The cheapest times to fly from DRW to LAX are

  • January 22nd to March 18th
  • April 23rd to June 10th
  • October 8th to November 25th

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 DRW to LAX is early to mid October. Prices can be as high as $2230 for Thursday flights during early January, or as low as $747 for Monday flights around early to mid October.


When to Fly to Los Angeles

Flying from Darwin (DRW) to Los Angeles, CA (LAX) will usually cost between $754 to $1637 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is early to mid October with an average ticket price of $773. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early January, with an average price of $1924. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $1151 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $865 can be considered a good price for a round-trip DRW to LAX flight.

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

DRW to LAX Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the DRW to LAX flight is cheaper than the average and costs less than the average flight leaving from Darwin. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.07, which is far below average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Monday is usually the cheapest day to fly to LAX, and Sunday the cheapest day to fly back into DRW. Thursdays are the most expensive days to fly to Los Angeles, and Fridays are the most expensive days to return to Darwin. Selecting flights on the least expensive days could save you up to $129 (9%) on this flight.

Departing prices are for round-trip flights returning on the day of departure. For example, a flight departing on Monday and returning a week later will cost an average of $930. Return trip prices are from the LAX to DRW 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 DRW 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 15 hour 9 minutes may not be realistic.


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 18 major airlines flying this route most often: Air Canada, Air New Zealand, Alaska, American, Asiana, Cathay Pacific, China Eastern, China Southern, Delta, Etihad, Fiji Airways, Finnair, Hawaiian, Qantas, Singapore Airlines, United, Virgin Atlantic, Virgin Australia, and potentially more during busy seasons.

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

The distance between the two airports is roughly 7875 miles or 12674 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop DRW to LAX flight is about 15 hour 9 minutes.

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

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 67 available flights from DRW to LAX.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination code DRW
Origination airport name Darwin International Airport
City Darwin
Country Australia
Latitude -12.4
Longitude 130.9

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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