The cheapest times to fly from HEL to LAX are

  • January 8th to March 25th
  • August 27th to December 9th

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 HEL to LAX is early March. Prices can be as high as $1270 for Friday flights during late July, or as low as $401 for Tuesday flights around early March.


When to Fly to Los Angeles

Flying from Helsinki (HEL) to Los Angeles, CA (LAX) will usually cost between $430 to $1013 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 $465. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is late July, with an average price of $1088. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $623 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $600 can be considered a good price for a round-trip HEL to LAX flight.

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

HEL to LAX Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the HEL to LAX flight is cheaper than the average and costs less than the average flight leaving from Helsinki. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.07, 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. Fridays are the most expensive days to fly to Los Angeles, and Saturdays are the most expensive days to return to Helsinki. Selecting flights on the least expensive days could save you up to $103 (14%) 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 $604. Return trip prices are from the LAX to HEL 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 HEL to LAX can generally find a 0-layover flight. Because there is a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 11 hour 4 minutes may be realistic.


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

Hack #1: Stockholm (HEL > ARN > LAX)

  • Price for both tickets: $460
  • Average savings: $140 (23.33%)

See HEL to OSL flights

Hack #2: Oslo (HEL > OSL > LAX)

  • Price for both tickets: $460
  • Average savings: $140 (23.33%)

See HEL to ARN flights

Hack #3: Copenhagen (HEL > CPH > LAX)

  • Price for both tickets: $469
  • Average savings: $132 (21.92%)

See HEL to CPH flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 34 major airlines flying this route most often: Aeroflot, Air Baltic, Air Canada, Air Europa, Air France, Air Tahiti Nui, Alaska, Alitalia, American, Austrian, British Airways, Brussels Airlines, Condor, Delta, Finnair, Iberia, Icelandair, JetBlue, KLM, LOT, Lufthansa, Norwegian, Norwegian Air International, Norwegian Air UK, SAS, Sichuan Airlines, Singapore Airlines, SWISS, Tap Air Portugal, Thomas Cook Airlines, Turkish Airlines, United, Virgin Atlantic, WestJet, and potentially more during busy seasons.

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

The distance between the two airports is roughly 5600 miles or 9012 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop HEL to LAX flight is about 11 hour 4 minutes.

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

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 77 available flights from HEL to LAX.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination code HEL
Origination airport name Helsinki Vantaa Airport
City Helsinki
Country Finland
Latitude 60.3
Longitude 25

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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