The cheapest times to fly from LAX to ZCL are

  • January 8th to March 25th
  • August 13th to December 2nd (except the week of November 19th)

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 ZCL is mid to late September. Prices can be as high as $908 for Friday flights during mid December, or as low as $278 for Wednesday flights around mid to late September.


When to Fly to Zacatecas

Flying from Los Angeles, CA (LAX) to Zacatecas (ZCL) will usually cost between $294 to $617 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 $318. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is mid December, with an average price of $647. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $329 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $476 can be considered a good price for a round-trip LAX to ZCL flight.

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

LAX to ZCL Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the LAX to ZCL 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 $0.24, which is below average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Wednesday is usually the cheapest day to depart and return on this flight. Fridays are the most expensive days to fly to Zacatecas, and Tuesdays are the most expensive days to return to Los Angeles. Selecting flights on the least expensive days could save you up to $114 (22%) 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 $397. Return trip prices are from the ZCL 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 ZCL can generally find a 0-layover flight. Because there is a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 3 hour 11 minutes may 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 a nonstop flight from LAX to ZCL while comparing.

Destination alternative #1: Jesus Teran International Airport (AGU) in Aguascalientes

  • 86 miles (138 km) away from ZCL
  • Usually 21.98% less expensive than ZCL
  • Nonstop flights available

See LAX to AGU flights

Destination alternative #2: Durango International Airport (DGO) in Durango

  • 144 miles (232 km) away from ZCL
  • Usually 7.36% less expensive than ZCL
  • Nonstop flights available

See LAX to DGO flights


Flight Hacking LAX to ZCL

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 ZCL — but Champion Traveler does!

Hack #1: Mexico City (LAX > MEX > ZCL)

  • Price for both tickets: $443
  • Average savings: $33 (6.94%)

See LAX to MEX flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 9 major airlines flying this route most often: Aeromexico, Alaska, American, COPA, Delta, Frontier, United, VivaAerobus, Volaris, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from General Leobardo C. Ruiz International Airport to Los Angeles International Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 1220 miles or 1963 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop LAX to ZCL flight is about 3 hour 11 minutes.

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

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 46 available flights from LAX to ZCL.


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 ZCL
Destination airport name General Leobardo C. Ruiz International Airport
City Zacatecas
Country Mexico
Latitude 22.9
Longitude -102.7


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