The cheapest times to fly from BUD to LAX are

  • January 8th to April 29th (except the week of April 9th)
  • September 17th to December 9th (except the week of October 1st)

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 BUD to LAX is late January and early February. Prices can be as high as $1001 for Saturday flights during early August, or as low as $508 for Tuesday flights around late January and early February.


When to Fly to Los Angeles

Flying from Budapest (BUD) to Los Angeles, CA (LAX) will usually cost between $523 to $804 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 $519. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early August, with an average price of $921. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $402 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $569 can be considered a good price for a round-trip BUD to LAX flight.

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

BUD to LAX Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the BUD to LAX flight is cheaper than the average and costs about as much as the average flight leaving from Budapest. 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 fly to LAX, and Wednesday the cheapest day to fly back into BUD. 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 $59 (7%) 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 $575. Return trip prices are from the LAX to BUD 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 BUD 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 12 hour 12 minutes may not be realistic.


Flight Hacking BUD 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 BUD to LAX — but Champion Traveler does!

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

  • Price for both tickets: $481
  • Average savings: $89 (15.55%)

See BUD to ARN flights

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

  • Price for both tickets: $503
  • Average savings: $66 (11.6%)

See BUD to CPH flights

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

  • Price for both tickets: $510
  • Average savings: $60 (10.46%)

See BUD to OSL flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 37 major airlines flying this route most often: Aer Lingus, Aeroflot, Aigle Azur, Air Canada, Air Europa, Air France, Air Italy, Air Tahiti Nui, Alaska, Alitalia, American, Austrian, British Airways, Brussels Airlines, Condor, Delta, El Al, Emirates, Finnair, Iberia, Icelandair, JetBlue, KLM, LOT, Lufthansa, Norwegian, Norwegian Air International, Norwegian Air UK, Qatar Airways, SAS, Singapore Airlines, SWISS, Tap Air Portugal, Turkish Airlines, United, WestJet, Wizz Air, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from Los Angeles International Airport to Budapest Liszt Ferenc International Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 6231 miles or 10028 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop BUD to LAX flight is about 12 hour 12 minutes.

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

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 86 available flights from BUD to LAX.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination code BUD
Origination airport name Budapest Liszt Ferenc International Airport
City Budapest
Country Hungary
Latitude 47.4
Longitude 19.3

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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