The cheapest times to fly from PEM to LAX are

  • March 12th to June 10th (except the weeks of April 2nd, May 14th, and May 28th)
  • August 13th to November 25th

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 PEM to LAX is late August to early September. Prices can be as high as $1556 for Saturday flights during early January, or as low as $735 for Tuesday flights around late August to early September.


When to Fly to Los Angeles

Flying from Puerto Maldonado (PEM) to Los Angeles, CA (LAX) will usually cost between $740 to $1124 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is late August to early September with an average ticket price of $757. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early January, with an average price of $1238. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $481 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $862 can be considered a good price for a round-trip PEM to LAX flight.

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

PEM to LAX Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the PEM to LAX flight is cheaper than the average and costs slightly more than the average flight leaving from Puerto Maldonado. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.12, which is far below average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Tuesday is usually the cheapest day to fly to LAX, and Monday the cheapest day to fly back into PEM. 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 $106 (10%) 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 $853. Return trip prices are from the LAX to PEM 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 PEM 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 9 hour 11 minutes may not be realistic.


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

Hack #1: Lima (PEM > LIM > LAX)

  • Price for both tickets: $706
  • Average savings: $156 (18.1%)

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Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 6 major airlines flying this route most often: American, Avianca, COPA, Delta, LATAM, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.

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

The distance between the two airports is roughly 4557 miles or 7334 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop PEM to LAX flight is about 9 hour 11 minutes.

How many flights go between Puerto Maldonado 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 PEM to LAX.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination code PEM
Origination airport name Padre Aldamiz Airport
City Puerto Maldonado
Country Peru
Latitude -12.6
Longitude -69.2

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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