Cheap Flights from New York John F. Kennedy to Los Angeles International in 2019

Flight information New York John F. Kennedy to Los Angeles International

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Average flight time, total distance 2471 miles

5h 48min

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Los Angeles International and Hawthorne

2 airports

Explore Los Angeles

Los Angeles Hotels

The Hollywood Roosevelt


The Standard Downtown LA


SLS Hotel


Flights from JFK to LAX: Frequently Asked Questions

How Long is the Flight from JFK to LAX?

When you take the JFK to LAX route, you will be traveling a distance of about 2471 miles, and a direct flight is about 5 hours and 48 minutes in duration.

When Should I Travel from JFK to LAX?

During the summer months, Los Angeles experiences temperatures that hover around 85° and the city is buzzing with tourism and residents heading to the beach and all of the local attractions. Consider taking your trip to Los Angeles during the winter months so you can escape the frigid temperatures of the east coast and enjoy shorter lines and a quieter visit to the attractions Los Angeles has to offer.

What Airlines Fly Direct from JFK to LAX?

There are currently five major airlines that routinely offer direct flights from JFK to LAX, with jetBlue offering the most frequent flights. The other airlines are:

What is the Cheapest Month to Travel the JFK to LAX Route?

To save the most money on your airline tickets, travel to LAX in January. You will pay an average of $219 one way, and can use your savings to upgrade your ticket or go on more adventures while you are in Los Angeles.

How Far is LAX from Downtown Los Angeles?

LAX is located approximately 18 miles from downtown Los Angeles. Once your plane lands, you can take advantage of several different ground transportation options including the public bus, Uber, Lift, taxis, a rental car, or even a private hotel shuttle.

The JFK to LAX route is popular among business travelers as well as tourists and covers a distance of approximately 2471 miles. While New York City and Los Angeles are very different in terms of average temperatures, population densities, and cost of living, they do share a love of art, food, and living a cutting edge lifestyle. Whether you are traveling across the country to explore the beauty of the west coast, have a business meeting to attend, or are embarking on a fun-filled family vacation, Los Angeles is a city that will not disappoint.

Departing from JFK

John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK) is the busiest airport in New York City and is located approximately 19 miles from downtown Manhattan. It serves an estimated 59 million passengers each year consists of six main terminals. TSA recommends that you arrive at the airport at least two hours early to ensure you have enough time to get through the security checkpoints and get to your gate. While you are waiting for your departing flight to LAX, you can use the free Wi-Fi that is located throughout the airport, visit several different restaurants that feature food from all over the world or wander through the gift shops.

Arriving to LAX

Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) is another large-scale facility that is considered to be the third busiest airport in all of North America. This airport features nine different terminals that are easy to navigate thanks to plenty of clear signage throughout. LAX is a giant u-shaped facility where the terminals make up the outer edge, and parking and ground transportation are all located in the middle heading out of the open space. LAX features lots of visitors lounges, shops, and restaurants, so you can rest up and relax before departing to your final destination.

Ground Transportation at LAX

LAX has several convenient ground transportation options to choose from to ensure you get to where you are going without all of the stress. The airport operates a FlyAway Bus as well as connector shuttles. You can also pick up a rental car before departing the airport, catch the city bus, arrive for an Uber or Lyft rideshare service, or arrange for an airport or hotel shuttle.

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