The cheapest times to fly from MNL to LAX are

  • February 5th to March 25th
  • April 16th to May 13th
  • August 27th to December 2nd

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 MNL to LAX is mid October. Prices can be as high as $1321 for Saturday flights during early January, or as low as $596 for Wednesday flights around mid October.


When to Fly to Los Angeles

Flying from Manila (MNL) to Los Angeles, CA (LAX) will usually cost between $623 to $878 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is mid October with an average ticket price of $600. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early January, with an average price of $1150. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $550 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $658 can be considered a good price for a round-trip MNL to LAX flight.

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

MNL to LAX Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the MNL to LAX flight is cheaper than the average and costs less than the average flight leaving from Manila. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.06, which is far below average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Wednesday is usually the cheapest day to fly to LAX, and Tuesday the cheapest day to fly back into MNL. Saturdays 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 $66 (9%) 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 $687. Return trip prices are from the LAX to MNL 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 MNL to LAX can generally find a 0-layover flight. Because there is a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 14 hour 7 minutes may be realistic.


Flight Hacking MNL 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 MNL to LAX — but Champion Traveler does!

Hack #1: Shanghai (MNL > PVG > LAX)

  • Price for both tickets: $636
  • Average savings: $22 (3.34%)

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Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 38 major airlines flying this route most often: Aer Lingus, Air Canada, Air China, Alaska, American, ANA, Asiana, Austrian, Cathay Dragon, Cathay Pacific, China Airlines, China Eastern, China Southern, Delta, Emirates, Etihad, EVA Air, Gulf Air, Hawaiian, Hong Kong Airlines, JAL, Jeju Air, Jetstar, KLM, Korean Air, Lufthansa, Philippine Airlines, Philippines AirAsia, Qantas, Qatar Airways, Scoot, Sichuan Airlines, Singapore Airlines, SWISS, United, Vietnam Airlines, WestJet, Xiamen, and potentially more during busy seasons.

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

The distance between the two airports is roughly 7294 miles or 11739 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop MNL to LAX flight is about 14 hour 7 minutes.

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

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 81 available flights from MNL to LAX.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination code MNL
Origination airport name Ninoy Aquino International Airport
City Manila
Country the Philippines
Latitude 14.5
Longitude 121

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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