The cheapest times to fly from LAX to PLW are

  • May 14th to May 27th
  • June 11th to June 24th
  • July 16th to December 23rd (except the week of July 23rd)

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 PLW is mid October. Prices can be as high as $7616 for Wednesday flights during early January, or as low as $1622 for Tuesday flights around mid October.


When to Fly to Palu City

Flying from Los Angeles, CA (LAX) to Palu (PLW) will usually cost between $1782 to $6277 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is mid October with an average ticket price of $1895. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early January, with an average price of $6273. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $4378 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $3776 can be considered a good price for a round-trip LAX to PLW flight.

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

LAX to PLW Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the LAX to PLW 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 $0.29, which is below average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Tuesday is usually the cheapest day to depart and return on this flight. Wednesdays are the most expensive days to fly to Palu City, and Saturdays are the most expensive days to return to Los Angeles. Selecting flights on the least expensive days could save you up to $1059 (24%) 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 $2982. Return trip prices are from the PLW 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 PLW can generally find a 2-layover flight. Because there is not usually a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 15 hour 27 minutes may not be realistic.


Flight Hacking LAX to PLW

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 PLW — but Champion Traveler does!

Hack #1: Jakarta (LAX > CGK > PLW)

  • Price for both tickets: $958
  • Average savings: $2818 (74.63%)

See LAX to CGK flights

Hack #2: Surabaya (LAX > SUB > PLW)

  • Price for both tickets: $1004
  • Average savings: $2772 (73.41%)

See LAX to SUB flights

Hack #3: Balikpapan (LAX > BPN > PLW)

  • Price for both tickets: $1550
  • Average savings: $2227 (58.96%)

See LAX to BPN flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 11 major airlines flying this route most often: ANA, Bangkok Airways, Cathay Pacific, China Southern, Delta, Garuda Indonesia, JAL, Singapore Airlines, United, Vistara, Xiamen, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from Palu Celebes-Mutiara Indon. Airport to Los Angeles International Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 8041 miles or 12941 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop LAX to PLW flight is about 15 hour 27 minutes.

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

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 12 available flights from LAX to PLW.


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 PLW
Destination airport name Palu Celebes-Mutiara Indon. Airport
City Palu
Country Indonesia
Latitude -0.9
Longitude 119.9


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