The cheapest times to fly from LAX to PLZ are

  • January 8th to April 1st
  • April 16th to May 27th
  • October 22nd 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 PLZ is mid January. Prices can be as high as $4123 for Friday flights during late December, or as low as $1064 for Monday flights around mid January.


When to Fly to Port Elizabeth

Flying from Los Angeles, CA (LAX) to Port Elizabeth (PLZ) will usually cost between $1118 to $2618 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is mid January with an average ticket price of $1130. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is late December, with an average price of $2955. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $1825 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $1517 can be considered a good price for a round-trip LAX to PLZ flight.

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

LAX to PLZ Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the LAX to PLZ 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

Monday is usually the cheapest day to depart and return on this flight. Fridays 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 $220 (12%) on this flight.

Departing prices are for round-trip flights returning on the day of departure. For example, a flight departing on Monday and returning a week later will cost an average of $1562. Return trip prices are from the PLZ 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 PLZ 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 40 minutes may not be realistic.


Flight Hacking LAX to PLZ

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 PLZ — but Champion Traveler does!

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

  • Price for both tickets: $1018
  • Average savings: $499 (32.89%)

See LAX to JNB flights

Hack #2: Cape Town (LAX > CPT > PLZ)

  • Price for both tickets: $1182
  • Average savings: $335 (22.08%)

See LAX to CPT flights

Hack #3: Durban (LAX > DUR > PLZ)

  • Price for both tickets: $1293
  • Average savings: $224 (14.77%)

See LAX to DUR flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 13 major airlines flying this route most often: Air Canada, American, British Airways, Cathay Pacific, Delta, Iberia, JetBlue, Lufthansa, Qatar Airways, South African, SWISS, United, Virgin Atlantic, and potentially more during busy seasons.

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

The distance between the two airports is roughly 10384 miles or 16711 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop LAX to PLZ flight is about 19 hour 40 minutes.

How many flights go between Los Angeles, CA and Port Elizabeth?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 19 available flights from LAX to PLZ.


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 PLZ
Destination airport name Port Elizabeth International Airport
City Port Elizabeth
Country South Africa
Latitude -34
Longitude 25.6


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