The cheapest times to fly from RNO to LAX are
- January 8th to March 4th
- August 6th to November 18th (except the weeks of August 13th and 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 RNO to LAX is mid October. Prices can be as high as $568 for Friday flights during late July, or as low as $201 for Tuesday flights around mid October.
When to Fly to Los Angeles
Flying from Reno, NV (RNO) to Los Angeles, CA (LAX) will usually cost between $201 to $300 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is mid October with an average ticket price of $207. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is late July, with an average price of $332. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $125 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $221 can be considered a good price for a round-trip RNO to LAX flight.
See below for a graph of average weekly prices for the RNO to LAX route. All prices are for round-trip tickets in USD.
Compared to other flights, the RNO to LAX flight is much cheaper than the average and costs much less than the average flight leaving from Reno. 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 LAX to RNO 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 RNO 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 41 minutes may be realistic.
Flight Questions Answered
Still have questions about flying from RNO to LAX? 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 Los Angeles International Airport to Reno/Tahoe International Airport?
The distance between the two airports is roughly 391 miles or 629 kilometers.
How long does it take to fly from RNO to LAX?
The real-world flight time for a nonstop RNO to LAX flight is about 1 hour 41 minutes.
How many flights go between Reno, NV and Los Angeles, CA?
It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 74 available flights from RNO to LAX.
Airport Location Info
|Origination airport name||Reno/Tahoe International Airport|
|Country||the United States|
|Destination airport name||Los Angeles International Airport|
|City||Los Angeles, CA|
|Country||the United States|
Late and Early Flight Data
Flights from RNO to LAX 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 38% of flights left 5 or more minutes early. On average you can expect to leave LAX heading for RNO about 7 minutes late. This does not significantly impact arrival time, as the average landing time in Los Angeles, CA is about on time. The numbers below show a recent average of take-off times versus the scheduled departure flight:
- Southwest: 13 minutes late
- SkyWest: 1 minutes late
- Some airlines not reporting
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