The cheapest times to fly from VTE to LAX are

  • February 19th to April 22nd (except the week of March 5th)
  • August 27th to December 31st

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 VTE to LAX is early September. Prices can be as high as $2361 for Saturday flights during late July, or as low as $630 for Wednesday flights around early September.


When to Fly to Los Angeles

Flying from Vientiane (VTE) to Los Angeles, CA (LAX) will usually cost between $679 to $1752 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 $767. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is late July, with an average price of $1773. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $1006 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $1209 can be considered a good price for a round-trip VTE to LAX flight.

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

VTE to LAX Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the VTE to LAX flight is slightly more expensive than the average and costs less than the average flight leaving from Vientiane. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.09, which is far below average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Wednesday is usually the cheapest day to depart and return on this flight. 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 $322 (22%) on this flight.

Departing prices are for round-trip flights returning on the day of departure. For example, a flight departing on Wednesday and returning a week later will cost an average of $979. Return trip prices are from the LAX to VTE 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 VTE 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 15 hour 17 minutes may not be realistic.


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

Hack #1: Bangkok (VTE > BKK > LAX)

  • Price for both tickets: $861
  • Average savings: $348 (28.8%)

See VTE to PVG flights

Hack #2: Shanghai (VTE > PVG > LAX)

  • Price for both tickets: $889
  • Average savings: $320 (26.44%)

See VTE to BKK flights

Hack #3: Kunming (VTE > KMG > LAX)

  • Price for both tickets: $908
  • Average savings: $301 (24.87%)

See VTE to KMG flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 23 major airlines flying this route most often: American, Bangkok Airways, Cathay Pacific, China Airlines, China Eastern, China Southern, Delta, Emirates, Etihad, EVA Air, Garuda Indonesia, Hainan, Hong Kong Airlines, JAL, Korean Air, Lao Airlines, Lufthansa, Qatar Airways, Sichuan Airlines, Singapore Airlines, THAI, Vietnam Airlines, Xiamen, and potentially more during busy seasons.

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

The distance between the two airports is roughly 7947 miles or 12789 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop VTE to LAX flight is about 15 hour 17 minutes.

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

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 14 available flights from VTE to LAX.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination code VTE
Origination airport name Wattay International Airport
City Vientiane
Country Laos
Latitude 18
Longitude 102.6

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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