The flight time from Los Angeles to Atlanta is 4 hours, 8 minutes. See Data as Tables

Average Timeline

Leaves LAX Los Angeles, CA 1 minute late.
15 minutes taxiing out
3 hours, 43 minutes in the air
8 minutes taxiing in
Arrives ATL Atlanta, GA 6 minutes early.

Flight Reliability By Airline ?


Flight Summary

The flight time from Los Angeles to Atlanta is 4 hours, 8 minutes. The time spent in the air is 3 hours, 43 minutes.

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

Reverse Journey

Atlanta to Los Angeles
4 hours, 46 minutes

Flight Time By Airline ?

4h 4m
4h 7m
4h 8m
4h 10m
4h 13m
4h 22m
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 Los Angeles from Atlanta by plane?

The distance from Los Angeles to Atlanta 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 Los Angeles to Atlanta?

The flight time from Los Angeles to Atlanta is 4 hours, 8 minutes. The time spent in the air is 3 hours, 43 minutes. These numbers are averages. In reality, it varies by airline with Southwest being the fastest taking 4 hours, 4 minutes, and Frontier the slowest taking 4 hours, 22 minutes.

What airlines fly from Los Angeles to Atlanta?

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

Does Southwest fly from Los Angeles to Atlanta?

Yes! Southwest does fly from Los Angeles (LAX) to Atlanta (ATL). On average, they have 15 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 Los Angeles 1 minute late
Taxi Out Time 15 minutes
In the Air 223 minutes
Taxiing In 8 minutes
Arrives Atlanta 6 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 Los Angeles to Atlanta, Delta is 87% reliable, which means that Delta flights are on time 87% of the time, and cancelled or delayed the remaining time.

Airline Normal Flights Arrival Delayed* Flight Cancelled
United 100% 0% 0%
Spirit 90% 9% 1%
Delta 87% 13% 0%
Frontier 87% 12% 1%
Southwest 87% 10% 3%
American 86% 14% 0%

Flight Time By Airline Flight Time By Airline Chart

Each airline takes a different amount of time to fly between Los Angeles and Atlanta, 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
Southwest 12 223 6 244
Delta 16 222 7 247
United 19 223 11 248
American 15 225 9 250
Spirit 13 225 10 253
Frontier 18 228 11 262

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 1.46
4pm 0.44
5am 0.52
9am 1.79
0am 0.23
7am 0.86
12pm 1.09
6am 1.05
5pm 0.99
1pm 1.12
6pm 0.02
8am 0.81
11am 1.01
2pm 0.61
9pm 0.27
3pm 1.64
11pm 1.12
1am 0.01
10am 2.16

Flights By Month Flights By Month Chart

The quantity of flights from Los Angeles to Atlanta 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 526
February 485
March 539
April 499
May 538
June 549
July 589
August 572
September 494
October 499
November 483
December 546

Flights By Day Of Week Flights By Day of Week Chart

The quantity of flights from Los Angeles to Atlanta 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 17.79
Tuesday 18.29
Wednesday 17.29
Thursday 18.58
Friday 17.56
Saturday 14.37
Sunday 17.65

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 15 222 8 247
4pm 14 232 7 254
5am 18 230 7 254
9am 15 220 8 247
0am 19 230 7 255
7am 14 217 7 240
12pm 16 223 9 250
6am 15 222 7 245
5pm 13 223 6 243
1pm 14 224 8 249
6pm 10 222 5 236
8am 19 221 8 251
11am 15 228 8 253
2pm 12 218 8 241
9pm 13 229 7 250
3pm 14 221 8 244
11pm 17 219 7 246
1am 21 223 13 255
10am 16 226 8 253
* Delayed more than 20 minutes.
All data above is a median or mean as appropriate.