Cheap flights from New Zealand to California

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How far in advance should I book a flight from New Zealand 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 New Zealand to California 1-2 weeks in advance for as low as $1,179, or $1,354 for flights within the next 24 hours.

What is the cheapest month to fly from New Zealand to California?

May can be a great time to fly to California from New Zealand with a flight ticket averaging about $1,235. Cheapflights users have found deals in the month of May for as cheap as $853. The most expensive prices can be found in the month of December.

When is the cheapest time to fly from New Zealand to California (NZ - CA)?

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

Cheap flights from New Zealand to California in January, February 2022

The best prices found for New Zealand to California flights in January, February
19 Feb - 26 Feb
CHC

Christchurch

LAX

Los Angeles

2 stops

20h 50m
LAX

Los Angeles

CHC

Christchurch

2 stops

20h 40m
$1,449

Multiple Airlines

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Deal found 15/1/22

24 Jan - 31 Jan
AKL

Auckland Intl

LAX

Los Angeles

2 stops

26h 09m
LAX

Los Angeles

AKL

Auckland Intl

1 stop

20h 00m
$1,469

Multiple Airlines

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Deal found 16/1/22

12 Feb - 19 Feb
AKL

Auckland Intl

SFO

San Francisco

2 stops

25h 08m
SFO

San Francisco

AKL

Auckland Intl

2 stops

20h 50m
$1,482

Multiple Airlines

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Deal found 16/1/22

New Zealand to California 2022 flight deals

Cheap flights to California from New Zealand found for this year
1 Nov - 13 Nov
AKL

Auckland Intl

LAX

Los Angeles

Nonstop

14h 15m
LAX

Los Angeles

AKL

Auckland Intl

1 stop

17h 00m
$1,263

Air Tahiti Nui

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Deal found 17/1/22

1 Nov - 13 Nov
AKL

Auckland Intl

LAX

Los Angeles

Nonstop

14h 15m
LAX

Los Angeles

AKL

Auckland Intl

Nonstop

17h 00m
$1,264

Air Tahiti Nui

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Deal found 17/1/22

7 Mar - 21 Mar
AKL

Auckland Intl

LAX

Los Angeles

1 stop

18h 45m
LAX

Los Angeles

AKL

Auckland Intl

1 stop

16h 55m
$1,282

Fiji Airways

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Deal found 18/1/22

Direct flights to California from New Zealand

Save time with New Zealand to California direct flight deals
7 Mar - 21 Mar
AKL

Auckland Intl

LAX

Los Angeles

Nonstop

12h 00m
LAX

Los Angeles

AKL

Auckland Intl

Nonstop

12h 55m
$1,376

Air New Zealand

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Deal found 18/1/22

1 Mar - 24 Mar
AKL

Auckland Intl

LAX

Los Angeles

Nonstop

12h 00m
LAX

Los Angeles

AKL

Auckland Intl

Nonstop

12h 55m
$1,385

Air New Zealand

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Deal found 17/1/22

1 Jun - 15 Jun
AKL

Auckland Intl

LAX

Los Angeles

Nonstop

12h 05m
LAX

Los Angeles

AKL

Auckland Intl

Nonstop

12h 55m
$1,455

Air New Zealand

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Deal found 18/1/22

Last-minute flights from New Zealand to California

Late deals on return flights to California from New Zealand, departing today and this week
24 Jan - 31 Jan
AKL

Auckland Intl

LAX

Los Angeles

2 stops

26h 09m
LAX

Los Angeles

AKL

Auckland Intl

1 stop

20h 00m
$1,469

Multiple Airlines

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Deal found 16/1/22

24 Jan - 31 Jan
AKL

Auckland Intl

LAX

Los Angeles

Nonstop

12h 00m
LAX

Los Angeles

AKL

Auckland Intl

Nonstop

12h 55m
$1,542

Lufthansa

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Deal found 17/1/22

24 Jan - 31 Jan
AKL

Auckland Intl

LAX

Los Angeles

2 stops

29h 37m
LAX

Los Angeles

AKL

Auckland Intl

Nonstop

12h 55m
$1,549

Multiple Airlines

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Deal found 17/1/22

One-way flights to California from New Zealand

The cheapest one-way flights from New Zealand to California
26 May
AKL

Auckland Intl

LAX

Los Angeles

1 stop

14h 55m
$592

Air Tahiti Nui

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Deal found 16/1/22

20 May
AKL

Auckland Intl

LAX

Los Angeles

1 stop

32h 40m
$628

Air Tahiti Nui

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Deal found 15/1/22

27 May
AKL

Auckland Intl

LAX

Los Angeles

1 stop

19h 15m
$657

Air Tahiti Nui

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Deal found 16/1/22

Related info for your journey

Useful info, stats and facts about New Zealand to California flights.

Which airlines flying from New Zealand to California have flexible cancellations due to COVID-19?

Some of the carriers operating flights from New Zealand 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 New Zealand to California for under $1,300 on Cheapflights?

Yes, there are multiple flights from New Zealand to California for under $1,300. The cheapest flight booked recently is on Fiji Airways for just $1,282, but on average you can expect to pay $1,364.

Are there direct flights from New Zealand to California for under $1,400 on Cheapflights?

Cheapflights has 20 direct flights from New Zealand to California under $1,400. A good price for a direct flight from New Zealand to California is less than $3,181.

Are there last-minute flights available from New Zealand to California for under $1,500?

There are currently 20+ open flights from New Zealand to California within the next 7 days for less than $1,500.

How popular is this New Zealand to California flight route?

Flights from New Zealand to California have been viewed 8,116 times in the past calendar month.

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

$592 is the cheapest one-way deal found within the past few days, from Air Tahiti Nui. You may also be able to find cheap deals on Air New Zealand and Qantas Airways, with prices starting from $675 and $697, respectively.

Can I fly to California from New Zealand right now?

Information is based on travel restrictions from New Zealand to California

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

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

Quarantine requirements
Visitors from New Zealand are not required to quarantine after entering California.

Can I fly back to New Zealand from California?

Returning to New Zealand from California

Quarantine requirements
Visitors from California are not required to quarantine after entering New Zealand.

Destination points for flights from New Zealand to California

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Top 10 airlines flying from New Zealand to California

The chart below displays the airlines Cheapflights users travelling from New Zealand to California choose most often. Cheapest and average prices are based on aggregated data from the past 12 months.
AirlineCheapestAverageFlexibilityOn-timeCOVID-19 safety
United Airlines
Cheapest$620
Average$1,512
FlexibilityNo cancel fee
On-time69%
COVID-19 safety
Air New Zealand
Cheapest$718
Average$1,633
FlexibilityNo cancel fee
On-time78%
COVID-19 safety
Fiji Airways
Cheapest$802
Average$1,095
FlexibilityNo cancel fee
On-time74%
COVID-19 safety
American Airlines
Cheapest$835
Average$1,387
FlexibilityNo cancel fee
On-time71%
COVID-19 safety
Hawaiian Airlines
Cheapest$855
Average$1,373
FlexibilityNo cancel fee
On-time85%
COVID-19 safety
Air Canada
Cheapest$861
Average$1,816
FlexibilityNo cancel fee
On-time67%
COVID-19 safety
Air Tahiti Nui
Cheapest$872
Average$1,419
FlexibilityNo cancel fee
On-time73%
COVID-19 safety
Qantas Airways
Cheapest$889
Average$1,390
FlexibilityNo cancel fee
On-time74%
COVID-19 safety
Virgin Australia
Cheapest$935
Average$1,335
FlexibilityNo cancel fee
On-time80%
COVID-19 safety
China Eastern
Cheapest$1,186
Average$1,399
FlexibilityNo cancel fee
On-time62%
COVID-19 safety

Hourly flight availability from New Zealand to California

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