The flight time from Miami to Los Angeles is 5 hours, 37 minutes. See Data as Tables

Average Timeline

Leaves MIA Miami, FL 1 minute early.
17 minutes taxiing out
5 hours, 5 minutes in the air
10 minutes taxiing in
Arrives LAX Los Angeles, CA 14 minutes early.

Flight Reliability By Airline ?


Reverse Journey

Los Angeles to Miami
4 hours, 58 minutes

Flight Time By Airline ?

5h 28m
5h 38m
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



2342 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 Miami 1 minute early
Taxi Out Time 17 minutes
In the Air 305 minutes
Taxiing In 10 minutes
Arrives Los Angeles 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 10 minutes. For example, from Miami to Los Angeles, Delta is 94% reliable, which means that Delta flights are on time 94% of the time, and cancelled or delayed the remaining time.

Airline Normal Flights Arrival Delayed* Flight Cancelled
Delta 94% 4% 2%
American 85% 13% 2%

Flight Time By Airline Flight Time By Airline Chart

Each airline takes a different amount of time to fly between Miami and Los Angeles, 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 18 298 10 328
American 17 305 11 338

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
6am 0.13
7am 1.29
8am 0.76
9am 0.22
12pm 0.98
2pm 0.99
3pm 0.99
5pm 0.91
7pm 0.91
9pm 0.98

Flights By Month Flights By Month Chart

The quantity of flights from Miami to Los Angeles 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 250
February 224
March 247
April 254
May 269
June 267
July 277
August 275
September 216
October 256
November 239
December 258

Flights By Day Of Week Flights By Day of Week Chart

The quantity of flights from Miami to Los Angeles 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 8.4
Tuesday 8.3
Wednesday 8.1
Thursday 8.6
Friday 8.4
Saturday 8.3
Sunday 8.2

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
American 55
Delta 3

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
6am 18 323 27 370
7am 18 302 19 346
8am 17 312 16 348
9am 15 289 18 327
12pm 16 305 7 331
2pm 14 305 7 329
3pm 16 306 7 331
5pm 19 301 13 336
7pm 19 305 12 340
9pm 17 304 12 339
* Delayed more than 10 minutes.
All data above is a median or mean as appropriate.