The cheapest times to fly from HLA to LAX are

  • October 8th to December 9th
  • December 24th to March 25th (except the week of January 1st)

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 HLA to LAX is early November. Prices can be as high as $5813 for Sunday flights during late March, or as low as $936 for Monday flights around early November.


When to Fly to Los Angeles

Flying from Johannesburg (HLA) to Los Angeles, CA (LAX) will usually cost between $994 to $5657 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is early November with an average ticket price of $1066. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is late March, with an average price of $2876. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $1810 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $1443 can be considered a good price for a round-trip HLA to LAX flight.

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

HLA to LAX Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the HLA to LAX flight is slightly more expensive than the average and costs slightly more than the average flight leaving from Johannesburg. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.09, which is far below average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Monday is usually the cheapest day to depart and return on this flight. Sundays 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 $2058 (36%) on this flight.

Departing prices are for round-trip flights returning on the day of departure. For example, a flight departing on Monday and returning a week later will cost an average of $1333. Return trip prices are from the LAX to HLA 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 HLA 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 19 hour 37 minutes may not be realistic.


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

Hack #1: Cape Town (HLA > CPT > LAX)

  • Price for both tickets: $1216
  • Average savings: $228 (15.77%)

See HLA to DUR flights

Hack #2: Durban (HLA > DUR > LAX)

  • Price for both tickets: $1235
  • Average savings: $209 (14.45%)

See HLA to CPT flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 10 major airlines flying this route most often: Air Canada, Air France, Alaska, British Airways, Delta, Ethiopian, Lufthansa, MANGO, SWISS, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.

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

The distance between the two airports is roughly 10355 miles or 16665 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop HLA to LAX flight is about 19 hour 37 minutes.

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

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 40 available flights from HLA to LAX.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination code HLA
Origination airport name Lanseria International Airport
City Johannesburg
Country South Africa
Latitude -25.9
Longitude 27.9

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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