The cheapest times to fly from LAX to YCD are

  • January 8th to March 18th (except the weeks of February 5th and February 12th)
  • April 16th to April 29th
  • August 6th to August 26th
  • September 10th to December 9th

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 YCD is late October. Prices can be as high as $674 for Sunday flights during mid December, or as low as $361 for Tuesday flights around late October.


When to Fly to Nanaimo

Flying from Los Angeles, CA (LAX) to Nanaimo (YCD) will usually cost between $385 to $568 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is late October with an average ticket price of $408. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is mid December, with an average price of $570. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $162 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $457 can be considered a good price for a round-trip LAX to YCD flight.

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

LAX to YCD Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the LAX to YCD 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 $0.26, 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 $80 (16%) 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 $413. Return trip prices are from the YCD 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 YCD 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 56 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 YCD while comparing.

Destination alternative #1: Seattle/Tacoma International Airport (SEA) in Seattle, WA

  • 132 miles (212 km) away from YCD
  • Usually 60.83% less expensive than YCD
  • Nonstop flights available

See LAX to SEA flights

Destination alternative #2: Vancouver International Airport (YVR) in Vancouver

  • 33 miles (53 km) away from YCD
  • Usually 49.12% less expensive than YCD
  • Nonstop flights available

See LAX to YVR flights

Destination alternative #3: Snohomish County Airport (PAE) in Everett, WA

  • 108 miles (174 km) away from YCD
  • Usually 55.47% less expensive than YCD
  • Nonstop flights available

See LAX to PAE flights

Destination alternative #4: Bellingham International Airport (BLI) in Bellingham, WA

  • 63 miles (101 km) away from YCD
  • Usually 33.37% less expensive than YCD
  • Nonstop flights available

See LAX to BLI flights

Destination alternative #5: Victoria International Airport (YYJ) in Victoria

  • 35 miles (56 km) away from YCD
  • Usually 23.41% less expensive than YCD
  • 1-layover flights available

See LAX to YYJ flights

Destination alternative #6: Comox Airport (YQQ) in Comox

  • 64 miles (103 km) away from YCD
  • Usually 14.22% less expensive than YCD
  • 1-layover flights available

See LAX to YQQ flights


Flight Hacking LAX to YCD

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 YCD — but Champion Traveler does!

Hack #1: Vancouver (LAX > YVR > YCD)

  • Price for both tickets: $455
  • Average savings: $3 (0.55%)

See LAX to YVR flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 5 major airlines flying this route most often: Air Canada, Alaska, Delta, United, WestJet, and potentially more during busy seasons.

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

The distance between the two airports is roughly 1081 miles or 1740 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop LAX to YCD flight is about 2 hour 56 minutes.

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

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 40 available flights from LAX to YCD.


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 YCD
Destination airport name Nanaimo Airport
City Nanaimo
Country Canada
Latitude 49.1
Longitude -123.9


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