The flight time from Seattle to Los Angeles is 2 hours, 31 minutes. See Data as Tables

Average Timeline

Leaves SEA Seattle, WA 4 minutes early.
16 minutes taxiing out
2 hours, 6 minutes in the air
7 minutes taxiing in
Arrives LAX Los Angeles, CA 13 minutes early.

Flight Reliability By Airline ?


Flight Summary

The flight time from Seattle to Los Angeles is 2 hours, 31 minutes. The time spent in the air is 2 hours, 6 minutes.

The flight distance from Seattle to Los Angeles is 954 Miles.

Reverse Journey

Los Angeles to Seattle
2 hours, 39 minutes

Flight Time By Airline ?

2h 29m
2h 31m
2h 32m
2h 33m
2h 37m
Taxiing Out
Air Time
Taxiing In

Flight Time by Time of Day ?

12AM06AM12PM06PM 30m1h1h 30m2h2h 30m
Taxiing Out
Air Time
Taxiing In

Flights By Time of Day ?


Flights Per Week



954 Miles

Flights By Month ?


Flights By Day of Week ?


Flights By Airline ?
(Per Week)


Frequently Asked Questions

How far is Seattle from Los Angeles by plane?

The distance from Seattle to Los Angeles by plane is 954 Miles. This is the air distance on the most direct route taken by the vast majority of flights.

How long is the flight from Seattle to Los Angeles?

The flight time from Seattle to Los Angeles is 2 hours, 31 minutes. The time spent in the air is 2 hours, 6 minutes. These numbers are averages. In reality, it varies by airline with Delta being the fastest taking 2 hours, 29 minutes, and American the slowest taking 2 hours, 37 minutes.

What airlines fly from Seattle to Los Angeles?

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

Does Southwest fly from Seattle to Los Angeles?

Southwest does not fly from Seattle (SEA) 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 Seattle 4 minutes early
Taxi Out Time 16 minutes
In the Air 126 minutes
Taxiing In 7 minutes
Arrives Los Angeles 13 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 Seattle to Los Angeles, Delta is 95% reliable, which means that Delta flights are on time 95% of the time, and cancelled or delayed the remaining time.

Airline Normal Flights Arrival Delayed* Flight Cancelled
Delta 95% 4% 1%
United 95% 1% 4%
JetBlue 93% 5% 2%
American 93% 7% 0%
Alaska 93% 6% 1%

Flight Time By Airline Flight Time By Airline Chart

Each airline takes a different amount of time to fly between Seattle 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
Delta 15 125 7 149
JetBlue 14 127 9 151
Alaska 17 127 8 152
United 14 130 9 153
American 17 130 9 157

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
11am 1.07
8am 0.53
10am 0.65
9am 1.29
6pm 0.47
5pm 1.54
2pm 1.17
6am 0.92
12pm 1.06
7am 2.05
9pm 0.81
3pm 1.75
8pm 0.13
4pm 0.23
1pm 0.66
7pm 1.33

Flights By Month Flights By Month Chart

The quantity of flights from Seattle 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 438
February 463
March 559
April 489
May 590
June 269
July 408
August 575
September 504
October 510
November 493
December 483

Flights By Day Of Week Flights By Day of Week Chart

The quantity of flights from Seattle 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 16.47
Tuesday 14.81
Wednesday 15.13
Thursday 15.79
Friday 16.11
Saturday 15.13
Sunday 15.62

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
Alaska 1
Delta 1
United 0
JetBlue 0
American 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
11am 19 127 7 154
8am 19 127 9 155
10am 18 127 7 151
9am 16 127 7 150
6pm 14 127 8 149
5pm 15 125 8 151
2pm 15 127 8 151
6am 15 126 8 151
12pm 18 125 7 150
7am 16 127 8 153
9pm 16 125 5 148
3pm 14 127 8 150
8pm 14 127 5 147
4pm 17 126 10 155
1pm 15 128 7 151
7pm 15 126 7 150
* Delayed more than 20 minutes.
All data above is a median or mean as appropriate.