The flight time from Dallas to Los Angeles is 3 hours, 19 minutes. See Data as Tables

Average Timeline

Leaves DAL Dallas, TX on time.
12 minutes taxiing out
2 hours, 57 minutes in the air
8 minutes taxiing in
Arrives LAX Los Angeles, CA 3 minutes early.

Flight Reliability By Airline ?

Alaska
89%
Southwest
79%
Cancelled
Delayed*
Normal

Flight Summary

The flight time from Dallas to Los Angeles is 3 hours, 19 minutes. The time spent in the air is 2 hours, 57 minutes.

The flight distance from Dallas to Los Angeles is 1246 Miles.

Reverse Journey

Los Angeles to Dallas
2 hours, 57 minutes

Flight Time By Airline ?

Southwest
3h 14m
Alaska
3h 29m
Taxiing Out
Air Time
Taxiing In

Flight Time by Time of Day ?

12AM06AM12PM06PM1h2h3h
Taxiing Out
Air Time
Taxiing In

Flights By Time of Day ?
(Average)

12AM06AM12PM06PM0.00.20.40.60.81.0

Flights Per Week

53

Distance

1246 Miles

Flights By Month ?

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Flights By Day of Week ?
(Average)

MonTueWedThuFriSatSun02468

Flights By Airline ?
(Per Week)

Southwest
33
Alaska
20

Frequently Asked Questions

How far is Dallas from Los Angeles by plane?

The distance from Dallas to Los Angeles by plane is 1246 Miles. This is the air distance on the most direct route taken by the vast majority of flights.

How long is the flight from Dallas to Los Angeles?

The flight time from Dallas to Los Angeles is 3 hours, 19 minutes. The time spent in the air is 2 hours, 57 minutes. These numbers are averages. In reality, it varies by airline with Southwest being the fastest taking 3 hours, 14 minutes, and Alaska the slowest taking 3 hours, 29 minutes.

What airlines fly from Dallas to Los Angeles?

Southwest and Alaska are the airlines with direct flights from Dallas to Los Angeles.

Does Southwest fly from Dallas to Los Angeles?

Yes! Southwest does fly from Dallas (DAL) to Los Angeles (LAX). On average, they have 33 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 Dallas on time
Taxi Out Time 12 minutes
In the Air 177 minutes
Taxiing In 8 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 Dallas to Los Angeles, Southwest is 79% reliable, which means that Southwest flights are on time 79% of the time, and cancelled or delayed the remaining time.

Airline Normal Flights Arrival Delayed* Flight Cancelled
Alaska 89% 10% 1%
Southwest 79% 18% 3%

Flight Time By Airline Flight Time By Airline Chart

Each airline takes a different amount of time to fly between Dallas 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
(minutes)
In the Air
(minutes)
Taxiing In
(minutes)
Total
(minutes)
Southwest 10 174 8 194
Alaska 15 181 8 209

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
6pm 0.23
9am 0.03
1pm 0.62
2pm 0.79
12pm 0.77
11am 0.13
10am 0.2
4pm 0.36
8pm 0.61
6am 0.94
9pm 0.04
3pm 0.09
7am 0.83
8am 0.44
10pm 0.16
5pm 0.62
7pm 0.57

Flights By Month Flights By Month Chart

The quantity of flights from Dallas 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 238
February 218
March 238
April 229
May 234
June 226
July 237
August 234
September 228
October 235
November 221
December 231

Flights By Day Of Week Flights By Day of Week Chart

The quantity of flights from Dallas 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 8
Tuesday 7.92
Wednesday 7.94
Thursday 7.87
Friday 7.94
Saturday 5.96
Sunday 7.62

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
Southwest 1
Alaska 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
(minutes)
In the Air
(minutes)
Taxi In
(minutes)
Total
(minutes)
6pm 14 170 7 195
9am 10 160 10 180
1pm 12 183 7 205
2pm 13 177 8 201
12pm 12 172 8 194
11am 11 177 7 198
10am 10 178 8 201
4pm 14 184 7 205
8pm 10 175 8 193
6am 12 176 8 197
9pm 9 175 7 196
3pm 10 178 7 198
7am 13 175 10 203
8am 12 181 8 203
10pm 10 174 7 195
5pm 13 179 9 204
7pm 11 175 8 196
* Delayed more than 20 minutes.
All data above is a median or mean as appropriate.