The flight time from Los Angeles to Newark is 5 hours, 9 minutes. See Data as Tables

Average Timeline

Leaves LAX Los Angeles, CA 2 minutes early.
19 minutes taxiing out
4 hours, 40 minutes in the air
8 minutes taxiing in
Arrives EWR Newark, NJ 7 minutes early.

Flight Reliability By Airline ?

Virgin America

Reverse Journey

Newark to Los Angeles
5 hours, 58 minutes

Flight Time By Airline ?

5h 9m
Virgin America
5h 11m
5h 20m
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



2454 Miles

Flights By Month ?


Flights By Day of Week ?


Flights By Airline ?
(Per Week)

Virgin America

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 2 minutes early
Taxi Out Time 19 minutes
In the Air 280 minutes
Taxiing In 8 minutes
Arrives Newark 7 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 10 minutes. For example, from Los Angeles to Newark, United is 85% reliable, which means that United flights are on time 85% of the time, and cancelled or delayed the remaining time.

Airline Normal Flights Arrival Delayed* Flight Cancelled
United 85% 14% 1%
Virgin America 75% 23% 2%
Alaska 67% 33% 0%

Flight Time By Airline Flight Time By Airline Chart

Each airline takes a different amount of time to fly between Los Angeles and Newark, 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
United 20 279 8 309
Virgin America 18 283 7 311
Alaska 22 287 8 320

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
0am 0.25
6am 1.88
7am 0.77
8am 1.61
9am 0.92
10am 0.96
11am 0.94
12pm 0.89
1pm 0.93
2pm 0.69
4pm 0.92
9pm 0.38
10pm 1.6
11pm 0.91

Flights By Month Flights By Month Chart

The quantity of flights from Los Angeles to Newark 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 390
February 357
March 371
April 426
May 450
June 444
July 436
August 434
September 410
October 431
November 421
December 433

Flights By Day Of Week Flights By Day of Week Chart

The quantity of flights from Los Angeles to Newark 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 14.3
Tuesday 14.3
Wednesday 13.9
Thursday 14.6
Friday 14.5
Saturday 10.7
Sunday 14

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
United 71
Virgin America 21
Alaska 4

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
0am 16 281 8 308
6am 17 282 7 308
7am 18 280 8 308
8am 25 284 8 320
9am 23 282 8 315
10am 23 282 10 319
11am 24 282 10 320
12pm 19 282 9 311
1pm 19 283 7 312
2pm 19 280 8 308
4pm 17 276 6 301
9pm 19 278 6 305
10pm 18 276 8 304
11pm 18 271 7 299
* Delayed more than 10 minutes.
All data above is a median or mean as appropriate.