In-air flight time: 57 minutes
From gate to gate: 1 hour, 21 minutes
Constant 500 mph: 43 minutes
The total flight duration from Phoenix, AZ to Los Angeles, CA is 57 minutes.
This is the average in-air flight time (wheels up to wheels down on the runway) based on actual flights taken over the past year, including routes like PHX to LAX. It covers the entire time on a typical commercial flight including take-off and landing.
If you're planning a trip, you should also factor in extra time for the plane to pull back from the gate and taxi to the runway, as well as reaching the destination gate after landing. If you include this extra time on the tarmac, the average total elapsed time from gate to gate flying from Phoenix, AZ to Los Angeles, CA is 1 hour, 21 minutes.
Finally, pilots might want to estimate the flight time using an average flight speed for a commercial airliner of 500 mph, which is equivalent to 805 km/h or 434 knots. If you don't add any extra time to increase or decrease speed for take-off and landing, then at constant speed your flight time would be 43 minutes.
If you're booking a flight, make sure you check the scheduled departure and arrival times. You should also factor in airport wait times and possible equipment or weather delays. If you're trying to figure out what time you'll arrive at the destination, you may want to see if there's a time difference between Phoenix, AZ and Los Angeles, CA.
The calculation of flight time is based on the straight line flight distance from Phoenix, AZ to Los Angeles, CA ("as the crow flies"), which is about 358 miles or 575 kilometers.
Your trip begins in Phoenix, Arizona.
It ends in Los Angeles, California.
Your flight direction from Phoenix, AZ to Los Angeles, CA is West (-82 degrees from North).
The flight time calculator measures the average flight duration between points. It uses the great circle formula to compute the travel mileage.
Los Angeles is the second largest city in the United States. There are 5 airports (international and regional), all less than 50 miles from the center of Los Angeles.
Bob Hope Airport (BUR) is 15 miles, Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) is 19 miles, Long Beach Airport (LGB) is 25 miles, Ontario International Airport (ONT) is 39 miles and John Wayne Airport (SNA) is 39 miles from the center of Los Angeles.
Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) is an important airport for connecting flights from many major cities in the United States to the Pacific Islands (like Tahiti, New Zealand, New Caledonia, Fiji, Cook Islands and Vanuatu), Asia, Australia and Hawaii.
There are 9 passenger terminals in LAX and most connecting flight passengers have to exit security, walk or use a shuttle bus to get to other terminals. According to Conde Nast Traveler, LAX is a hassle for passengers connecting to international flights. Most domestic airlines have their own terminals and international airlines operate from either Terminal 2 or the Tom Bradley International Terminal. This means long walks and an additional security check-in since passengers have to exit security to get to the international terminals.
Travelmath provides an online flight time calculator for all types of travel routes. You can enter airports, cities, states, countries, or zip codes to find the flying time between any two points. The database uses the great circle distance and the average airspeed of a commercial airliner to figure out how long a typical flight would take. Find your travel time to estimate the length of a flight between airports, or ask how long it takes to fly from one city to another.