The cheapest times to fly from AMS to LAX are

  • January 8th to April 1st
  • May 14th to June 17th
  • October 1st to December 9th (except the week of October 15th)

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 AMS to LAX is late January and early February. Prices can be as high as $1026 for Saturday flights during early August, or as low as $454 for Tuesday flights around late January and early February.


When to Fly to Los Angeles

Flying from Amsterdam (AMS) to Los Angeles, CA (LAX) will usually cost between $469 to $889 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is late January and early February with an average ticket price of $480. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early August, with an average price of $925. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $445 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $558 can be considered a good price for a round-trip AMS to LAX flight.

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

AMS to LAX Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the AMS to LAX flight is cheaper than the average and costs less than the average flight leaving from Amsterdam. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.06, which is far below average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Tuesday is usually the cheapest day to depart and return on this flight. 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 $80 (10%) 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 $586. Return trip prices are from the LAX to AMS 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 AMS to LAX can generally find a 0-layover flight. Because there is a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 10 hour 60 minutes may 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 a nonstop flight from AMS to LAX while comparing.

Destination alternative #1: San Diego International Airport (SAN) in San Diego, CA

  • 109 miles (175 km) away from LAX
  • Usually 7.71% less expensive than LAX
  • 1-layover flights available

See AMS to SAN flights


Flight Hacking AMS to LAX

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 AMS to LAX — but Champion Traveler does!

Hack #1: Copenhagen (AMS > CPH > LAX)

  • Price for both tickets: $483
  • Average savings: $75 (13.44%)

See AMS to ARN flights

Hack #2: Stockholm (AMS > ARN > LAX)

  • Price for both tickets: $486
  • Average savings: $72 (12.9%)

See AMS to CPH flights

Hack #3: Oslo (AMS > OSL > LAX)

  • Price for both tickets: $488
  • Average savings: $70 (12.54%)

See AMS to OSL flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 39 major airlines flying this route most often: Aer Lingus, Aeroflot, Aeromexico, Air Baltic, Air Canada, Air Europa, Air France, Air New Zealand, Air Serbia, Alaska, Alitalia, American, Austrian, British Airways, Brussels Airlines, Condor, Delta, easyJet, Finnair, Flybe, Iberia, Icelandair, JetBlue, KLM, Level, LOT, Lufthansa, Norwegian, Norwegian Air International, Norwegian Air UK, SAS, Singapore Airlines, SWISS, Tap Air Portugal, Thomas Cook Airlines, Turkish Airlines, United, Virgin Atlantic, WestJet, and potentially more during busy seasons.

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

The distance between the two airports is roughly 5564 miles or 8954 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop AMS to LAX flight is about 10 hour 60 minutes.

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

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 96 available flights from AMS to LAX.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination code AMS
Origination airport name Schiphol Airport
City Amsterdam
Country the Netherlands
Latitude 52.3
Longitude 4.8

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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