Flights from Baltimore/Washington (BWI) to Los Angeles (LAX)

Lights! Camera! Action! Southwest Airlines® has flights from Baltimore/Washington International Airport/Thurgood Marshall to Los Angeles International Airport that will send you on your way to all the glitz and glamor of Los Angeles. Find your flight to Los Angeles with Southwest® and book with confidence. If your upcoming vacation has flexible dates, search for flights with our Low Fare Calendar and discover the lowest fares we’ve got. Don't forget to explore Southwest Vacations® to find package deals on flights, hotels, rental cars, and more.

Check out Baltimore/Washington (BWI) to Los Angeles (LAX) flights and book your flight now!

TripAdvisor has rated us #1.

Best Airline in the U.S. and North America & Best Economy and Low Cost Airline in North America.

Low fare alert

Baltimore/Washington (BWI), MD to Los Angeles (LAX), CA

departing on 1/06

one-way starting at*

Book now

*Restrictions and exclusions apply. Seats and dates are limited. Select markets. 36 travel days available.

Check out Baltimore/Washington (BWI) to Los Angeles (LAX) flights and book yours now!

disinfectant spray

Face coverings

air filter

Travel Advisory

During the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the availability, health and safety procedures, operations, and schedules for local attractions are changing constantly. Please contact attractions directly for hours of operation, potential temperature screenings, and other possible health and safety procedures and restrictions. Visit our Coronavirus Travel Information page for information about potential restrictions on air travel.

Flight details

Average flight time: 5 hours 55 minutes

Departing from: Baltimore/Washington International Airport/Thurgood Marshall (BWI)

Arriving at: Los Angeles International Airport (LAX)


Route information


Nonstop flightper day


Daily flights


Weekly flights


Flightsbefore noon




Flightafter 6pm

View our interactive map

Based on DOT published scheduled average flights Monday-Friday between 10/30/2020 and 12/31/2020, as of 11/2/2020.

Explore Los Angeles

Los Angeles is known far and wide as the entertainment capital of the world. The nickname may refer to Hollywood and the film industry, but it also speaks to just how much there is to do in the City of Angels. Get star struck when you visit one of Hollywood’s most iconic locations, the TCL Chinese Theatre. Since 1927, this legendary theatre has stood as a monument to Hollywood’s golden age and tours are offered daily. On your way there, you’ll probably want to stroll the famous Hollywood Walk of Fame!

Another iconic site in Los Angeles is the legendary Rodeo Drive. One of the most famous shopping destinations in the world, Rodeo Drive offers an upscale shopping experience like none other. Whether you’re looking to go on a spree through its designer stores and chic boutiques, or just want to browse a little to say you’ve done it, Rodeo Drive is one L.A. hot spot you’re not going to want to miss.

You probably didn’t come to L.A. just to check out how the rich and famous live—you also came for the great weather and great beaches! Just west of downtown Los Angeles is Santa Monica Pier and Beach. Zip around on a roller coaster, check out the pier’s famous Ferris wheel, play games, and enjoy the fun, carnival-like atmosphere of the Pier. Though L.A. is famous for its traffic, you’ll find Santa Monica very walkable and perfect for bike-riding.

Travel tips


Infancy policy

One child over 14 days and under two (2) years of age, not occupying a seat, may be carried free of charge when traveling with an adult (12 years of age or older). Learn more.


Pet policy

Customers flying with a pet are subject to a pet fare. To learn more about traveling with your furry friend, explore the Southwest® pet policy.


Unaccompanied minor

Minors under the age of 18 are not permitted to fly unaccompanied on international flights or any itinerary that includes an international flight. Learn more.


Bags fly free®1

Start packing! Every ticketed Customer’s first two checked bags are free. Learn more.


The Southwest travel experience

It takes a lot to plan an amazing trip from Baltimore/Washington (BWI) to Los Angeles (LAX). Planning starts with cheap flights from Southwest, but it doesn’t end there. That’s why we offer services and perks that make your travel experience as smooth as possible, from booking to boarding. Find out more about the Southwest® Experience before you book your Baltimore/Washington (BWI) to Los Angeles (LAX) flight. It’s simple and fun to fly with Southwest, no matter which of our destinations you choose.

When you search for your next flight to Los Angeles (LAX) with Southwest, you know you won’t be hassled by hidden fees—we offer low fares and, as always, bags fly free. That’s our Transfarency® promise. Enroll in our Click 'N Save® emails and stay in the know about our latest flight deals. Looking for tours, activities, and more hidden gems? Check out Southwest Airlines® Experiences and earn Rapid Rewards® points when you fly.

1First and second checked bags. Weight and size limits apply.

2Fare difference may apply.

Questions we hear the most

How long is the flight from Baltimore/Washington (BWI) to Los Angeles (LAX)?

The average flight time from Baltimore/Washington (BWI) to Los Angeles (LAX) is 5 hours 55 minutes.

How many Southwest flights from Baltimore/Washington (BWI) to Los Angeles (LAX) occur daily?

There are 11 flights daily from Baltimore/Washington (BWI) to Los Angeles (LAX) on Southwest Airlines.

Does Southwest fly nonstop from Baltimore/Washington (BWI) to Los Angeles (LAX)?

Southwest flies nonstop from Baltimore/Washington (BWI) to Los Angeles (LAX) once daily.

What day is it cheapest to fly from Baltimore/Washington (BWI) to Los Angeles (LAX)?

To find the cheapest day and time to fly Baltimore/Washington (BWI) to Los Angeles (LAX) with Southwest, check out our Low Fare Calendar.

Can I rent a car at Los Angeles International Airport?

You can rent a car at Los Angeles International Airport—book yours with your flight.

Can I change my flight reservation for my flight from Baltimore/Washington (BWI) to Los Angeles (LAX)?

Yes! Flights from Baltimore/Washington (BWI) to Los Angeles (LAX)—or from here or there to anywhere—can be changed with no change fees. Fare difference may apply.

Where can I find the status of my flight from Baltimore/Washington (BWI) to Los Angeles (LAX)?

Check the status of your upcoming Southwest flight here.

Where can I find answers to other questions about flying from Baltimore/Washington (BWI) to Los Angeles (LAX) with Southwest?

Check out the Southwest Airlines® FAQs for answers about everything Southwest.