The cheapest times to fly from IWK to LAX are

  • January 8th to March 4th
  • March 26th to April 15th
  • May 7th to June 3rd
  • August 27th to October 7th

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 IWK to LAX is late August to early September. Prices can be as high as $2586 for Saturday flights during early to mid August, or as low as $735 for Tuesday flights around late August to early September.


When to Fly to Los Angeles

Flying from Iwakuni (IWK) to Los Angeles, CA (LAX) will usually cost between $910 to $1807 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is late August to early September with an average ticket price of $980. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early to mid August, with an average price of $2087. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $1107 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $1215 can be considered a good price for a round-trip IWK to LAX flight.

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

IWK to LAX Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the IWK to LAX flight is slightly more expensive than the average and costs less than the average flight leaving from Iwakuni. 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 fly to LAX, and Monday the cheapest day to fly back into IWK. 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 $329 (21%) 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 $1100. Return trip prices are from the LAX to IWK 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 IWK 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 34 minutes may not be realistic.


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

Hack #1: Tokyo (IWK > HND > LAX)

  • Price for both tickets: $1102
  • Average savings: $114 (9.34%)

See IWK to OKA flights

Hack #2: Okinawa (IWK > OKA > LAX)

  • Price for both tickets: $1108
  • Average savings: $107 (8.81%)

See IWK to HND flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 7 major airlines flying this route most often: American, ANA, Delta, Garuda Indonesia, JAL, Philippine Airlines, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.

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

The distance between the two airports is roughly 5877 miles or 9458 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop IWK to LAX flight is about 11 hour 34 minutes.

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

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 17 available flights from IWK to LAX.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination code IWK
Origination airport name Iwakuni MCAS Airport
City Iwakuni
Country Japan
Latitude 34.1
Longitude 132.2

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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