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The cheapest times to fly from SEA to LAX are

  • January 8th to February 4th
  • February 19th to March 4th
  • April 16th to May 6th (except the week of April 23rd)
  • May 21st to June 17th

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 SEA to LAX is late October. Prices can be as high as $364 for Sunday flights during mid December, or as low as $137 for Tuesday flights around late October.

 

When to Fly to Los Angeles

Flying from Seattle, WA (SEA) to Los Angeles, CA (LAX) will usually cost between $137 to $263 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 $155. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is mid December, with an average price of $273. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $118 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $179 can be considered a good price for a round-trip SEA to LAX flight.

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

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SEA to LAX Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the SEA to LAX flight is much cheaper than the average and costs much less than the average flight leaving from Seattle. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.12, 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 $56 (26%) 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 $158. Return trip prices are from the LAX to SEA flight, and often highlight the quality of our data in showing the same trend.

Departing Prices by Day

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Departure Day Prices

Return Trip Prices by Day

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Return Day Prices

 

Nonstop Flights and Layovers

Travelers looking to fly from SEA to LAX can generally find a 0-layover flight. Because there is a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 2 hour 42 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 SEA to LAX while comparing.

Destination alternative #1: San Diego International Airport (SAN) in San Diego, CA

  • 109 miles (175 km) away from LAX
  • Usually 1.12% less expensive than LAX
  • Nonstop flights available

See SEA to SAN flights

 

Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 11 major airlines flying this route most often: Alaska, American, China Eastern, Delta, Emirates, Frontier, Singapore Airlines, Southwest, Spirit, Sun Country Airlines, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from Los Angeles International Airport to Seattle/Tacoma International Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 955 miles or 1537 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop SEA to LAX flight is about 2 hour 42 minutes.

How many flights go between Seattle, WA and Los Angeles, CA?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 59 available flights from SEA to LAX.

 

Airport Location Info

 

Departing Airport

Origination codeSEA
Origination airport nameSeattle/Tacoma International Airport
CitySeattle, WA
Countrythe United States
Latitude47.5
Longitude-122.3

Return Airport

Destination codeLAX
Destination airport nameLos Angeles International Airport
CityLos Angeles, CA
Countrythe United States
Latitude33.9
Longitude-118.4

 

Late and Early Flight Data

Flights from SEA 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 19% of flights left 5 or more minutes early. On average you can expect to leave LAX heading for SEA about 6 minutes late. This does not significantly impact arrival time, as the average landing time in Los Angeles, CA is about 1 minutes early. The numbers below show a recent average of take-off times versus the scheduled departure flight:

  • Delta: 9 minutes late
  • SkyWest: 4 minutes early
  • United: 5 minutes early
  • Alaska: 5 minutes late
  • Some airlines not reporting

 

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