The cheapest times to fly from RAO to LAX are

  • March 5th to June 24th
  • October 8th to November 18th

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 RAO to LAX is mid October. Prices can be as high as $3350 for Friday flights during early January, or as low as $715 for Monday flights around mid October.


When to Fly to Los Angeles

Flying from Ribeirao Preto (RAO) to Los Angeles, CA (LAX) will usually cost between $934 to $2039 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 $960. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early January, with an average price of $2330. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $1370 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $1154 can be considered a good price for a round-trip RAO to LAX flight.

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

RAO to LAX Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the RAO to LAX flight is slightly more expensive than the average and costs about as much as the average flight leaving from Ribeirao Preto. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.12, which is far below average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Monday is usually the cheapest day to fly to LAX, and Tuesday the cheapest day to fly back into RAO. Fridays are the most expensive days to fly to Los Angeles, and Saturdays are the most expensive days to return to Ribeirao Preto. Selecting flights on the least expensive days could save you up to $132 (9%) on this flight.

Departing prices are for round-trip flights returning on the day of departure. For example, a flight departing on Monday and returning a week later will cost an average of $1264. Return trip prices are from the LAX to RAO 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 RAO 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 11 hour 47 minutes may not be realistic.


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

Hack #1: Sao Paulo (RAO > GRU > LAX)

  • Price for both tickets: $827
  • Average savings: $328 (28.38%)

See RAO to CGH flights

Hack #2: Sao Paulo (RAO > CGH > LAX)

  • Price for both tickets: $907
  • Average savings: $248 (21.45%)

See RAO to GRU flights

Hack #3: Miami, FL (RAO > MIA > LAX)

  • Price for both tickets: $1034
  • Average savings: $120 (10.4%)

See RAO to MIA flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

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

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

The distance between the two airports is roughly 5998 miles or 9653 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop RAO to LAX flight is about 11 hour 47 minutes.

How many flights go between Ribeirao Preto and Los Angeles, CA?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 16 available flights from RAO to LAX.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination code RAO
Origination airport name Leite Lopes Airport
City Ribeirao Preto
Country Brazil
Latitude -21.1
Longitude -47.8

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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