The cheapest times to fly from LAX to SYM are

  • March 5th to March 25th (except the week of March 12th)
  • July 16th to December 31st

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 SYM is late November to early December. Prices can be as high as $6575 for Sunday flights during early May, or as low as $360 for Tuesday flights around late November to early December.


When to Fly to Simao District

Flying from Los Angeles, CA (LAX) to Simao (SYM) will usually cost between $390 to $6562 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is late November to early December with an average ticket price of $581. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early May, with an average price of $6569. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $5987 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $1318 can be considered a good price for a round-trip LAX to SYM flight.

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

LAX to SYM Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the LAX to SYM 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 $0.11, which is far below average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Tuesday is usually the cheapest day to fly to SYM, and Friday the cheapest day to fly back into LAX. Sundays are the most expensive days to fly to Simao District, and Thursdays are the most expensive days to return to Los Angeles. Selecting flights on the least expensive days could save you up to $2113 (69%) 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 $1022. Return trip prices are from the SYM 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 SYM can generally find a 2-layover flight. Because there is not usually a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 14 hour 55 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 SYM while comparing.

Destination alternative #1: Xishuangbanna Gasa Airport (JHG) in Jinghonggasa

  • 58 miles (93 km) away from SYM
  • Usually 15.10% less expensive than SYM
  • 1-layover flights available

See LAX to JHG flights


Flight Hacking LAX to SYM

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 SYM — but Champion Traveler does!

Hack #1: Chengdu (LAX > CTU > SYM)

  • Price for both tickets: $1097
  • Average savings: $222 (16.81%)

See LAX to CTU flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 8 major airlines flying this route most often: American, China Eastern, China Southern, Delta, Shenzhen, Sichuan Airlines, United, Xiamen, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from Pu’er Simao Airport to Los Angeles International Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 7738 miles or 12453 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop LAX to SYM flight is about 14 hour 55 minutes.

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

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 16 available flights from LAX to SYM.


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 SYM
Destination airport name Pu’er Simao Airport
City Simao
Country China
Latitude 22.8
Longitude 101


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