CHEAPEST ROUTE FROM Los Angeles TO Guadalajara
Los Angeles (LAX) to Guadalajara (GDL)
Typically, flights to Guadalajara from Los Angeles are cheaper when flying from Los Angeles to Guadalajara Miguel Hidal, which has an average price of $241
|CHEAPEST MONTH TO FLY TO GUADALAJARA FROM LOS ANGELES||August||18% cheaper||Flying from Los Angeles to Guadalajara costs on average just $198 in August|
|MOST EXPENSIVE MONTH TO FLY TO GUADALAJARA FROM LOS ANGELES||December||82% more expensive||It costs about $439 for flights to Guadalajara from Los Angeles in December|
|MOST POPULAR MONTH TO FLY TO GUADALAJARA FROM LOS ANGELES||December||657% more users visited||More momondo users searched in flights to Guadalajara from Los Angeles in December than any other month|
The second largest city in Mexico, Guadalajara is a unique mix of old and new. The city boasts the largest production of technology and software in Mexico while also preserving its love for tequila, mariachi music, and beautiful 16th-century architecture. Guadalajara maintains a pleasant climate year-round, with temperatures rarely rising above 89 degrees Fahrenheit. To enjoy mild, dry weather while exploring the city, book your trip during October – November, when the average high is 78 – 82 degrees Fahrenheit. If you prefer warmer weather, spring is a wonderful time to visit, and March – June also offers plenty of travel deals. December – February is the busiest and driest season in Guadalajara, so expect travel and accommodation prices to be higher. If you want to visit in summer, be prepared for higher temperatures and rainier weather. Summer is the quietest season.
$52 is the cheapest deal found on momondo in the last two weeks for a flight to Guadalajara. This flight is from Mexico City and is 90% cheaper than most flights to Guadalajara. To find the cheapest price to Guadalajara from your area, use momondo’s Airport-to-Airport Pricing Tool.
The cheapest month to fly to Guadalajara from United States is in May. Flight prices, which tend to average around $347, are often lower during this time because this is during the off-season. If you’re not able to fly to Guadalajara in May, then June is your next best option. Flight prices from United States to Guadalajara during June average around $361.
The ideal time to book your flight to Guadalajara is 60 days in advance when prices tend to average $426. However, in the past 72 hours, people saw flights from United States for as low as $143.
Our data shows that Wednesday is the least expensive day to fly to Guadalajara. Tickets to fly out on this day can be as low as $380. Flights from United States to Guadalajara on a Sunday will generally be more expensive and average around $432. Keep in mind that these prices on both days could fluctuate depending on the season and the demand.
Flying to Guadalajara from United States in the afternoon is the least expensive time of day to depart. momondo users have found prices as low as $435 when looking at flights departing in the afternoon. In contrast, the most expensive time of day to depart to Guadalajara is at noon when prices are around $556.
When planning your flight to Guadalajara, it is important to be aware that some months are not as ideal as others. Specifically, the months of June, July, or August could carry a higher chance of rain, as Guadalajara sees up to 5.1 inches or more. There are still things to do in Guadalajara even when it's raining, but be aware that rain is highly probable in the area. Shopping centers like Plaza del Sol are very popular destinations for those visiting the Guadalajara area. Plaza del Sol is a great place to go if you’re looking to spend some time inside.
During the warmer months, hikers around the Guadalajara area find that parks like Glorieta Chapalita are the best for taking long walks with their families and/or pets. Those looking for this type of experience are likely best suited to fly to Guadalajara in January, February, or March.
Those flying to Guadalajara could potentially find better pricing at Colima Airport (97 mi from Guadalajara city center) or Aguascalients Airport (98 mi from Guadalajara city center) depending on the month and departure airport.
The cheapest airport near Guadalajara is typically Aguascalients Airport with an average price of $474/person. These prices vary based on where travelers are coming from. It is suggested that travelers looking to save money try momondo’s Airport-to-Airport Pricing Tool.
Mexico has not implemented any entry restrictions for air travel, but travelers arriving from countries affected by COVID-19 will be screened.Entry requirements
A completed "Cuestionario de identificación de factores de riesgo en viajeros" must be presented to immigration upon arrival.Quarantine requirements
There are no mandatory quarantine requirements currently in effect in Mexico. However, travelers showing symptoms of COVID-19 will be subject to quarantine.All other info
The land border between the US and Mexico is closed to all non-essential traffic as part of COVID-19 measures. This is reviewed on a monthly basis. This closure applies primarily to tourism and recreational travel. Cargo, trade and healthcare workers will still be able to cross the border. Check with your closest US Embassy/Consulate before attempting to cross the land border.
You can fly direct to Guadalajara with Delta, United, American Airlines, Alaska Airlines, Aeromexico, Volaris, VivaAerobus, and Interjet from many major U.S. cities. Copa and Aeromar also offer flights to Guadalajara with one or more stops.
Guadalajara airport, named after the “father of Mexican independence” Miguel Hidalgo, is located 16 kilometers south of the city center and offers many modes of transportation into the city.
Taxis are available from the airport to El Centro (city center) for a fixed rate of $200.00 MXN. You can order one at taxi kiosks once you have passed through the baggage claim area. Uber service is also available and it will cost you approximately $190.00 MXN to get downtown.
Bus services offer a city route that will take you downtown for $6.00 MXN. Look for buses with El Centro set as the destination. If you want to get into the city faster, there is an express route to Downtown Guadalajara for $12.00 MXN. Look for Central Vieja as the set destination. Both buses stop kitty-corner from the Terminal 1 exit.
Shuttles are always available to take you into the city, with departures from the airport every 30 minutes. Tickets can be bought after you have exited baggage claim; you don’t need to reserve. To find information on prices, visit this website.
Getting around in Guadalajara is easily done on foot as there are plenty of things to do in the pedestrian-friendly downtown area. If you’re looking for some activities further from the bustle of the city, you have a few choices of how to get there.
Ride the local Macrobús, which stops at many major tourist destinations, for only $6.00 MXN, or if you’re in a hurry, hop on the TUR express for $12.00 MXN. Be warned that the TUR express only covers part of the city and won’t take you to every popular destination. If you’re taking the bus frequently, there is an option to purchase a transit card for $15.00 MXN so that you can easily swipe to ride and cut down on carrying pocket change. The buses, while cheap, are very popular with locals, so be prepared for cramped spaces.
The metro is a cheaper alternative for getting around Guadalajara. One ride will cost you $7.00 MXN, while a transit card is $20.00 MXN. The lines run east-west and north-south and are used frequently by locals travelling to and from work. The metro won’t get you to as many tourist locations as the buses, but it does stop at some popular attractions such as the San Juan de Dios Market.
Many hotels are happy to arrange a taxi for you. Be careful to hail a cab that has its taxi license visible. It is appropriate to decide the fare before you leave for your destination, or tell the driver to turn on the meter, as they are often turned off. If you’re unsure of prices, ask a hotel or store attendant for an approximate amount. Often, prices increase by 25% in the evening hours from 10 pm – 6 am.
If you need a car, there are car rentals available at the airport or at Niños Heroes at Manzano. All that is required is a valid U.S. driver’s license. If you are not a confident driver, be aware that the U.S. State Department has issued warnings about driving in Guadalajara due to a busy downtown. With plenty of public transit options, driving is not required.
U.S. citizens don’t need a visa to enter Guadalajara. However, you must present a valid passport and fill out an immigration form, which is obtainable at travel agencies, airlines or at the point of entry to Mexico. For foreign nationals, please check this website.