The cheapest times to fly from SHM to LAX are

  • January 15th to June 3rd (except the weeks of March 12th, March 19th, April 23rd, and April 30th)
  • October 8th to October 21st
  • November 5th to November 25th (except the week of November 12th)

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 SHM to LAX is mid February. Prices can be as high as $2404 for Saturday flights during early to mid August, or as low as $982 for Tuesday flights around mid February.


When to Fly to Los Angeles

Flying from Nanki Shirahama (SHM) to Los Angeles, CA (LAX) will usually cost between $982 to $1680 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is mid February with an average ticket price of $1035. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early to mid August, with an average price of $2002. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $967 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $1105 can be considered a good price for a round-trip SHM to LAX flight.

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

SHM to LAX Flight Prices

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


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Tuesday is usually the cheapest day to fly to LAX, and Wednesday the cheapest day to fly back into SHM. Saturdays 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 $239 (17%) 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 $1085. Return trip prices are from the LAX to SHM 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 SHM 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 20 minutes may not be realistic.


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

Hack #1: Tokyo (SHM > HND > LAX)

  • Price for both tickets: $1003
  • Average savings: $102 (9.23%)

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Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 9 major airlines flying this route most often: Aeromexico, American, ANA, Delta, Garuda Indonesia, Hawaiian, JAL, Singapore Airlines, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.

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

The distance between the two airports is roughly 5755 miles or 9262 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop SHM to LAX flight is about 11 hour 20 minutes.

How many flights go between Nanki Shirahama and Los Angeles, CA?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 10 available flights from SHM to LAX.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination code SHM
Origination airport name Nanki Shirahama Airport
City Nanki Shirahama
Country Japan
Latitude 33.7
Longitude 135.4

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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