The cheapest times to fly from SCO to LAX are

  • March 26th to August 19th
  • September 10th to October 21st (except the week of September 24th)

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 SCO to LAX is early April. Prices can be as high as $7888 for Monday flights during mid December, or as low as $838 for Wednesday flights around early April.


When to Fly to Los Angeles

Flying from Aktau (SCO) to Los Angeles, CA (LAX) will usually cost between $890 to $7888 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is early April with an average ticket price of $928. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is mid December, with an average price of $4472. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $3544 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $1387 can be considered a good price for a round-trip SCO to LAX flight.

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

SCO to LAX Flight Prices

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


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Wednesday is usually the cheapest day to depart and return on this flight. Mondays 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 $6897 (87%) on this flight.

Departing prices are for round-trip flights returning on the day of departure. For example, a flight departing on Wednesday and returning a week later will cost an average of $1018. Return trip prices are from the LAX to SCO 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 SCO 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 13 hour 37 minutes may not be realistic.


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

Hack #1: Moscow (SCO > SVO > LAX)

  • Price for both tickets: $770
  • Average savings: $617 (44.48%)

See SCO to LED flights

Hack #2: St. Petersburg (SCO > LED > LAX)

  • Price for both tickets: $836
  • Average savings: $552 (39.76%)

See SCO to SVO flights

Hack #3: Istanbul (SCO > IST > LAX)

  • Price for both tickets: $865
  • Average savings: $523 (37.67%)

See SCO to IST flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 17 major airlines flying this route most often: Aeroflot, Air Astana, Air France, Air New Zealand, American, Austrian, British Airways, Brussels Airlines, China Southern, Delta, Finnair, Iberia, KLM, Lufthansa, Turkish Airlines, United, Virgin Atlantic, and potentially more during busy seasons.

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

The distance between the two airports is roughly 7019 miles or 11296 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop SCO to LAX flight is about 13 hour 37 minutes.

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

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 5 available flights from SCO to LAX.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination code SCO
Origination airport name Shevchenko Airport
City Aktau
Country Kazakhstan
Latitude 43.9
Longitude 51.1

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


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