The cheapest times to fly from LAX to MCY are
- January 29th to March 11th
- April 9th to May 6th (except the week of April 16th)
- 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 MCY is mid to late August. Prices can be as high as $2962 for Friday flights during late December, or as low as $934 for Tuesday flights around mid to late August.
When to Fly to Sunshine Coast Regional
Flying from Los Angeles, CA (LAX) to Maroochydore (MCY) will usually cost between $1107 to $1976 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is mid to late August with an average ticket price of $1096. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is late December, with an average price of $2703. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $1606 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $1277 can be considered a good price for a round-trip LAX to MCY flight.
See below for a graph of average weekly prices for the LAX to MCY route. All prices are for round-trip tickets in USD.
Compared to other flights, the LAX to MCY 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 $0.11, 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. Fridays are the most expensive days to fly to Sunshine Coast Regional, and Saturdays are the most expensive days to return to Los Angeles. Selecting flights on the least expensive days could save you up to $82 (6%) 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 $1327. Return trip prices are from the MCY to LAX flight, and often highlight the quality of our data in showing the same trend.
Departing Prices by Day
Return Trip Prices by Day
Nonstop Flights and Layovers
Travelers looking to fly from LAX to MCY 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 50 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 MCY while comparing.
- 54 miles (87 km) away from MCY
- Usually 24.91% less expensive than MCY
- Nonstop flights available
- 111 miles (179 km) away from MCY
- Usually 7.64% less expensive than MCY
- 1-layover flights available
Flight Hacking LAX to MCY
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 MCY — but Champion Traveler does!
- Price for both tickets: $1067
- Average savings: $210 (16.45%)
- Price for both tickets: $1162
- Average savings: $115 (9.01%)
Flight Questions Answered
Still have questions about flying from LAX to MCY? We’ve got answers.
Which airlines fly this route?
You can find 11 major airlines flying this route most often: Air New Zealand, Alaska, American, China Eastern, Delta, Hong Kong Airlines, LATAM, Qantas, Singapore Airlines, United, Virgin Australia, and potentially more during busy seasons.
How far away is it from Sunshine Coast Airport to Los Angeles International Airport?
The distance between the two airports is roughly 7138 miles or 11487 kilometers.
How long does it take to fly from LAX to MCY?
The real-world flight time for a nonstop LAX to MCY flight is about 13 hour 50 minutes.
How many flights go between Los Angeles, CA and Maroochydore?
It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 23 available flights from LAX to MCY.
Airport Location Info
|Origination airport name||Los Angeles International Airport|
|City||Los Angeles, CA|
|Country||the United States|
|Destination airport name||Sunshine Coast Airport|
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