We're seeing some amazing airfares for nonstop travel from coast-to-coast. Fly on legacy and traditional carriers like American, Delta, United, Alaska, JetBlue, and Southwest for as little as $49 one-way or $96 roundtrip for a cross-country flight. True "coast-to-coast" deals are available from $99 one-way or $197 roundtrip.

We're seeing over 150 cross-country routes for under $250 roundtrip on traditional airlines. And that's just what we've had a chance to check so far. There are plenty of deals available to check out the other side of the U.S.

Travel Availability

  • Travel Period: Varies by route. The best deals are available for fall and/or winter travel, and a few have availability in the spring.
  • Travel Days of the Week: Varies by route. Some major coast-to-coast markets are available for daily travel in winter months.
  • Blackout Dates: Peak holiday travel.

Most of the roundtrip fares listed below can be booked one-way for half the roundtrip price so you can mix and match airlines as you please. A few of the routes where there isn't any direct nonstop competition from Alaska, JetBlue, or Southwest may require a roundtrip purchase to get the lowest fares.

Click on the fare details below for more booking info on each route.


Related: You Might Be Buying Domestic Airfare All Wrong


Sale Period

These fares are unadvertised and prices may jump at any moment. Secure your low fare by booking now and taking advantage of a 24-hour risk-free cancellation policy to think about your plans.

Sample Fares

All fares are nonstop and also work in reverse.

Cross-Country Flights For Less Than $100 Roundtrip

Charlotte to Denver $96 roundtrip on American

Baltimore to Denver $98 roundtrip on Southwest

Denver to Atlanta $98 roundtrip on Southwest or United

Cross-Country Flights For Less Than $150 Roundtrip

Denver to Orlando $105 roundtrip on United

Denver to Ft. Lauderdale $106 roundtrip on Southwest

Boston to Denver $117 roundtrip on United

Denver to Philadelphia $117 roundtrip on American or United

San Francisco to Pittsburgh $119 roundtrip on United

Newark to Phoenix $133 roundtrip on American or United

Cross-Country Flights For Less Than $200 Roundtrip

Denver to Washington D.C. $157 roundtrip on United

New York to Denver $167 roundtrip on JetBlue

Newark to Las Vegas $183 roundtrip on United

New York to Los Angeles $197 roundtrip on American, Delta, JetBlue, or Alaska

San Francisco to New York $197 roundtrip on American, Delta, JetBlue, or Alaska

Boston to Los Angeles $197 roundtrip on Delta, Alaska, JetBlue, or United

Long Beach to Boston $197 roundtrip on JetBlue

Seattle to Boston $197 roundtrip on Delta, JetBlue, or Alaska

New York to San Jose $197 roundtrip on Alaska

Washington D.C. to Las Vegas $197 roundtrip on United

Raleigh to Seattle $197 roundtrip on Delta or Alaska

Newark to Portland $197 roundtrip on Alaska

Los Angeles to Newark $197 roundtrip on Alaska or United

New York to Reno $198 roundtrip on JetBlue

Albuquerque to New York $198 roundtrip on JetBlue

Salt Lake City to Tampa $199 roundtrip on Delta

Cross-Country Flights For Less Than $250 Roundtrip

Charlotte to Las Vegas $206 roundtrip on American

Burbank to Boston $208 roundtrip on JetBlue

Washington D.C. to Seattle $217 roundtrip on Alaska, Delta, or United

Atlanta to San Francisco $217 roundtrip on United

San Diego to Miami $217 roundtrip on American

Phoenix to Ft. Lauderdale $220 roundtrip on Southwest or JetBlue

New York to San Diego $237 roundtrip on Delta or JetBlue

Philadelphia to San Francisco $227 roundtrip on American, Alaska or United

Los Angeles to Baltimore $228 roundtrip on Southwest, Alaska, or United

Atlanta to Las Vegas $228 roundtrip on Southwest or Delta

Long Beach to New York $237 roundtrip on JetBlue

New York to Ontario $237 roundtrip on JetBlue

San Francisco to Orlando $237 roundtrip on Alaska or United

Atlanta to Los Angeles $238 roundtrip on Southwest or American

Boston to Hayden/Steamboat Springs $238 roundtrip on JetBlue

San Francisco to Miami $247 roundtrip on American

Miami to Las Vegas $249 roundtrip on American

Please note, Southwest fares are only available on Southwest.com. Other carriers regularly match these sale fares, so be sure to compare to find the best deal.

This is just a sample of deals we've found. There are several more great deals for travel across the U.S. — especially for off-peak fall/winter travel. Check out all of our current finds from your city.

Baggage

Flights on all carriers except United include a carry-on bag plus a small personal item. United's Basic Economy fare only includes a small personal item and anything larger must be checked. The first checked bag is $30 each way on all airlines except Southwest. Southwest includes two free checked bags.

For more info on bag fees, check out our updated Bag Fee Chart.

Seat Assignments

JetBlue includes standard advanced seat assignments. Alaska Airlines includes limited seat selection at the back of the plane. Southwest has an open seating policy where you choose your seat as you board the aircraft. On American, Delta, and United, seats will be assigned at random upon check-in for these Basic Economy prices. You may be able to pay a fee to choose a specific seat.


Related: How to Avoid Paying Airline Seat Fees


Alternate Fares

Fares on Alaska, American, Delta, and United can be upgraded to a standard Main Cabin Economy fare for around $70 extra roundtrip on most routes and dates. This is not a set upgrade fee and certain markets and/or travel dates may be less or much more to upgrade. This type of fare includes advanced seat selection and allows ticket changes/upgrades for a fee. On United, this type of fare will allow a full-size carry-on bag whereas a Basic Economy fare does not on United. All other carriers include a normal carry-on bag for both basic or regular economy. The first checked bag fee is the same $30 each way for both basic and regular economy.

Some routes may have similar or slightly lower fares on Frontier or Spirit, but you'll likely have a better experience flying on one of the major airlines.

Example Booking

As an example, I found a flight departing New York JFK on Friday, January 10, returning from Los Angeles LAX on Tuesday, January 14, for $197 roundtrip.

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