The flight time from El Paso to Los Angeles is 2 hours, 7 minutes. See Data as Tables

Average Timeline

Leaves ELP El Paso, TX 4 minutes early.
15 minutes taxiing out
1 hour, 42 minutes in the air
8 minutes taxiing in
Arrives LAX Los Angeles, CA 9 minutes early.

Flight Reliability By Airline ?

American
91%
Southwest
86%
Cancelled
Delayed*
Normal

Flight Summary

The flight time from El Paso to Los Angeles is 2 hours, 7 minutes. The time spent in the air is 1 hour, 42 minutes.

The flight distance from El Paso to Los Angeles is 715 Miles.

Reverse Journey

Los Angeles to El Paso
1 hour, 49 minutes

Flight Time By Airline ?

Southwest
2h 3m
American
2h 10m
Taxiing Out
Air Time
Taxiing In

Flight Time by Time of Day ?

12AM06AM12PM06PM 30m1h1h 30m2h
Taxiing Out
Air Time
Taxiing In

Flights By Time of Day ?
(Average)

12AM06AM12PM06PM0.00.51.01.52.0

Flights Per Week

31

Distance

715 Miles

Flights By Month ?

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Flights By Day of Week ?
(Average)

MonTueWedThuFriSatSun012345

Flights By Airline ?
(Per Week)

American
20
Southwest
11

Frequently Asked Questions

How far is El Paso from Los Angeles by plane?

The distance from El Paso to Los Angeles by plane is 715 Miles. This is the air distance on the most direct route taken by the vast majority of flights.

How long is the flight from El Paso to Los Angeles?

The flight time from El Paso to Los Angeles is 2 hours, 7 minutes. The time spent in the air is 1 hour, 42 minutes. These numbers are averages. In reality, it varies by airline with Southwest being the fastest taking 2 hours, 3 minutes, and American the slowest taking 2 hours, 10 minutes.

What airlines fly from El Paso to Los Angeles?

American and Southwest are the airlines with direct flights from El Paso to Los Angeles.

Does Southwest fly from El Paso to Los Angeles?

Yes! Southwest does fly from El Paso (ELP) to Los Angeles (LAX). On average, they have 11 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 El Paso 4 minutes early
Taxi Out Time 15 minutes
In the Air 102 minutes
Taxiing In 8 minutes
Arrives Los Angeles 9 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 El Paso to Los Angeles, Southwest is 86% reliable, which means that Southwest flights are on time 86% of the time, and cancelled or delayed the remaining time.

Airline Normal Flights Arrival Delayed* Flight Cancelled
American 91% 9% 0%
Southwest 86% 13% 1%

Flight Time By Airline Flight Time By Airline Chart

Each airline takes a different amount of time to fly between El Paso 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 12 102 8 123
American 16 103 8 130

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
11am 0.67
6am 1.16
3pm 0.03
8pm 0.05
1pm 0.45
8am 0.08
7am 0.14
4pm 0.29
5pm 0.48
2pm 0
5am 0.1
10am 0.26
7pm 0.04
12pm 0.09
9am 0.02
6pm 0.64

Flights By Month Flights By Month Chart

The quantity of flights from El Paso 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 126
February 108
March 123
April 138
May 143
June 142
July 146
August 143
September 135
October 144
November 150
December 152

Flights By Day Of Week Flights By Day of Week Chart

The quantity of flights from El Paso 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 4.75
Tuesday 4.48
Wednesday 4.48
Thursday 4.71
Friday 4.75
Saturday 4.15
Sunday 4.4

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
American 0
Southwest 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)
11am 15 101 8 125
6am 15 101 8 126
3pm 15 110 9 135
8pm 11 102 8 122
1pm 16 105 7 130
8am 13 102 8 122
7am 12 98 8 119
4pm 13 102 7 124
5pm 16 107 10 136
2pm 9 107 7 123
5am 10 108 5 127
10am 12 104 8 125
7pm 13 106 10 132
12pm 15 100 7 123
9am 18 104 8 128
6pm 16 102 9 130
* Delayed more than 20 minutes.
All data above is a median or mean as appropriate.