The cheapest times to fly from LAX to PHX are
- January 1st to February 25th (except the week of February 5th)
- April 23rd to July 22nd (except the week of May 14th)
- October 15th to November 18th
- December 3rd to December 16th
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 LAX to PHX is late May to early June. Prices can be as high as $326 for Sunday flights during mid to late November, or as low as $117 for Tuesday flights around late May to early June.
When to Fly to Phoenix
Flying from Los Angeles, CA (LAX) to Phoenix, AZ (PHX) will usually cost between $118 to $215 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is late May to early June with an average ticket price of $136. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is mid to late November, with an average price of $215. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $79 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $167 can be considered a good price for a round-trip LAX to PHX flight.
See below for a graph of average weekly prices for the LAX to PHX route. All prices are for round-trip tickets in USD.
Compared to other flights, the LAX to PHX flight is much cheaper than the average and costs much less than the average flight leaving from Los Angeles. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.28, which is 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 $34 (18%) 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 $157. Return trip prices are from the PHX to LAX 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 LAX to PHX can generally find a 0-layover flight. Because there is a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 1 hour 39 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 LAX to PHX while comparing.
- 88 miles (142 km) away from PHX
- Usually 2.40% less expensive than PHX
- Nonstop flights available
Flight Questions Answered
Still have questions about flying from LAX to PHX? We’ve got answers.
Which airlines fly this route?
You can find 9 major airlines flying this route most often: Alaska, American, Delta, Emirates, Frontier, Southwest, Spirit, Sun Country Airlines, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.
How far away is it from Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport to Los Angeles International Airport?
The distance between the two airports is roughly 369 miles or 594 kilometers.
How long does it take to fly from LAX to PHX?
The real-world flight time for a nonstop LAX to PHX flight is about 1 hour 39 minutes.
How many flights go between Los Angeles, CA and Phoenix, AZ?
It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 61 available flights from LAX to PHX.
Airport Location Info
|Origination airport name||Los Angeles International Airport|
|City||Los Angeles, CA|
|Country||the United States|
|Destination airport name||Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport|
|Country||the United States|
Late and Early Flight Data
Flights from LAX to PHX tend to depart later than the average flight. According to our recently updated data, 34% of flights departed 5 or more minutes late, and 9% of flights left 5 or more minutes early. On average you can expect to leave PHX heading for LAX about 11 minutes late. This does significantly impact arrival time, as the average landing time in Phoenix, AZ is about 5 minutes late. The numbers below show a recent average of take-off times versus the scheduled departure flight:
- Southwest: 12 minutes late
- American: 16 minutes late
- SkyWest: 3 minutes late
- Some airlines not reporting
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