The cheapest times to fly from EMA to LAX are

  • July 16th to November 18th (except the week of October 15th)

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 EMA to LAX is mid August. Prices can be as high as $10106 for Saturday flights during late December, or as low as $1439 for Friday flights around mid August.


When to Fly to Los Angeles

Flying from Derby (EMA) to Los Angeles, CA (LAX) will usually cost between $1960 to $5598 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is mid August with an average ticket price of $2573. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is late December, with an average price of $6015. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $3442 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $4200 can be considered a good price for a round-trip EMA to LAX flight.

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

EMA to LAX Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the EMA to LAX flight is more expensive than the average and costs more than the average flight leaving from Nottingham. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.49, which is above average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Friday is usually the cheapest day to fly to LAX, and Monday the cheapest day to fly back into EMA. Saturdays 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 $4869 (46%) on this flight.

Departing prices are for round-trip flights returning on the day of departure. For example, a flight departing on Friday and returning a week later will cost an average of $2932. Return trip prices are from the LAX to EMA 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 EMA to LAX can generally find a 2-layover flight. Because there is not usually a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 10 hour 37 minutes may not be realistic.


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

Hack #1: Nantes (EMA > NTE > LAX)

  • Price for both tickets: $544
  • Average savings: $3657 (87.06%)

See EMA to DUB flights

Hack #2: Dublin (EMA > DUB > LAX)

  • Price for both tickets: $548
  • Average savings: $3653 (86.96%)

See EMA to NTE flights

Hack #3: Glasgow (EMA > GLA > LAX)

  • Price for both tickets: $576
  • Average savings: $3624 (86.29%)

See EMA to GLA flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 15 major airlines flying this route most often: Air France, Alaska, Alitalia, American, Austrian, British Airways, Brussels Airlines, Delta, KLM, Loganair, Lufthansa, Singapore Airlines, SWISS, United, Virgin Atlantic, and potentially more during busy seasons.

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

The distance between the two airports is roughly 5352 miles or 8613 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop EMA to LAX flight is about 10 hour 37 minutes.

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

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 63 available flights from EMA to LAX.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination code EMA
Origination airport name East Midlands Airport
City Derby
Country the United Kingdom
Latitude 52.8
Longitude -1.3

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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