The flight time from Los Angeles to Sacramento is 1 hour, 17 minutes. See Data as Tables

Average Timeline

Leaves LAX Los Angeles, CA 3 minutes early.
11 minutes taxiing out
1 hour, 1 minute in the air
4 minutes taxiing in
Arrives SMF Sacramento, CA 14 minutes early.

Flight Reliability By Airline ?

Delta
93%
Southwest
87%
American
86%
United
85%
Cancelled
Delayed*
Normal

Flight Summary

The flight time from Los Angeles to Sacramento is 1 hour, 17 minutes. The time spent in the air is 1 hour, 1 minute.

The flight distance from Los Angeles to Sacramento is 373 Miles.

Reverse Journey

Sacramento to Los Angeles
1 hour, 22 minutes

Flight Time By Airline ?

Southwest
1h 12m
Delta
1h 20m
American
1h 26m
United
1h 26m
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)

12AM06AM12PM06PM0.00.51.01.52.0

Flights Per Week

84

Distance

373 Miles

Flights By Month ?

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Flights By Day of Week ?
(Average)

MonTueWedThuFriSatSun0510

Flights By Airline ?
(Per Week)

Southwest
40
Delta
23
American
11
United
9

Frequently Asked Questions

How far is Los Angeles from Sacramento by plane?

The distance from Los Angeles to Sacramento by plane is 373 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 Sacramento?

The flight time from Los Angeles to Sacramento is 1 hour, 17 minutes. The time spent in the air is 1 hour, 1 minute. These numbers are averages. In reality, it varies by airline with Southwest being the fastest taking 1 hour, 12 minutes, and United the slowest taking 1 hour, 26 minutes.

What airlines fly from Los Angeles to Sacramento?

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

Does Southwest fly from Los Angeles to Sacramento?

Yes! Southwest does fly from Los Angeles (LAX) to Sacramento (SMF). On average, they have 40 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 3 minutes early
Taxi Out Time 11 minutes
In the Air 61 minutes
Taxiing In 4 minutes
Arrives Sacramento 14 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 Sacramento, Southwest is 87% reliable, which means that Southwest flights are on time 87% of the time, and cancelled or delayed the remaining time.

Airline Normal Flights Arrival Delayed* Flight Cancelled
Delta 93% 5% 2%
Southwest 87% 6% 7%
American 86% 8% 6%
United 85% 11% 4%

Flight Time By Airline Flight Time By Airline Chart

Each airline takes a different amount of time to fly between Los Angeles and Sacramento, 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 8 60 3 72
Delta 12 62 5 80
American 17 63 5 86
United 17 64 5 86

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
11am 0.74
10am 0.69
5pm 0.99
10pm 0.66
9pm 0.72
12pm 0.41
6pm 0.26
1pm 0.67
3pm 0.28
9am 0.86
4pm 0.77
11pm 0.07
8pm 0.71
8am 1.29
6am 0.68
7am 0.37
5am 0.06
7pm 0.5
2pm 0.68

Flights By Month Flights By Month Chart

The quantity of flights from Los Angeles to Sacramento 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 577
February 552
March 562
April 276
May 99
June 176
July 268
August 289
September 238
October 240
November 551
December 581

Flights By Day Of Week Flights By Day of Week Chart

The quantity of flights from Los Angeles to Sacramento 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 12.85
Tuesday 12.29
Wednesday 12.31
Thursday 12.58
Friday 12.9
Saturday 10.15
Sunday 11.71

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
Delta 0
American 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
(minutes)
In the Air
(minutes)
Taxi In
(minutes)
Total
(minutes)
11am 10 61 4 75
10am 11 62 4 79
5pm 13 63 4 82
10pm 12 62 4 79
9pm 14 61 5 80
12pm 9 61 3 74
6pm 7 60 3 71
1pm 11 62 4 77
3pm 10 61 3 75
9am 12 63 5 81
4pm 10 61 4 76
11pm 15 62 4 83
8pm 10 61 4 76
8am 12 62 5 80
6am 12 62 4 79
7am 9 61 4 75
5am 16 59 4 80
7pm 9 60 3 75
2pm 7 60 3 71
* Delayed more than 20 minutes.
All data above is a median or mean as appropriate.