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The cheapest times to fly from LAX to STL are

  • August 6th to November 18th
  • December 3rd to February 25th (except the week of December 17th)

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 STL is early to mid September. Prices can be as high as $964 for Sunday flights during late July, or as low as $268 for Tuesday flights around early to mid September.

 

When to Fly to St. Louis

Flying from Los Angeles, CA (LAX) to St. Louis, MO (STL) will usually cost between $297 to $480 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is early to mid September with an average ticket price of $295. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is late July, with an average price of $510. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $215 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $361 can be considered a good price for a round-trip LAX to STL flight.

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

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LAX to STL Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the LAX to STL 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 $0.14, which is far below average.

 

Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Tuesday is usually the cheapest day to depart and return on this flight. Sundays 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 $45 (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 $350. Return trip prices are from the STL to LAX flight, and often highlight the quality of our data in showing the same trend.

Departing Prices by Day

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Return Trip Prices by Day

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Nonstop Flights and Layovers

Travelers looking to fly from LAX to STL can generally find a 0-layover flight. Because there is a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 3 hour 50 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 STL while comparing.

Destination alternative #1: General Downing – Peoria International Airport (PIA) in Peoria, IL

  • 137 miles (220 km) away from STL
  • Usually 3.05% less expensive than STL
  • 1-layover flights available

See LAX to PIA flights

Destination alternative #2: Central Illinois Regional Airport (BMI) in Bloomington/Normal, IL

  • 142 miles (229 km) away from STL
  • Usually 1.80% less expensive than STL
  • 1-layover flights available

See LAX to BMI flights

 

Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 7 major airlines flying this route most often: Alaska, American, Delta, Frontier, Southwest, Sun Country Airlines, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from St Louis Lambert International Airport to Los Angeles International Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 1588 miles or 2556 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop LAX to STL flight is about 3 hour 50 minutes.

How many flights go between Los Angeles, CA and St. Louis, MO?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 76 available flights from LAX to STL.

 

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 STL
Destination airport name St Louis Lambert International Airport
City St. Louis, MO
Country the United States
Latitude 38.7
Longitude -90.4

 

Late and Early Flight Data

Flights from LAX to STL tend to depart later than the average flight. According to our recently updated data, 38% of flights departed 5 or more minutes late, and 5% of flights left 5 or more minutes early. On average you can expect to leave STL heading for LAX about 10 minutes late. This does significantly impact arrival time, as the average landing time in St. Louis, MO is about 7 minutes late. The numbers below show a recent average of take-off times versus the scheduled departure flight:

  • Southwest: 6 minutes late
  • American: 17 minutes late
  • Some airlines not reporting

 

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