The cheapest times to fly from CEK to LAX are

  • January 15th to April 15th
  • October 8th to December 9th

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 CEK to LAX is mid October. Prices can be as high as $1286 for Saturday flights during early January, or as low as $643 for Tuesday flights around mid October.


When to Fly to Los Angeles

Flying from Chelyabinsk (CEK) to Los Angeles, CA (LAX) will usually cost between $643 to $1063 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is mid October with an average ticket price of $643. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early January, with an average price of $1080. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $437 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $777 can be considered a good price for a round-trip CEK to LAX flight.

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

CEK to LAX Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the CEK to LAX flight is cheaper than the average and costs much less than the average flight leaving from Chelyabinsk. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.08, 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 to Los Angeles, and Sundays are the most expensive days to return to Chelyabinsk. Selecting flights on the least expensive days could save you up to $142 (11%) 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 $771. Return trip prices are from the LAX to CEK 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 CEK 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 16 minutes may not be realistic.


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

Hack #1: Moscow (CEK > DME > LAX)

  • Price for both tickets: $608
  • Average savings: $169 (21.75%)

See CEK to SVO flights

Hack #2: Moscow (CEK > SVO > LAX)

  • Price for both tickets: $618
  • Average savings: $159 (20.46%)

See CEK to DME flights

Hack #3: St. Petersburg (CEK > LED > LAX)

  • Price for both tickets: $621
  • Average savings: $156 (20.08%)

See CEK to LED flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 18 major airlines flying this route most often: Aeroflot, Air France, Air New Zealand, Alitalia, American, Austrian, British Airways, Brussels Airlines, Delta, Emirates, KLM, LOT, Lufthansa, S7, SAS, Singapore Airlines, SWISS, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.

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

The distance between the two airports is roughly 6269 miles or 10089 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop CEK to LAX flight is about 12 hour 16 minutes.

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

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 6 available flights from CEK to LAX.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination code CEK
Origination airport name Balandino Airport
City Chelyabinsk
Country Russia
Latitude 55.3
Longitude 61.5

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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