Cheap Flights from New York City (NYC) to Los Angeles (LAX)

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Route information

Local currency and cost comparison

Train Local, one-way ticket
46% Trains in Los Angeles are 46% cheaper than in New York City.
New York City $3.25
Los Angeles $1.75
Meal Mid-priced restaurant
70% The average meal is 70% more expensive in Los Angeles than in New York City.
New York City $15
Los Angeles $25
Distance: 2447 miles
New York City airports
John F Kennedy Intl Airport (JFK) How far from city center: 14 miles
Newark International Airport (EWR) How far from city center: 11 miles
La Guardia (LGA) How far from city center: 5 miles
East 34St Landing (NES) How far from city center: 2 miles
Marine Air (QNY) How far from city center: 11 miles
Wall Street Spb (NWS) How far from city center: 11 miles
Los Angeles airports
Los Angeles Intl Airport (LAX) How far from city center: 12 miles
Citicorp (JCX) How far from city center: 1 miles
Van Nuys (VNY) How far from city center: 18 miles
Whiteman (WHP) How far from city center: 17 miles

Going to and from the airports

Flights from New York City

The hypnotizing city of New York is the largest in the USA and is connected to the world via three airports, all built beautifully and efficiently connected to the city. JFK International Airport (JFK) caters primarily to international flights and is the fifth busiest airport in the US. La Guardia Airport (LGA) is mainly for domestic flights and is the closest to Manhattan (eight miles), while Newark International Airport (EWR) caters to both international and domestic flights but is farther away than the other two in New Jersey. It makes up for the distance by being more developed and less crowded. Flights from New York to Los Angeles mostly leave from either JFK or LGA.

Travelling to New York City airport

To get from New York to LAX you'll have to go to JFK airport or La Guardia, which are both connected to the city center through Subways, AirTrain, Shuttles, NYC Airport buses and cabs. The best route from the city is to take the NYC Airporter buses at around $13-$17 one-way from Grand Central Station, Penn Station, or the Port Authority Bus Terminal. Other shuttle services are also available (SuperShuttle, Express Shuttle). A cheaper way (around $7-8) is to catch the AirTrain to JFK from the Subway station which has stops all over NYC. The AirTrain provides free transportation all over the airport. Taxis cost around $50-$55 to JFK and around $37 to LGA.

Reaching Los Angeles

Los Angeles is a breathtaking blend of natural and city life. With its serene beaches and noisy roads, it holds everything you need to let loose. Cultural attractions, such as The Bradbury Centre and Getty Centre in Brentwood, are just two to name. For those who are suckers for architecture, Exposition Park's Rose Garden and the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angel are a treat. The NoHo Arts district holds The Chandler Outdoor Gallery for urban art lovers, and for literary people, LA houses literary landmarks such as San Pedro and Hollywood Boulevard. The city can keep you occupied for as long as you stay, and traveling is also easy with subways.

Getting to the city center

Flights to Los Angeles from New York land at the LA International Airport (LAX). There are numerous options to get to the city center from there. The most popular service is the FlyAway bus which stops at every LAX terminal and takes passengers to Union Station which connects to every other place in LA; this would take around 45 minutes. Several buses from LAX parking lot C leave for downtown LA including Santa Monica Big Blue Bus, Torrance Transit and Culver City Bus Lines. These usually take over an hour since LA is famous for crowded roads. Uber and Lyft are other available options.

Frequently asked questions about flights from New York City to Los Angeles

What are the benefits of booking flexible flight tickets?
Using the flexible flight ticket, you're guaranteed a refund or a rebooking option (without fees) in case of flight cancellations when travelling to United States. At eDreams have you covered!
For flights from New York City to Los Angeles, how can I find the cheapest price?
The cheapest price for a flight from New York City to Los Angeles is $25. At eDreams we use different machine learned based methodologies to find our costumers the best option available, considering airline combinations, stopovers and direct flights as well as different criteria for inbound and outbound journeys.
Is Los Angeles more expensive than New York City to visit?
Looking at cab fares, a ride in Los Angeles costs about $ 3.10 USD, 24% more expensive than New York City, with a fare of $ 2.50 USD, while train tickets cost 46% less at Los Angeles: $ 1.75 USD versus $ 3.25 USD at New York City. If you compare the price of a lunch meal, however, you can find it from 25.00 USD in Los Angeles, 67% more than the 15.00 USD in New York City. The price of the coffee is around 7% more expensive in Los Angeles, with an average of 5.33 USD , while in New York City the coffee costs 5.00 USD.
When booking, when is the best time to get the best prices for flights from New York City to Los Angeles?
The most popular months to book a trip from New York City to Los Angeles are July, October and April, based on the searches of our customers.
When is the best time to travel from New York City to Los Angeles?
The best time of the year to visit Los Angeles depends on lots of personal preferences, especially the price. Regarding popularity, August is the best month to fly to Los Angeles from New York City in terms of searches from our customers, followed by December and July. If you prefer to avoid the busy season and get away from the crowds March, February and September are the months with fewer searches for New York City - Los Angeles.
How long does the flight from New York City to Los Angeles take?
Flight length from New York City to Los Angeles is around 06:23 hours on average, at an average distance of 3,984 km, for flights for the route (which may have 1 or more stops in other cities in between).
How is the weather in Los Angeles compared to New York City?
While in New York City the temperatures can reach an average of 32.5 ºC in summer, with precipitation levels up to 12.0 mm ,Los Angeles's temperatures can go up to 36.22 ºC during the hot season, with 3.0 mm average of rain rate . In winter, however, weather indicators show around 1.09 ºC in Los Angeles, compared to the -11.93 ºC average degrees reported in New York City. During the winter period, New York City can register 12.0 mm precipitation, while Los Angeles have an average of 12.0 mm rain level.
Which airports have flights between New York City and Los Angeles?
The main route from New York City to Los Angeles is: La Guardia (LGA) to Los Angeles Intl Airport (LAX). The following airlines fly this route:
  • Spirit Airlines.
  • Alternatively, you can find New York City - Los Angeles flights between John F Kennedy Intl Airport (JFK) to Los Angeles Intl Airport (LAX) with the following airline(s) flying the route: Delta Air Lines.
  • ITA Airways.
  • Klm Royal Dutch Airlines.
The airlines that fly indirectly from New York City to Los Angeles are:
The airlines that fly indirectly from New York City to Los Angeles are:
  • Spirit Airlines, stopping at Chicago during at least 315 minutes.
  • American Airlines, with 75 minutes of layover in Philadelphia.
  • Spirit Airlines, with 111 minutes scale in Detroit.
Flying Time 6 h and 23 m When flying from New York City to Los Angeles, this can take around 6 h and 23 m in flying time, however this flight duration can vary due to other factors
Cheapest flight $25 The best price for flights from New York City to Los Angeles offered by eDreams, which have been found by our customers in the last 3 days
Departure Airport John F Kennedy Intl Airport John F Kennedy Intl Airport is where you'll take off when flying from New York City to Los Angeles
Arrival Airport Los Angeles Intl Airport You'll land at Los Angeles Intl Airport when flying from New York City to Los Angeles

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