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Auckland (AKL) to California

All the information you need to plan the best AKL to LAX flight in 2021: compare Auckland to California flight prices with the expected peak season, weather and rainfall in California.
How far in advance should I book a flight from Auckland to California?

Travellers have found it’s best to book a flight 16 days in advance to save up to 10% compared to booking the same week of travel. As your travel date approaches, the cost of this flight route may potentially increase. While opting to book 16 days out may not be an option for all, there are still additional ways to secure a deal in the near future. You might find a flight from Auckland to California 1-2 weeks in advance for as low as $1,129, or $1,297 for flights within the next 24 hours.

What is the cheapest month to fly from Auckland to California?

May can be a great time to fly to California from Auckland with a flight ticket averaging about $1,183. Cheapflights users have found deals in the month of May for as cheap as $817. The most expensive prices can be found in the month of December.

When is the cheapest time to fly from Auckland to California (AKL - USCA)?

Regardless of the time of day you decide to fly, the ticket price will remain around the same. Book flights from Auckland to California as you normally would.

Cheap flights from Auckland to California in September, October 2021

The best prices found for AKL to California flights in September, October
21 Oct - 20 Jan
$2,356pp
AKL
Auckland Intl
Air New Zealand
Direct
LAX
Los Angeles
LAX
Los Angeles
Air New Zealand
 
1 STOP
AKL
Auckland Intl
21 Oct - 20 Jan
$2,357pp
AKL
Auckland Intl
Air New Zealand
Direct
LAX
Los Angeles
LAX
Los Angeles
Air New Zealand
 
1 STOP
AKL
Auckland Intl
21 Oct - 20 Jan
$2,372pp
AKL
Auckland Intl
Air New Zealand
Direct
LAX
Los Angeles
LAX
Los Angeles
Air New Zealand
Direct
AKL
Auckland Intl

Auckland Intl to California 2021 flight deals

Cheap flights to California from Auckland found for this year
4 Nov - 30 Nov
$1,297pp
AKL
Auckland Intl
Multiple airlines
 
1 STOP
SFO
San Francisco
SFO
San Francisco
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
AKL
Auckland Intl
4 Nov - 30 Nov
$1,345pp
AKL
Auckland Intl
Multiple airlines
   
2 STOPS
SFO
San Francisco
SFO
San Francisco
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
AKL
Auckland Intl
26 Dec - 10 Jul
$1,370pp
AKL
Auckland Intl
Air Tahiti Nui
 
1 STOP
LAX
Los Angeles
LAX
Los Angeles
Air Tahiti Nui
 
1 STOP
AKL
Auckland Intl

Direct flights to California from Auckland

Save time with Auckland to California direct flight deals
18 Feb - 30 Apr
$1,473pp
AKL
Auckland Intl
Air New Zealand
Direct
LAX
Los Angeles
LAX
Los Angeles
Air New Zealand
Direct
AKL
Auckland Intl
18 Jan - 31 Jan
$1,487pp
AKL
Auckland Intl
Air New Zealand
Direct
LAX
Los Angeles
LAX
Los Angeles
Air New Zealand
Direct
AKL
Auckland Intl
9 Feb - 16 Feb
$1,533pp
AKL
Auckland Intl
Air New Zealand
Direct
LAX
Los Angeles
LAX
Los Angeles
Air New Zealand
Direct
AKL
Auckland Intl

Last-minute flights from Auckland to California

Late deals on return flights to California from Auckland, departing today and this week
23 Sep - 29 Sep
$2,443pp
AKL
Auckland Intl
Qatar Airways
   
2 STOPS
LAX
Los Angeles
LAX
Los Angeles
Qatar Airways
   
2 STOPS
AKL
Auckland Intl
21 Sep - 28 Sep
$2,539pp
AKL
Auckland Intl
Emirates
   
2 STOPS
LAX
Los Angeles
LAX
Los Angeles
Emirates
   
2 STOPS
AKL
Auckland Intl
22 Sep - 29 Sep
$2,567pp
AKL
Auckland Intl
Emirates
   
2 STOPS
LAX
Los Angeles
LAX
Los Angeles
Emirates
   
2 STOPS
AKL
Auckland Intl

One-way flights to California from Auckland

The cheapest one-way flights from Auckland to California
11:30 - 08:32
Air Tahiti Nui
1 stop
18h 02m
AKL - SFO
Air Tahiti Nui
$683
DreamWorldTravel
11:00 - 17:58
Qantas Airways
2 stops
27h 58m
AKL - SFO
Qantas Airways
$734
mytrip.com
15:15 - 06:20
Air New Zealand
Direct
12h 05m
AKL - LAX
Air New Zealand
$742
SnapTravelAir

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Flight FAQs

From Auckland to California

What airport do you fly from for flights from Auckland to California?

For a flight from Auckland to California, you will be flying from Auckland Intl. Auckland Intl (AKL) is just 17.9 km from the centre of the city.

Which airlines flying from Auckland Intl to California have flexible cancellations due to COVID-19?

Some of the carriers operating flights from Auckland Intl to California that may be offering flexible cancellation policies are Air New Zealand, Fiji Airways, and Qantas Airways. Our site will let you filter for all airlines offering greater flexibility due to COVID-19.

Can I find flights from Auckland to California for under $1,300 on Cheapflights?

Yes, there are multiple flights from Auckland to California for under $1,300. The cheapest flight booked recently is on Air Tahiti Nui for just $1,222, but on average you can expect to pay $1,347.

Are there direct flights from Auckland to California for under $1,500 on Cheapflights?

Cheapflights has 20 direct flights from Auckland to California under $1,500. A good price for a direct flight from Auckland to California is less than $2,512.

Are there last-minute flights available from Auckland to California for under $2,500?

There are currently 20+ open flights from Auckland to California within the next 7 days for less than $2,500.

How popular is this Auckland to California flight route?

Within the past month, 8,116 users have taken a look at flights from Auckland Intl to California.

What are the cheapest airlines to fly from Auckland to California one-way?

To fly one-way, consider booking your trip with Air Tahiti Nui, which is currently one of the cheapest options available, starting at $566. Hawaiian Airlines flights start at $648 while deals on Qantas Airways start at $687 one-way.

COVID Restrictions

View COVID Travel Restrictions for California (CA)

Do I need a COVID test to fly to California from Auckland?

Information is based on travel restrictions from Auckland Intl to California

Most visitors from Auckland Intl need to provide a negative COVID-19 test result and/or quarantine to enter California.

COVID-19 testing requirements
Visitors from Auckland Intl must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) or Antigen (quick-test) test taken 72 hours before departing to California.

Quarantine requirements
Visitors from Auckland Intl are not required to quarantine after entering California.

Do I need a test to fly back to Auckland from California?

Returning to Auckland Intl from California

COVID-19 testing requirements
Visitors from California must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) test taken 72 hours before departing to Auckland Intl.

Quarantine requirements
Visitors from California are not required to quarantine after entering Auckland Intl.

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Destination points for flights from Auckland to California

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Destination information for California

Things to know before you go - useful duration and weather info for your trip from Auckland to California.
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Flight duration from AKL to California
12h 30m

Airports servicing Auckland

Airports servicing

Bakersfield Meadows Field (BFL)
Burbank (BUR)
Concord Buchanan Fld (CCR)
Crescent City McNamara Field (CEC)
San Diego Carlsbad-Palomar (CLD)
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Top 10 airlines flying from Auckland Intl to California

The chart below displays the airlines Cheapflights users travelling from Auckland to California choose most often. Cheapest and average prices are based on aggregated data from the past 12 months.
Airline Cheapest Average Flexibility On-time COVID-19 safety
Fiji Airways
$545 $763 No cancel fee 74%
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Hawaiian Airlines
$582 $934 No cancel fee 85%
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Virgin Australia
$636 $946 No cancel fee 80%
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Qantas Airways
$605 $951 No cancel fee 74%
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China Eastern
$806 $952 No cancel fee 62%

We couldn't confirm the COVID-19 safety measures taken by China Eastern. Please check directly on their website for additional information.

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Air Tahiti Nui
$593 $965 No cancel fee 73%
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American Airlines
$568 $969 No cancel fee 71%
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Air China
$842 $993 No cancel fee 67%
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United Airlines
$595 $1,102 No cancel fee 69%
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Air New Zealand
$489 $1,149 No cancel fee 78%
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