The cheapest times to fly from FNC to LAX are

  • January 8th to March 25th
  • April 23rd to June 10th (except the week of May 28th)
  • November 5th to December 2nd

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 FNC to LAX is early March. Prices can be as high as $2169 for Saturday flights during early January, or as low as $674 for Tuesday flights around early March.


When to Fly to Los Angeles

Flying from Funchal (FNC) to Los Angeles, CA (LAX) will usually cost between $691 to $1657 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is early March with an average ticket price of $784. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early January, with an average price of $1731. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $947 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $1153 can be considered a good price for a round-trip FNC to LAX flight.

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

FNC to LAX Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the FNC to LAX flight is slightly more expensive than the average and costs slightly more than the average flight leaving from Madeira. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.13, which is far below average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Tuesday is usually the cheapest day to depart and return on this flight. Saturdays are the most expensive days to fly to Los Angeles, and Fridays are the most expensive days to return to Madeira. Selecting flights on the least expensive days could save you up to $211 (16%) 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 $1027. Return trip prices are from the LAX to FNC 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 FNC 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 1 minutes may not be realistic.


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

Hack #1: London (FNC > LGW > LAX)

  • Price for both tickets: $660
  • Average savings: $493 (42.76%)

See FNC to MAD flights

Hack #2: Madrid (FNC > MAD > LAX)

  • Price for both tickets: $705
  • Average savings: $449 (38.9%)

See FNC to LGW flights

Hack #3: Oslo (FNC > OSL > LAX)

  • Price for both tickets: $728
  • Average savings: $425 (36.86%)

See FNC to OSL flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 15 major airlines flying this route most often: Air Canada, American, Austrian, British Airways, Brussels Airlines, Delta, Finnair, Iberia, KLM, Lufthansa, SAS, SWISS, Tap Air Portugal, United, Virgin Atlantic, and potentially more during busy seasons.

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

The distance between the two airports is roughly 5578 miles or 8977 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop FNC to LAX flight is about 11 hour 1 minutes.

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

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 16 available flights from FNC to LAX.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination code FNC
Origination airport name Madeira Airport
City Funchal
Country Portugal
Latitude 32.7
Longitude -16.8

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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