The cheapest times to fly from SHD to LAX are

  • January 1st to March 11th
  • April 23rd to May 6th
  • August 20th to November 18th
  • early December

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 SHD to LAX is late January. Prices can be as high as $1198 for Sunday flights during late July, or as low as $373 for Tuesday flights around late January.


When to Fly to Los Angeles

Flying from Staunton, VA (SHD) to Los Angeles, CA (LAX) will usually cost between $396 to $761 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is late January with an average ticket price of $461. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is late July, with an average price of $760. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $299 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $630 can be considered a good price for a round-trip SHD to LAX flight.

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

SHD to LAX Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the SHD to LAX flight is cheaper than the average and costs less than the average flight leaving from Staunton. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.18, 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 $212 (30%) 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 $485. Return trip prices are from the LAX to SHD 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 SHD 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 4 hour 57 minutes may not be realistic.


Alternative Nearby Airports

Champion Traveler tells you which airports are nearby and whether tickets might be cheaper alternative airports nearby. Sometimes it’s worth it to fly into a closer airport and then commute to your destination. Remember that there is not usually a nonstop flight from SHD to LAX while comparing.

Destination alternative #1: San Diego International Airport (SAN) in San Diego, CA

  • 109 miles (175 km) away from LAX
  • Usually 6.27% less expensive than LAX
  • 1-layover flights available

See SHD to SAN flights


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

Hack #1: Washington, DC (SHD > IAD > LAX)

  • Price for both tickets: $415
  • Average savings: $216 (34.21%)

See SHD to IAD flights

Hack #2: Chicago, IL (SHD > ORD > LAX)

  • Price for both tickets: $439
  • Average savings: $192 (30.4%)

See SHD to ORD flights

Hack #3: Pittsburgh, PA (SHD > PIT > LAX)

  • Price for both tickets: $572
  • Average savings: $59 (9.29%)

See SHD to PIT flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 6 major airlines flying this route most often: Alaska, American, Delta, SAS, Singapore Airlines, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from Los Angeles International Airport to Shenandoah Valley Regional Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 2209 miles or 3555 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop SHD to LAX flight is about 4 hour 57 minutes.

How many flights go between Staunton, VA and Los Angeles, CA?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 38 available flights from SHD to LAX.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination code SHD
Origination airport name Shenandoah Valley Regional Airport
City Staunton, VA
Country the United States
Latitude 38.3
Longitude -78.9

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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