The cheapest times to fly from LAX to APN are

  • January 1st to March 4th (except the week of February 5th)
  • May 21st to June 3rd
  • August 13th to November 18th
  • early December

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 LAX to APN is early to mid January. Prices can be as high as $1518 for Sunday flights during late July, or as low as $340 for Wednesday flights around early to mid January.


When to Fly to Alpena

Flying from Los Angeles, CA (LAX) to Alpena, MI (APN) will usually cost between $352 to $845 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is early to mid January with an average ticket price of $413. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is late July, with an average price of $914. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $501 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $544 can be considered a good price for a round-trip LAX to APN flight.

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

LAX to APN Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the LAX to APN flight is cheaper than the average and costs less than the average flight leaving from Los Angeles. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.17, which is below average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Wednesday 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 $212 (31%) on this flight.

Departing prices are for round-trip flights returning on the day of departure. For example, a flight departing on Wednesday and returning a week later will cost an average of $474. Return trip prices are from the APN to LAX 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 LAX to APN can generally find a 1-layover flight. Because there is not usually a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 4 hour 34 minutes may not be realistic.


Alternative Nearby Airports

Champion Traveler tells you which airports are nearby and whether tickets might be cheaper alternative airports nearby. Sometimes it’s worth it to fly into a closer airport and then commute to your destination. Remember that there is not usually a nonstop flight from LAX to APN while comparing.

Destination alternative #1: Bishop International Airport (FNT) in Flint, MI

  • 146 miles (235 km) away from APN
  • Usually 23.53% less expensive than APN
  • 1-layover flights available

See LAX to FNT flights

Destination alternative #2: Cherry Capital Airport (TVC) in Traverse City, MI

  • 102 miles (164 km) away from APN
  • Usually 22.98% less expensive than APN
  • 1-layover flights available

See LAX to TVC flights

Destination alternative #3: MBS International Airport (MBS) in Saginaw/Bay City/Midland, MI

  • 110 miles (177 km) away from APN
  • Usually 16.73% less expensive than APN
  • 1-layover flights available

See LAX to MBS flights

Destination alternative #4: Chippewa County International Airport (CIU) in Sault Ste. Marie, MI

  • 92 miles (148 km) away from APN
  • Usually 8.46% less expensive than APN
  • 1-layover flights available

See LAX to CIU flights


Flight Hacking LAX to APN

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 LAX to APN — but Champion Traveler does!

Hack #1: Detroit, MI (LAX > DTW > APN)

  • Price for both tickets: $519
  • Average savings: $25 (4.6%)

See LAX to DTW flights

Hack #2: Chicago, IL (LAX > ORD > APN)

  • Price for both tickets: $527
  • Average savings: $18 (3.22%)

See LAX to ORD flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 2 major airlines flying this route most often: Delta, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from Alpena County Regional Airport to Los Angeles International Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 1991 miles or 3204 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop LAX to APN flight is about 4 hour 34 minutes.

How many flights go between Los Angeles, CA and Alpena, MI?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 26 available flights from LAX to APN.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination codeLAX
Origination airport nameLos Angeles International Airport
CityLos Angeles, CA
Countrythe United States

Return Airport

Destination codeAPN
Destination airport nameAlpena County Regional Airport
CityAlpena, MI
Countrythe United States


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