The cheapest times to fly from TUS to LAX are
- July 30th to September 30th
- October 15th to November 18th
- December 3rd to February 25th (except the weeks of December 10th, December 24th, and February 5th)
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 TUS to LAX is early December. Prices can be as high as $314 for Sunday flights during early to mid March, or as low as $135 for Wednesday flights around early December.
When to Fly to Los Angeles
Flying from Tucson, AZ (TUS) to Los Angeles, CA (LAX) will usually cost between $142 to $265 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is early December with an average ticket price of $155. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early to mid March, with an average price of $257. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $102 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $177 can be considered a good price for a round-trip TUS to LAX flight.
See below for a graph of average weekly prices for the TUS to LAX route. All prices are for round-trip tickets in USD.
Compared to other flights, the TUS to LAX flight is much cheaper than the average and costs much less than the average flight leaving from Tucson. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.24, which is below average.
Flight Prices by Day of the Week
Wednesday 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 $57 (27%) on this flight.
Departing prices are for round-trip flights returning on the day of departure. For example, a flight departing on Wednesday and returning a week later will cost an average of $158. Return trip prices are from the LAX to TUS 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 TUS 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 47 minutes may be realistic.
Flight Questions Answered
Still have questions about flying from TUS to LAX? We’ve got answers.
Which airlines fly this route?
You can find 6 major airlines flying this route most often: Alaska, American, Delta, Frontier, Southwest, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.
How far away is it from Los Angeles International Airport to Tucson International Airport?
The distance between the two airports is roughly 450 miles or 724 kilometers.
How long does it take to fly from TUS to LAX?
The real-world flight time for a nonstop TUS to LAX flight is about 1 hour 47 minutes.
How many flights go between Tucson, AZ and Los Angeles, CA?
It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 52 available flights from TUS to LAX.
Airport Location Info
|Origination airport name||Tucson 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 TUS to LAX tend to depart late almost never compared to the average flight. According to our recently updated data, 11% of flights departed 5 or more minutes late, and 37% of flights left 5 or more minutes early. On average you can expect to leave LAX heading for TUS about 2 minutes late. This does not significantly impact arrival time, as the average landing time in Los Angeles, CA is about 3 minutes early. The numbers below show a recent average of take-off times versus the scheduled departure flight:
- Southwest: 4 minutes late
- SkyWest: 1 minutes late
- Some airlines not reporting
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