Much Do Flights to Las Vegas Cost?
Flight costs vary
wildly, depending on the airline, your seating, fuel costs,
season, how busy an airport is, when you make your
reservation, how much luggage you have, etc, etc, etc. You
can find a flight from L.A. to Las Vegas for around $75 if
you reserve a couple weeks in advance and it’s during the
week (not the weekend) and there are no holidays or special
events that week.
On the other hand, it
may cost $300 for the same seat on the same airline for a
Friday flight on a busy weekend if you reserve the day
before. The only way to know is going to an airline’s
website and entering the day you want to fly.
Long Does it Take to Fly to Las Vegas?
Minus connecting flights and delays, here
is approximately how long flights take from cities with the
- Los Angeles – 27 minutes
- New York – 4 hours 28 minutes
- Chicago – 3 hours
- Dallas – 1 hour 15 minutes
- Atlanta – 4 hours 16 minutes
- Denver – 1 hour 13 minutes
- Houston – 2 hours 27 minutes
- San Francisco – 50 minutes
- Phoenix – 31 minutes
- Charlotte – 3 hours 50 minutes
- Miami/Orlando – 4 hours 22 minutes
- St. Paul – 2 hours 36 minutes
- Seattle – 1 hour 45 minutes
- Detroit – 3 hours 31 minutes
- Philadelphia – 4 hours 21 minutes
- Boston – 4 hours 45 minutes
- Washington D.C. – 4 hours 45 minutes
- Honolulu – 5 hours 31 minutes
Round trip is cheaper than a one way
if using the same airline for both – not that anyone
would want to leave Las Vegas but if you have to at some
Check for “Ticket Consolidators” in
your local paper. They buy blocks of tickets at a
discount to fill seats.
During off seasons you may have some
luck with standby – don’t try this when it’s busy or
you’ll be stuck at the airport for a long time.
Booking in advance is always cheaper,
and during busy weeks it is a necessity. The earlier you
book the better, minimum 21 days in general for the best
From what we’ve seen, Southwest has
the cheapest rates to or from Las Vegas most of the
If you’re a high roller sometimes
your casino will foot the bill for you getting here.
They will generally send you an invite by email or
Sometimes booking a package is a
discount. If you need to rent a car and get a room
anyway this can be cheaper. Don’t depend on this though,
other times package deals use more expensive airlines
and higher-end rooms so booking individually in some
instances is more cost effective if you don’t mind a
Best times to fly: Tuesday,
Wednesday, Saturday, Red Eye Flights.
Ask. Seems simple, but ask if there
is a cheaper flight and your booking agent may surprise
Look for promotions. These usually
happen either just before a busy weekend or when there
is little travel.
Make a friend in the airline
Hide in the luggage.
Don’t do that last one.