The cheapest times to fly from SHO to LAX are

  • January 8th to June 3rd (except the weeks of February 12th, April 2nd, and April 9th)
  • October 15th to November 11th (except the week of October 29th)

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 SHO to LAX is late January. Prices can be as high as $3830 for Saturday flights during early January, or as low as $1519 for Tuesday flights around late January.


When to Fly to Los Angeles

Flying from Sokcho (SHO) to Los Angeles, CA (LAX) will usually cost between $1519 to $2437 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 $1528. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early January, with an average price of $2558. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $1030 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $1808 can be considered a good price for a round-trip SHO to LAX flight.

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

SHO to LAX Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the SHO to LAX flight is more expensive than the average and costs less than the average flight leaving from Manzini. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.19, which is below average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Tuesday is usually the cheapest day to fly to LAX, and Monday the cheapest day to fly back into SHO. Saturdays are the most expensive days to fly to Los Angeles, and Fridays are the most expensive days to return to Manzini. Selecting flights on the least expensive days could save you up to $228 (12%) 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 $1682. Return trip prices are from the LAX to SHO 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 SHO to LAX can generally find a 2-layover flight. Because there is not usually a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 11 hour 32 minutes may not be realistic.


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

Hack #1: Johannesburg (SHO > JNB > LAX)

  • Price for both tickets: $1357
  • Average savings: $451 (24.94%)

See SHO to JFK flights

Hack #2: New York, NY (SHO > JFK > LAX)

  • Price for both tickets: $1363
  • Average savings: $446 (24.64%)

See SHO to JNB flights

Hack #3: Buffalo, NY (SHO > BUF > LAX)

  • Price for both tickets: $1790
  • Average savings: $18 (1%)

See SHO to BUF flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 13 major airlines flying this route most often: Air France, Alaska, American, British Airways, Delta, Finnair, Iberia, JetBlue, KLM, Lufthansa, South African, United, Virgin Atlantic, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from Los Angeles International Airport to G 407 Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 5861 miles or 9432 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop SHO to LAX flight is about 11 hour 32 minutes.

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

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 11 available flights from SHO to LAX.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination code SHO
Origination airport name G 407 Airport
City Sokcho
Country South Korea
Latitude 38.1
Longitude 128.6

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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