The cheapest times to fly from LAX to MPM are

  • February 26th to April 8th
  • April 23rd to May 27th
  • August 6th to November 4th

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 MPM is late September. Prices can be as high as $5455 for Sunday flights during late December, or as low as $1328 for Wednesday flights around late September.


When to Fly to Maputo

Flying from Los Angeles, CA (LAX) to Maputo (MPM) will usually cost between $1346 to $3804 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is late September with an average ticket price of $1425. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is late December, with an average price of $3066. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $1641 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $1652 can be considered a good price for a round-trip LAX to MPM flight.

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

LAX to MPM Flight Prices

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

Wednesday is usually the cheapest day to depart and return on this flight. Sundays are the most expensive days to fly to Maputo, and Thursdays are the most expensive days to return to Los Angeles. Selecting flights on the least expensive days could save you up to $652 (27%) on this flight.

Departing prices are for round-trip flights returning on the day of departure. For example, a flight departing on Wednesday and returning a week later will cost an average of $1439. Return trip prices are from the MPM 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 MPM can generally find a 1-layover flight. Because there is not usually a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 20 hour 6 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 MPM while comparing.

Destination alternative #1: Kruger Mpumalanga International Airport (MQP) in Nelspruit

  • 99 miles (159 km) away from MPM
  • Usually 8.11% less expensive than MPM
  • 2-layover flights available

See LAX to MQP flights

Destination alternative #2: Hoedspruit Airport (HDS) in Hoedspruit

  • 149 miles (240 km) away from MPM
  • Usually 1.39% less expensive than MPM
  • 2-layover flights available

See LAX to HDS flights


Flight Hacking LAX to MPM

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 MPM — but Champion Traveler does!

Hack #1: Johannesburg (LAX > JNB > MPM)

  • Price for both tickets: $1145
  • Average savings: $507 (30.67%)

See LAX to JNB flights

Hack #2: Nairobi (LAX > NBO > MPM)

  • Price for both tickets: $1338
  • Average savings: $314 (19.01%)

See LAX to NBO flights

Hack #3: New York, NY (LAX > JFK > MPM)

  • Price for both tickets: $1417
  • Average savings: $235 (14.2%)

See LAX to JFK flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 22 major airlines flying this route most often: Air Canada, Air France, Alaska, American, Austrian, British Airways, Cathay Pacific, Delta, Emirates, Ethiopian, Iberia, Kenya Airways, KLM, LAM, Lufthansa, Qatar Airways, South African, SWISS, Tap Air Portugal, Turkish Airlines, United, Virgin Atlantic, and potentially more during busy seasons.

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

The distance between the two airports is roughly 10618 miles or 17088 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop LAX to MPM flight is about 20 hour 6 minutes.

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

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 70 available flights from LAX to MPM.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

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

Return Airport

Destination codeMPM
Destination airport nameMaputo Airport


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