The cheapest times to fly from CLT to LAX are

  • January 1st to March 4th
  • April 23rd to May 6th
  • August 13th to November 18th

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 CLT to LAX is early September. Prices can be as high as $1212 for Sunday flights during early August, or as low as $283 for Tuesday flights around early September.


When to Fly to Los Angeles

Flying from Charlotte, NC (CLT) to Los Angeles, CA (LAX) will usually cost between $292 to $454 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is early September with an average ticket price of $297. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early August, with an average price of $532. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $235 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $386 can be considered a good price for a round-trip CLT to LAX flight.

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

CLT to LAX Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the CLT to LAX flight is much cheaper than the average and costs much less than the average flight leaving from Charlotte. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.11, which is far below average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Tuesday is usually the cheapest day to fly to LAX, and Saturday the cheapest day to fly back into CLT. 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 $56 (13%) 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 $348. Return trip prices are from the LAX to CLT flight, and often highlight the quality of our data in showing the same trend.

Departing Prices by Day

Departure Day Prices

Return Trip Prices by Day

Return Day Prices


Nonstop Flights and Layovers

Travelers looking to fly from CLT 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 48 minutes may 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 a nonstop flight from CLT to LAX while comparing.

Destination alternative #1: Bob Hope Airport (BUR) in Burbank, CA

  • 18 miles (29 km) away from LAX
  • Usually 18.39% less expensive than LAX
  • 1-layover flights available

See CLT to BUR flights

Destination alternative #2: Ontario International Airport (ONT) in Ontario, CA

  • 47 miles (76 km) away from LAX
  • Usually 10.56% less expensive than LAX
  • 1-layover flights available

See CLT to ONT flights

Destination alternative #3: John Wayne-Orange County Airport (SNA) in Santa Ana, CA

  • 36 miles (58 km) away from LAX
  • Usually 10.49% less expensive than LAX
  • 1-layover flights available

See CLT to SNA flights

Destination alternative #4: Meadows Field Airport (BFL) in Bakersfield, CA

  • 109 miles (175 km) away from LAX
  • Usually 2.85% less expensive than LAX
  • 1-layover flights available

See CLT to BFL flights


Flight Questions Answered

Still have questions about flying from CLT 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, Southwest, Spirit, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from Los Angeles International Airport to Charlotte Douglas International Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 2120 miles or 3412 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop CLT to LAX flight is about 4 hour 48 minutes.

How many flights go between Charlotte, NC and Los Angeles, CA?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 67 available flights from CLT to LAX.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination code CLT
Origination airport name Charlotte Douglas International Airport
City Charlotte, NC
Country the United States
Latitude 35.2
Longitude -80.9

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 CLT to LAX tend to depart much later than the average flight. According to our recently updated data, 41% of flights departed 5 or more minutes late, and 6% of flights left 5 or more minutes early. On average you can expect to leave LAX heading for CLT about 16 minutes late. This does significantly impact arrival time, as the average landing time in Los Angeles, CA is about 2 minutes late. The numbers below show a recent average of take-off times versus the scheduled departure flight:

  • American: 16 minutes late
  • Some airlines not reporting


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