The flight time from Phoenix to Los Angeles is 1 hour, 27 minutes. See Data as Tables

Average Timeline

Leaves PHX Phoenix, AZ 1 minute early.
17 minutes taxiing out
59 minutes in the air
9 minutes taxiing in
Arrives LAX Los Angeles, CA 5 minutes early.

Flight Reliability By Airline ?

United
94%
American
84%
Delta
83%
Southwest
80%
Cancelled
Delayed*
Normal

Flight Summary

The flight time from Phoenix to Los Angeles is 1 hour, 27 minutes. The time spent in the air is 59 minutes.

The flight distance from Phoenix to Los Angeles is 370 Miles.

Reverse Journey

Los Angeles to Phoenix
1 hour, 19 minutes

Flight Time By Airline ?

Southwest
1h 21m
United
1h 28m
Delta
1h 29m
American
1h 33m
Taxiing Out
Air Time
Taxiing In

Flight Time by Time of Day ?

12AM06AM12PM06PM 30m1h1h 30m
Taxiing Out
Air Time
Taxiing In

Flights By Time of Day ?
(Average)

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Flights Per Week

161

Distance

370 Miles

Flights By Month ?

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Flights By Day of Week ?
(Average)

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Flights By Airline ?
(Per Week)

Southwest
58
American
48
Delta
33
United
21

Frequently Asked Questions

How far is Phoenix from Los Angeles by plane?

The distance from Phoenix to Los Angeles by plane is 370 Miles. This is the air distance on the most direct route taken by the vast majority of flights.

How long is the flight from Phoenix to Los Angeles?

The flight time from Phoenix to Los Angeles is 1 hour, 27 minutes. The time spent in the air is 59 minutes. These numbers are averages. In reality, it varies by airline with Southwest being the fastest taking 1 hour, 21 minutes, and American the slowest taking 1 hour, 33 minutes.

What airlines fly from Phoenix to Los Angeles?

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

Does Southwest fly from Phoenix to Los Angeles?

Yes! Southwest does fly from Phoenix (PHX) to Los Angeles (LAX). On average, they have 58 flights per week on this route. This may vary seasonally, please check the chart above for more details.

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 Phoenix 1 minute early
Taxi Out Time 17 minutes
In the Air 59 minutes
Taxiing In 9 minutes
Arrives Los Angeles 5 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 Phoenix to Los Angeles, 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
United 94% 6% 0%
American 84% 15% 1%
Delta 83% 17% 0%
Southwest 80% 18% 2%

Flight Time By Airline Flight Time By Airline Chart

Each airline takes a different amount of time to fly between Phoenix 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)
Southwest 12 58 8 81
United 17 60 8 88
Delta 17 59 10 89
American 21 59 9 93

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
8pm 1.42
9pm 0.91
11pm 0.05
8am 1.49
6pm 1.73
6am 2.16
10am 1.97
2pm 1.51
10pm 0.24
7am 1.78
3pm 0.5
9am 1.2
5pm 1.58
5am 0.28
11am 1.37
7pm 1.21
12pm 0.61
1pm 1.22
4pm 1.52

Flights By Month Flights By Month Chart

The quantity of flights from Phoenix 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 731
February 670
March 741
April 707
May 723
June 669
July 680
August 721
September 671
October 707
November 682
December 696

Flights By Day Of Week Flights By Day of Week Chart

The quantity of flights from Phoenix 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 24.02
Tuesday 23.65
Wednesday 23.81
Thursday 24.02
Friday 23.77
Saturday 20.46
Sunday 21.77

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 1
American 1
Delta 1
United 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)
8pm 18 58 9 88
9pm 12 58 8 80
11pm 15 59 8 82
8am 20 60 11 95
6pm 17 59 9 89
6am 15 61 9 87
10am 18 59 10 89
2pm 14 58 7 82
10pm 9 57 7 75
7am 20 60 9 92
3pm 15 59 8 84
9am 17 59 10 90
5pm 21 59 8 92
5am 11 59 7 77
11am 17 61 9 89
7pm 16 59 9 87
12pm 13 58 8 81
1pm 15 58 8 83
4pm 16 58 8 83
* Delayed more than 20 minutes.
All data above is a median or mean as appropriate.