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The cheapest times to fly from SLC to LAX are

  • January 8th to February 4th (except the week of January 15th)
  • April 16th to June 3rd (except the week of May 7th)
  • July 30th to November 18th (except the week of October 8th)
  • early December

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 SLC to LAX is early December. Prices can be as high as $333 for Sunday flights during late March, or as low as $133 for Tuesday flights around early December.

 

When to Fly to Los Angeles

Flying from Salt Lake City, UT (SLC) to Los Angeles, CA (LAX) will usually cost between $134 to $259 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is early December with an average ticket price of $141. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is late March, with an average price of $225. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $85 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $171 can be considered a good price for a round-trip SLC to LAX flight.

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

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SLC to LAX Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the SLC to LAX flight is much cheaper than the average and costs much less than the average flight leaving from Salt Lake City. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.18, which is 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 $85 (37%) 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 $145. Return trip prices are from the LAX to SLC flight, and often highlight the quality of our data in showing the same trend.

Departing Prices by Day

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Return Trip Prices by Day

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Nonstop Flights and Layovers

Travelers looking to fly from SLC 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 3 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 SLC to LAX while comparing.

Destination alternative #1: Long Beach Airport (LGB) in Long Beach, CA

  • 17 miles (27 km) away from LAX
  • Usually 2.05% less expensive than LAX
  • Nonstop flights available

See SLC to LGB flights

Destination alternative #2: Santa Barbara Municipal Airport (SBA) in Santa Barbara, CA

  • 88 miles (142 km) away from LAX
  • Usually 1.17% less expensive than LAX
  • Nonstop flights available

See SLC to SBA flights

 

Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 9 major airlines flying this route most often: Alaska, American, China Eastern, Delta, Emirates, Frontier, Singapore Airlines, Southwest, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from Los Angeles International Airport to Salt Lake City International Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 590 miles or 950 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop SLC to LAX flight is about 2 hour 3 minutes.

How many flights go between Salt Lake City, UT 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 SLC to LAX.

 

Airport Location Info

 

Departing Airport

Origination codeSLC
Origination airport nameSalt Lake City International Airport
CitySalt Lake City, UT
Countrythe United States
Latitude40.8
Longitude-112

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 SLC to LAX tend to depart as late as the average flight. According to our recently updated data, 24% of flights departed 5 or more minutes late, and 20% of flights left 5 or more minutes early. On average you can expect to leave LAX heading for SLC about 8 minutes late. This does significantly impact arrival time, as the average landing time in Los Angeles, CA is about 4 minutes late. The numbers below show a recent average of take-off times versus the scheduled departure flight:

  • Southwest: 6 minutes late
  • Delta: 11 minutes late
  • SkyWest: 5 minutes late
  • Some airlines not reporting

 

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