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The cheapest times to fly from BUF to LAX are

  • January 1st to March 4th (except the week of February 12th)
  • April 16th to May 6th
  • August 20th to November 18th
  • early December

based on data collected exclusively by Champion Traveler across tens of millions of flights. Among all the dates above, the very cheapest time to fly from BUF to LAX is late January and early February. Prices can be as high as $1079 for Sunday flights during late July, or as low as $258 for Tuesday flights around late January and early February.

 

When to Fly to Los Angeles

Flying from Buffalo, NY (BUF) to Los Angeles, CA (LAX) will usually cost between $262 to $519 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is late January and early February with an average ticket price of $262. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is late July, with an average price of $576. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $314 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $314 can be considered a good price for a round-trip BUF to LAX flight.

See below for a graph of average weekly prices for the BUF to LAX route. All prices are for round-trip tickets in USD.

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BUF to LAX Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the BUF to LAX flight is much cheaper than the average and costs much less than the average flight leaving from Buffalo. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.09, which is far below average.

 

Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Tuesday is usually the cheapest day to depart and return on this flight. Sundays are the most expensive days to fly out or take a return trip. Selecting flights on the least expensive days could save you up to $123 (29%) on this flight.

Departing prices are for round-trip flights returning on the day of departure. For example, a flight departing on Tuesday and returning a week later will cost an average of $296. Return trip prices are from the LAX to BUF flight, and often highlight the quality of our data in showing the same trend.

Departing Prices by Day

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Return Trip Prices by Day

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Nonstop Flights and Layovers

Travelers looking to fly from BUF to LAX can generally find a 0-layover flight. Because there is a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 4 hour 58 minutes may be realistic.

 

Flight Questions Answered

Still have questions about flying from BUF to LAX? We’ve got answers.

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 12 major airlines flying this route most often: Alaska, American, China Eastern, Delta, Emirates, Frontier, Hawaiian, JetBlue, Qatar Airways, Singapore Airlines, Southwest, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from Los Angeles International Airport to Buffalo Niagara International Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 2212 miles or 3560 kilometers.

How long does it take to fly from BUF to LAX?

The real-world flight time for a nonstop BUF to LAX flight is about 4 hour 58 minutes.

How many flights go between Buffalo, NY and Los Angeles, CA?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 79 available flights from BUF to LAX.

 

Airport Location Info

 

Departing Airport

Origination code BUF
Origination airport name Buffalo Niagara International Airport
City Buffalo, NY
Country the United States
Latitude 42.9
Longitude -78.7

Return Airport

Destination code LAX
Destination airport name Los Angeles International Airport
City Los Angeles, CA
Country the United States
Latitude 33.9
Longitude -118.4

 

Late and Early Flight Data

Flights from BUF to LAX tend to depart later than the average flight. According to our recently updated data, 39% of flights departed 5 or more minutes late, and 23% of flights left 5 or more minutes early. On average you can expect to leave LAX heading for BUF about 16 minutes late. This does not significantly impact arrival time, as the average landing time in Los Angeles, CA is about 9 minutes early. The numbers below show a recent average of take-off times versus the scheduled departure flight:

  • JetBlue: 16 minutes late
  • Some airlines not reporting

 

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