The cheapest times to fly from LAX to PVR are

  • January 8th to March 18th
  • August 6th to December 9th (except the week of 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 PVR is late September. Prices can be as high as $780 for Saturday flights during late December, or as low as $266 for Tuesday flights around late September.


When to Fly to Puerto Vallarta

Flying from Los Angeles, CA (LAX) to Puerto Vallarta (PVR) will usually cost between $284 to $506 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 $284. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is late December, with an average price of $593. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $309 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $330 can be considered a good price for a round-trip LAX to PVR flight.

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

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LAX to PVR Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the LAX to PVR 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 $0.17, which is below average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Tuesday is usually the cheapest day to depart and return on this flight. Saturdays are the most expensive days to fly to Puerto Vallarta, and Sundays are the most expensive days to return to Los Angeles. Selecting flights on the least expensive days could save you up to $39 (11%) 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 $332. Return trip prices are from the PVR to LAX flight, and often highlight the quality of our data in showing the same trend.

Departing Prices by Day

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Departure Day Prices

Return Trip Prices by Day

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Return Day Prices


Nonstop Flights and Layovers

Travelers looking to fly from LAX to PVR can generally find a 0-layover flight. Because there is a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 3 hour 11 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 PVR while comparing.

Destination alternative #1: Miguel Hidalgo Y Costilla International Airport (GDL) in Guadalajara

  • 126 miles (203 km) away from PVR
  • Usually 30.91% less expensive than PVR
  • Nonstop flights available

See LAX to GDL flights


Flight Hacking LAX to PVR

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 PVR — but Champion Traveler does!

Hack #1: Guadalajara (LAX > GDL > PVR)

  • Price for both tickets: $318
  • Average savings: $12 (3.64%)

See LAX to GDL flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 17 major airlines flying this route most often: Aeromar, Aeromexico, Air Canada, Alaska, American, COPA, Delta, Frontier, InterJet, Singapore Airlines, Southwest, Sun Country Airlines, TAR Aerolineas, United, VivaAerobus, Volaris, WestJet, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from Licenciado Gustavo Diaz Ordaz International Airport to Los Angeles International Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 1219 miles or 1962 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop LAX to PVR flight is about 3 hour 11 minutes.

How many flights go between Los Angeles, CA and Puerto Vallarta?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 75 available flights from LAX to PVR.


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 PVR
Destination airport name Licenciado Gustavo Diaz Ordaz International Airport
City Puerto Vallarta
Country Mexico
Latitude 20.7
Longitude -105.3


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