The cheapest times to fly from TAO to LAX are

  • February 12th to April 15th
  • August 20th to December 31st (except the weeks of September 24th and December 10th)

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 TAO to LAX is early September. Prices can be as high as $1745 for Saturday flights during early January, or as low as $371 for Monday flights around early September.


When to Fly to Los Angeles

Flying from Qingdao (TAO) to Los Angeles, CA (LAX) will usually cost between $375 to $987 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is early September with an average ticket price of $387. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early January, with an average price of $1222. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $835 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $637 can be considered a good price for a round-trip TAO to LAX flight.

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

TAO to LAX Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the TAO to LAX flight is cheaper than the average and costs less than the average flight leaving from Qingdao. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.06, which is far below average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Monday is usually the cheapest day to fly to LAX, and Wednesday the cheapest day to fly back into TAO. 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 $138 (18%) on this flight.

Departing prices are for round-trip flights returning on the day of departure. For example, a flight departing on Monday and returning a week later will cost an average of $607. Return trip prices are from the LAX to TAO 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 TAO to LAX can generally find a 0-layover flight. Because there is a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 12 hour 17 minutes may be realistic.


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 27 major airlines flying this route most often: Air Canada, Air China, Air France, Alaska, American, ANA, Asiana, Cathay Dragon, Cathay Pacific, China Airlines, China Eastern, China Southern, Delta, EVA Air, Hainan, Hawaiian, JAL, KLM, Korean Air, Lufthansa, Shandong, Shanghai Airlines, Shenzhen, Sichuan Airlines, Singapore Airlines, United, Xiamen, and potentially more during busy seasons.

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

The distance between the two airports is roughly 6282 miles or 10110 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop TAO to LAX flight is about 12 hour 17 minutes.

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

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 85 available flights from TAO to LAX.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination code TAO
Origination airport name Liuting Airport
City Qingdao
Country China
Latitude 36.3
Longitude 120.4

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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