The flight time from Los Angeles to Seattle is 2 hours, 44 minutes. See Data as Tables

Average Timeline

Leaves LAX Los Angeles, CA 3 minutes early.
18 minutes taxiing out
2 hours, 14 minutes in the air
10 minutes taxiing in
Arrives SEA Seattle, WA 8 minutes early.

Flight Reliability By Airline ?


Flight Summary

The flight time from Los Angeles to Seattle is 2 hours, 44 minutes. The time spent in the air is 2 hours, 14 minutes.

The flight distance from Los Angeles to Seattle is 954 Miles.

Reverse Journey

Seattle to Los Angeles
2 hours, 40 minutes

Flight Time By Airline ?

2h 40m
2h 42m
2h 47m
2h 47m
2h 47m
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



954 Miles

Flights By Month ?


Flights By Day of Week ?


Flights By Airline ?
(Per Week)


Frequently Asked Questions

How far is Los Angeles from Seattle by plane?

The distance from Los Angeles to Seattle by plane is 954 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 Seattle?

The flight time from Los Angeles to Seattle is 2 hours, 44 minutes. The time spent in the air is 2 hours, 14 minutes. These numbers are averages. In reality, it varies by airline with Delta being the fastest taking 2 hours, 40 minutes, and United the slowest taking 2 hours, 47 minutes.

What airlines fly from Los Angeles to Seattle?

JetBlue, Delta, American, Alaska, and United are the airlines with direct flights from Los Angeles to Seattle.

Does Southwest fly from Los Angeles to Seattle?

Southwest does not fly from Los Angeles (LAX) to Seattle (SEA). 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 3 minutes early
Taxi Out Time 18 minutes
In the Air 134 minutes
Taxiing In 10 minutes
Arrives Seattle 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 Seattle, Delta is 90% reliable, which means that Delta flights are on time 90% of the time, and cancelled or delayed the remaining time.

Airline Normal Flights Arrival Delayed* Flight Cancelled
American 94% 6% 0%
Delta 90% 9% 1%
United 88% 11% 1%
Alaska 86% 13% 1%
JetBlue 81% 18% 1%

Flight Time By Airline Flight Time By Airline Chart

Each airline takes a different amount of time to fly between Los Angeles and Seattle, 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
Delta 13 133 11 160
JetBlue 18 132 12 162
American 18 138 10 167
United 19 133 11 167
Alaska 21 134 9 167

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 1.01
8am 1.34
7am 1.64
9pm 1.27
9am 1.55
1pm 1.02
4pm 0.93
8pm 0.58
5pm 1.57
2pm 1.49
11am 1.53
12pm 0.94
6am 1.4
7pm 2.47
6pm 0.57
3pm 1.58

Flights By Month Flights By Month Chart

The quantity of flights from Los Angeles to Seattle 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 573
February 518
March 590
April 605
May 678
June 672
July 737
August 736
September 704
October 699
November 607
December 553

Flights By Day Of Week Flights By Day of Week Chart

The quantity of flights from Los Angeles to Seattle 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 22.67
Tuesday 20.31
Wednesday 20.37
Thursday 22.54
Friday 21.5
Saturday 18.58
Sunday 21.58

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
Alaska 1
Delta 1
American 0
United 0
JetBlue 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 20 134 10 166
8am 23 137 10 172
7am 16 135 11 164
9pm 17 132 9 161
9am 18 135 11 166
1pm 17 131 9 159
4pm 14 132 9 160
8pm 18 132 10 163
5pm 19 133 10 164
2pm 18 134 9 164
11am 17 132 10 162
12pm 20 132 8 163
6am 20 137 10 169
7pm 17 133 11 165
6pm 20 135 11 168
3pm 17 135 9 164
* Delayed more than 20 minutes.
All data above is a median or mean as appropriate.