The cheapest times to fly from LAX to HEL are

  • January 8th to April 1st
  • September 3rd to December 9th (except the week of September 10th)

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 HEL is early to mid March. Prices can be as high as $1058 for Saturday flights during early August, or as low as $402 for Tuesday flights around early to mid March.


When to Fly to Helsinki

Flying from Los Angeles, CA (LAX) to Helsinki (HEL) will usually cost between $426 to $861 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is early to mid March with an average ticket price of $465. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early August, with an average price of $931. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $466 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $626 can be considered a good price for a round-trip LAX to HEL flight.

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

LAX to HEL Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the LAX to HEL 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 $0.07, which is far 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 Helsinki, and Fridays are the most expensive days to return to Los Angeles. Selecting flights on the least expensive days could save you up to $103 (14%) 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 $578. Return trip prices are from the HEL 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 HEL can generally find a 0-layover flight. Because there is a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 11 hour 4 minutes may be realistic.


Flight Hacking LAX to HEL

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 HEL — but Champion Traveler does!

Hack #1: Copenhagen (LAX > CPH > HEL)

  • Price for both tickets: $569
  • Average savings: $57 (9.11%)

See LAX to CPH flights

Hack #2: Barcelona (LAX > BCN > HEL)

  • Price for both tickets: $571
  • Average savings: $55 (8.79%)

See LAX to BCN flights

Hack #3: London (LAX > LHR > HEL)

  • Price for both tickets: $571
  • Average savings: $55 (8.79%)

See LAX to LHR flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 32 major airlines flying this route most often: Aeroflot, Air Baltic, Air Canada, Air France, Air Tahiti Nui, Alaska, American, Austrian, British Airways, Brussels Airlines, Condor, CSA, Delta, Finnair, Iberia, Icelandair, JetBlue, KLM, LOT, Lufthansa, Norwegian, Norwegian Air International, Norwegian Air UK, SAS, Sichuan Airlines, Singapore Airlines, SWISS, Tap Air Portugal, Thomas Cook Airlines, Turkish Airlines, United, WestJet, and potentially more during busy seasons.

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

The distance between the two airports is roughly 5600 miles or 9012 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop LAX to HEL flight is about 11 hour 4 minutes.

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

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 85 available flights from LAX to HEL.


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 HEL
Destination airport name Helsinki Vantaa Airport
City Helsinki
Country Finland
Latitude 60.3
Longitude 25


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