The cheapest times to fly from KMG to LAX are

  • February 19th to April 22nd
  • August 20th to December 31st (except the weeks of September 24th and December 10th)

based on data collected exclusively by Champion Traveler across tens of millions of flights. Among all the dates above, the very cheapest time to fly from KMG to LAX is late October. Prices can be as high as $1561 for Saturday flights during early January, or as low as $354 for Tuesday flights around late October.


When to Fly to Los Angeles

Flying from Kunming (KMG) to Los Angeles, CA (LAX) will usually cost between $368 to $998 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is late October with an average ticket price of $374. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early January, with an average price of $1264. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $890 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $606 can be considered a good price for a round-trip KMG to LAX flight.

See below for a graph of average weekly prices for the KMG to LAX route. All prices are for round-trip tickets in USD.

KMG to LAX Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the KMG to LAX flight is cheaper than the average and costs less than the average flight leaving from Kunming. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.05, which is far below average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Tuesday is usually the cheapest day to fly to LAX, and Thursday the cheapest day to fly back into KMG. Saturdays are the most expensive days to fly out or take a return trip. Selecting flights on the least expensive days could save you up to $150 (18%) on this flight.

Departing prices are for round-trip flights returning on the day of departure. For example, a flight departing on Tuesday and returning a week later will cost an average of $606. Return trip prices are from the LAX to KMG flight, and often highlight the quality of our data in showing the same trend.

Departing Prices by Day

Departure Day Prices

Return Trip Prices by Day

Return Day Prices


Nonstop Flights and Layovers

Travelers looking to fly from KMG to LAX can generally find a 1-layover flight. Because there is not usually a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 14 hour 34 minutes may not be realistic.


Flight Questions Answered

Still have questions about flying from KMG to LAX? We’ve got answers.

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 16 major airlines flying this route most often: Air Canada, Air China, American, Cathay Pacific, China Eastern, China Southern, Delta, Hainan, JAL, KLM, Korean Air, Shanghai Airlines, Sichuan Airlines, United, Vietnam Airlines, Xiamen, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from Los Angeles International Airport to Wujiaba Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 7549 miles or 12149 kilometers.

How long does it take to fly from KMG to LAX?

The real-world flight time for a nonstop KMG to LAX flight is about 14 hour 34 minutes.

How many flights go between Kunming and Los Angeles, CA?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 81 available flights from KMG to LAX.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination code KMG
Origination airport name Wujiaba Airport
City Kunming
Country China
Latitude 25
Longitude 102.7

Return Airport

Destination code LAX
Destination airport name Los Angeles International Airport
City Los Angeles, CA
Country the United States
Latitude 33.9
Longitude -118.4


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