The cheapest times to fly from LAX to HER are

  • April 23rd to October 21st

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 HER is early October. Prices can be as high as $6543 for Monday flights during mid February, or as low as $666 for Saturday flights around early October.


When to Fly to Heraklion

Flying from Los Angeles, CA (LAX) to Heraklion (HER) will usually cost between $701 to $6176 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 $694. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is mid February, with an average price of $6098. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $5404 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $1317 can be considered a good price for a round-trip LAX to HER flight.

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

LAX to HER Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the LAX to HER 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 $0.12, which is far below average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Saturday is usually the cheapest day to depart and return on this flight. Mondays are the most expensive days to fly to Heraklion, and Fridays are the most expensive days to return to Los Angeles. Selecting flights on the least expensive days could save you up to $1091 (34%) on this flight.

Departing prices are for round-trip flights returning on the day of departure. For example, a flight departing on Saturday and returning a week later will cost an average of $2376. Return trip prices are from the HER 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 HER can generally find a 1-layover flight. Because there is not usually a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 13 hour 46 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 HER while comparing.

Destination alternative #1: Souda Airport (CHQ) in Chania

  • 60 miles (97 km) away from HER
  • Usually 23.05% less expensive than HER
  • 1-layover flights available

See LAX to CHQ flights

Destination alternative #2: Santorini Airport (JTR) in Santorini

  • 75 miles (121 km) away from HER
  • Usually 16.56% less expensive than HER
  • 1-layover flights available

See LAX to JTR flights


Flight Hacking LAX to HER

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 HER — but Champion Traveler does!

Hack #1: Barcelona (LAX > BCN > HER)

  • Price for both tickets: $752
  • Average savings: $565 (42.88%)

See LAX to BCN flights

Hack #2: London (LAX > LGW > HER)

  • Price for both tickets: $757
  • Average savings: $560 (42.5%)

See LAX to LGW flights

Hack #3: Athens (LAX > ATH > HER)

  • Price for both tickets: $784
  • Average savings: $533 (40.45%)

See LAX to ATH flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 53 major airlines flying this route most often: Aegean, Aeroflot, Air Baltic, Air Canada, Air France, Air Italy, Air New Zealand, Air Tahiti Nui, Alaska, Alitalia, American, ANA, Asiana, Austrian, British Airways, Brussels Airlines, Cathay Pacific, China Airlines, China Eastern, China Southern, Condor, Delta, easyJet, El Al, Emirates, Etihad, Eurowings, Fiji Airways, Finnair, Garuda Indonesia, Hawaiian, Iberia, JAL, KLM, Lufthansa, Luxair, Malaysia Airlines, Norwegian, Norwegian Air UK, Olympic, Qantas, Qatar Airways, Singapore Airlines, Sky Express, SWISS, THAI, TUI fly, United, Virgin Atlantic, Virgin Australia, Volotea, Wizz Air, Xiamen, and potentially more during busy seasons.

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

The distance between the two airports is roughly 7102 miles or 11430 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop LAX to HER flight is about 13 hour 46 minutes.

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

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 74 available flights from LAX to HER.


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 HER
Destination airport name Nikos Kazantzakis Airport
City Heraklion
Country Greece
Latitude 35.3
Longitude 25.2


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