The cheapest times to fly from CEN to LAX are

  • January 15th to July 1st (except the weeks of January 22nd, March 12th, and April 2nd)
  • July 16th to August 5th

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 CEN to LAX is early February. Prices can be as high as $3281 for Saturday flights during early to mid October, or as low as $436 for Tuesday flights around early February.


When to Fly to Los Angeles

Flying from Ciudad Obregon (CEN) to Los Angeles, CA (LAX) will usually cost between $499 to $1492 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is early February with an average ticket price of $492. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early to mid October, with an average price of $1690. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $1197 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $561 can be considered a good price for a round-trip CEN to LAX flight.

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

CEN to LAX Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the CEN to LAX flight is cheaper than the average and costs much less than the average flight leaving from Ciudad Obregón. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.51, which is above 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 Ciudad Obregón. Selecting flights on the least expensive days could save you up to $116 (16%) 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 $627. Return trip prices are from the LAX to CEN 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 CEN 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 2 hour 12 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 CEN to LAX while comparing.

Destination alternative #1: General Abelardo L. Rodriguez International Airport (TIJ) in Tijuana

  • 128 miles (206 km) away from LAX
  • Usually 69.52% less expensive than LAX
  • Nonstop flights available

See CEN to TIJ flights

Destination alternative #2: San Diego International Airport (SAN) in San Diego, CA

  • 109 miles (175 km) away from LAX
  • Usually 0.36% less expensive than LAX
  • 2-layover flights available

See CEN to SAN flights


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

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

  • Price for both tickets: $368
  • Average savings: $194 (34.49%)

See CEN to MEX flights

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

  • Price for both tickets: $431
  • Average savings: $131 (23.26%)

See CEN to GDL flights

Hack #3: Tijuana (CEN > TIJ > LAX)

  • Price for both tickets: $448
  • Average savings: $113 (20.14%)

See CEN to TIJ flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

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

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

The distance between the two airports is roughly 681 miles or 1096 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop CEN to LAX flight is about 2 hour 12 minutes.

How many flights go between Ciudad Obregon and Los Angeles, CA?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 14 available flights from CEN to LAX.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination code CEN
Origination airport name Ciudad Obregon International Airport
City Ciudad Obregon
Country Mexico
Latitude 27.4
Longitude -109.8

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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