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The cheapest times to fly from FAT to LAX are

  • January 1st to February 4th
  • May 21st to July 15th
  • 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 FAT to LAX is late October. Prices can be as high as $620 for Sunday flights during late July, or as low as $288 for Tuesday flights around late October.

 

When to Fly to Los Angeles

Flying from Fresno, CA (FAT) to Los Angeles, CA (LAX) will usually cost between $296 to $386 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is late October with an average ticket price of $306. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is late July, with an average price of $426. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $120 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $354 can be considered a good price for a round-trip FAT to LAX flight.

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

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FAT to LAX Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the FAT to LAX flight is much cheaper than the average and costs much less than the average flight leaving from Fresno. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $1.05, which is above 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 $26 (7%) 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 $343. Return trip prices are from the LAX to FAT flight, and often highlight the quality of our data in showing the same trend.

Departing Prices by Day

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Departure Day Prices

Return Trip Prices by Day

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Return Day Prices

 

Nonstop Flights and Layovers

Travelers looking to fly from FAT 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 21 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 FAT to LAX while comparing.

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

  • 109 miles (175 km) away from LAX
  • Usually 44.07% less expensive than LAX
  • Nonstop flights available

See FAT to SAN flights

 

Flight Hacking FAT to LAX

Flight hacking is when you book two tickets instead of a layover, sometimes with different airlines. You will need to either bring only a carry-on bag (highly recommended) or leave yourself plenty of time to go through security again. Flight hacking is completely allowed, but airlines don’t always tell you the cheapest way to get from FAT to LAX — but Champion Traveler does!

Hack #1: Las Vegas, NV (FAT > LAS > LAX)

  • Price for both tickets: $329
  • Average savings: $25 (7.06%)

See FAT to LAS flights

 

Flight Questions Answered

Still have questions about flying from FAT 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, Emirates, Frontier, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from Los Angeles International Airport to Fresno Yosemite International Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 209 miles or 336 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop FAT to LAX flight is about 1 hour 21 minutes.

How many flights go between Fresno, CA and Los Angeles, CA?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 63 available flights from FAT to LAX.

 

Airport Location Info

 

Departing Airport

Origination codeFAT
Origination airport nameFresno Yosemite International Airport
CityFresno, CA
Countrythe United States
Latitude36.8
Longitude-119.7

Return Airport

Destination codeLAX
Destination airport nameLos Angeles International Airport
CityLos Angeles, CA
Countrythe United States
Latitude33.9
Longitude-118.4

 

Late and Early Flight Data

Flights from FAT to LAX tend to depart late far less frequently than the average flight. According to our recently updated data, 20% of flights departed 5 or more minutes late, and 45% of flights left 5 or more minutes early. On average you can expect to leave LAX heading for FAT about 8 minutes late. This does significantly impact arrival time, as the average landing time in Los Angeles, CA is about 3 minutes late. The numbers below show a recent average of take-off times versus the scheduled departure flight:

  • SkyWest: 8 minutes late
  • Some airlines not reporting

 

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