|Origin Airport IATA Code||RUH|
|Destination Airport IATA Code||QLA|
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If you're living in Saudi Arabia's capital city and want to visit another city packed with dining options and cultural sites, plan a trip to Los Angeles and head to King Khalid International Airport (RUH). It takes upwards of 20 hours to fly from Riyadh to Los Angeles, and once you arrive, you'll likely be greeted with pleasant weather and a laid-back vibe.
If you're interested in sticking your toes in the sand, you'll find plenty of open space at Venice Beach, Santa Monica or Manhattan Beach. Each location also has cute cafes, boutique stores and restaurants on the streets that lead up to the beach, and Venice is known for being quite colorful. Just a few miles inland on Wilshire Boulevard, you'll come across the La Brea Tar Pits and the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. Those interested in late night entertainment can head over to West Hollywood's Sunset Strip, home to comedy clubs, upscale bars and music venues.
The Metro system is fairly well developed, and if you're traveling light, you can take a free shuttle bus to the Metro Green Line Aviation Station after you arrive at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX). In the summer, daytime highs are in the 80s, and rain is very rare. The winter sees temperatures dropping just a bit into the upper 60s during the day and the upper 40s at night.
You'll have to break up the journey from Riyadh (RUH-King Khaled Intl.) to Los Angeles, CA (LAX-Los Angeles Intl.) because there are no direct services on this route. Saudia, Emirates and Etihad Airways offer the best alternative — a flight with just a single stopover.
With the fastest possible flight time from Riyadh (RUH-King Khaled Intl.) to Los Angeles, CA (LAX-Los Angeles Intl.) being 16 hours and 50 minutes, it's a good idea to have some in-flight survival tricks in your repertoire. Neck pillows, earplugs and eye-masks should be among the basics you put in your carry-on bag.
We get that traveling right now has its challenges, so it's good to know that many reservations booked through us are able to be cancelled or changed. If your travel plans to Los Angeles have been affected by COVID-19, a lot of airlines are making things easier by offering credits to use at a later date. Just sign in to your account and you'll quickly see what options are available. Our Customer Service Portal is the place to go for more information.
In most cases you'll have the option to reschedule your flight to Los Angeles without a change fee. All you have to do then is pay the difference between the old flight and the new one. Look for the "no change fees" filter and book with confidence.
Consider flying out early in the week to save on your airfare. Orbitz data from 2019 shows that Tuesday is the cheapest day to depart, followed by Monday. Saturday showed the highest average ticket prices likely because many travelers prefer to start their vacation on a weekend.
We won't keep you guessing, according to Orbitz data the cheapest month to fly is February. Perfect for those who need a weekend getaway, or just a fresh start to the new year. Be aware that the most expensive time to fly isn't the height of summer, as most people assume, but the festive month of December.
To really save big on your next vacation, think outside the box. Select two different airlines or fare types for your return trip and you'll generally get a much better deal. Those who tried this on Orbitz in 2019 saved over 50% on their airfares. Get mixing and matching today!
*According to flight demand on Orbitz.com from January to December 2019. Savings are subject to change based on departure location, date and destination.
^Savings based on all package bookings with Flight + Hotel made on Orbitz.com from January 1, 2019 to December 31, 2019 as compared to the price of the same components booked separately. Savings will vary based on origin/destination, length of trip, stay dates and selected travel supplier(s). Savings not available on all packages.