The cheapest times to fly from CID to LAX are

  • January 8th to February 25th
  • April 16th to May 6th
  • July 30th 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 CID to LAX is late October to early November. Prices can be as high as $944 for Sunday flights during early to mid March, or as low as $236 for Tuesday flights around late October to early November.


When to Fly to Los Angeles

Flying from Cedar Rapids/Iowa City, IA (CID) to Los Angeles, CA (LAX) will usually cost between $320 to $587 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is late October to early November with an average ticket price of $337. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early to mid March, with an average price of $544. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $207 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $409 can be considered a good price for a round-trip CID to LAX flight.

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

CID to LAX Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the CID to LAX flight is much cheaper than the average and costs less than the average flight leaving from Cedar Rapids. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.16, 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. Sundays 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 $116 (24%) 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 $366. Return trip prices are from the LAX to CID 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 CID 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 3 hour 46 minutes may not be realistic.


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 6 major airlines flying this route most often: Alaska, Allegiant, American, Delta, Frontier, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from Los Angeles International Airport to The Eastern Iowa Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 1547 miles or 2490 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop CID to LAX flight is about 3 hour 46 minutes.

How many flights go between Cedar Rapids/Iowa City, IA and Los Angeles, CA?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 54 available flights from CID to LAX.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination codeCID
Origination airport nameThe Eastern Iowa Airport
CityCedar Rapids/Iowa City, IA
Countrythe United States

Return Airport

Destination codeLAX
Destination airport nameLos Angeles International Airport
CityLos Angeles, CA
Countrythe United States


Late and Early Flight Data

Flights from CID to LAX tend to depart late almost never compared to the average flight. According to our recently updated data, 11% of flights departed 5 or more minutes late, and 33% of flights left 5 or more minutes early. On average you can expect to leave LAX heading for CID about 1 minutes early. This does significantly impact arrival time, as the average landing time in Los Angeles, CA is about 11 minutes early. The numbers below show a recent average of take-off times versus the scheduled departure flight:

  • Allegiant: 1 minutes early
  • Some airlines not reporting


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