The cheapest times to fly from LAX to TAG are

  • January 8th to February 4th
  • July 23rd to December 23rd

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 TAG is early October. Prices can be as high as $6820 for Saturday flights during early to mid July, or as low as $3134 for Wednesday flights around early October.


When to Fly to Panglao

Flying from Los Angeles, CA (LAX) to Tagbilaran (TAG) will usually cost between $3192 to $5545 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is early October with an average ticket price of $3253. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early to mid July, with an average price of $5722. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $2470 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $4492 can be considered a good price for a round-trip LAX to TAG flight.

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

LAX to TAG Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the LAX to TAG 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 $0.38, which is a bit above average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Wednesday is usually the cheapest day to fly to TAG, and Tuesday the cheapest day to fly back into LAX. Saturdays 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 $448 (9%) 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 $4209. Return trip prices are from the TAG 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 TAG can generally find a 1-layover flight. Because there is not usually a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 14 hour 15 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 TAG while comparing.

Destination alternative #1: Mactan-Cebu International Airport (CEB) in Lapu-Lapu City

  • 45 miles (72 km) away from TAG
  • Usually 84.21% less expensive than TAG
  • 1-layover flights available

See LAX to CEB flights

Destination alternative #2: Bacolod Airport (BCD) in Bacolod

  • 95 miles (153 km) away from TAG
  • Usually 67.85% less expensive than TAG
  • 1-layover flights available

See LAX to BCD flights

Destination alternative #3: Daniel Z. Romualdez Airport (TAC) in Tacloban

  • 134 miles (216 km) away from TAG
  • Usually 66.14% less expensive than TAG
  • 1-layover flights available

See LAX to TAC flights


Flight Hacking LAX to TAG

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 TAG — but Champion Traveler does!

Hack #1: Manila (LAX > MNL > TAG)

  • Price for both tickets: $681
  • Average savings: $3811 (84.84%)

See LAX to MNL flights

Hack #2: Lapu-Lapu City (LAX > CEB > TAG)

  • Price for both tickets: $829
  • Average savings: $3664 (81.56%)

See LAX to CEB flights

Hack #3: Luzon Island (LAX > CRK > TAG)

  • Price for both tickets: $892
  • Average savings: $3600 (80.14%)

See LAX to CRK flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 11 major airlines flying this route most often: Air Canada, Alaska, American, ANA, Delta, Etihad, Hawaiian, JAL, Philippine Airlines, Singapore Airlines, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.

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

The distance between the two airports is roughly 7369 miles or 11859 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop LAX to TAG flight is about 14 hour 15 minutes.

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

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 55 available flights from LAX to TAG.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

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

Return Airport

Destination codeTAG
Destination airport nameTagbilaran Airport
Countrythe Philippines


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