Find Cheap Flights from LAX to NYC in 2019

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Flight information Los Angeles International to New York

Cheapest roundtrip price last month


Non-stop airlines


Flights per week


Average flight time, total distance 2460 miles

4h 51min

Most popular airline last month


New York John F. Kennedy, New York Newark, New York LaGuardia and Stewart International

4 airports

Frequently asked questions

There are 4 airports in New York: New York John F. Kennedy, New York Newark, New York LaGuardia, and Stewart International.
The best price found on Skyscanner for a flight from Los Angeles International to New York is $178. This was found by aggregating across different carriers and is the cheapest price for the whole month.
4h 51min is the average flight time from Los Angeles International to New York.
There are 9 airlines who fly non-stop from Los Angeles International to New York.
There are 364 flights per week flying from Los Angeles International to New York, as of October.

Cheap Flight & Ticket Information from LAX to NYC

Average Flight Time 5 hours, 25 min
Departure Airport Los Angeles International Airport
Destination Airport JFK International Airport, LaGuardia Airport, Newark Liberty International Airport
Direct Airline Alaska Airlines, American Airlines, Delta, Hawaiian Airlines, jetBlue, Spirit Airlines, Sun Country Airlines, United
Minimum Round-Trip Ticket Price* $245


Cheap Flights from LAX to NYC


Flight Frequency

Average Flight Price*

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7 days a week




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American Airlines

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Alaska Airlines

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*Round Trip flight prices were found at time of posting and are subject to change. Be sure to do a flight search to check most recent prices.

Both of these great cities operate as dream factories for the rest of the country, and the 2500 miles that lie between them are no great obstacle to the movers and shakers behind the magic. You can make the trip with under 6 hours in the air, flying direct.

This trip often tops lists as the busiest long-haul route in America, so you’ve got plenty of choice. All the major airlines offer direct service from Los Angeles to New York, and several smaller budget airlines do, too. Most nonstop flights are from LAX to JFK, but you can also find direct flights to Newark(EWR.)

Making your way to Los Angeles International Airport

The sprawling size of LAX can be boggling to many travelers. There are nine terminals spread out in the shape of a horseshoe. All the terminals are connected by shuttle buses outside security, and 5 through 8 are connected airside by various walkways. Careful planning and very generous time budgeting is a must if you want to avoid frustration. There’s free WiFi-available in all terminals, with higher speed premium WiFi available for a price. Many of the airline lounges in LAX allow non-members to purchase a day pass: very handy if you’re dealing with a long delay.

It’s possible to take public transportation to Los Angeles International, but again, be sure to leave yourself a lot of extra time. The LAX Transit Center, located in Parking Lot C, is served by many city bus routes. The Los Angeles Metro Rail is connected to the airport by a free shuttle bus to the Green Line Station. Los Angeles World Airports also operate the Flyaway Bus express service on a number of throughout the metro area.

Arriving in New York

Though Los Angeles and New York are opposites in many ways, they have some things in common. The biggest is their propensity for over-stimulation. Los Angeles may be all about entertainment, but New York is no slacker in that department, and there’s an adventure around every corner.

The city is a kaleidoscope of diversity, bursting with sights, sounds, smells, flavors and experiences. You could spend lifetimes here without repeating yourself. Choosing just a few highlights is almost impossible. If you’ve never been to the City before, you have your itinerary mapped out by a million Hollywood movies: Statue of Liberty, Empire State, Times Square, Central Park. If you’ve been to NYC before, we recommend picking a neighborhood or a theme and going deep. Always make time for at least one museum. The Museum of Natural History or the Met each have seemingly bottomless collections.

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Flights From LAX to NYC: Frequently Asked Questions

How long is the flight from LAX to NYC?

The flight from Los Angeles to New York can take five and a half hours. With the time difference, this means a flight departing LAX at 9 AM will arrive at one of NYC's airports at 5:30 PM.

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With Skyscanner's price alerts feature you'll be able to find great flight deals from any carrier. Simply sign up to get notifications when flight prices drop so you can take advantage of bargains before they disappear.

When is the best time to book flights from LAX to NYC?

According to Skyscanner's booking data, we suggest booking your flights from LAX to NYC 5-6 weeks in advance to save an estimated 6% compared to the avg. yearly ticket price. In terms of when to visit NYC, New York is a fairly humid city with cold winters and hot summers. The weather of spring and fall varies, but are lower in humidity and tend toward mild temperatures. Both of the latter seasons are great times of the year to visit if you plan on outdoor activities or sightseeing trips.

How can I search for flight info while traveling?

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How can I save money traveling from LAX to NYC?

Skyscanner makes it easy to find the cheapest month to travel, giving you access to flight prices throughout the year for effortless planning.

If you have a flexible itinerary, you can always look for last minute flight deals. This is a great way to save money on a ticket and is perfect for those spur-of-the-moment trips.

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