The cheapest times to fly from YCD to LAX are

  • January 1st to March 11th (except the week of February 12th)
  • late March
  • May 28th to June 17th
  • October 8th to December 9th (except the week of November 5th)

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 YCD to LAX is early December. Prices can be as high as $582 for Sunday flights during early August, or as low as $339 for Tuesday flights around early December.


When to Fly to Los Angeles

Flying from Nanaimo (YCD) to Los Angeles, CA (LAX) will usually cost between $339 to $496 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is early December with an average ticket price of $369. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early August, with an average price of $496. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $127 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $404 can be considered a good price for a round-trip YCD to LAX flight.

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

YCD to LAX Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the YCD to LAX flight is much cheaper than the average and costs less than the average flight leaving from Nanaimo. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.23, which is below average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Tuesday is usually the cheapest day to depart and return on this flight. Sundays 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 $80 (16%) 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 $360. Return trip prices are from the LAX to YCD 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 YCD 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 2 hour 56 minutes may not be realistic.


Alternative Nearby Airports

Champion Traveler tells you which airports are nearby and whether tickets might be cheaper alternative airports nearby. Sometimes it’s worth it to fly into a closer airport and then commute to your destination. Remember that there is not usually a nonstop flight from YCD to LAX while comparing.

Destination alternative #1: Palm Springs International Airport (PSP) in Palm Springs, CA

  • 109 miles (175 km) away from LAX
  • Usually 18.69% less expensive than LAX
  • 1-layover flights available

See YCD to PSP flights

Destination alternative #2: San Diego International Airport (SAN) in San Diego, CA

  • 109 miles (175 km) away from LAX
  • Usually 7.05% less expensive than LAX
  • 1-layover flights available

See YCD to SAN flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 5 major airlines flying this route most often: Air Canada, Alaska, Delta, United, WestJet, and potentially more during busy seasons.

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

The distance between the two airports is roughly 1081 miles or 1740 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop YCD to LAX flight is about 2 hour 56 minutes.

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

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 39 available flights from YCD to LAX.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination code YCD
Origination airport name Nanaimo Airport
City Nanaimo
Country Canada
Latitude 49.1
Longitude -123.9

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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