The flight time from Reno to Los Angeles is 1 hour, 31 minutes. See Data as Tables

Average Timeline

Leaves RNO Reno, NV 3 minutes early.
15 minutes taxiing out
1 hour, 5 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 Reno to Los Angeles is 1 hour, 31 minutes. The time spent in the air is 1 hour, 5 minutes.

The flight distance from Reno to Los Angeles is 391 Miles.

Reverse Journey

Los Angeles to Reno
1 hour, 23 minutes

Flight Time By Airline ?

1h 20m
1h 28m
1h 30m
1h 32m
1h 33m
1h 34m
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 ?


Flights Per Week



391 Miles

Flights By Month ?


Flights By Day of Week ?


Flights By Airline ?
(Per Week)


Frequently Asked Questions

How far is Reno from Los Angeles by plane?

The distance from Reno to Los Angeles by plane is 391 Miles. This is the air distance on the most direct route taken by the vast majority of flights.

How long is the flight from Reno to Los Angeles?

The flight time from Reno to Los Angeles is 1 hour, 31 minutes. The time spent in the air is 1 hour, 5 minutes. These numbers are averages. In reality, it varies by airline with Southwest being the fastest taking 1 hour, 20 minutes, and American the slowest taking 1 hour, 34 minutes.

What airlines fly from Reno to Los Angeles?

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

Does Southwest fly from Reno to Los Angeles?

Yes! Southwest does fly from Reno (RNO) to Los Angeles (LAX). On average, they have 7 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 Reno 3 minutes early
Taxi Out Time 15 minutes
In the Air 65 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 Reno to Los Angeles, Delta is 83% reliable, which means that Delta flights are on time 83% of the time, and cancelled or delayed the remaining time.

Airline Normal Flights Arrival Delayed* Flight Cancelled
Alaska 86% 12% 2%
American 85% 12% 3%
United 85% 13% 2%
Southwest 84% 14% 2%
Delta 83% 15% 2%
JetBlue 70% 29% 1%

Flight Time By Airline Flight Time By Airline Chart

Each airline takes a different amount of time to fly between Reno 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 12 62 5 80
JetBlue 13 64 10 88
Delta 15 65 7 90
Alaska 15 65 10 92
United 16 66 10 93
American 17 64 11 94

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 0.48
9am 0.3
2pm 0.26
3pm 1.38
8pm 0.03
1pm 0.2
7pm 0.26
7am 1.71
10am 1.12
6pm 0.8
5am 0.11
5pm 1.09
11am 1.33
6am 1.06
4pm 0.53
12pm 0.64

Flights By Month Flights By Month Chart

The quantity of flights from Reno 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 267
February 225
March 304
April 352
May 378
June 402
July 421
August 423
September 408
October 398
November 351
December 282

Flights By Day Of Week Flights By Day of Week Chart

The quantity of flights from Reno 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 12.37
Tuesday 11.02
Wednesday 11
Thursday 11.92
Friday 12.08
Saturday 10.77
Sunday 11.83

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
Delta 0
United 0
American 0
Alaska 0
Southwest 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
In the Air
Taxi In
8am 17 63 10 93
9am 15 62 10 89
2pm 16 63 10 89
3pm 15 65 9 91
8pm 9 61 5 79
1pm 15 66 9 90
7pm 15 65 9 93
7am 17 64 10 95
10am 16 66 10 92
6pm 15 66 10 91
5am 26 64 11 104
5pm 14 64 10 90
11am 14 64 8 89
6am 16 65 11 94
4pm 14 65 7 87
12pm 13 63 8 84
* Delayed more than 20 minutes.
All data above is a median or mean as appropriate.