The cheapest times to fly from LAX to TAM are

  • January 8th to March 18th
  • August 6th to November 18th

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 TAM is mid to late September. Prices can be as high as $1154 for Sunday flights during late July, or as low as $445 for Tuesday flights around mid to late September.


When to Fly to Tampico

Flying from Los Angeles, CA (LAX) to Tampico (TAM) will usually cost between $457 to $736 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is mid to late September with an average ticket price of $459. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is late July, with an average price of $876. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $417 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $544 can be considered a good price for a round-trip LAX to TAM flight.

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

LAX to TAM Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the LAX to TAM flight is cheaper than the average and costs less than the average flight leaving from Los Angeles. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.23, which is 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 $55 (9%) 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 $537. Return trip prices are from the TAM 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 TAM can generally find a 1-layover flight. Because there is not usually a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 3 hour 39 minutes may not be realistic.


Flight Hacking LAX to TAM

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 TAM — but Champion Traveler does!

Hack #1: Guadalajara (LAX > GDL > TAM)

  • Price for both tickets: $374
  • Average savings: $170 (31.25%)

See LAX to GDL flights

Hack #2: Mexico City (LAX > MEX > TAM)

  • Price for both tickets: $418
  • Average savings: $127 (23.25%)

See LAX to MEX flights

Hack #3: Cancun (LAX > CUN > TAM)

  • Price for both tickets: $529
  • Average savings: $15 (2.76%)

See LAX to CUN flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 8 major airlines flying this route most often: Aeromexico, Air Canada, Alaska, American, Delta, InterJet, United, VivaAerobus, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from General Francisco Javier Mina International Airport to Los Angeles International Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 1483 miles or 2387 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop LAX to TAM flight is about 3 hour 39 minutes.

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

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 35 available flights from LAX to TAM.


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 TAM
Destination airport name General Francisco Javier Mina International Airport
City Tampico
Country Mexico
Latitude 22.3
Longitude -97.9


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