The flight time from Los Angeles to Sacramento is 1 hour, 18 minutes. See Data as Tables

Average Timeline

Leaves LAX Los Angeles, CA 1 minute early.
13 minutes taxiing out
1 hour, 1 minute in the air
4 minutes taxiing in
Arrives SMF Sacramento, CA 7 minutes early.

Flight Reliability By Airline ?


Reverse Journey

Sacramento to Los Angeles
1 hour, 27 minutes

Flight Time By Airline ?

1h 15m
1h 29m
Taxiing Out
Air Time
Taxiing In

Flight Time by Time of Day ?

12AM06AM12PM06PM 30m1h
Taxiing Out
Air Time
Taxiing In

Flights By Time of Day ?


Flights Per Week



373 Miles

Flights By Month ?


Flights By Day of Week ?


Flights By Airline ?
(Per Week)


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 13 minutes
In the Air 61 minutes
Taxiing In 4 minutes
Arrives Sacramento 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 Sacramento, Southwest is 80% reliable, which means that Southwest flights are on time 80% of the time, and cancelled or delayed the remaining time.

Airline Normal Flights Arrival Delayed* Flight Cancelled
SkyWest 90% 10% 0%
Southwest 80% 19% 1%

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
In the Air
Taxiing In
Southwest 11 60 3 75
SkyWest 21 63 5 89

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 0.3
6am 0.42
7am 1.39
8am 0.27
9am 0.23
10am 0.59
11am 0.58
12pm 0.53
1pm 0.82
2pm 0.36
3pm 1.26
4pm 0.45
5pm 1.59
6pm 0.37
7pm 0.7
8pm 0.52
9pm 0.78
10pm 0.58
11pm 0.16

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 332
February 308
March 387
April 390
May 406
June 339
July 326
August 337
September 346
October 400
November 382
December 389

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 12.9
Tuesday 12.4
Wednesday 12.9
Thursday 13.1
Friday 13
Saturday 8.2
Sunday 11

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 57
SkyWest 27

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
5am 11 60 4 76
6am 11 61 3 76
7am 17 62 4 84
8am 11 60 4 76
9am 12 59 3 75
10am 13 60 4 78
11am 17 61 4 82
12pm 12 60 4 76
1pm 18 60 4 83
2pm 12 60 3 76
3pm 16 62 4 83
4pm 12 59 4 75
5pm 19 62 5 87
6pm 11 60 4 75
7pm 10 59 4 74
8pm 10 60 4 74
9pm 11 61 4 76
10pm 10 60 4 75
11pm 11 60 3 74
* Delayed more than 10 minutes.
All data above is a median or mean as appropriate.