The cheapest times to fly from MED to LAX are

  • January 15th to April 29th
  • October 8th to December 2nd (except the week of November 12th)

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 MED to LAX is late October to early November. Prices can be as high as $2486 for Saturday flights during early to mid December, or as low as $1053 for Thursday flights around late October to early November.


When to Fly to Los Angeles

Flying from Medina (MED) to Los Angeles, CA (LAX) will usually cost between $1142 to $1851 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is late October to early November with an average ticket price of $1128. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early to mid December, with an average price of $1822. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $694 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $1308 can be considered a good price for a round-trip MED to LAX flight.

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

MED to LAX Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the MED to LAX flight is slightly more expensive than the average and costs slightly more than the average flight leaving from Medina. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.1, which is far below average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Thursday is usually the cheapest day to fly to LAX, and Wednesday the cheapest day to fly back into MED. Saturdays are the most expensive days to fly to Los Angeles, and Fridays are the most expensive days to return to Medina. Selecting flights on the least expensive days could save you up to $64 (4%) on this flight.

Departing prices are for round-trip flights returning on the day of departure. For example, a flight departing on Thursday and returning a week later will cost an average of $1372. Return trip prices are from the LAX to MED 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 MED to LAX can generally find a 1-layover flight. Because there is not usually a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 15 hour 39 minutes may not be realistic.


Flight Hacking MED to LAX

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 MED to LAX — but Champion Traveler does!

Hack #1: Istanbul (MED > IST > LAX)

  • Price for both tickets: $867
  • Average savings: $441 (33.72%)

See MED to CAI flights

Hack #2: Cairo (MED > CAI > LAX)

  • Price for both tickets: $982
  • Average savings: $326 (24.92%)

See MED to IST flights

Hack #3: Istanbul (MED > SAW > LAX)

  • Price for both tickets: $1008
  • Average savings: $301 (22.97%)

See MED to SAW flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 23 major airlines flying this route most often: Air Canada, Air France, Alaska, Alitalia, American, Austrian, British Airways, Delta, EgyptAir, Emirates, Etihad, Gulf Air, JetBlue, KLM, Kuwait Airways, Lufthansa, Royal Jordanian, Saudia, SWISS, Turkish Airlines, United, Virgin Atlantic, Virgin Australia, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from Los Angeles International Airport to Prince Mohammad Bin Abdulaziz International Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 8146 miles or 13110 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop MED to LAX flight is about 15 hour 39 minutes.

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

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 66 available flights from MED to LAX.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination code MED
Origination airport name Prince Mohammad Bin Abdulaziz International Airport
City Medina
Country Saudi Arabia
Latitude 24.6
Longitude 39.7

Return Airport

Destination code LAX
Destination airport name Los Angeles International Airport
City Los Angeles, CA
Country the United States
Latitude 33.9
Longitude -118.4


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