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The cheapest times to fly from MRY to LAX are

  • August 6th to November 18th
  • December 3rd to February 18th (except the week of December 17th)

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 MRY to LAX is early to mid September. Prices can be as high as $579 for Thursday flights during mid May, or as low as $290 for Tuesday flights around early to mid September.

 

When to Fly to Los Angeles

Flying from Monterey, CA (MRY) to Los Angeles, CA (LAX) will usually cost between $294 to $337 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is early to mid September with an average ticket price of $307. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is mid May, with an average price of $362. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $55 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $325 can be considered a good price for a round-trip MRY to LAX flight.

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

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MRY to LAX Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the MRY to LAX flight is much cheaper than the average and costs much less than the average flight leaving from Monterey. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.76, which is above average.

 

Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Tuesday is usually the cheapest day to depart and return on this flight. Thursdays 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 $19 (6%) 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 $313. Return trip prices are from the LAX to MRY flight, and often highlight the quality of our data in showing the same trend.

Departing Prices by Day

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Return Trip Prices by Day

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Nonstop Flights and Layovers

Travelers looking to fly from MRY to LAX can generally find a 0-layover flight. Because there is a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 1 hour 28 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 MRY to LAX while comparing.

Destination alternative #1: San Diego International Airport (SAN) in San Diego, CA

  • 109 miles (175 km) away from LAX
  • Usually 25.69% less expensive than LAX
  • Nonstop flights available

See MRY to SAN flights

Destination alternative #2: Palm Springs International Airport (PSP) in Palm Springs, CA

  • 109 miles (175 km) away from LAX
  • Usually 1.85% less expensive than LAX
  • 1-layover flights available

See MRY to PSP flights

 

Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 4 major airlines flying this route most often: Alaska, American, Delta, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.

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

The distance between the two airports is roughly 266 miles or 428 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop MRY to LAX flight is about 1 hour 28 minutes.

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

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 57 available flights from MRY to LAX.

 

Airport Location Info

 

Departing Airport

Origination code MRY
Origination airport name Monterey Regional Airport
City Monterey, CA
Country the United States
Latitude 36.6
Longitude -121.8

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

 

Late and Early Flight Data

Flights from MRY to LAX tend to depart late far less frequently than the average flight. According to our recently updated data, 19% of flights departed 5 or more minutes late, and 56% of flights left 5 or more minutes early. On average you can expect to leave LAX heading for MRY about 9 minutes late. This does significantly impact arrival time, as the average landing time in Los Angeles, CA is about 7 minutes late. The numbers below show a recent average of take-off times versus the scheduled departure flight:

  • SkyWest: 9 minutes late
  • Some airlines not reporting

 

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