The cheapest times to fly from CUL to LAX are

  • January 15th to March 11th
  • August 6th 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 CUL to LAX is mid to late September. Prices can be as high as $654 for Sunday flights during early January, or as low as $231 for Tuesday flights around mid to late September.


When to Fly to Los Angeles

Flying from Culiacan (CUL) to Los Angeles, CA (LAX) will usually cost between $243 to $520 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is mid to late September with an average ticket price of $241. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early January, with an average price of $540. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $299 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $325 can be considered a good price for a round-trip CUL to LAX flight.

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

CUL to LAX Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the CUL to LAX flight is much cheaper than the average and costs much less than the average flight leaving from Culiacán. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.22, which is 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 $51 (13%) 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 $337. Return trip prices are from the LAX to CUL 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 CUL 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 37 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 CUL to LAX while comparing.

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

  • 128 miles (206 km) away from LAX
  • Usually 71.80% less expensive than LAX
  • Nonstop flights available

See CUL to TIJ flights


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

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

  • Price for both tickets: $302
  • Average savings: $23 (6.93%)

See CUL to flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 10 major airlines flying this route most often: Aeromexico, Alaska, American, COPA, Delta, Frontier, InterJet, United, VivaAerobus, Volaris, and potentially more during busy seasons.

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

The distance between the two airports is roughly 913 miles or 1469 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop CUL to LAX flight is about 2 hour 37 minutes.

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

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 51 available flights from CUL to LAX.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination code CUL
Origination airport name Culiacan International Airport
City Culiacan
Country Mexico
Latitude 24.8
Longitude -107.5

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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