The flight time from Orlando to Los Angeles is 5 hours, 20 minutes. See Data as Tables
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Average Timeline

Leaves MCO Orlando, FL 2 minutes early.
15 minutes taxiing out
4 hours, 53 minutes in the air
9 minutes taxiing in
Arrives LAX Los Angeles, CA 6 minutes early.

Flight Reliability By Airline ?

United
90%
Delta
87%
JetBlue
85%
American
80%
Cancelled
Delayed*
Normal

Flight Summary

The flight time from Orlando to Los Angeles is 5 hours, 20 minutes. The time spent in the air is 4 hours, 53 minutes.

The flight distance from Orlando to Los Angeles is 2218 Miles.

Reverse Journey

Los Angeles to Orlando
4 hours, 38 minutes

Flight Time By Airline ?

United
5h 17m
American
5h 20m
Delta
5h 21m
JetBlue
5h 25m
Taxiing Out
Air Time
Taxiing In

Flight Time by Time of Day ?

12AM06AM12PM06PM1h2h3h4h5h
Taxiing Out
Air Time
Taxiing In

Flights By Time of Day ?
(Average)

12AM06AM12PM06PM0.00.51.01.52.0

Flights Per Week

57

Distance

2218 Miles

Flights By Month ?

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Flights By Day of Week ?
(Average)

MonTueWedThuFriSatSun02468

Flights By Airline ?
(Per Week)

American
20
Delta
19
United
12
JetBlue
5

Frequently Asked Questions

How far is Orlando from Los Angeles by plane?

The distance from Orlando to Los Angeles by plane is 2218 Miles. This is the air distance on the most direct route taken by the vast majority of flights.

How long is the flight from Orlando to Los Angeles?

The flight time from Orlando to Los Angeles is 5 hours, 20 minutes. The time spent in the air is 4 hours, 53 minutes. These numbers are averages. In reality, it varies by airline with United being the fastest taking 5 hours, 17 minutes, and JetBlue the slowest taking 5 hours, 25 minutes.

What airlines fly from Orlando to Los Angeles?

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

Does Southwest fly from Orlando to Los Angeles?

Southwest does not fly from Orlando (MCO) 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 Orlando 2 minutes early
Taxi Out Time 15 minutes
In the Air 293 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 Orlando to Los Angeles, American is 80% reliable, which means that American flights are on time 80% of the time, and cancelled or delayed the remaining time.

Airline Normal Flights Arrival Delayed* Flight Cancelled
United 90% 10% 0%
Delta 87% 13% 0%
JetBlue 85% 15% 0%
American 80% 18% 2%

Flight Time By Airline Flight Time By Airline Chart

Each airline takes a different amount of time to fly between Orlando 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
(minutes)
In the Air
(minutes)
Taxiing In
(minutes)
Total
(minutes)
United 14 292 9 317
American 15 292 8 320
Delta 16 292 10 321
JetBlue 13 297 8 325

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
7pm 1.27
6am 0.99
8pm 0.81
11am 1.16
6pm 0.56
12pm 0.46
1pm 0.1
9am 0.37
5pm 0.46
10am 0.55
8am 0.05
3pm 0.18
7am 0.93
4pm 0.2

Flights By Month Flights By Month Chart

The quantity of flights from Orlando 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 259
February 232
March 267
April 244
May 267
June 286
July 292
August 274
September 191
October 202
November 217
December 252

Flights By Day Of Week Flights By Day of Week Chart

The quantity of flights from Orlando 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 8.63
Tuesday 7.48
Wednesday 7.67
Thursday 8.48
Friday 8.73
Saturday 7.79
Sunday 8.58

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
American 0
Delta 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
(minutes)
In the Air
(minutes)
Taxi In
(minutes)
Total
(minutes)
7pm 14 285 9 313
6am 17 292 10 321
8pm 15 300 9 328
11am 15 297 8 322
6pm 16 297 9 327
12pm 13 292 8 320
1pm 14 292 7 317
9am 14 281 9 309
5pm 16 280 7 306
10am 15 285 9 313
8am 17 309 8 339
3pm 16 308 7 331
7am 15 294 9 321
4pm 14 304 6 326
* Delayed more than 20 minutes.
All data above is a median or mean as appropriate.