The cheapest times to fly from LAX to GPS are

  • January 22nd to February 11th
  • March 5th to March 25th
  • April 16th to June 3rd
  • August 20th 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 GPS is early October. Prices can be as high as $1665 for Saturday flights during late July, or as low as $774 for Tuesday flights around early October.


When to Fly to Baltra Island

Flying from Los Angeles, CA (LAX) to Galapagos Islands (GPS) will usually cost between $815 to $1449 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is early October with an average ticket price of $817. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is late July, with an average price of $1465. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $648 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $893 can be considered a good price for a round-trip LAX to GPS flight.

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

LAX to GPS Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the LAX to GPS flight is cheaper than the average and costs about as much as the average flight leaving from Los Angeles. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.19, which is below average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Tuesday is usually the cheapest day to depart and return on this flight. Saturdays are the most expensive days to fly to Baltra Island, and Fridays are the most expensive days to return to Los Angeles. Selecting flights on the least expensive days could save you up to $86 (8%) 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 $969. Return trip prices are from the GPS 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 GPS can generally find a 2-layover flight. Because there is not usually a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 6 hour 22 minutes may not be realistic.


Flight Hacking LAX to GPS

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 GPS — but Champion Traveler does!

Hack #1: Quito (LAX > UIO > GPS)

  • Price for both tickets: $744
  • Average savings: $150 (16.74%)

See LAX to UIO flights

Hack #2: Guayaquil (LAX > GYE > GPS)

  • Price for both tickets: $842
  • Average savings: $51 (5.71%)

See LAX to GYE flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 9 major airlines flying this route most often: Air Canada, American, Avianca, COPA, Delta, JetBlue, LATAM, TAME, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.

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

The distance between the two airports is roughly 2993 miles or 4817 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop LAX to GPS flight is about 6 hour 22 minutes.

How many flights go between Los Angeles, CA and Galapagos Islands?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 61 available flights from LAX to GPS.


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 GPS
Destination airport name Baltra Airport
City Galapagos Islands
Country Ecuador
Latitude -0.4
Longitude -90.3


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