The cheapest times to fly from LAX to DRW are

  • January 15th to February 11th
  • April 2nd to May 6th
  • July 30th to December 2nd (except the week of October 8th)

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 DRW is early to mid September. Prices can be as high as $2625 for Friday flights during late December, or as low as $1071 for Sunday flights around early to mid September.


When to Fly to Darwin

Flying from Los Angeles, CA (LAX) to Darwin (DRW) will usually cost between $1143 to $1771 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is early to mid September with an average ticket price of $1137. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is late December, with an average price of $2056. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $919 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $1281 can be considered a good price for a round-trip LAX to DRW flight.

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

LAX to DRW Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the LAX to DRW flight is slightly more expensive than the average and costs slightly 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

Sunday is usually the cheapest day to fly to DRW, and Monday the cheapest day to fly back into LAX. Fridays are the most expensive days to fly to Darwin, and Thursdays are the most expensive days to return to Los Angeles. Selecting flights on the least expensive days could save you up to $129 (9%) on this flight.

Departing prices are for round-trip flights returning on the day of departure. For example, a flight departing on Sunday and returning a week later will cost an average of $1284. Return trip prices are from the DRW 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 DRW can generally find a 1-layover flight. Because there is not usually a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 15 hour 9 minutes may not be realistic.


Flight Hacking LAX to DRW

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 DRW — but Champion Traveler does!

Hack #1: Singapore (LAX > SIN > DRW)

  • Price for both tickets: $1001
  • Average savings: $280 (21.83%)

See LAX to SIN flights

Hack #2: Denpasar (LAX > DPS > DRW)

  • Price for both tickets: $1009
  • Average savings: $272 (21.24%)

See LAX to DPS flights

Hack #3: Brisbane (LAX > BNE > DRW)

  • Price for both tickets: $1181
  • Average savings: $100 (7.77%)

See LAX to BNE flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 18 major airlines flying this route most often: Air Canada, Air New Zealand, Alaska, American, ANA, Cathay Pacific, China Eastern, China Southern, Delta, Etihad, Fiji Airways, Hawaiian, Lufthansa, Qantas, Singapore Airlines, United, Virgin Atlantic, Virgin Australia, and potentially more during busy seasons.

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

The distance between the two airports is roughly 7875 miles or 12674 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop LAX to DRW flight is about 15 hour 9 minutes.

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

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 90 available flights from LAX to DRW.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

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

Return Airport

Destination codeDRW
Destination airport nameDarwin International Airport


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