The cheapest times to fly from RUH to LAX are

  • September 3rd to March 18th (except the weeks of December 10th and January 1st)

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 RUH to LAX is early November. Prices can be as high as $1614 for Friday flights during early to mid July, or as low as $891 for Tuesday flights around early November.


When to Fly to Los Angeles

Flying from Riyadh (RUH) to Los Angeles, CA (LAX) will usually cost between $935 to $1456 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is early November with an average ticket price of $934. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early to mid July, with an average price of $1453. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $520 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $1104 can be considered a good price for a round-trip RUH to LAX flight.

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

RUH to LAX Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the RUH to LAX flight is slightly more expensive than the average and costs slightly more than the average flight leaving from Riyadh. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.08, which is far below average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Tuesday is usually the cheapest day to fly to LAX, and Sunday the cheapest day to fly back into RUH. Fridays are the most expensive days to fly to Los Angeles, and Saturdays are the most expensive days to return to Riyadh. Selecting flights on the least expensive days could save you up to $65 (5%) 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 $1120. Return trip prices are from the LAX to RUH 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 RUH 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 15 hour 50 minutes may not be realistic.


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

Hack #1: Istanbul (RUH > IST > LAX)

  • Price for both tickets: $902
  • Average savings: $203 (18.34%)

See RUH to SAW flights

Hack #2: Istanbul (RUH > SAW > LAX)

  • Price for both tickets: $913
  • Average savings: $191 (17.3%)

See RUH to IST flights

Hack #3: Paris (RUH > CDG > LAX)

  • Price for both tickets: $939
  • Average savings: $166 (14.99%)

See RUH to CDG flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 30 major airlines flying this route most often: Aeroflot, Air Canada, Air Europa, Air France, Alaska, Alitalia, American, Austrian, British Airways, Delta, EgyptAir, Emirates, Ethiopian, Etihad, Gulf Air, Iberia, JetBlue, KLM, Kuwait Airways, Lufthansa, MEA, Philippine Airlines, Royal Air Maroc, Royal Jordanian, Saudia, SWISS, Turkish Airlines, United, Virgin Atlantic, Virgin Australia, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from Los Angeles International Airport to King Khalid International Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 8250 miles or 13277 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop RUH to LAX flight is about 15 hour 50 minutes.

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

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 81 available flights from RUH to LAX.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination codeRUH
Origination airport nameKing Khalid International Airport
CountrySaudi Arabia

Return Airport

Destination codeLAX
Destination airport nameLos Angeles International Airport
CityLos Angeles, CA
Countrythe United States


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