The flight time from Los Angeles to Phoenix is 1 hour, 19 minutes. See Data as Tables

Average Timeline

Leaves LAX Los Angeles, CA 1 minute early.
15 minutes taxiing out
58 minutes in the air
6 minutes taxiing in
Arrives PHX Phoenix, AZ 6 minutes early.

Flight Reliability By Airline ?

United
92%
American
85%
Southwest
82%
Delta
80%
Cancelled
Delayed*
Normal

Flight Summary

The flight time from Los Angeles to Phoenix is 1 hour, 19 minutes. The time spent in the air is 58 minutes.

The flight distance from Los Angeles to Phoenix is 370 Miles.

Reverse Journey

Phoenix to Los Angeles
1 hour, 26 minutes

Flight Time By Airline ?

Southwest
1h 15m
Delta
1h 21m
United
1h 22m
American
1h 23m
Taxiing Out
Air Time
Taxiing In

Flight Time by Time of Day ?

12AM06AM12PM06PM 15m 30m 45m1h1h 15m
Taxiing Out
Air Time
Taxiing In

Flights By Time of Day ?
(Average)

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Flights Per Week

162

Distance

370 Miles

Flights By Month ?

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Flights By Day of Week ?
(Average)

MonTueWedThuFriSatSun0510152025

Flights By Airline ?
(Per Week)

Southwest
59
American
47
Delta
33
United
23

Frequently Asked Questions

How far is Los Angeles from Phoenix by plane?

The distance from Los Angeles to Phoenix by plane is 370 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 Phoenix?

The flight time from Los Angeles to Phoenix is 1 hour, 19 minutes. The time spent in the air is 58 minutes. These numbers are averages. In reality, it varies by airline with Southwest being the fastest taking 1 hour, 15 minutes, and American the slowest taking 1 hour, 23 minutes.

What airlines fly from Los Angeles to Phoenix?

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

Does Southwest fly from Los Angeles to Phoenix?

Yes! Southwest does fly from Los Angeles (LAX) to Phoenix (PHX). On average, they have 59 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 early
Taxi Out Time 15 minutes
In the Air 58 minutes
Taxiing In 6 minutes
Arrives Phoenix 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 Phoenix, Southwest is 82% reliable, which means that Southwest flights are on time 82% of the time, and cancelled or delayed the remaining time.

Airline Normal Flights Arrival Delayed* Flight Cancelled
United 92% 8% 0%
American 85% 14% 1%
Southwest 82% 15% 3%
Delta 80% 20% 0%

Flight Time By Airline Flight Time By Airline Chart

Each airline takes a different amount of time to fly between Los Angeles and Phoenix, 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 57 5 75
Delta 15 58 6 81
United 17 59 5 82
American 16 58 8 83

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
5am 0.34
2pm 1.43
8pm 1.1
5pm 1.73
8am 2.33
4pm 1.62
10pm 0.56
11pm 0.03
7pm 2.19
7am 1.01
6pm 1.35
9am 0.92
12pm 1.02
3pm 0.91
9pm 1.03
6am 1.33
11am 1.92
10am 1.49
1pm 0.54

Flights By Month Flights By Month Chart

The quantity of flights from Los Angeles to Phoenix 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 731
February 669
March 741
April 712
May 728
June 692
July 708
August 726
September 690
October 719
November 668
December 691

Flights By Day Of Week Flights By Day of Week Chart

The quantity of flights from Los Angeles to Phoenix 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 23.94
Tuesday 24.4
Wednesday 23.9
Thursday 23.73
Friday 23.94
Saturday 20.58
Sunday 22.48

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 1
American 1
Delta 1
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
(minutes)
In the Air
(minutes)
Taxi In
(minutes)
Total
(minutes)
5am 14 55 4 74
2pm 13 59 6 79
8pm 13 58 6 79
5pm 15 60 6 81
8am 18 56 5 81
4pm 15 60 6 83
10pm 11 56 4 72
11pm 20 56 7 81
7pm 14 58 6 79
7am 14 56 8 80
6pm 15 60 7 83
9am 15 56 6 79
12pm 14 58 6 80
3pm 13 59 5 78
9pm 14 56 5 77
6am 15 56 6 79
11am 14 57 6 78
10am 16 57 5 79
1pm 12 59 5 77
* Delayed more than 20 minutes.
All data above is a median or mean as appropriate.