The flight time from Phoenix to Los Angeles is 1 hour, 18 minutes. See Data as Tables

Average Timeline

Leaves PHX Phoenix, AZ 3 minutes early.
13 minutes taxiing out
58 minutes in the air
6 minutes taxiing in
Arrives LAX Los Angeles, CA 16 minutes early.

Flight Reliability By Airline ?


Flight Summary

The flight time from Phoenix to Los Angeles is 1 hour, 18 minutes. The time spent in the air is 58 minutes.

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

Reverse Journey

Los Angeles to Phoenix
1 hour, 17 minutes

Flight Time By Airline ?

1h 12m
1h 19m
1h 20m
1h 20m
1h 22m
Taxiing Out
Air Time
Taxiing In

Flight Time by Time of Day ?

12AM06AM12PM06PM 15m 30m 45m1h1h 15m
Taxiing Out
Air Time
Taxiing In

Flights By Time of Day ?


Flights Per Week



370 Miles

Flights By Month ?


Flights By Day of Week ?


Flights By Airline ?
(Per Week)


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, 18 minutes. The time spent in the air is 58 minutes. These numbers are averages. In reality, it varies by airline with Southwest being the fastest taking 1 hour, 12 minutes, and United the slowest taking 1 hour, 22 minutes.

What airlines fly from Phoenix to Los Angeles?

American, Frontier, 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 26 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 3 minutes early
Taxi Out Time 13 minutes
In the Air 58 minutes
Taxiing In 6 minutes
Arrives Los Angeles 16 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, Delta is 97% reliable, which means that Delta flights are on time 97% of the time, and cancelled or delayed the remaining time.

Airline Normal Flights Arrival Delayed* Flight Cancelled
Delta 97% 3% 0%
American 97% 3% 0%
United 97% 3% 0%
Frontier 95% 4% 1%
Southwest 94% 6% 0%

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
In the Air
Taxiing In
Southwest 9 57 5 72
Frontier 12 58 8 79
Delta 11 59 7 80
American 16 57 5 80
United 14 60 6 82

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 0.86
9pm 0.26
8am 1.42
6pm 0.85
6am 1.28
10am 0.88
2pm 0.55
10pm 0.03
7am 1.01
3pm 0.66
9am 0.73
5pm 1.64
11am 0.52
7pm 0.69
12pm 1.46
1pm 1.01
4pm 1.17

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 464
February 417
March 544
April 549
May 615
June 290
July 404
August 439
September 402
October 473
November 435
December 458

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 16.06
Tuesday 13.45
Wednesday 13.55
Thursday 15.26
Friday 15.45
Saturday 14.08
Sunday 15.74

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 1
Southwest 1
Delta 1
United 0
Frontier 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
8pm 13 57 5 78
9pm 12 57 5 75
8am 16 59 6 81
6pm 12 57 5 75
6am 13 61 6 82
10am 17 58 6 82
2pm 12 57 5 76
10pm 13 57 5 76
7am 13 59 6 79
3pm 10 57 6 75
9am 19 59 6 85
5pm 11 58 6 77
11am 12 58 6 77
7pm 14 58 5 79
12pm 11 57 6 75
1pm 11 58 6 75
4pm 12 56 5 74
* Delayed more than 20 minutes.
All data above is a median or mean as appropriate.