The cheapest times to fly from MPM to LAX are

  • January 15th to April 1st
  • April 23rd to June 3rd
  • September 10th to November 25th (except the weeks of September 17th and October 8th)

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 MPM to LAX is late January. Prices can be as high as $2444 for Thursday flights during early August, or as low as $1289 for Wednesday flights around late January.


When to Fly to Los Angeles

Flying from Maputo (MPM) to Los Angeles, CA (LAX) will usually cost between $1290 to $1979 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is late January with an average ticket price of $1345. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early August, with an average price of $1927. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $582 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $1476 can be considered a good price for a round-trip MPM to LAX flight.

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

MPM to LAX Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the MPM to LAX flight is slightly more expensive than the average and costs slightly more than the average flight leaving from Maputo. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.09, which is far below average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Wednesday is usually the cheapest day to depart and return on this flight. Thursdays are the most expensive days to fly to Los Angeles, and Sundays are the most expensive days to return to Maputo. Selecting flights on the least expensive days could save you up to $652 (27%) 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 $1403. Return trip prices are from the LAX to MPM 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 MPM 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 20 hour 6 minutes may not be realistic.


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

Hack #1: Johannesburg (MPM > JNB > LAX)

  • Price for both tickets: $1261
  • Average savings: $215 (14.54%)

See MPM to JFK flights

Hack #2: New York, NY (MPM > JFK > LAX)

  • Price for both tickets: $1357
  • Average savings: $119 (8.03%)

See MPM to JNB flights

Hack #3: Nairobi (MPM > NBO > LAX)

  • Price for both tickets: $1403
  • Average savings: $73 (4.91%)

See MPM to NBO flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 14 major airlines flying this route most often: Air France, American, British Airways, Delta, Ethiopian, Kenya Airways, KLM, LAM, Qatar Airways, South African, Tap Air Portugal, Turkish Airlines, United, Virgin Atlantic, and potentially more during busy seasons.

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

The distance between the two airports is roughly 10618 miles or 17088 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop MPM to LAX flight is about 20 hour 6 minutes.

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

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 12 available flights from MPM to LAX.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination code MPM
Origination airport name Maputo Airport
City Maputo
Country Mozambique
Latitude -25.9
Longitude 32.6

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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