The flight time from Raleigh Durham to Los Angeles is 5 hours, 28 minutes. See Data as Tables

Average Timeline

Leaves RDU Raleigh Durham, NC 1 minute early.
16 minutes taxiing out
4 hours, 58 minutes in the air
9 minutes taxiing in
Arrives LAX Los Angeles, CA 4 minutes early.

Flight Reliability By Airline ?

Delta
88%
American
78%
Cancelled
Delayed*
Normal

Flight Summary

The flight time from Raleigh Durham to Los Angeles is 5 hours, 28 minutes. The time spent in the air is 4 hours, 58 minutes.

The flight distance from Raleigh Durham to Los Angeles is 2239 Miles.

Reverse Journey

Los Angeles to Raleigh Durham
4 hours, 42 minutes

Flight Time By Airline ?

Delta
5h 26m
American
5h 31m
Taxiing Out
Air Time
Taxiing In

Flight Time by Time of Day ?

12AM06AM12PM06PM1h2h3h4h5h6h
Taxiing Out
Air Time
Taxiing In

Flights By Time of Day ?
(Average)

12AM06AM12PM06PM0.00.20.40.60.81.0

Flights Per Week

16

Distance

2239 Miles

Flights By Month ?

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Flights By Day of Week ?
(Average)

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Flights By Airline ?
(Per Week)

American
8
Delta
7

Frequently Asked Questions

How far is Raleigh Durham from Los Angeles by plane?

The distance from Raleigh Durham to Los Angeles by plane is 2239 Miles. This is the air distance on the most direct route taken by the vast majority of flights.

How long is the flight from Raleigh Durham to Los Angeles?

The flight time from Raleigh Durham to Los Angeles is 5 hours, 28 minutes. The time spent in the air is 4 hours, 58 minutes. These numbers are averages. In reality, it varies by airline with Delta being the fastest taking 5 hours, 26 minutes, and American the slowest taking 5 hours, 31 minutes.

What airlines fly from Raleigh Durham to Los Angeles?

Delta and American are the airlines with direct flights from Raleigh Durham to Los Angeles.

Does Southwest fly from Raleigh Durham to Los Angeles?

Southwest does not fly from Raleigh Durham (RDU) 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 Raleigh Durham 1 minute early
Taxi Out Time 16 minutes
In the Air 298 minutes
Taxiing In 9 minutes
Arrives Los Angeles 4 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 Raleigh Durham to Los Angeles, American is 78% reliable, which means that American flights are on time 78% of the time, and cancelled or delayed the remaining time.

Airline Normal Flights Arrival Delayed* Flight Cancelled
Delta 88% 12% 0%
American 78% 19% 3%

Flight Time By Airline Flight Time By Airline Chart

Each airline takes a different amount of time to fly between Raleigh Durham 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)
Delta 16 294 10 326
American 15 302 9 331

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
5am 0.04
2pm 0
7am 0.62
6am 0.72
6pm 0.2
7pm 0.53
3pm 0.17

Flights By Month Flights By Month Chart

The quantity of flights from Raleigh Durham 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 55
February 62
March 76
April 58
May 63
June 89
July 101
August 82
September 60
October 62
November 65
December 70

Flights By Day Of Week Flights By Day of Week Chart

The quantity of flights from Raleigh Durham 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 2.54
Tuesday 2.38
Wednesday 2.12
Thursday 2.48
Friday 2.52
Saturday 2.1
Sunday 2.08

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

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)
5am 13 331 7 362
2pm 17 337 6 360
7am 17 288 10 320
6am 15 308 10 339
6pm 14 301 8 324
7pm 16 288 8 319
3pm 13 318 8 344
* Delayed more than 20 minutes.
All data above is a median or mean as appropriate.