The cheapest times to fly from PHX to LAX are
- April 23rd to July 22nd (except the week of May 21st)
- October 15th to November 11th
- December 3rd to February 25th (except the weeks of December 10th and February 12th)
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 PHX to LAX is early to mid July. Prices can be as high as $326 for Sunday flights during early March, or as low as $117 for Tuesday flights around early to mid July.
When to Fly to Los Angeles
Flying from Phoenix, AZ (PHX) to Los Angeles, CA (LAX) will usually cost between $118 to $214 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is early to mid July with an average ticket price of $133. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early March, with an average price of $225. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $92 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $166 can be considered a good price for a round-trip PHX to LAX flight.
See below for a graph of average weekly prices for the PHX to LAX route. All prices are for round-trip tickets in USD.
Compared to other flights, the PHX to LAX flight is much cheaper than the average and costs much less than the average flight leaving from Phoenix. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.28, which is 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 $34 (18%) 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 $157. Return trip prices are from the LAX to PHX 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 PHX to LAX can generally find a 0-layover flight. Because there is a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 1 hour 39 minutes may be realistic.
Flight Questions Answered
Still have questions about flying from PHX to LAX? We’ve got answers.
Which airlines fly this route?
You can find 9 major airlines flying this route most often: Alaska, American, Delta, Emirates, Frontier, Southwest, Spirit, Sun Country Airlines, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.
How far away is it from Los Angeles International Airport to Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport?
The distance between the two airports is roughly 369 miles or 594 kilometers.
How long does it take to fly from PHX to LAX?
The real-world flight time for a nonstop PHX to LAX flight is about 1 hour 39 minutes.
How many flights go between Phoenix, AZ and Los Angeles, CA?
It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 53 available flights from PHX to LAX.
Airport Location Info
|Origination airport name||Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport|
|Country||the United States|
|Destination airport name||Los Angeles International Airport|
|City||Los Angeles, CA|
|Country||the United States|
Late and Early Flight Data
Flights from PHX to LAX tend to depart as late as the average flight. According to our recently updated data, 24% of flights departed 5 or more minutes late, and 14% of flights left 5 or more minutes early. On average you can expect to leave LAX heading for PHX about 7 minutes late. This does significantly impact arrival time, as the average landing time in Los Angeles, CA is about 1 minutes late. The numbers below show a recent average of take-off times versus the scheduled departure flight:
- Southwest: 8 minutes late
- American: 11 minutes late
- SkyWest: 1 minutes early
- Some airlines not reporting
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