The cheapest times to fly from LAX to ASE are

  • January 22nd to February 4th
  • May 21st to June 24th (except the week of June 11th)
  • July 9th to July 22nd
  • August 6th to November 18th

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 ASE is late October to early November. Prices can be as high as $727 for Sunday flights during early to mid February, or as low as $265 for Tuesday flights around late October to early November.


When to Fly to Aspen

Flying from Los Angeles, CA (LAX) to Aspen, CO (ASE) will usually cost between $275 to $529 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is late October to early November with an average ticket price of $295. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early to mid February, with an average price of $490. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $195 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $369 can be considered a good price for a round-trip LAX to ASE flight.

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

LAX to ASE Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the LAX to ASE flight is much cheaper than the average and costs much less than the average flight leaving from Los Angeles. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.31, which is in the normal range for a flight.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Tuesday 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 $137 (30%) 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 $323. Return trip prices are from the ASE 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 ASE can generally find a 0-layover flight. Because there is a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 2 hour 18 minutes may 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 a nonstop flight from LAX to ASE while comparing.

Destination alternative #1: Denver International Airport (DEN) in Denver, CO

  • 125 miles (201 km) away from ASE
  • Usually 43.36% less expensive than ASE
  • Nonstop flights available

See LAX to DEN flights

Destination alternative #2: San Luis Valley Regional/Bergman Field Airport (ALS) in Alamosa, CO

  • 135 miles (217 km) away from ASE
  • Usually 20.60% less expensive than ASE
  • 1-layover flights available

See LAX to ALS flights

Destination alternative #3: City of Colorado Springs Municipal Airport (COS) in Colorado Springs, CO

  • 120 miles (193 km) away from ASE
  • Usually 2.44% less expensive than ASE
  • Nonstop flights available

See LAX to COS flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 4 major airlines flying this route most often: Alaska, American, Delta, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from Aspen Pitkin County Sardy Field Airport to Los Angeles International Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 736 miles or 1184 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop LAX to ASE flight is about 2 hour 18 minutes.

How many flights go between Los Angeles, CA and Aspen, CO?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 83 available flights from LAX to ASE.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination code LAX
Origination airport name Los Angeles International Airport
City Los Angeles, CA
Country the United States
Latitude 33.9
Longitude -118.4

Return Airport

Destination code ASE
Destination airport name Aspen Pitkin County Sardy Field Airport
City Aspen, CO
Country the United States
Latitude 39.2
Longitude -106.9


Late and Early Flight Data

Flights from LAX to ASE tend to depart late far less frequently than the average flight. According to our recently updated data, 19% of flights departed 5 or more minutes late, and 56% of flights left 5 or more minutes early. On average you can expect to leave ASE heading for LAX about 7 minutes late. This does significantly impact arrival time, as the average landing time in Aspen, CO is about 6 minutes late. The numbers below show a recent average of take-off times versus the scheduled departure flight:

  • SkyWest: 7 minutes late
  • Some airlines not reporting


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