The cheapest times to fly from LAX to MZT are

  • January 8th to March 25th
  • August 6th to November 4th
  • November 26th to December 9th

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 MZT is late September. Prices can be as high as $730 for Saturday flights during late December, or as low as $272 for Friday flights around late September.


When to Fly to Mazatlán

Flying from Los Angeles, CA (LAX) to Mazatlan (MZT) will usually cost between $292 to $523 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 $305. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is late December, with an average price of $645. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $340 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $412 can be considered a good price for a round-trip LAX to MZT flight.

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

LAX to MZT Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the LAX to MZT flight is much cheaper than the average and costs much less than the average flight leaving from Los Angeles. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.24, which is below average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Friday is usually the cheapest day to depart and return on this flight. Saturdays 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 $53 (12%) on this flight.

Departing prices are for round-trip flights returning on the day of departure. For example, a flight departing on Friday and returning a week later will cost an average of $377. Return trip prices are from the MZT 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 MZT can generally find a 0-layover flight. Because there is a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 2 hour 52 minutes may 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 a nonstop flight from LAX to MZT while comparing.

Destination alternative #1: Culiacan International Airport (CUL) in Culiacan

  • 135 miles (217 km) away from MZT
  • Usually 19.30% less expensive than MZT
  • 1-layover flights available

See LAX to CUL flights


Flight Hacking LAX to MZT

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 MZT — but Champion Traveler does!

Hack #1: Mexico City (LAX > MEX > MZT)

  • Price for both tickets: $402
  • Average savings: $10 (2.43%)

See LAX to MEX flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 11 major airlines flying this route most often: Aeromexico, Alaska, American, COPA, Delta, InterJet, Sun Country Airlines, United, VivaAerobus, Volaris, WestJet, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from General Rafael Buelna International Airport to Los Angeles International Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 1046 miles or 1683 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop LAX to MZT flight is about 2 hour 52 minutes.

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

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 31 available flights from LAX to MZT.


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 MZT
Destination airport name General Rafael Buelna International Airport
City Mazatlan
Country Mexico
Latitude 23.2
Longitude -106.3


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