The cheapest times to fly from LAX to TAP are

  • January 8th to March 25th
  • August 13th to December 9th (except the weeks of October 29th and November 19th)

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 LAX to TAP is mid to late September. Prices can be as high as $835 for Saturday flights during early to mid July, or as low as $292 for Tuesday flights around mid to late September.


When to Fly to Tapachula

Flying from Los Angeles, CA (LAX) to Tapachula (TAP) will usually cost between $312 to $812 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is mid to late September with an average ticket price of $322. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early to mid July, with an average price of $768. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $446 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $410 can be considered a good price for a round-trip LAX to TAP flight.

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

LAX to TAP Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the LAX to TAP flight is much cheaper than the average and costs much less than the average flight leaving from Los Angeles. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.12, which is far below average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Tuesday is usually the cheapest day to fly to TAP, and Thursday the cheapest day to fly back into LAX. 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 $41 (8%) 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 $484. Return trip prices are from the TAP to LAX 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 LAX to TAP can generally find a 1-layover flight. Because there is not usually a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 4 hour 45 minutes may not be realistic.


Alternative Nearby Airports

Champion Traveler tells you which airports are nearby and whether tickets might be cheaper alternative airports nearby. Sometimes it’s worth it to fly into a closer airport and then commute to your destination. Remember that there is not usually a nonstop flight from LAX to TAP while comparing.

Destination alternative #1: La Aurora International Airport (GUA) in Guatemala City

  • 124 miles (200 km) away from TAP
  • Usually 0.73% less expensive than TAP
  • Nonstop flights available

See LAX to GUA flights


Flight Hacking LAX to TAP

Flight hacking is when you book two tickets instead of a layover, sometimes with different airlines. You will need to either bring only a carry-on bag (highly recommended) or leave yourself plenty of time to go through security again. Flight hacking is completely allowed, but airlines don’t always tell you the cheapest way to get from LAX to TAP — but Champion Traveler does!

Hack #1: Guadalajara (LAX > GDL > TAP)

  • Price for both tickets: $376
  • Average savings: $34 (8.29%)

See LAX to GDL flights

Hack #2: Mexico City (LAX > MEX > TAP)

  • Price for both tickets: $399
  • Average savings: $12 (2.8%)

See LAX to MEX flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 5 major airlines flying this route most often: Aeromexico, Alaska, COPA, Delta, Volaris, and potentially more during busy seasons.

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

The distance between the two airports is roughly 2094 miles or 3370 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop LAX to TAP flight is about 4 hour 45 minutes.

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

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 40 available flights from LAX to TAP.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

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

Return Airport

Destination code TAP
Destination airport name Tapachula International Airport
City Tapachula
Country Mexico
Latitude 14.8
Longitude -92.4


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