The cheapest times to fly from LAX to LGA are
- January 8th to March 4th
- April 23rd to May 6th
- May 28th to June 10th
- August 13th to November 18th (except the week of October 1st)
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 LAX to LGA is late January and early February. Prices can be as high as $982 for Sunday flights during late July, or as low as $220 for Tuesday flights around late January and early February.
When to Fly to New York
Flying from Los Angeles, CA (LAX) to New York, NY (LGA) will usually cost between $265 to $516 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 $265. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is late July, with an average price of $513. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $248 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $301 can be considered a good price for a round-trip LAX to LGA flight.
See below for a graph of average weekly prices for the LAX to LGA route. All prices are for round-trip tickets in USD.
Compared to other flights, the LAX to LGA flight is much cheaper than the average and costs much less than the average flight leaving from Los Angeles. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.08, 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 $129 (31%) 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 $290. Return trip prices are from the LGA to LAX flight, and often highlight the quality of our data in showing the same trend.
Departing Prices by Day
Return Trip Prices by Day
Nonstop Flights and Layovers
Travelers looking to fly from LAX to LGA can generally find a 1-layover flight. Because there is not usually a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 5 hour 25 minutes may not be realistic.
Alternative Nearby Airports
Champion Traveler tells you which airports are nearby and whether tickets might be cheaper alternative airports nearby. Sometimes it’s worth it to fly into a closer airport and then commute to your destination. Remember that there is not usually a nonstop flight from LAX to LGA while comparing.
- 11 miles (18 km) away from LGA
- Usually 1.99% less expensive than LGA
- Nonstop flights available
Flight Questions Answered
Still have questions about flying from LAX to LGA? We’ve got answers.
Which airlines fly this route?
You can find 11 major airlines flying this route most often: Alaska, American, Delta, Emirates, Frontier, Hawaiian, JetBlue, Qatar Airways, Southwest, Spirit, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.
How far away is it from LaGuardia Airport to Los Angeles International Airport?
The distance between the two airports is roughly 2463 miles or 3964 kilometers.
How long does it take to fly from LAX to LGA?
The real-world flight time for a nonstop LAX to LGA flight is about 5 hour 25 minutes.
How many flights go between Los Angeles, CA and New York, NY?
It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 108 available flights from LAX to LGA.
Airport Location Info
|Origination airport name||Los Angeles International Airport|
|City||Los Angeles, CA|
|Country||the United States|
|Destination airport name||LaGuardia Airport|
|City||New York, NY|
|Country||the United States|
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