The cheapest times to fly from LAX to SHO are

  • January 8th to April 1st
  • April 16th to May 27th
  • September 3rd to October 7th (except the weeks of September 10th and September 24th)
  • October 22nd to December 9th (except the weeks of October 29th and 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 SHO is mid January. Prices can be as high as $3997 for Friday flights during early August, or as low as $1317 for Monday flights around mid January.


When to Fly to Manzini

Flying from Los Angeles, CA (LAX) to Sokcho (SHO) will usually cost between $1324 to $2563 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 $1322. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early August, with an average price of $2979. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $1656 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $1629 can be considered a good price for a round-trip LAX to SHO flight.

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

LAX to SHO Flight Prices

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


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Monday is usually the cheapest day to fly to SHO, and Tuesday the cheapest day to fly back into LAX. Fridays are the most expensive days to fly to Manzini, and Saturdays are the most expensive days to return to Los Angeles. Selecting flights on the least expensive days could save you up to $228 (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 $1662. Return trip prices are from the SHO 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 SHO can generally find a 2-layover flight. Because there is not usually a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 11 hour 32 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 SHO while comparing.

Destination alternative #1: Incheon International Airport (ICN) in Seoul

  • 127 miles (204 km) away from SHO
  • Usually 53.19% less expensive than SHO
  • Nonstop flights available

See LAX to ICN flights

Destination alternative #2: Gimpo International Airport (GMP) in Seoul

  • 107 miles (172 km) away from SHO
  • Usually 39.23% less expensive than SHO
  • 1-layover flights available

See LAX to GMP flights


Flight Hacking LAX to SHO

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 SHO — but Champion Traveler does!

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

  • Price for both tickets: $1242
  • Average savings: $387 (23.76%)

See LAX to JNB flights

Hack #2: New York, NY (LAX > JFK > SHO)

  • Price for both tickets: $1503
  • Average savings: $127 (7.77%)

See LAX to JFK flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 13 major airlines flying this route most often: Air France, Alaska, American, British Airways, Delta, Finnair, Iberia, JetBlue, KLM, Lufthansa, South African, United, Virgin Atlantic, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from G 407 Airport to Los Angeles International Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 5861 miles or 9432 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop LAX to SHO flight is about 11 hour 32 minutes.

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

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 14 available flights from LAX to SHO.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination codeLAX
Origination airport nameLos Angeles International Airport
CityLos Angeles, CA
Countrythe United States

Return Airport

Destination codeSHO
Destination airport nameG 407 Airport
CountrySouth Korea


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