The flight time from Los Angeles, California to Miami, Florida is:

4 hours, 26 minutes

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In-air flight time: 4 hours, 26 minutes
From gate to gate: 4 hours, 53 minutes
Constant 500 mph: 4 hours, 41 minutes

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Flying time from Los Angeles, CA to Miami, FL

The total flight duration from Los Angeles, CA to Miami, FL is 4 hours, 26 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 LAX to MIA. 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 Los Angeles, CA to Miami, FL is 4 hours, 53 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 4 hours, 41 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 Los Angeles, CA and Miami, FL.

The calculation of flight time is based on the straight line flight distance from Los Angeles, CA to Miami, FL ("as the crow flies"), which is about 2,339 miles or 3 764 kilometers.

Your trip begins in Los Angeles, California.
It ends in Miami, Florida.

Your flight direction from Los Angeles, CA to Miami, FL is East (94 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.

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January to April is the busiest time in Miami. That’s when the snowbirds from the north come to play.

Some of the key events during this time include the South Beach Food and Wine Festival, Miami International Boat Show, Miami Beach International Fashion Week and The Winter Party. Hotel rates and air ticket prices tend to be higher when the demand is high.

May, October and December are the shoulder season months. June to September is Miami’s low season and that’s also the time when the humidity is the worse. If you can’t take oppressive humidity you must avoid the summer months. From June 1 to November 30 Miami faces the risk of tropical storms and hurricanes like the rest of Florida and parts of Louisiana and Texas.

If you prefer traveling during the peak season try going during the weekdays. That’s when hotel prices are slightly lower.

Los Angeles, California

City: Los Angeles
State: California
Country: United States
Category: cities

Miami, Florida

City: Miami
State: Florida
Country: United States
Category: cities

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