The cheapest times to fly from DTM to LAX are

  • January 1st to March 25th
  • April 9th to May 20th (except the week of May 7th)
  • October 15th to March 25th (except the weeks of December 17th and December 24th)

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 DTM to LAX is late November to early December. Prices can be as high as $2619 for Friday flights during late July, or as low as $868 for Tuesday flights around late November to early December.


When to Fly to Los Angeles

Flying from Dortmund (DTM) to Los Angeles, CA (LAX) will usually cost between $939 to $1591 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is late November to early December with an average ticket price of $938. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is late July, with an average price of $1675. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $737 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $1092 can be considered a good price for a round-trip DTM to LAX flight.

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

DTM to LAX Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the DTM to LAX flight is priced close to the average and costs about as much as the average flight leaving from Dortmund. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.12, which is far below average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Tuesday is usually the cheapest day to fly to LAX, and Thursday the cheapest day to fly back into DTM. Fridays 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 $447 (23%) 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 $1080. Return trip prices are from the LAX to DTM 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 DTM 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 11 hour 13 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 DTM to LAX while comparing.

Destination alternative #1: San Diego International Airport (SAN) in San Diego, CA

  • 109 miles (175 km) away from LAX
  • Usually 7.38% less expensive than LAX
  • 2-layover flights available

See DTM to SAN flights


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

Hack #1: Munich (DTM > MUC > LAX)

  • Price for both tickets: $666
  • Average savings: $426 (39.03%)

See DTM to PMI flights

Hack #2: Palma Mallorca (DTM > PMI > LAX)

  • Price for both tickets: $745
  • Average savings: $347 (31.79%)

See DTM to MUC flights

Hack #3: Budapest (DTM > BUD > LAX)

  • Price for both tickets: $770
  • Average savings: $322 (29.45%)

See DTM to BUD flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 5 major airlines flying this route most often: Air Canada, Austrian, Eurowings, Lufthansa, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.

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

The distance between the two airports is roughly 5687 miles or 9152 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop DTM to LAX flight is about 11 hour 13 minutes.

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

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 13 available flights from DTM to LAX.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination code DTM
Origination airport name Dortmund Airport
City Dortmund
Country Germany
Latitude 51.5
Longitude 7.6

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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