The cheapest times to fly from LAX to CEN are

  • January 8th to March 11th (except the week of January 29th)
  • April 2nd to June 10th (except the week of April 9th)
  • August 13th 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 LAX to CEN is early to mid May. Prices can be as high as $2453 for Sunday flights during late December, or as low as $478 for Tuesday flights around early to mid May.


When to Fly to Ciudad Obregón

Flying from Los Angeles, CA (LAX) to Ciudad Obregon (CEN) will usually cost between $505 to $1362 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is early to mid May with an average ticket price of $510. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is late December, with an average price of $1585. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $1075 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $538 can be considered a good price for a round-trip LAX to CEN flight.

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

LAX to CEN Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the LAX to CEN 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 $0.49, which is above average.


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 to Ciudad Obregón, and Saturdays are the most expensive days to return to Los Angeles. Selecting flights on the least expensive days could save you up to $116 (16%) 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 $563. Return trip prices are from the CEN 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 CEN can generally find a 1-layover flight. Because there is not usually a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 2 hour 12 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 CEN while comparing.

Destination alternative #1: General Ignacio P. Garcia International Airport (HMO) in Hermosillo

  • 139 miles (224 km) away from CEN
  • Usually 40.28% less expensive than CEN
  • 1-layover flights available

See LAX to HMO flights

Destination alternative #2: Loreto International Airport (LTO) in Loreto

  • 135 miles (217 km) away from CEN
  • Usually 28.93% less expensive than CEN
  • Nonstop flights available

See LAX to LTO flights

Destination alternative #3: Valle del Fuerte International Airport (LMM) in Los Mochis

  • 127 miles (204 km) away from CEN
  • Usually 4.65% less expensive than CEN
  • 1-layover flights available

See LAX to LMM flights


Flight Hacking LAX to CEN

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 CEN — but Champion Traveler does!

Hack #1: Guadalajara (LAX > GDL > CEN)

  • Price for both tickets: $381
  • Average savings: $157 (29.12%)

See LAX to GDL flights

Hack #2: Mexico City (LAX > MEX > CEN)

  • Price for both tickets: $453
  • Average savings: $85 (15.81%)

See LAX to MEX flights

Hack #3: Tijuana (LAX > TIJ > CEN)

  • Price for both tickets: $513
  • Average savings: $25 (4.65%)

See LAX to TIJ flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 6 major airlines flying this route most often: Aeromexico, Alaska, COPA, Delta, VivaAerobus, Volaris, and potentially more during busy seasons.

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

The distance between the two airports is roughly 681 miles or 1096 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop LAX to CEN flight is about 2 hour 12 minutes.

How many flights go between Los Angeles, CA and Ciudad Obregon?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 46 available flights from LAX to CEN.


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 CEN
Destination airport name Ciudad Obregon International Airport
City Ciudad Obregon
Country Mexico
Latitude 27.4
Longitude -109.8


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