The cheapest times to fly from LGA to LAX are
- January 1st to March 4th
- April 23rd to May 6th
- May 28th to June 10th
- August 20th to November 11th (except the week of October 1st)
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 LGA to LAX is late January and early February. Prices can be as high as $990 for Sunday flights during early August, or as low as $220 for Tuesday flights around late January and early February.
When to Fly to Los Angeles
Flying from New York, NY (LGA) to Los Angeles, CA (LAX) will usually cost between $265 to $515 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is late January and early February with an average ticket price of $265. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early August, with an average price of $512. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $247 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 LGA to LAX flight.
See below for a graph of average weekly prices for the LGA to LAX route. All prices are for round-trip tickets in USD.
Compared to other flights, the LGA to LAX flight is much cheaper than the average and costs much less than the average flight leaving from New York. 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 $129 (31%) 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 $289. Return trip prices are from the LAX to LGA 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 LGA 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 25 minutes may not be realistic.
Flight Questions Answered
Still have questions about flying from LGA to LAX? We’ve got answers.
Which airlines fly this route?
You can find 11 major airlines flying this route most often: Alaska, American, Delta, Emirates, Frontier, Hawaiian, JetBlue, Qatar Airways, Southwest, Spirit, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.
How far away is it from Los Angeles International Airport to LaGuardia Airport?
The distance between the two airports is roughly 2463 miles or 3964 kilometers.
How long does it take to fly from LGA to LAX?
The real-world flight time for a nonstop LGA to LAX flight is about 5 hour 25 minutes.
How many flights go between New York, NY and Los Angeles, CA?
It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 94 available flights from LGA to LAX.
Airport Location Info
|Origination airport name||LaGuardia Airport|
|City||New York, NY|
|Country||the United States|
|Destination airport name||Los Angeles International Airport|
|City||Los Angeles, CA|
|Country||the United States|
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