The flight time from Newark to Los Angeles is 5 hours, 54 minutes. See Data as Tables

Average Timeline

Leaves EWR Newark, NJ on time.
22 minutes taxiing out
5 hours, 18 minutes in the air
9 minutes taxiing in
Arrives LAX Los Angeles, CA 6 minutes early.

Flight Reliability By Airline ?


Flight Summary

The flight time from Newark to Los Angeles is 5 hours, 54 minutes. The time spent in the air is 5 hours, 18 minutes.

The flight distance from Newark to Los Angeles is 2454 Miles.

Reverse Journey

Los Angeles to Newark
5 hours, 10 minutes

Flight Time By Airline ?

5h 50m
5h 59m
5h 59m
5h 59m
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



2454 Miles

Flights By Month ?


Flights By Day of Week ?


Flights By Airline ?
(Per Week)


Frequently Asked Questions

How far is Newark from Los Angeles by plane?

The distance from Newark to Los Angeles by plane is 2454 Miles. This is the air distance on the most direct route taken by the vast majority of flights.

How long is the flight from Newark to Los Angeles?

The flight time from Newark to Los Angeles is 5 hours, 54 minutes. The time spent in the air is 5 hours, 18 minutes. These numbers are averages. In reality, it varies by airline with United being the fastest taking 5 hours, 50 minutes, and Alaska the slowest taking 5 hours, 59 minutes.

What airlines fly from Newark to Los Angeles?

Spirit, United, JetBlue, and Alaska are the airlines with direct flights from Newark to Los Angeles.

Does Southwest fly from Newark to Los Angeles?

Southwest does not fly from Newark (EWR) to Los Angeles (LAX). 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 Newark on time
Taxi Out Time 22 minutes
In the Air 318 minutes
Taxiing In 9 minutes
Arrives Los Angeles 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 Newark to Los Angeles, Alaska is 74% reliable, which means that Alaska flights are on time 74% of the time, and cancelled or delayed the remaining time.

Airline Normal Flights Arrival Delayed* Flight Cancelled
JetBlue 82% 17% 1%
United 76% 22% 2%
Alaska 74% 23% 3%
Spirit 68% 29% 3%

Flight Time By Airline Flight Time By Airline Chart

Each airline takes a different amount of time to fly between Newark 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
United 22 313 9 350
JetBlue 22 323 9 359
Alaska 24 321 9 359
Spirit 18 325 10 359

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
8am 1.32
8pm 1.12
5pm 1.14
11am 0.08
10am 1.15
12pm 0.79
10pm 0.05
9pm 0.05
9am 0.31
6am 2.05
1pm 0.18
7pm 1.9
4pm 1.82
6pm 0.75
2pm 0.89
7am 1.04
3pm 1.16
5am 0.02

Flights By Month Flights By Month Chart

The quantity of flights from Newark 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 459
February 417
March 474
April 462
May 534
June 519
July 511
August 514
September 506
October 532
November 512
December 451

Flights By Day Of Week Flights By Day of Week Chart

The quantity of flights from Newark 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 16.65
Tuesday 16.65
Wednesday 16.46
Thursday 16.62
Friday 16.69
Saturday 14.04
Sunday 16.17

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
United 1
JetBlue 0
Alaska 0
Spirit 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
8am 26 305 10 346
8pm 25 326 10 365
5pm 23 324 9 367
11am 20 313 8 340
10am 21 314 8 348
12pm 19 315 7 345
10pm 12 316 9 342
9pm 15 338 10 364
9am 25 332 8 370
6am 19 320 9 353
1pm 18 320 7 350
7pm 25 316 10 359
4pm 21 319 8 355
6pm 27 315 11 357
2pm 19 318 9 349
7am 22 319 9 356
3pm 22 318 8 350
5am 19 323 6 349
* Delayed more than 20 minutes.
All data above is a median or mean as appropriate.