The flight time from Los Angeles to Newark is 5 hours, 10 minutes. See Data as Tables

Average Timeline

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

Flight Reliability By Airline ?


Flight Summary

The flight time from Los Angeles to Newark is 5 hours, 10 minutes. The time spent in the air is 4 hours, 40 minutes.

The flight distance from Los Angeles to Newark is 2454 Miles.

Reverse Journey

Newark to Los Angeles
5 hours, 54 minutes

Flight Time By Airline ?

5h 5m
5h 12m
5h 14m
5h 19m
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)


Frequently Asked Questions

How far is Los Angeles from Newark by plane?

The distance from Los Angeles to Newark by plane is 2454 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 Newark?

The flight time from Los Angeles to Newark is 5 hours, 10 minutes. The time spent in the air is 4 hours, 40 minutes. These numbers are averages. In reality, it varies by airline with United being the fastest taking 5 hours, 5 minutes, and Alaska the slowest taking 5 hours, 19 minutes.

What airlines fly from Los Angeles to Newark?

United, JetBlue, Spirit, and Alaska are the airlines with direct flights from Los Angeles to Newark.

Does Southwest fly from Los Angeles to Newark?

Southwest does not fly from Los Angeles (LAX) to Newark (EWR). Keep in mind that Southwest may fly to other nearby airports, as they will often fly into smaller airpors instead of larger ones. This is because the costs are often lower to fly into smaller airports, and they pass the savings on to you.

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 17 minutes
In the Air 280 minutes
Taxiing In 10 minutes
Arrives Newark 8 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 Newark, Alaska is 75% reliable, which means that Alaska flights are on time 75% of the time, and cancelled or delayed the remaining time.

Airline Normal Flights Arrival Delayed* Flight Cancelled
United 81% 17% 2%
Spirit 80% 18% 2%
JetBlue 80% 19% 1%
Alaska 75% 23% 2%

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 18 275 10 305
Spirit 14 286 9 312
JetBlue 16 286 11 314
Alaska 20 283 10 319

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
10am 2.22
11am 0.98
8pm 0.32
1pm 1.19
7am 1.35
11pm 1.33
6am 1.26
2pm 0.52
9am 0.19
10pm 0.51
4pm 0.9
9pm 2.22
12pm 0.88
3pm 0.21
5pm 0
8am 1.7

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 460
February 420
March 474
April 458
May 534
June 508
July 506
August 513
September 501
October 530
November 513
December 449

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 16.54
Tuesday 16.56
Wednesday 16.38
Thursday 16.6
Friday 16.75
Saturday 13.12
Sunday 16.87

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 1
JetBlue 0
Alaska 0
Spirit 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
10am 19 283 12 319
11am 18 285 12 319
8pm 13 286 9 309
1pm 16 283 12 315
7am 18 285 10 317
11pm 19 271 10 302
6am 17 283 9 312
2pm 15 282 8 309
9am 17 281 14 316
10pm 17 284 10 314
4pm 16 277 7 304
9pm 17 273 9 301
12pm 17 272 13 306
3pm 16 266 9 295
5pm 15 261 12 288
8am 18 280 10 312
* Delayed more than 20 minutes.
All data above is a median or mean as appropriate.