The flight time from Atlanta to Los Angeles is 4 hours, 46 minutes. See Data as Tables

Average Timeline

Leaves ATL Atlanta, GA on time.
16 minutes taxiing out
4 hours, 18 minutes in the air
9 minutes taxiing in
Arrives LAX Los Angeles, CA 3 minutes early.

Flight Reliability By Airline ?


Flight Summary

The flight time from Atlanta to Los Angeles is 4 hours, 46 minutes. The time spent in the air is 4 hours, 18 minutes.

The flight distance from Atlanta to Los Angeles is 1947 Miles.

Reverse Journey

Los Angeles to Atlanta
4 hours, 8 minutes

Flight Time By Airline ?

4h 44m
4h 45m
4h 49m
4h 50m
4h 53m
4h 54m
Taxiing Out
Air Time
Taxiing In

Flight Time by Time of Day ?

Taxiing Out
Air Time
Taxiing In

Flights By Time of Day ?


Flights Per Week



1947 Miles

Flights By Month ?


Flights By Day of Week ?


Flights By Airline ?
(Per Week)


Frequently Asked Questions

How far is Atlanta from Los Angeles by plane?

The distance from Atlanta to Los Angeles by plane is 1947 Miles. This is the air distance on the most direct route taken by the vast majority of flights.

How long is the flight from Atlanta to Los Angeles?

The flight time from Atlanta to Los Angeles is 4 hours, 46 minutes. The time spent in the air is 4 hours, 18 minutes. These numbers are averages. In reality, it varies by airline with Delta being the fastest taking 4 hours, 44 minutes, and Frontier the slowest taking 4 hours, 54 minutes.

What airlines fly from Atlanta to Los Angeles?

Delta, United, Southwest, American, Spirit, and Frontier are the airlines with direct flights from Atlanta to Los Angeles.

Does Southwest fly from Atlanta to Los Angeles?

Yes! Southwest does fly from Atlanta (ATL) to Los Angeles (LAX). On average, they have 17 flights per week on this route. This may vary seasonally, please check the chart above for more details.

Tables and Explanations

Data Source

Our information is computed from the latest available data from the US Department of Transportation.

Average Timeline Timeline Chart

The average timeline contains the median time a flight spends in 3 stages. The first of these three stages is taxiing out which includes the time from the flight leaving the gate to taking off. The second stage is in the air, which includes the time spent from the flight leaving the ground to touching back down at the end of it's journey. The last stage is taxiing in, which is from when the flight touches down to the flight arriving at it's gate.

The average timeline also estimates on average of when the flight will leave and arrive relative to it's stated departure time.

Leaves Atlanta on time
Taxi Out Time 16 minutes
In the Air 258 minutes
Taxiing In 9 minutes
Arrives Los Angeles 3 minutes early

Flight Reliability Reliability Chart

The reliability of an airline measures how often the airline's flights on this route are cancelled or delayed more than 20 minutes. For example, from Atlanta to Los Angeles, Delta is 82% reliable, which means that Delta flights are on time 82% of the time, and cancelled or delayed the remaining time.

Airline Normal Flights Arrival Delayed* Flight Cancelled
American 87% 13% 0%
Delta 82% 18% 0%
Spirit 81% 19% 0%
Southwest 81% 18% 1%
Frontier 76% 22% 2%
United 60% 40% 0%

Flight Time By Airline Flight Time By Airline Chart

Each airline takes a different amount of time to fly between Atlanta and Los Angeles, this is due to different operational factors on the ground, as well as scheduling of planes. Each airline's flight time is split into three stages which are described above in the "Average Timeline" section. There are also miscellaneous operational issues which are included in the below total but are not accounted for in one of the three stages.

Airline Taxiing Out
In the Air
Taxiing In
Delta 16 256 9 284
Spirit 14 262 7 285
Southwest 14 266 8 289
American 17 262 9 290
United 19 261 12 293
Frontier 18 264 11 294

Flights By Time of Day Flight Time By Day Chart

This one is pretty self explanatory, it represents the number of flights that leave the gate in a given hour of the day. The tricky thing here is that this is normally not a whole number since it is an average over 52 weeks. Partial numbers may indicate that a flight may be seasonal or may take off at different times due to different operational factors.

Time Count
10pm 0.24
6pm 1.51
6am 0.65
7pm 0.97
5pm 0.79
2pm 0.91
12pm 1.53
3am 0
8pm 0.68
1pm 0.8
4pm 1.04
9am 1.61
10am 0.33
0am 0
11am 2.45
9pm 0.84
8am 1.07
3pm 0.71
7am 1.41

Flights By Month Flights By Month Chart

The quantity of flights from Atlanta to Los Angeles that take off in a given month of the year. This number changes because some flights are seasonal, and almost all flights have uneven demand througout the year.

Month Count
January 524
February 487
March 540
April 522
May 571
June 569
July 609
August 575
September 498
October 506
November 483
December 548

Flights By Day Of Week Flights By Day of Week Chart

The quantity of flights from Atlanta to Los Angeles that take off on a given day of the week. Some routes only have enough demand to sustain a few trips a week, while others have many flights a day. This number is also an average across the year, and hence may not be a whole number.

Day Count
Monday 18.27
Tuesday 18.63
Wednesday 17.58
Thursday 18.94
Friday 18.08
Saturday 14.25
Sunday 17.94

Flight per Airline (per Week) Flights By Airline Chart

How many times an airline flies this route in a week. Different factors play into how often a carrier chooses to fly a given route including it's need to connect disparate routes, and demand.

Airline Flights per Week
Delta 1
American 0
Southwest 0
Spirit 0
Frontier 0
United 0

Flight Time By Time of Day Flight Time by Time of Day Chart

The total flight time varies by each hour of the day due to factors such as airport traffic. More flights leaving an airport may cause higher taxi in or taxi out times. See the description of the average timeline above for a deeper discussion of each of these times.

Time Taxi Out
In the Air
Taxi In
10pm 16 256 7 284
6pm 16 253 9 283
6am 14 267 9 293
7pm 16 260 9 289
5pm 15 259 9 286
2pm 14 259 8 283
12pm 14 254 8 278
3am 14 261 13 288
8pm 14 254 9 283
1pm 15 254 9 280
4pm 15 260 8 286
9am 17 261 9 291
10am 18 255 9 284
0am 13 275 10 298
11am 17 262 8 288
9pm 16 255 9 286
8am 18 258 10 289
3pm 15 269 8 296
7am 15 256 10 286
* Delayed more than 20 minutes.
All data above is a median or mean as appropriate.