The cheapest times to fly from BUQ to LAX are

  • January 8th to May 27th (except the weeks of April 2nd, April 9th, and May 14th)
  • October 8th to November 11th

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 BUQ to LAX is late January and early February. Prices can be as high as $3351 for Saturday flights during mid December, or as low as $1457 for Tuesday flights around late January and early February.


When to Fly to Los Angeles

Flying from Bulawayo (BUQ) to Los Angeles, CA (LAX) will usually cost between $1477 to $2568 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 $1487. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is mid December, with an average price of $2600. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $1113 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $1804 can be considered a good price for a round-trip BUQ to LAX flight.

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

BUQ to LAX Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the BUQ to LAX flight is more expensive than the average and costs slightly more than the average flight leaving from Bulawayo. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.11, which is far below average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Tuesday is usually the cheapest day to fly to LAX, and Monday the cheapest day to fly back into BUQ. Saturdays are the most expensive days to fly to Los Angeles, and Fridays are the most expensive days to return to Bulawayo. Selecting flights on the least expensive days could save you up to $275 (14%) 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 $1661. Return trip prices are from the LAX to BUQ 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 BUQ to LAX can generally find a 2-layover flight. Because there is not usually a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 19 hour 21 minutes may not be realistic.


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

Hack #1: Johannesburg (BUQ > JNB > LAX)

  • Price for both tickets: $1317
  • Average savings: $488 (27.02%)

See BUQ to JFK flights

Hack #2: New York, NY (BUQ > JFK > LAX)

  • Price for both tickets: $1335
  • Average savings: $470 (26.03%)

See BUQ to JNB flights

Hack #3: Boston, MA (BUQ > BOS > LAX)

  • Price for both tickets: $1627
  • Average savings: $177 (9.81%)

See BUQ to BOS flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 14 major airlines flying this route most often: Air France, Alaska, American, British Airways, Delta, Finnair, Iberia, JetBlue, KLM, LATAM, Lufthansa, South African, United, Virgin Atlantic, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from Los Angeles International Airport to J. M. Nkomo International Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 10202 miles or 16418 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop BUQ to LAX flight is about 19 hour 21 minutes.

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

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 10 available flights from BUQ to LAX.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination code BUQ
Origination airport name J. M. Nkomo International Airport
City Bulawayo
Country Zimbabwe
Latitude -20
Longitude 28.6

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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