The cheapest times to fly from LAX to BUQ are

  • January 8th to April 1st
  • April 16th to June 3rd
  • September 17th to October 7th (except the week of September 24th)
  • October 22nd to December 9th (except the weeks of October 29th and November 19th)

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 BUQ is early May. Prices can be as high as $3247 for Friday flights during mid December, or as low as $1213 for Monday flights around early May.


When to Fly to Bulawayo

Flying from Los Angeles, CA (LAX) to Bulawayo (BUQ) will usually cost between $1297 to $2612 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is early May with an average ticket price of $1309. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is mid December, with an average price of $2840. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $1531 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $1583 can be considered a good price for a round-trip LAX to BUQ flight.

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

LAX to BUQ Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the LAX to BUQ flight is more expensive than the average and costs more than the average flight leaving from Los Angeles. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.1, which is far below average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Monday is usually the cheapest day to fly to BUQ, and Tuesday the cheapest day to fly back into LAX. Fridays are the most expensive days to fly to Bulawayo, and Saturdays are the most expensive days to return to Los Angeles. Selecting flights on the least expensive days could save you up to $275 (14%) 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 $1622. Return trip prices are from the BUQ 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 BUQ 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 21 minutes may not be realistic.


Flight Hacking LAX to BUQ

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 BUQ — but Champion Traveler does!

Hack #1: Johannesburg (LAX > JNB > BUQ)

  • Price for both tickets: $1167
  • Average savings: $416 (26.28%)

See LAX to JNB flights

Hack #2: New York, NY (LAX > JFK > BUQ)

  • Price for both tickets: $1435
  • Average savings: $148 (9.35%)

See LAX to JFK flights

Hack #3: San Francisco, CA (LAX > SFO > BUQ)

  • Price for both tickets: $1530
  • Average savings: $53 (3.35%)

See LAX to SFO flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 14 major airlines flying this route most often: Air France, Alaska, American, British Airways, Delta, Finnair, Iberia, JetBlue, KLM, LATAM, Lufthansa, South African, United, Virgin Atlantic, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from J. M. Nkomo International Airport to Los Angeles International Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 10202 miles or 16418 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop LAX to BUQ flight is about 19 hour 21 minutes.

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

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 12 available flights from LAX to BUQ.


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 BUQ
Destination airport name J. M. Nkomo International Airport
City Bulawayo
Country Zimbabwe
Latitude -20
Longitude 28.6


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