Flights from Denver (DEN) to Los Angeles (LAX)

When Los Angeles calls you away from the Mile High City, Southwest Airlines® has you covered. Book a direct flight from Denver International Airport to Los Angeles International Airport on Southwest® and know your experience will be easy and enjoyable. If you have flexible travel dates, plug your travel window into our Low Fare Calendar and see our lowest fares available. Check out Southwest Vacations® and find deals on flights, hotels, rental cars, and more.

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Flight details

Average flight time: 2 hours 34 minutes

Departing from: Denver International Airport (DEN)

Arriving at: Los Angeles International Airport (LAX)


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Based on DOT published scheduled average flights Monday-Friday between 11/19/2020 and 12/31/2020, as of 11/20/2020.

Explore Los Angeles.

You’re more likely to have heard about the traffic in L.A. than you are to have learned that Los Angeles is actually home to a subway system. The Los Angeles Metro Rail is made up of six different lines: two rapid transit subway lines and four light rail lines. When you deplane at LAX, you can take a shuttle to the Green Line and ride into the city. If traffic is part of your California dreaming, though, you can always call a cab, a ride share, or rent yourself a drop top for a chance to feel the wind in your hair.

If you don’t find yourself flying down the Pacific Coast Highway and instead opt to tour the City of Angels, you won’t want to miss Hollywood. From glitz to kitsch, there’s something for everyone to see in the city’s most famous neighborhood. Take a hike up to the Hollywood Sign and enjoy the sights of the city from perched on Mount Lee of the Santa Monica Mountains. Originally an advertisement for real estate, it’s now an iconic piece of Americana. Old Hollywood awaits, but the modern motion picture industry is available to you, too—take your chances with a hop-on-hop-off tour of celebrity homes for some quintessential touristy kitsch.

While L.A. is often called the Creative Capital of the World thanks to the entertainment industry, there’s plenty else to explore. Architecture buffs can tour several case study houses and revolutionary residence examples, and see examples of styles ranging from mission revival, Norman French provincial, beaux arts, art deco, and streamline moderne. Museums and galleries abound as well, of course, to say nothing of the culinary arts—Michelin-starred meals to food trucks.

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

At Southwest, we know that taking a memorable trip from Denver to Los Angeles (LAX) is about more than cheap flights. See how else we go the extra mile—learn more about the Southwest® Experience. No matter which of our dozens of locations you choose to travel to, we strive to make the experience as smooth as possible.

Whether you’re traveling for work or play, alone or with the whole family, booking with Southwest is straightforward. Low fares. No hidden fees. That’s Transfarency®. Stay up to date with our latest flight deals when you enroll in our Click 'N Save® emails. Looking for tours, activities, and more hidden gems to add to your Los Angeles (LAX) experience? 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 Denver to Los Angeles (LAX)?

The average flight time from Denver to Los Angeles (LAX) is 2 hours 34 minutes.

How many Southwest flights from Denver to Los Angeles (LAX) occur daily?

There are 14 flights daily from Denver to Los Angeles (LAX) on Southwest Airlines.

Does Southwest fly nonstop from Denver to Los Angeles (LAX)?

Southwest flies nonstop from Denver to Los Angeles (LAX) 3 times daily.

What day is it cheapest to fly from Denver to Los Angeles (LAX)?

To find the cheapest day and time to fly Denver 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 Denver to Los Angeles (LAX)?

Yes! Flights from Denver 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 Denver to Los Angeles (LAX)?

Check the status of your upcoming Southwest flight here.

Where can I find answers to other questions about flying from Denver to Los Angeles (LAX) with Southwest?

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