 122 reviews
Overall
8.2
Boarding
8.2
Comfort
8.3
Crew
8.6
Entertainment
8.0
Food
7.8
JFK
LAX
Excellent 8.0

It was requested at the boarding gate in LA that some people volunteer to have their bags checked since the flight was at capacity. So I offered to check my carry-on. When we landed at JFK after a red-eye... our baggage took over an hour since we landed to make it to the carousel. I have never had to wait that long for baggage, and it was especially frustrating when I offered to check and am exhausted from lack of sleep. Baggage should never take that long.

JFK
LAX
Mediocre 2.0

Will NEVER fly jet blue again -- HORRIBLE

JFK
LAX
Excellent 8.0

Comfortable. Nice, new plane. Friendly staff

There were no new movies even though the pamphlet said there should be. There also were no meals to but, which is standard for a later flight, but was still disappointing.

JFK
LAX
Excellent 10.0

Jet Blue is always a great experience due in great part to your staff! I was running late. They accommodated. The flight was late but the checkin crew was stellar and kept us informed and in a great mood. Then the flight crew took it from there and they were, as always, true professionals. Thank you!

JFK
LAX
Good 7.3

A complimentary lunch meal should be served.

Fri, 2 Feb
LGA
LAX
12h 14m
Sat, 3 Feb
LAX
LGA
9h 17m
£172
Trip: 2 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
Sun, 11 Feb
JFK
LAX
6h 43m
Wed, 14 Feb
LAX
JFK
5h 12m
£174
Trip: 4 days
7.6GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.6 Good
Based on 632 reviews
Overall
8.3
Boarding
8.3
Comfort
8.2
Crew
8.5
Entertainment
8.0
Food
7.7
JFK
LAX
OK 5.0

Friendly pilot.

Sat on the tarmac after arriving for 30+ mins without an explanation. Media system stopped working 2 hours into the flight and attendants couldn’t fix it. They don’t carry lol of the “on the house” items that are advertised...

JFK
LAX
Excellent 10.0

Everything.

Nothing.

JFK
LAX
Good 7.6

Flight once moving was fine

3 hour delay very problematic for me... found communication difficult at JFK... want some repetition, paid for first class, feel it was not worth price

JFK
LAX
Excellent 10.0

I love flying virgin

JFK
LAX
OK 4.3

The crew was nice enough, but they did forget to bring me an item I requested. I would have asked for it again, but I fell asleep. Also, we landed an hour late. No apology from the pilot or crew. The food and selection were sub par.

Mon, 29 Jan
JFK
LAX
6h 22m
Tue, 30 Jan
LAX
JFK
5h 15m
£169
Trip: 2 days
8.2ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.2 Excellent
Based on 122 reviews
Overall
8.2
Boarding
8.2
Comfort
8.3
Crew
8.6
Entertainment
8.0
Food
7.8
JFK
LAX
Excellent 10.0

Jet Blue is always a great experience due in great part to your staff! I was running late. They accommodated. The flight was late but the checkin crew was stellar and kept us informed and in a great mood. Then the flight crew took it from there and they were, as always, true professionals. Thank you!

JFK
LAX
Good 7.3

A complimentary lunch meal should be served.

JFK
LAX
Excellent 8.0

It was requested at the boarding gate in LA that some people volunteer to have their bags checked since the flight was at capacity. So I offered to check my carry-on. When we landed at JFK after a red-eye... our baggage took over an hour since we landed to make it to the carousel. I have never had to wait that long for baggage, and it was especially frustrating when I offered to check and am exhausted from lack of sleep. Baggage should never take that long.

JFK
LAX
Excellent 10.0

Lots of leg room and good entertainment.

JFK
LAX
Mediocre 2.0

TSA held me up with a 30 minute bag check so I arrived for an 11:30 AM flight at 11:16 AM. I was told that because I was a minute late they wouldn't let me on even though the plane was still in the runway and connected to the terminal. I asked to speak to a supervisor and the agent disappeared for 10 minutes while the plane took off. I then went to go speak to a customer service agent who wouldn't even look at me while I spoke. She actually started listening to and talking with another agent while I was talking to her. Then when I was finished, she started arguing with me until another agent said "he's not worth it." JetBlue just lost my business.

Mon, 5 Feb
LGA
LAX
12h 14m
Mon, 12 Feb
LAX
LGA
7h 27m
£172
Trip: 8 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
Mon, 12 Feb
JFK
LAX
6h 24m
Wed, 14 Feb
LAX
JFK
5h 12m
£174
Trip: 3 days
7.6GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.6 Good
Based on 632 reviews
Overall
8.3
Boarding
8.3
Comfort
8.2
Crew
8.5
Entertainment
8.0
Food
7.7
JFK
LAX
Excellent 10.0

Comfort & movie choices!

JFK
LAX
Excellent 8.0

That customer service at check-in finally stepped up when they saw the chicken line was ridiculously long.

This self check in machines did not work & it took customer service a while to register that the line was ridiculously long & people were at risk of missing their flights.

JFK
LAX
OK 5.0

Friendly pilot.

Sat on the tarmac after arriving for 30+ mins without an explanation. Media system stopped working 2 hours into the flight and attendants couldn’t fix it. They don’t carry lol of the “on the house” items that are advertised...

JFK
LAX
OK 4.3

The crew was nice enough, but they did forget to bring me an item I requested. I would have asked for it again, but I fell asleep. Also, we landed an hour late. No apology from the pilot or crew. The food and selection were sub par.

JFK
LAX
Mediocre 3.3

Boarding was efficient

No food for a flight that was 5 1/2 hours long !! 2 crying baby’s and the passenger next to me took up 1/2 my seat !!

Thu, 1 Feb
JFK
LAX
6h 22m
Fri, 2 Feb
LAX
JFK
5h 15m
£169
Trip: 2 days
8.2ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.2 Excellent
Based on 122 reviews
Overall
8.2
Boarding
8.2
Comfort
8.3
Crew
8.6
Entertainment
8.0
Food
7.8
JFK
LAX
Excellent 8.0

Comfortable. Nice, new plane. Friendly staff

There were no new movies even though the pamphlet said there should be. There also were no meals to but, which is standard for a later flight, but was still disappointing.

JFK
LAX
Excellent 10.0

Lots of leg room and good entertainment.

JFK
LAX
Mediocre 2.0

Will NEVER fly jet blue again -- HORRIBLE

JFK
LAX
Good 7.3

A complimentary lunch meal should be served.

JFK
LAX
Excellent 10.0

Service and timing

Wed, 7 Feb
LGA
LAX
12h 14m
Tue, 13 Feb
LAX
LGA
7h 18m
£172
Trip: 7 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
Tue, 6 Feb
JFK
LAX
6h 43m
Wed, 21 Feb
LAX
JFK
9h 59m
£180
Trip: 16 days
7.6GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.6 Good
Based on 632 reviews
Overall
8.3
Boarding
8.3
Comfort
8.2
Crew
8.5
Entertainment
8.0
Food
7.7
JFK
LAX
Excellent 10.0

Everything.

Nothing.

JFK
LAX
Good 7.6

Flight once moving was fine

3 hour delay very problematic for me... found communication difficult at JFK... want some repetition, paid for first class, feel it was not worth price

JFK
LAX
Excellent 10.0

Comfort & movie choices!

JFK
LAX
Good 7.0

Everything

Delay

JFK
LAX
OK 4.3

The crew was nice enough, but they did forget to bring me an item I requested. I would have asked for it again, but I fell asleep. Also, we landed an hour late. No apology from the pilot or crew. The food and selection were sub par.

Thu, 1 Feb
JFK
LAX
6h 22m
Fri, 2 Feb
LAX
JFK
5h 15m
£169
Trip: 2 days
8.2ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.2 Excellent
Based on 122 reviews
Overall
8.2
Boarding
8.2
Comfort
8.3
Crew
8.6
Entertainment
8.0
Food
7.8
JFK
LAX
Excellent 8.0

It was requested at the boarding gate in LA that some people volunteer to have their bags checked since the flight was at capacity. So I offered to check my carry-on. When we landed at JFK after a red-eye... our baggage took over an hour since we landed to make it to the carousel. I have never had to wait that long for baggage, and it was especially frustrating when I offered to check and am exhausted from lack of sleep. Baggage should never take that long.

JFK
LAX
Excellent 10.0

great

JFK
LAX
Mediocre 2.0

Will NEVER fly jet blue again -- HORRIBLE

JFK
LAX
Good 7.3

A complimentary lunch meal should be served.

JFK
LAX
Excellent 10.0

Jet Blue is always a great experience due in great part to your staff! I was running late. They accommodated. The flight was late but the checkin crew was stellar and kept us informed and in a great mood. Then the flight crew took it from there and they were, as always, true professionals. Thank you!

Fri, 9 Feb
LGA
LAX
12h 14m
Mon, 12 Feb
LAX
LGA
8h 24m
£172
Trip: 4 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
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