The cheapest times to fly from LAX to RFP are

  • January 1st to June 24th (except the weeks of March 19th and April 2nd)
  • November 26th to December 16th

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 RFP is late January and early February. Prices can be as high as $3140 for Saturday flights during early November, or as low as $1171 for Wednesday flights around late January and early February.


When to Fly to Raiatea

Flying from Los Angeles, CA (LAX) to Raiatea (RFP) will usually cost between $1238 to $2200 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is late January and early February with an average ticket price of $1237. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early November, with an average price of $2255. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $1019 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $1448 can be considered a good price for a round-trip LAX to RFP flight.

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

LAX to RFP Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the LAX to RFP flight is slightly more expensive than the average and costs slightly more than the average flight leaving from Los Angeles. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.22, which is below average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Wednesday is usually the cheapest day to fly to RFP, and Tuesday the cheapest day to fly back into LAX. Saturdays are the most expensive days to fly to Raiatea, and Mondays are the most expensive days to return to Los Angeles. Selecting flights on the least expensive days could save you up to $682 (26%) on this flight.

Departing prices are for round-trip flights returning on the day of departure. For example, a flight departing on Wednesday and returning a week later will cost an average of $1452. Return trip prices are from the RFP 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 RFP can generally find a 1-layover flight. Because there is not usually a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 8 hour 24 minutes may not 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 not usually a nonstop flight from LAX to RFP while comparing.

Destination alternative #1: Tahiti Faa’a Airport (PPT) in Papeete

  • 136 miles (219 km) away from RFP
  • Usually 25.14% less expensive than RFP
  • Nonstop flights available

See LAX to PPT flights

Destination alternative #2: Temae Airport (MOZ) in Moorea Island

  • 124 miles (200 km) away from RFP
  • Usually 19.27% less expensive than RFP
  • 1-layover flights available

See LAX to MOZ flights

Destination alternative #3: Bora Bora Motu Mute Airport (BOB) in Bora Bora

  • 27 miles (43 km) away from RFP
  • Usually 4.56% less expensive than RFP
  • 1-layover flights available

See LAX to BOB flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 5 major airlines flying this route most often: Air Tahiti, Air Tahiti Nui, Aircalin, Qantas, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from Raiatea Uturoa Airport to Los Angeles International Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 4121 miles or 6632 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop LAX to RFP flight is about 8 hour 24 minutes.

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

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 9 available flights from LAX to RFP.


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 RFP
Destination airport name Raiatea Uturoa Airport
City Raiatea
Country French Polynesia
Latitude -16.7
Longitude -151.5


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