The cheapest times to fly from EWR to LAX are

  • January 8th to March 18th
  • April 16th to May 6th
  • August 27th to November 11th

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 EWR to LAX is late January. Prices can be as high as $1016 for Sunday flights during mid December, or as low as $250 for Tuesday flights around late January.


When to Fly to Los Angeles

Flying from Newark, NJ (EWR) to Los Angeles, CA (LAX) will usually cost between $250 to $496 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 $253. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is mid December, with an average price of $491. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $238 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 EWR to LAX flight.

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

EWR to LAX Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the EWR to LAX flight is much cheaper than the average and costs much less than the average flight leaving from Newark. 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 $109 (28%) 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 $283. Return trip prices are from the LAX to EWR 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 EWR to LAX can generally find a 0-layover flight. Because there is a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 5 hour 23 minutes may be realistic.


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 14 major airlines flying this route most often: Alaska, American, Delta, Emirates, Frontier, Hawaiian, JetBlue, Qatar Airways, SAS, Singapore Airlines, Southwest, Spirit, Sun Country Airlines, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from Los Angeles International Airport to Newark Liberty International Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 2448 miles or 3940 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop EWR to LAX flight is about 5 hour 23 minutes.

How many flights go between Newark, NJ and Los Angeles, CA?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 73 available flights from EWR to LAX.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination codeEWR
Origination airport nameNewark Liberty International Airport
CityNewark, NJ
Countrythe United States

Return Airport

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


Late and Early Flight Data

Flights from EWR to LAX tend to depart later than the average flight. According to our recently updated data, 40% of flights departed 5 or more minutes late, and 10% of flights left 5 or more minutes early. On average you can expect to leave LAX heading for EWR about 37 minutes late. This does significantly impact arrival time, as the average landing time in Los Angeles, CA is about 22 minutes late. The numbers below show a recent average of take-off times versus the scheduled departure flight:

  • United: 41 minutes late
  • Alaska: 23 minutes late
  • Some airlines not reporting


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