The cheapest times to fly from LAX to RNO are

  • January 1st to February 25th
  • May 21st to June 10th
  • September 3rd to December 16th (except the weeks of September 24th, November 19th, and November 26th)

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 RNO is late October. Prices can be as high as $623 for Friday flights during early August, or as low as $201 for Tuesday flights around late October.


When to Fly to Reno

Flying from Los Angeles, CA (LAX) to Reno, NV (RNO) will usually cost between $201 to $287 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 $206. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early August, with an average price of $333. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $127 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $220 can be considered a good price for a round-trip LAX to RNO flight.

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

LAX to RNO Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the LAX to RNO 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 $0.35, which is in the normal range for a flight.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Tuesday is usually the cheapest day to depart and return on this flight. Fridays 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 (11%) 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 $217. Return trip prices are from the RNO to LAX 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 LAX to RNO can generally find a 0-layover flight. Because there is a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 1 hour 41 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 RNO while comparing.

Destination alternative #1: Sacramento International Airport (SMF) in Sacramento, CA

  • 112 miles (180 km) away from RNO
  • Usually 31.89% less expensive than RNO
  • Nonstop flights available

See LAX to SMF flights

Destination alternative #2: Stockton Metropolitan Airport (SCK) in Stockton, CA

  • 136 miles (219 km) away from RNO
  • Usually 6.61% less expensive than RNO
  • Nonstop flights available

See LAX to SCK flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 7 major airlines flying this route most often: Alaska, American, Delta, Emirates, Frontier, Southwest, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from Reno/Tahoe International Airport to Los Angeles International Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 391 miles or 629 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop LAX to RNO flight is about 1 hour 41 minutes.

How many flights go between Los Angeles, CA and Reno, NV?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 64 available flights from LAX to RNO.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination code LAX
Origination airport name Los Angeles International Airport
City Los Angeles, CA
Country the United States
Latitude 33.9
Longitude -118.4

Return Airport

Destination code RNO
Destination airport name Reno/Tahoe International Airport
City Reno, NV
Country the United States
Latitude 39.5
Longitude -119.8


Late and Early Flight Data

Flights from LAX to RNO tend to depart late far less frequently than the average flight. According to our recently updated data, 22% of flights departed 5 or more minutes late, and 28% of flights left 5 or more minutes early. On average you can expect to leave RNO heading for LAX about 9 minutes late. This does not significantly impact arrival time, as the average landing time in Reno, NV is about 2 minutes early. The numbers below show a recent average of take-off times versus the scheduled departure flight:

  • Southwest: 10 minutes late
  • SkyWest: 9 minutes late
  • Some airlines not reporting


Other Resources

Please note that while we’ve worked hard to analyzed tens of millions of flights to get you this data, we do not calculate current live prices or guarantee pricing. Please see our partners using the links above for current offers.