The cheapest times to fly from LAX to WYS are

  • July 30th to October 7th

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 WYS is early October. Prices can be as high as $586 for Sunday flights during late May, or as low as $344 for Wednesday flights around early October.


When to Fly to West Yellowstone

Flying from Los Angeles, CA (LAX) to West Yellowstone, MT (WYS) will usually cost between $346 to $532 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 $391. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is late May, with an average price of $492. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $101 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $427 can be considered a good price for a round-trip LAX to WYS flight.

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

LAX to WYS Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the LAX to WYS 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 $0.32, which is in the normal range for a flight.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Wednesday is usually the cheapest day to fly to WYS, and Tuesday the cheapest day to fly back into LAX. 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 $111 (21%) 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 $386. Return trip prices are from the WYS 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 WYS can generally find a 1-layover flight. Because there is not usually a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 2 hour 29 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 WYS while comparing.

Destination alternative #1: Bozeman Yellowstone International Airport (BZN) in Bozeman, MT

  • 75 miles (121 km) away from WYS
  • Usually 23.77% less expensive than WYS
  • Nonstop flights available

See LAX to BZN flights

Destination alternative #2: Billings Logan International Airport (BIL) in Billings, MT

  • 147 miles (237 km) away from WYS
  • Usually 25.88% less expensive than WYS
  • 1-layover flights available

See LAX to BIL flights

Destination alternative #3: Jackson Hole Airport (JAC) in Jackson, WY

  • 77 miles (124 km) away from WYS
  • Usually 13.82% less expensive than WYS
  • Nonstop flights available

See LAX to JAC flights

Destination alternative #4: Pocatello Regional Airport (PIH) in Pocatello, ID

  • 143 miles (230 km) away from WYS
  • Usually 20.14% less expensive than WYS
  • 1-layover flights available

See LAX to PIH flights

Destination alternative #5: Helena Regional Airport (HLN) in Helena, MT

  • 139 miles (224 km) away from WYS
  • Usually 11.94% less expensive than WYS
  • 1-layover flights available

See LAX to HLN flights

Destination alternative #6: Bert Mooney Airport (BTM) in Butte, MT

  • 110 miles (177 km) away from WYS
  • Usually 11.71% less expensive than WYS
  • 1-layover flights available

See LAX to BTM flights


Flight Hacking LAX to WYS

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 WYS — but Champion Traveler does!

Hack #1: Salt Lake City, UT (LAX > SLC > WYS)

  • Price for both tickets: $426
  • Average savings: $1 (0.23%)

See LAX to SLC flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 3 major airlines flying this route most often: Alaska, Delta, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.

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

The distance between the two airports is roughly 838 miles or 1349 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop LAX to WYS flight is about 2 hour 29 minutes.

How many flights go between Los Angeles, CA and West Yellowstone, MT?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 34 available flights from LAX to WYS.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

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

Return Airport

Destination codeWYS
Destination airport nameYellowstone Airport
CityWest Yellowstone, MT
Countrythe United States


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