The flight time from Los Angeles to Nashville is 3 hours, 49 minutes. See Data as Tables

Average Timeline

Leaves LAX Los Angeles, CA on time.
15 minutes taxiing out
3 hours, 28 minutes in the air
6 minutes taxiing in
Arrives BNA Nashville, TN 6 minutes early.

Flight Reliability By Airline ?

Delta
90%
Southwest
88%
American
87%
Cancelled
Delayed*
Normal

Flight Summary

The flight time from Los Angeles to Nashville is 3 hours, 49 minutes. The time spent in the air is 3 hours, 28 minutes.

The flight distance from Los Angeles to Nashville is 1797 Miles.

Reverse Journey

Nashville to Los Angeles
4 hours, 26 minutes

Flight Time By Airline ?

Southwest
3h 46m
Delta
3h 50m
American
3h 53m
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)

12AM06AM12PM06PM0.00.51.01.52.0

Flights Per Week

43

Distance

1797 Miles

Flights By Month ?

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Flights By Day of Week ?
(Average)

MonTueWedThuFriSatSun0246

Flights By Airline ?
(Per Week)

Southwest
17
American
15
Delta
10

Frequently Asked Questions

How far is Los Angeles from Nashville by plane?

The distance from Los Angeles to Nashville by plane is 1797 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 Nashville?

The flight time from Los Angeles to Nashville is 3 hours, 49 minutes. The time spent in the air is 3 hours, 28 minutes. These numbers are averages. In reality, it varies by airline with Southwest being the fastest taking 3 hours, 46 minutes, and American the slowest taking 3 hours, 53 minutes.

What airlines fly from Los Angeles to Nashville?

American, Southwest, and Delta are the airlines with direct flights from Los Angeles to Nashville.

Does Southwest fly from Los Angeles to Nashville?

Yes! Southwest does fly from Los Angeles (LAX) to Nashville (BNA). 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 Los Angeles on time
Taxi Out Time 15 minutes
In the Air 208 minutes
Taxiing In 6 minutes
Arrives Nashville 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 Nashville, Southwest is 88% reliable, which means that Southwest flights are on time 88% of the time, and cancelled or delayed the remaining time.

Airline Normal Flights Arrival Delayed* Flight Cancelled
Delta 90% 10% 0%
Southwest 88% 11% 1%
American 87% 13% 0%

Flight Time By Airline Flight Time By Airline Chart

Each airline takes a different amount of time to fly between Los Angeles and Nashville, 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 13 207 5 226
Delta 15 207 6 230
American 16 209 6 233

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
11pm 0.03
9pm 0
10pm 0.77
4pm 0.03
12pm 0.54
1pm 0.26
6pm 0.06
5pm 0.49
10am 1.25
2pm 0.47
11am 0.3
7am 0.21
8am 0.2
6am 0.33
5am 0.08
9am 0.85
3pm 0.28

Flights By Month Flights By Month Chart

The quantity of flights from Los Angeles to Nashville 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 160
February 159
March 203
April 177
May 167
June 160
July 191
August 198
September 203
October 225
November 207
December 210

Flights By Day Of Week Flights By Day of Week Chart

The quantity of flights from Los Angeles to Nashville 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 6.58
Tuesday 5.79
Wednesday 6.38
Thursday 6.77
Friday 6.38
Saturday 5.13
Sunday 6.42

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 0
American 0
Delta 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)
11pm 15 215 6 236
9pm 13 182 5 200
10pm 17 208 6 232
4pm 10 205 5 223
12pm 16 202 6 227
1pm 14 217 6 239
6pm 10 203 4 218
5pm 14 209 6 230
10am 15 208 6 231
2pm 10 207 5 224
11am 14 209 5 230
7am 14 207 5 227
8am 14 206 5 229
6am 13 205 5 224
5am 16 216 5 237
9am 16 206 6 229
3pm 10 207 5 223
* Delayed more than 20 minutes.
All data above is a median or mean as appropriate.