The cheapest times to fly from PDT to LAX are

  • October 22nd to November 18th (except the week of October 29th)
  • December 3rd to December 31st (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 PDT to LAX is early December. Prices can be as high as $562 for Sunday flights during mid to late November, or as low as $332 for Tuesday flights around early December.


When to Fly to Los Angeles

Flying from Pendleton, OR (PDT) to Los Angeles, CA (LAX) will usually cost between $332 to $420 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is early December with an average ticket price of $333. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is mid to late November, with an average price of $391. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $58 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $334 can be considered a good price for a round-trip PDT to LAX flight.

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

PDT to LAX Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the PDT to LAX flight is much cheaper than the average and costs much less than the average flight leaving from Pendleton. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.26, which is below average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Tuesday is usually the cheapest day to depart and return on this flight. Sundays 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 $53 (13%) 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 $333. Return trip prices are from the LAX to PDT 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 PDT 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 2 hour 27 minutes may not be realistic.


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

Hack #1: Portland, OR (PDT > PDX > LAX)

  • Price for both tickets: $303
  • Average savings: $31 (9.28%)

See PDT to PDX flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 5 major airlines flying this route most often: Alaska, American, Boutique Air, Delta, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from Los Angeles International Airport to Eastern Oregon Regional at Pendleton Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 812 miles or 1307 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop PDT to LAX flight is about 2 hour 27 minutes.

How many flights go between Pendleton, OR and Los Angeles, CA?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 17 available flights from PDT to LAX.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination code PDT
Origination airport name Eastern Oregon Regional at Pendleton Airport
City Pendleton, OR
Country the United States
Latitude 45.7
Longitude -118.8

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


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