The cheapest times to fly from LAX to MQP are

  • January 8th to June 3rd (except the week of April 2nd)
  • October 22nd to December 9th (except the weeks of October 29th and November 19th)

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 MQP is mid May. Prices can be as high as $4215 for Sunday flights during mid December, or as low as $1103 for Tuesday flights around mid May.


When to Fly to Nelspruit

Flying from Los Angeles, CA (LAX) to Nelspruit (MQP) will usually cost between $1138 to $2771 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is mid May with an average ticket price of $1140. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is mid December, with an average price of $2864. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $1723 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $1518 can be considered a good price for a round-trip LAX to MQP flight.

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

LAX to MQP Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the LAX to MQP 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 $0.09, 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. Sundays are the most expensive days to fly out or take a return trip. Selecting flights on the least expensive days could save you up to $334 (18%) 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 $1521. Return trip prices are from the MQP 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 MQP can generally find a 2-layover flight. Because there is not usually a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 19 hour 55 minutes may not be realistic.


Flight Hacking LAX to MQP

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 MQP — but Champion Traveler does!

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

  • Price for both tickets: $1128
  • Average savings: $390 (25.67%)

See LAX to JNB flights

Hack #2: New York, NY (LAX > JFK > MQP)

  • Price for both tickets: $1421
  • Average savings: $97 (6.39%)

See LAX to JFK flights

Hack #3: Cape Town (LAX > CPT > MQP)

  • Price for both tickets: $1447
  • Average savings: $71 (4.68%)

See LAX to CPT flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 9 major airlines flying this route most often: American, British Airways, Delta, Finnair, Iberia, JetBlue, South African, United, Virgin Atlantic, and potentially more during busy seasons.

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

The distance between the two airports is roughly 10520 miles or 16930 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop LAX to MQP flight is about 19 hour 55 minutes.

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

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 16 available flights from LAX to MQP.


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 MQP
Destination airport name Kruger Mpumalanga International Airport
City Nelspruit
Country South Africa
Latitude -25.4
Longitude 31.1


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