Finding cheap flights from Los Angeles to Las Vegas is just as simple as knowing you’d be losing money gambling in the Sin City. There are plenty of airlines offering several direct flights a day between the two cities and many of them have hubs in either Los Angeles or Las Vegas.

Airport choices

McCarran International Airport is the airport serving Las Vegas. It is a major hub for Southwest Airlines, as well as a smaller hub for US Airways. The airport receives numerous flights from cities all over the US. To get from the airport to the hotel, you should find out if the hotel offers a shuttle. If not, there’s always the possibility to choose between taxis and limousines available at the airport, as well as renting a car.

There are plenty of airports to choose from when you need to fly out of Los Angeles. The biggest of them is Los Angeles International Airport (LAX). It is located about 16 miles from downtown and is a hub for United Airlines, as well as a focus city for American Airlines, Delta Air Lines and Alaska Airlines. The other airports serving Los Angeles are quite small. Price-wise, LAX is often the cheapest choice.

Best airline choices

The following airlines offer direct flights from Los Angeles to Las Vegas:

  • US Airways
  • Delta Air Lines
  • American Airlines
  • Northwest Airlines
  • United
  • Alaska Airlines

Typical prices

The ticket prices for flights from Los Angeles to Las Vegas are quite seasonal. During the peak tourist season the prices are at their highest. Spring and fall are some of the best times to fly if you want to save money. Also, if you fly after the winter holidays (starting with mid-January) the prices will be lower.

Outside the peak travel season, the prices don’t vary too much. For example, if you plan to fly in early September, you should expect to pay at least $98 for a round trip direct flight. By the end of the month the prices drop slightly with the cheapest airfare being $91 for a round trip flight.

Indirect flights are just as cheap but you’ll be spending 3 hours traveling , rather than just 1 hour (the duration of the direct flight).

Money saving tips

In case of popular routes, it’s often a good idea to start your search with the discount websites such as Hotwire, Expedia, Travelocity and Priceline. Then, take a look at the websites of the airlines which have hubs in these cities or a focused on the cities. Chances are you’ll find quite a few good deals.

Flying outside the peak season means you are avoiding both the crowds and the highest fares. Also, flying mid-week rather than during the weekend saves some money.

It is advisable to book in advance but pay attention to how far in advance you book the ticket. Typically, if you book too close to the departure date (less than two weeks) you will pay more, unless you find a good last minute deals. And generally, booking your flight about a month in advance is the best option.