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The cheapest times to fly from RAP to LAX are

  • January 8th to February 25th
  • April 16th to May 6th
  • July 30th to December 9th (except the weeks of August 6th, November 19th, and November 26th)

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 RAP to LAX is mid to late September. Prices can be as high as $730 for Sunday flights during early June, or as low as $142 for Tuesday flights around mid to late September.

 

When to Fly to Los Angeles

Flying from Rapid City, SD (RAP) to Los Angeles, CA (LAX) will usually cost between $142 to $536 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is mid to late September with an average ticket price of $161. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early June, with an average price of $500. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $340 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $377 can be considered a good price for a round-trip RAP to LAX flight.

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

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RAP to LAX Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the RAP to LAX flight is much cheaper than the average and costs less than the average flight leaving from Rapid City. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.22, 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 $160 (36%) 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 $289. Return trip prices are from the LAX to RAP 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 RAP 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 55 minutes may not be realistic.

 

Flight Questions Answered

Still have questions about flying from RAP 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 Rapid City Regional Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 1077 miles or 1733 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop RAP to LAX flight is about 2 hour 55 minutes.

How many flights go between Rapid City, SD and Los Angeles, CA?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 68 available flights from RAP to LAX.

 

Airport Location Info

 

Departing Airport

Origination code RAP
Origination airport name Rapid City Regional Airport
City Rapid City, SD
Country the United States
Latitude 44
Longitude -103.1

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 RAP to LAX tend to depart much later than the average flight. According to our recently updated data, 75% of flights departed 5 or more minutes late, and 13% of flights left 5 or more minutes early. On average you can expect to leave LAX heading for RAP about 19 minutes late. This does significantly impact arrival time, as the average landing time in Los Angeles, CA is about 8 minutes late. The numbers below show a recent average of take-off times versus the scheduled departure flight:

  • SkyWest: 19 minutes late
  • Some airlines not reporting

 

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