The cheapest times to fly from VLI to LAX are

  • January 15th to June 17th (except the weeks of April 9th, May 7th, May 28th, and June 4th)
  • August 6th to October 7th (except the weeks of August 13th and September 17th)
  • late October to early November

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 VLI to LAX is early March. Prices can be as high as $7679 for Tuesday flights during early to mid December, or as low as $941 for Monday flights around early March.


When to Fly to Los Angeles

Flying from Port Vila (VLI) to Los Angeles, CA (LAX) will usually cost between $1072 to $3970 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is early March with an average ticket price of $1258. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early to mid December, with an average price of $2598. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $1340 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $1288 can be considered a good price for a round-trip VLI to LAX flight.

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

VLI to LAX Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the VLI to LAX flight is slightly more expensive than the average and costs about as much as the average flight leaving from Port Vila. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.13, 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 VLI. Tuesdays 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 $1368 (38%) 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 $1203. Return trip prices are from the LAX to VLI 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 VLI 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 46 minutes may not be realistic.


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

Hack #1: Sydney (VLI > SYD > LAX)

  • Price for both tickets: $1139
  • Average savings: $150 (11.61%)

See VLI to MEL flights

Hack #2: Melbourne (VLI > MEL > LAX)

  • Price for both tickets: $1179
  • Average savings: $110 (8.5%)

See VLI to SYD flights

Hack #3: Brisbane (VLI > BNE > LAX)

  • Price for both tickets: $1198
  • Average savings: $90 (6.99%)

See VLI to BNE flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 10 major airlines flying this route most often: Air New Zealand, Air Vanuatu, Aircalin, Alaska, American, Delta, Fiji Airways, Qantas, Singapore Airlines, Virgin Australia, and potentially more during busy seasons.

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

The distance between the two airports is roughly 5989 miles or 9638 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop VLI to LAX flight is about 11 hour 46 minutes.

How many flights go between Port Vila and Los Angeles, CA?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 15 available flights from VLI to LAX.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination code VLI
Origination airport name Port Vila Airport
City Port Vila
Country Vanuatu
Latitude -17.7
Longitude 168.3

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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