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CHEAPEST ROUTE FROM Los Angeles TO Waco

Los Angeles (LAX) to Dallas/Fort Worth Airport (DFW)

Typically, flights to Waco from Los Angeles are cheaper when flying from Los Angeles to Dallas/Fort Worth, which has an average price of $160

CHEAPEST MONTH TO FLY TO WACO FROM LOS ANGELESNovember13% cheaperFlying from Los Angeles to Waco costs on average just $322 in November
MOST EXPENSIVE MONTH TO FLY TO WACO FROM LOS ANGELESDecember33% more expensiveIt costs about $493 for flights to Waco from Los Angeles in December
MOST POPULAR MONTH TO FLY TO WACO FROM LOS ANGELESDecember365% more users visitedMore momondo users searched in flights to Waco from Los Angeles in December than any other month

When is the best time to fly to Waco?

Waco sits in central Texas, with the Brazos river running through one side and Waco Lake on the other. The weather in Waco varies drastically, with swelteringly hot summers and cold winters. It’s consistently dry and sunny year-round, so you can probably leave your umbrella at home. On average, there are 230 sunny days per year in Waco. Spring is a nice time to visit, with temperatures warming from daily highs of 73 – 87 degrees Fahrenheit between the beginning of March and the end of May. This is peak tourist season, so book your travel early and expect to pay a bit more. When summer hits, scorching high temperatures of 95 – 100 degrees Fahrenheit can be a bit much for some. Make sure that your accommodation offers air-conditioning if you visit in summer. The heat continues into September, and even October, but lets up considerably in November. This is the least busy time of year for tourism, so it might be a great opportunity to find deals on flights and rooms. From December – February, daily high temperatures of 61 – 63 degrees Fahrenheit and lows that can dip below freezing are considerably less comfortable. It even snows occasionally, so make sure to pack warm clothing if you visit during winter.

  • What is the absolute cheapest flight to Waco?

    Users booking trips to Waco from Orlando found flights 88% cheaper than the average price of flights to Waco. To find the cheapest price to Waco from your area, use momondo’s Airport-to-Airport Pricing Tool.

  • What is the cheapest month to fly to Waco?

    The cheapest month to fly to Waco from United States is in February. Flight prices, which tend to average around $328, are often lower during this time because this is during the off-season. If you’re not able to fly to Waco in February, then July is your next best option. Flight prices from United States to Waco during July average around $350.

  • What is the cheapest day to depart on your flight to Waco?

    According to our data, Sunday is the cheapest day to fly to Waco from United States. The lowest ticket price found for a Sunday departure recently was $366. Keep in mind that prices can always vary depending on your route and whether or not you are flying domestic or international. Flights from United States to Waco on a Tuesday will generally be more expensive and average around $521. Keep in mind that these prices on both days could fluctuate depending on the season and the demand.

  • Is there a good place to hike near Waco?

    Waco is known for trails like San Antonio River Walk which offer beautiful terrain and views to hikers, especially when the weather is just a bit warm with a low chance for rain. Hiking in the area is often enjoyed most when the weather begins warming up and the chance for rain is low. Considering this, it would be recommended to fly to Waco during February and March to take advantage of the warmer weather and go for a hike. Hikers looking for a more family-friendly day in the great outdoors would be best suited to plan their flight to Waco for February, March, and October, when they can visit San Antonio River Walk and enjoy all that the park has to offer.

  • Is there an alternative airport near Waco?

    Killeen Fort Hood Regional Airport, College Station Easterwood Field Airport, Dallas Love Field Airport, Dallas/Fort Worth Airport or Austin Bergstrom Airport can be an alternative airport used for travel to Waco.

  • Is there a cheaper alternative to flying into Waco?

    College Station Easterwood Field Airport has an average price of $275 per person and is typically the cheapest airport to fly into when visiting Waco. This average price does vary based on departure city. Try momondo’s Airport-to-Airport Pricing Tool to find the cheapest flight.


Can I fly to Waco from United States right now?

Information is based on travel restrictions for travel to Waco within the United States

Most visitors from United States need to provide a negative COVID-19 test result and/or quarantine to enter Waco.

COVID-19 testing requirements
Visitors from United States must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) or Antigen (quick-test) test taken 24 hours before departing to Waco.

Quarantine requirements
Visitors from United States are not required to quarantine after entering Waco.

Can I fly back to United States from Waco?

Returning to United States from Waco

COVID-19 testing requirements
Visitors from Waco must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) or Antigen (quick-test) test taken 24 hours before departing to United States.

Quarantine requirements
Visitors from Waco are not required to quarantine after entering United States.

If you are planning to travel to Waco at this time, it is recommended that you stay up to date on current restrictions and follow proper safety measures while in public.

Waco flight deals found on momondo

Check out some of the best fares from airports in United States to Waco found recently by users on momondo
American Airlines
Apr 20
DFW10:35 amDallas/Fort Worth
0h 38m
ACT11:13 amWaco
Apr 27
ACT10:58 amWaco
0h 47m
DFW11:45 amDallas/Fort Worth
American Airlines
Dec 18
DFW2:08 pmDallas/Fort Worth
0h 54m
ACT3:02 pmWaco
Dec 25
ACT7:58 amWaco
0h 59m
DFW8:57 amDallas/Fort Worth
American Airlines
Apr 9
BNA1:57 pmNashville Intl
5h 18m
1 stop
ACT7:15 pmWaco
Apr 10
ACT2:56 amWaco
3h 31m
1 stop
BNA6:27 amNashville Intl
American Airlines
Feb 11
BNA12:25 amNashville Intl
4h 07m
1 stop
ACT4:32 amWaco
Feb 14
ACT4:57 amWaco
6h 44m
1 stop
BNA11:41 amNashville Intl
American Airlines
Feb 18
BNA9:41 amNashville Intl
8h 47m
2 stops
ACT6:28 pmWaco
Feb 21
ACT1:55 pmWaco
3h 53m
1 stop
BNA5:48 pmNashville Intl
American Airlines
Feb 18
BNA12:25 amNashville Intl
7h 06m
1 stop
ACT7:31 amWaco
Feb 21
ACT10:53 amWaco
6h 55m
1 stop
BNA5:48 pmNashville Intl

Find the cheapest one-way flights to Waco

If you're looking for one-way flights from United States to Waco, view some of our deals below provided by American Airlines
American Airlines
Mar 5
DFW9:40 amDallas/Fort Worth
0h 44m
ACT10:24 amWaco
American Airlines
Jan 6
DFW6:44 amDallas/Fort Worth
0h 47m
ACT7:31 amWaco
American Airlines
Dec 20
BNA10:39 amNashville Intl
4h 23m
1 stop
ACT3:02 pmWaco

Which airlines fly to Waco?

Here you can see a selection of the most popular and cheapest airlines for flights to Waco
  • Which airlines fly to Waco?

    Based on our data, the most popular airlines that fly to Waco from United States are American Airlines and United Airlines. There may also be other airline options depending on where in United States you’re flying from.


Airports near Waco

Below you will find all the airports in Waco along with the distance from the city center

Waco Regional Airport (ACT)

The city-owned airport is located 5 miles northwest of Waco, in McLennan County. These are the modes of transport available for travel into the city.

Taxis

You may hail a cab, or call Uber or Lyft for a ride into Waco. The trip takes about 14 minutes and a cab will cost $16.66 USD, while Uber or Lyft fares will run between $11.00 USD – $16.00 USD.

Shuttles

Ask at your hotel whether they offer shuttle services from the airport, or you can prearrange a shuttle, limousine service or charter bus for your group here.

Public Transportation

Waco Transit doesn’t serve the airport on a regularly scheduled run, but you can call ahead to arrange shuttle service, subject to availability. You must call at least 24 hours in advance or up to 2 weeks ahead of your visit. Service is available from 5:15 am to 7:15 pm, Monday through Friday and 6:15 am to 8:15 pm, on Saturday, and the cost is $3.00 USD.

Car rentals

Renting a car is a great option for your visit. Look for deals on car rentals with momondo.


Popular routes to Waco

Most frequently searched flights to Waco along with the cheapest price and shortest flight duration
San Diego to Waco Flights
Fastest flight time4h 49m
Cheapest price$467
Los Angeles to Waco Flights
Fastest flight time5h 28m
Cheapest price$1,351
Tampa to Waco Flights
Fastest flight time6h 10m
Cheapest price$444
Denver to Waco Flights
Fastest flight time3h 30m
Cheapest price$532
Atlanta to Waco Flights
Fastest flight time3h 53m
Cheapest price$481
Cincinnati to Waco Flights
Fastest flight time3h 50m
Cheapest price$433
Salt Lake City to Waco Flights
Fastest flight time6h 13m
Cheapest price$447
Las Vegas to Waco Flights
Fastest flight time12h 02m
Cheapest price$1,517

How to travel around Waco

This is Texas, and everything is bigger here, so getting around within the city requires transport of some kind. Fortunately, Waco offers two free services, the Silo District Downtown Trolley and the DASH (downtown area shuttle). Most tourists rent a vehicle during their visit, as traffic is light and the streets easy to navigate. Best of all, you’ll find that free parking spots are plentiful.

Public Transportation

The Silo District Downtown Trolley operates Monday through Saturday, from 9:00 am to 6:30 pm, and the DASH shuttle runs every 15 minutes, Monday through Friday, from 7:25 am to 5:55 pm. Both have regular stops, but you can also flag them down by catching the driver’s eye and waving for them to stop, which is very convenient when your feet get tired! You can also ride the local buses, although they aren’t particularly geared for tourists. A single-ride fare is $1.50 USD and a day pass costs $3.00 USD.

Taxis

Taxis are available in Waco, you can find them outside of hotels and attractions, or call for service. Flag drop is $3.00 USD, with $2.00 USD for each subsequent mile, and a waiting charge of $30.00 USD per hour. You might want to call for Lyft or Uber services. They are usually a bit cheaper, except during times of peak demand.


Visa requirements for visiting Waco

No visa is required for domestic travelers within the U.S. For foreign nationals, please check the U.S. Department of State website.


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Best things to do and see in Waco

Things to do and places of interest in Waco, TX

Waco is a small city that lives large, as you might expect in Texas. Here are a few of our top picks for your itinerary.

  • Don’t miss the Waco Mammoth Site. In 1978, 2 young men searching for arrowheads found something unexpected – 68,000-year-old mammoth bones. Since their discovery, Baylor University’s Strecker Museum has been excavating the site and over the years, they have found the remains of 22 mammoths. You can tour the enclosed, air-conditioned dig shelter via a suspended walkway, which provides an amazing overhead view that’s sure to intrigue children and adults alike.
  • Spend an afternoon at the Mayborn Museum Complex, which is located at Baylor University. The biggest museum complex in the region, it offers interactive exhibits and activities for everyone. Visit the scientific explorations stations, see the limestone cave, and then tour the 16 themed discovery rooms on 2 levels. Afterwards, head out to the 13-acre, 1890s-style village.
  • Visit the Magnolia Silos. TV show celebrities, Chip and Joanna Gaines, have created this marketplace where you can shop till you drop, enjoy some delicious food, and play games on the giant lawn with your family.
  • For some absolutely free fun and adventure, check out the Lake Waco Wetlands. This 180-acre wetland sits on the banks of the Bosque River, and features 2.6 miles of trails and walkways, with 3 elevated observation platforms for bird watching.
  • If you’re a fan of Dr. Pepper, you should stop by the small museum paying homage to it. You may not know that Dr. Pepper is America’s oldest soft drink, it was developed by a Waco pharmacist in 1885.
  • If you’re a fan of TV shows, you might consider taking a tour on the Magnolia Trail. This self-guided tour takes you to many of the homes that Waco’s most famous renovation specialists have improved, along with their businesses and others that are visited or mentioned on the show.

Tips and tricks for visiting Waco, TX

If you plan a visit to the Magnolia Silos, it can get very busy. However, if you get up bright and early, the Silos Bakery opens at 7:30 am, while the market doesn’t open till 9 am. First thing in the morning, you can stroll right into the bakery for a breakfast cupcake, rather than waiting in the long lines that form later in the morning.

Waco can experience tornadoes, and while they may occur in any month and at any hour of the day, they happen with greatest frequency during the late spring and early summer months, and between the hours of 4 – 8 pm.