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Sacramento Intl to Los Angeles Flight Information

Avg. Flight Duration 1h 34m
Flights Arrive in Los Angeles
Flights Depart from Sacramento Intl
Flight Price $98
Distance 373 miles
Airlines Spirit Airlines, Delta, United Airlines

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Low Season:
January
Best time to beat the crowds
2%
expected price decrease
High Season:
July
Most popular time to fly
10%
expected price increase
Average Price:
$153
(avg. price over the last 2 weeks)
Good Deal:
$102
or less (round trip)

When to Book Flights from Sacramento to Los Angeles

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Looking for a cheap flight? 25% of our users found flights on this route for $101 or less.
The cheapest flight from Sacramento to Los Angeles was found 32 days before departure, on average.
Book at least 2 weeks before departure in order to get a below-average price.
High season is considered to be June, July and August. The cheapest month to fly is January.
Morning departure is around 10% cheaper than an evening flight, on average*.
*Average of the lowest prices shown in KAYAK’s search results for departures within the next 30 days

FAQs for Booking Sacramento to Los Angeles Flights

How long does a flight from Sacramento to Los Angeles take?
An average nonstop flight takes 1h 30m, covering a distance of 373 miles.
How many flights are there between Sacramento and Los Angeles?
There are 1,311 (nonstop) flights between Sacramento and Los Angeles per week, averaging 196 per day.
Which airlines provide the cheapest flights from Sacramento to Los Angeles?
In the past 3 days, the cheapest round-trip tickets were found on Spirit Airlines ($98), Delta ($147) and United Airlines ($157).
Do I need a passport to fly between Sacramento and Los Angeles?
No.
Which airlines fly most frequently between Sacramento and Los Angeles?
Southwest (20 times daily), Virgin Australia (13 times daily), Delta (12 times daily) are the most frequent flyers on this route.
What’s the cheapest day of the week to fly Sacramento to Los Angeles?
For Sacramento to Los Angeles, Tuesday is the cheapest day to fly on average and Friday is the most expensive. Flying from Los Angeles back to Sacramento, the best deals are generally found on Tuesday, with Saturday being the most expensive.
Which airports will I be using when flying from Sacramento to Los Angeles?
When flying out of Sacramento you will be using Sacramento Intl, often referred to as Sacramento Airport. You will be landing at Los Angeles, also known as Los Angeles Airport.

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Airports
Origin
Sacramento
$98
only
$98
Destination
Los Angeles
$98
only
$98
Tue, Jul 9
SMF
Sacramento Intl
LAX
Los Angeles
5h 38m
Tue, Jul 16
LAX
Los Angeles
SMF
Sacramento Intl
5h 45m
Trip: 8 days
5.6OkayShow reviews
Overall 5.6 Okay
Based on 59,050 reviews
Overall
5.8
Boarding
6.1
Comfort
5.4
Crew
6.5
Entertainment
4.6
Food
4.7
MCO
GSO
Mediocre 2.0

Cons: Everything

MCO
RDU
Mediocre 2.0

Cons: Flight was delayed, then we were stuck on the plane for an hour, had to get off the plane, was told it would be an hour, then 5 minutes and back on the plane-only to sit there for another hour!! And we were refused any snacks or beverages-even when we said we would pay!

PIT
LAX
Good 6.0

Pros: Simplicity

Cons: Nothing remotely close to comfort

ATL
DTW
Okay 5.2

Pros: Crew was very kind.

Cons: Well...

SJU
FLL
Okay 4.0

Pros: friendly crew

Cons: flight was 3 hours behind schedule

Tue, Jun 11
SMF
Sacramento Intl
LAX
Los Angeles
1h 42m
Tue, Jun 18
LAX
Los Angeles
SMF
Sacramento Intl
1h 27m
Trip: 8 days
7.7GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.7 Good
Based on 25 reviews
Overall
8.1
Boarding
8.1
Comfort
7.8
Crew
8.5
Entertainment
7.7
Food
7.5
SMF
LAX
Mediocre 2.6

Cons: Flight was delayed. Delta doesn't challenge anyone who attempts to pre-board. It's become somewhat of a joke. The plane was hot (717) with very poor ventilation. Was in 1st class and didn't get beverage service after boarding. Then, the plane sat on a remote taxiway another 30 minutes before takeoff, fully loaded, no A/C, and still no beverage service. Truly miserable hot and sweaty flight.

BWI
JFK
Mediocre 3.6

Pros: It wasn’t delayed 3 hours like the first flight

Cons: Departing on time

IAH
ATL
Excellent 9.2

Pros: New plane, video in every seat

Cons: Organizing boarding better. Confusion in rules.

ORD
ATL
Excellent 9.6

Pros: Good snack selection. Crew was personable.

DTW
DEN
Excellent 10.0

Pros: The seat was great, I wish all seats on the plane were that comfortable

Cons: Nothing, everyone was great

Thu, Jun 13
SMF
Sacramento Intl
LAX
Los Angeles
1h 50m
Sun, Jun 16
LAX
Los Angeles
SMF
Sacramento Intl
1h 30m
Trip: 4 days
6.4GoodShow reviews
Overall 6.4 Good
Based on 43 reviews
Overall
7.3
Boarding
7.4
Comfort
7.0
Crew
7.7
Entertainment
6.5
Food
6.5
LAX
SFO
Okay 5.0

Pros: Crew tried there best but with so many disappointment could not do much.

Cons: Trip was delayed for 2 hours ,one of the person from chbagage chk was not helpful at all.

SMF
LAX
Mediocre 2.0

Pros: Nothing

Cons: The emergency landing. The horrible customer service.

BWI
DEN
Excellent 9.3

Pros: Seats are pretty comfortable - appreciate adjustable head rest, both side flaps and vertical movement. Staff very friendly, pilot communicated well.

Cons: Staff to offer whole can of beverage.

EWR
ARN
Good 7.0

Pros: I find airline seats to be getting smaller, even though I have lost 5% of my mass. Perhaps it is my age. My chair at home is a prototype airline seat, designed by a Scandinavian.

Cons: Entertainment on airlines is "meh" at best, but I prefer old movies. So I bring a book. Then the airline comes up with novel locations for the light switch. Airlines should remember that travelers have just had the "TSA experience."

RDU
EWR
Good 6.3

Pros: Flight delayed for over an hour Only served water Sodas on demand

Cons: Staying on time

Wed, Oct 9
SMF
Sacramento Intl
LAX
Los Angeles
5h 08m
Wed, Oct 16
LAX
Los Angeles
SMF
Sacramento Intl
4h 20m
Trip: 8 days
5.6OkayShow reviews
Overall 5.6 Okay
Based on 59,050 reviews
Overall
5.8
Boarding
6.1
Comfort
5.4
Crew
6.5
Entertainment
4.6
Food
4.7
TPA
DTW
Excellent 8.0

Cons: It was a night flight and they didn’t really turn the lights out. I might have been able to nap if they did.

LAS
CLE
Excellent 8.0

Cons: No ridiculous bag fees.

OAK
LAS
Okay 4.0

Pros: We did not crash

Cons: Baggage fees, etc. we were surprised they did not make us buy bathroom tokens.

FLL
PHL
Excellent 8.5

Pros: Easy travel

Cons: Easy travel. Until you get in a seat. Really uncomfortable. Even though this time I spent extra for a window seat. I thought it would be nice to lean on something since the seats don't recline at all. Still not good comfort wise.

ATL
DTW
Okay 5.2

Pros: Crew was very kind.

Cons: Well...

Tue, Aug 6
SMF
Sacramento Intl
LAX
Los Angeles
1h 35m
Wed, Aug 7
LAX
Los Angeles
SMF
Sacramento Intl
1h 30m
Trip: 2 days
7.7GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.7 Good
Based on 25 reviews
Overall
8.1
Boarding
8.1
Comfort
7.8
Crew
8.5
Entertainment
7.7
Food
7.5
ATL
ECP
Excellent 9.0

Pros: Quick flight

Cons: I wish there was a way to access the delta movies in small planes that don’t have seat back entertainment

AMS
ATL
Excellent 8.0

Cons: Ear buds that allow me to hear the movies clearly; better equalization of the treble, bass and volume. I had to constantly turn volume up and down because of fluctuations in the movie sound track.

DTW
FLL
Excellent 9.6

Pros: While biased since I was in First class, everything was enjoyable and as expected of a first class experience. The free Wi-Fi on this flight made it extra special- can’t wait until its standard on all flights!!

Cons: Only real complaint is that Delta doesn’t seem to restrict size of bags taken as carry on and the time wasted but some trying to squeeze their obviously oversized bags into overhead compartments is painful.

JFK
FLL
Good 7.6

Cons: Passengers should have the option to ask for additional snacks.

ATL
RSW
Excellent 10.0

Pros: Delta is wonderful! Helpful and on time.

Fri, Oct 18
SMF
Sacramento Intl
LAX
Los Angeles
1h 50m
Mon, Oct 21
LAX
Los Angeles
SMF
Sacramento Intl
1h 34m
Trip: 4 days
6.4GoodShow reviews
Overall 6.4 Good
Based on 43 reviews
Overall
7.3
Boarding
7.4
Comfort
7.0
Crew
7.7
Entertainment
6.5
Food
6.5
RDU
EWR
Good 6.3

Pros: Flight delayed for over an hour Only served water Sodas on demand

Cons: Staying on time

DEN
DDC
Good 7.6

Cons: More turbulence, too much.

SMF
LAX
Mediocre 2.0

Cons: Crew attitude was poor. LA station crew was snarky and arrogant. Don’t know what it is, maybe it’s the people they have to deal with, but last three trips out of LA have been miserable.

IAD
LAX
Excellent 8.0

Pros: Crew was amazing, doing a good job keeping everything moving

Cons: Food was not good, bland

SAN
IAD
Okay 4.0

Pros: Comfortable and roomy seats.

Cons: The crew made me switch aisle seats (I specifically chose my spot) because the couple next to me had two babies on their laps. They told me to sit in the aisle seat which would then be in between the couple. So I had people reaching over me and crying babies were on both sides of me.

Sat, Aug 10
SMF
Sacramento Intl
LAX
Los Angeles
1h 35m
Sat, Aug 17
LAX
Los Angeles
SMF
Sacramento Intl
1h 28m
Trip: 8 days
7.7GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.7 Good
Based on 25 reviews
Overall
8.1
Boarding
8.1
Comfort
7.8
Crew
8.5
Entertainment
7.7
Food
7.5
LGA
ATL
Excellent 10.0

Pros: Yes

Cons: It was well executed flight

MSP
BOS
Excellent 10.0

Pros: Delta, as always, comes through! Although my original flight was delayed, Delta provided the option to rebook on another DL flight at no additional cost. They made it super easy! As always, the crew was friendly, helpful and professional! Thanks!

JFK
BWI
Mediocre 2.0

Pros: Crew was nice

Cons: It would have been better if the flight wasn’t 3 hours late.

AMS
JFK
Mediocre 3.6

Pros: Seat was uncomfortable and hard as a rock, confined and tight.

Cons: a new plane with more space and bigger seats, better service at T4 at arrivals, that place is a zoo

PBI
ATL
Okay 4.6

Cons: Plane was FREEZING!!!

Sat, Aug 24
SMF
Sacramento Intl
LAX
Los Angeles
1h 42m
Sat, Sep 7
LAX
Los Angeles
SMF
Sacramento Intl
1h 30m
Trip: 15 days
7.7GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.7 Good
Based on 25 reviews
Overall
8.1
Boarding
8.1
Comfort
7.8
Crew
8.5
Entertainment
7.7
Food
7.5
LAN
DTW
Mediocre 2.0

Cons: The flight was delayed and it ended up being delayed for 4 hours and we had to take a cab to Detroit to catch our flight to Europe

SMF
LAX
Excellent 8.0

Pros: Service was great, flight was excellent

Cons: Delay

BKK
ICN
Excellent 8.6

Cons: Comfort plus seats on final leg did not appear to be different than main cabin

BWI
JFK
Mediocre 3.6

Pros: It wasn’t delayed 3 hours like the first flight

Cons: Departing on time

MSP
OMA
Excellent 10.0

Cons: Couldn't have been better

Wed, Sep 11
SMF
Sacramento Intl
LAX
Los Angeles
1h 30m
Sat, Sep 14
LAX
Los Angeles
SMF
Sacramento Intl
1h 26m
Trip: 4 days
7.7GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.7 Good
Based on 25 reviews
Overall
8.1
Boarding
8.1
Comfort
7.8
Crew
8.5
Entertainment
7.7
Food
7.5
PHX
MSP
Good 6.3

Pros: Grateful Delta still has drink and snack service. Also grateful to still be able to bring a carry on on board. Good movie selections.

DTW
ATL
Excellent 8.6

Pros: The male in the crew was fantastic!!! As always love the entertainment options.

Cons: Uncomfortable. Stuffed between two large men.

ORD
ATL
Excellent 9.6

Pros: Good snack selection. Crew was personable.

SLC
DTW
Okay 5.3

Pros: the entertainment choices were adequate

Cons: More efficient deplanning. It took us 40 minutes to get off the plane after it landed

GRR
ATL
Excellent 10.0

Pros: Crew was awesome. Movie was awesome. Delta always comes through.

Fri, Jul 5
SMF
Sacramento Intl
LAX
Los Angeles
1h 36m
Tue, Jul 9
LAX
Los Angeles
SMF
Sacramento Intl
1h 30m
Trip: 5 days
7.7GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.7 Good
Based on 25 reviews
Overall
8.1
Boarding
8.1
Comfort
7.8
Crew
8.5
Entertainment
7.7
Food
7.5
SMF
LAX
Mediocre 2.6

Cons: Flight was delayed. Delta doesn't challenge anyone who attempts to pre-board. It's become somewhat of a joke. The plane was hot (717) with very poor ventilation. Was in 1st class and didn't get beverage service after boarding. Then, the plane sat on a remote taxiway another 30 minutes before takeoff, fully loaded, no A/C, and still no beverage service. Truly miserable hot and sweaty flight.

FCO
DTW
Excellent 8.3

Pros: The seat was horribly crunched, especially for the 6'4" guy sitting next to me

Cons: the only complaint is the inadequate space in the seat for 9 hours. In the connection flight from Detroit to Denver I sat in Comfort + and it was great.

PHX
MSP
Good 6.3

Pros: Grateful Delta still has drink and snack service. Also grateful to still be able to bring a carry on on board. Good movie selections.

SMF
LAX
Excellent 10.0

Pros: Airport accessibility

Cons: Not getting delayed for 20 minutes on the tarmac

MSP
BOS
Good 7.3

Pros: individual TVs

Cons: it would be great if you could not use all those one-use plastic cups. waste is a real issue in the US and the solution is using re-usable items like washable cups. Unboarding was a nightmare and it started to get really hot waiting to get off.

Sat, Sep 14
SMF
Sacramento Intl
LAX
Los Angeles
1h 30m
Sun, Sep 15
LAX
Los Angeles
SMF
Sacramento Intl
1h 29m
Trip: 2 days
7.7GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.7 Good
Based on 25 reviews
Overall
8.1
Boarding
8.1
Comfort
7.8
Crew
8.5
Entertainment
7.7
Food
7.5
SLC
DTW
Okay 5.3

Pros: the entertainment choices were adequate

Cons: More efficient deplanning. It took us 40 minutes to get off the plane after it landed

MSP
AMS
Excellent 8.0

Pros: Crew very good

Cons: Breakfast sandwich was close to tasteless; all bread, very very little filling.

GRR
ATL
Excellent 10.0

Pros: Crew was awesome. Movie was awesome. Delta always comes through.

MEX
ATL
Mediocre 2.0

Pros: Nothings

Cons: Everything

SMF
LAX
Excellent 8.0

Pros: Service was great, flight was excellent

Cons: Delay

Sat, Nov 9
SMF
Sacramento Intl
LAX
Los Angeles
1h 34m
Tue, Nov 12
LAX
Los Angeles
SMF
Sacramento Intl
1h 30m
Trip: 4 days
7.7GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.7 Good
Based on 25 reviews
Overall
8.1
Boarding
8.1
Comfort
7.8
Crew
8.5
Entertainment
7.7
Food
7.5
LAN
DTW
Mediocre 2.0

Cons: The flight was delayed and it ended up being delayed for 4 hours and we had to take a cab to Detroit to catch our flight to Europe

SMF
LAX
Excellent 10.0

Pros: Airport accessibility

Cons: Not getting delayed for 20 minutes on the tarmac

DTW
FLL
Excellent 9.6

Pros: While biased since I was in First class, everything was enjoyable and as expected of a first class experience. The free Wi-Fi on this flight made it extra special- can’t wait until its standard on all flights!!

Cons: Only real complaint is that Delta doesn’t seem to restrict size of bags taken as carry on and the time wasted but some trying to squeeze their obviously oversized bags into overhead compartments is painful.

DCA
ATL
Excellent 10.0

Pros: The crew rocked!!!! Professional and fun. We enjoyed the music.

Cons: WiFi didn’t work well. Still great flight.

MSP
OMA
Excellent 10.0

Cons: Couldn't have been better

Fri, May 31
SMF
Sacramento Intl
LAX
Los Angeles
1h 41m
Wed, Jun 5
LAX
Los Angeles
SMF
Sacramento Intl
1h 27m
Trip: 6 days
7.7GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.7 Good
Based on 25 reviews
Overall
8.1
Boarding
8.1
Comfort
7.8
Crew
8.5
Entertainment
7.7
Food
7.5
MCO
LAX
Excellent 8.0

Pros: The booking in staff person was positive and friendly. I was disappointed that the system would not allow me to be placed on the upgrade list as a silver Velosity me mm ber partner to Delta.

LGA
ATL
Good 7.6

Pros: Crew was good. As always not enough leg room if you are taller. Resent having to pay extra for more leg room.

FCO
DTW
Excellent 8.3

Pros: The seat was horribly crunched, especially for the 6'4" guy sitting next to me

Cons: the only complaint is the inadequate space in the seat for 9 hours. In the connection flight from Detroit to Denver I sat in Comfort + and it was great.

SMF
LAX
Excellent 10.0

Pros: All aspects

Cons: Nothing

PHX
MSP
Good 6.3

Pros: Grateful Delta still has drink and snack service. Also grateful to still be able to bring a carry on on board. Good movie selections.

Fri, May 31
SMF
Sacramento Intl
LAX
Los Angeles
1h 49m
Mon, Jun 3
LAX
Los Angeles
SMF
Sacramento Intl
1h 31m
Trip: 4 days
7.7GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.7 Good
Based on 25 reviews
Overall
8.1
Boarding
8.1
Comfort
7.8
Crew
8.5
Entertainment
7.7
Food
7.5
DCA
ATL
Excellent 10.0

Pros: The crew rocked!!!! Professional and fun. We enjoyed the music.

Cons: WiFi didn’t work well. Still great flight.

LGA
ATL
Good 7.6

Pros: Crew was good. As always not enough leg room if you are taller. Resent having to pay extra for more leg room.

CDG
ATL
Excellent 10.0

Pros: Food and movies

SMF
LAX
Mediocre 2.6

Cons: Flight was delayed. Delta doesn't challenge anyone who attempts to pre-board. It's become somewhat of a joke. The plane was hot (717) with very poor ventilation. Was in 1st class and didn't get beverage service after boarding. Then, the plane sat on a remote taxiway another 30 minutes before takeoff, fully loaded, no A/C, and still no beverage service. Truly miserable hot and sweaty flight.

SMF
LAX
Excellent 10.0

Pros: Airport accessibility

Cons: Not getting delayed for 20 minutes on the tarmac

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