The cheapest times to fly from SAT to LAX are
- January 8th to February 25th
- March 19th to May 6th (except the week of April 9th)
- May 28th to June 17th (except the week of June 4th)
- August 6th to November 11th (except the weeks of October 15th and October 29th)
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 SAT to LAX is early November. Prices can be as high as $565 for Sunday flights during early March, or as low as $252 for Wednesday flights around early November.
When to Fly to Los Angeles
Flying from San Antonio, TX (SAT) to Los Angeles, CA (LAX) will usually cost between $257 to $349 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is early November with an average ticket price of $256. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early March, with an average price of $363. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $107 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $258 can be considered a good price for a round-trip SAT to LAX flight.
See below for a graph of average weekly prices for the SAT to LAX route. All prices are for round-trip tickets in USD.
Compared to other flights, the SAT to LAX flight is much cheaper than the average and costs much less than the average flight leaving from San Antonio. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.13, which is far below average.
Flight Prices by Day of the Week
Wednesday 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 $22 (8%) on this flight.
Departing prices are for round-trip flights returning on the day of departure. For example, a flight departing on Wednesday and returning a week later will cost an average of $260. Return trip prices are from the LAX to SAT 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 SAT to LAX can generally find a 0-layover flight. Because there is a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 3 hour 9 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 SAT to LAX while comparing.
- 36 miles (58 km) away from LAX
- Usually 3.30% less expensive than LAX
- 1-layover flights available
Flight Questions Answered
Still have questions about flying from SAT 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, Frontier, Southwest, Sun Country Airlines, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.
How far away is it from Los Angeles International Airport to San Antonio International Airport?
The distance between the two airports is roughly 1208 miles or 1944 kilometers.
How long does it take to fly from SAT to LAX?
The real-world flight time for a nonstop SAT to LAX flight is about 3 hour 9 minutes.
How many flights go between San Antonio, TX and Los Angeles, CA?
It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 61 available flights from SAT to LAX.
Airport Location Info
|Origination airport name||San Antonio International Airport|
|City||San Antonio, TX|
|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 SAT 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 30% of flights left 5 or more minutes early. On average you can expect to leave LAX heading for SAT about 4 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: 22 minutes late
- American: 5 minutes early
- SkyWest: 2 minutes early
- Some airlines not reporting
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