The cheapest times to fly from ELM to LAX are

  • January 1st to February 25th (except the week of February 12th)
  • 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 ELM to LAX is late January. Prices can be as high as $934 for Sunday flights during mid to late November, or as low as $394 for Tuesday flights around late January.


When to Fly to Los Angeles

Flying from Elmira/Corning, NY (ELM) to Los Angeles, CA (LAX) will usually cost between $402 to $677 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is late January with an average ticket price of $408. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is mid to late November, with an average price of $618. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $209 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $462 can be considered a good price for a round-trip ELM to LAX flight.

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

ELM to LAX Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the ELM to LAX flight is much cheaper than the average and costs less than the average flight leaving from Elmira. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.12, 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 $115 (21%) 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 $438. Return trip prices are from the LAX to ELM 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 ELM to LAX 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 8 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 ELM to LAX while comparing.

Destination alternative #1: San Diego International Airport (SAN) in San Diego, CA

  • 109 miles (175 km) away from LAX
  • Usually 4.55% less expensive than LAX
  • 1-layover flights available

See ELM to SAN flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 3 major airlines flying this route most often: Alaska, Delta, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from Los Angeles International Airport to Elmira/Corning Regional Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 2304 miles or 3708 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop ELM to LAX flight is about 5 hour 8 minutes.

How many flights go between Elmira/Corning, NY and Los Angeles, CA?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 45 available flights from ELM to LAX.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination codeELM
Origination airport nameElmira/Corning Regional Airport
CityElmira/Corning, NY
Countrythe United States

Return Airport

Destination codeLAX
Destination airport nameLos Angeles International Airport
CityLos Angeles, CA
Countrythe United States


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