The cheapest times to fly from ELQ to LAX are

  • January 15th to May 20th (except the week of March 26th)
  • August 27th to September 9th
  • October 1st 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 ELQ to LAX is early to mid October. Prices can be as high as $4029 for Thursday flights during late December, or as low as $1173 for Wednesday flights around early to mid October.


When to Fly to Los Angeles

Flying from Gassim (ELQ) to Los Angeles, CA (LAX) will usually cost between $1322 to $2346 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 $1384. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is late December, with an average price of $2325. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $941 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $1532 can be considered a good price for a round-trip ELQ to LAX flight.

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

ELQ to LAX Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the ELQ to LAX flight is more expensive than the average and costs slightly more than the average flight leaving from Al Qassim. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.12, which is far below average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Wednesday is usually the cheapest day to depart and return on this flight. Thursdays 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 $388 (20%) on this flight.

Departing prices are for round-trip flights returning on the day of departure. For example, a flight departing on Wednesday and returning a week later will cost an average of $1533. Return trip prices are from the LAX to ELQ 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 ELQ 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 35 minutes may not be realistic.


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

Hack #1: Istanbul (ELQ > IST > LAX)

  • Price for both tickets: $883
  • Average savings: $649 (42.34%)

See ELQ to CAI flights

Hack #2: Cairo (ELQ > CAI > LAX)

  • Price for both tickets: $982
  • Average savings: $550 (35.88%)

See ELQ to IST flights

Hack #3: Riyadh (ELQ > RUH > LAX)

  • Price for both tickets: $1205
  • Average savings: $327 (21.32%)

See ELQ to RUH flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 21 major airlines flying this route most often: Air Canada, Air France, Alaska, Alitalia, American, Austrian, British Airways, Brussels Airlines, Delta, EgyptAir, Finnair, Gulf Air, Iberia, JetBlue, KLM, Lufthansa, Saudia, SWISS, Turkish Airlines, United, Virgin Atlantic, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from Los Angeles International Airport to Prince Naif Bin Abdulaziz Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 8112 miles or 13055 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop ELQ to LAX flight is about 15 hour 35 minutes.

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

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 46 available flights from ELQ to LAX.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination code ELQ
Origination airport name Prince Naif Bin Abdulaziz Airport
City Gassim
Country Saudi Arabia
Latitude 26.3
Longitude 43.8

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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