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Cheap flights from New Zealand to California

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All the information you need to plan the best null to LAX flight in 2021: compare New Zealand to California flight prices with the expected peak season, weather and rainfall in California.
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 $1,138, or $1,307 for flights within the next 24 hours.

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

Flights from New Zealand to California lean towards being more expensive in December. Prices are generally better when you fly from New Zealand to California in May, with the cheapest ticket starting at $823.

When is the cheapest time to fly from New Zealand to California (NZ0 - USCA)?

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 September, October 2021

The best prices found for New Zealand to California flights in September, October
16 Oct - 23 Oct
$2,333pp
AKL
Auckland Intl
Qatar Airways
   
2 STOPS
LAX
Los Angeles
LAX
Los Angeles
Qatar Airways
   
2 STOPS
AKL
Auckland Intl
23 Sep - 29 Sep
$2,434pp
AKL
Auckland Intl
Qatar Airways
   
2 STOPS
LAX
Los Angeles
LAX
Los Angeles
Qatar Airways
   
2 STOPS
AKL
Auckland Intl
25 Sep - 2 Oct
$2,455pp
AKL
Auckland Intl
Qatar Airways
   
2 STOPS
LAX
Los Angeles
LAX
Los Angeles
Qatar Airways
   
2 STOPS
AKL
Auckland Intl

New Zealand to California 2021 flight deals

Cheap flights to California from New Zealand found for this year
12 Dec - 14 Dec
$1,218pp
AKL
Auckland Intl
Air Tahiti Nui
 
1 STOP
LAX
Los Angeles
LAX
Los Angeles
Air Tahiti Nui
 
1 STOP
AKL
Auckland Intl
9 Dec - 4 Jun
$1,336pp
AKL
Auckland Intl
Fiji Airways
 
1 STOP
LAX
Los Angeles
LAX
Los Angeles
Fiji Airways
 
1 STOP
AKL
Auckland Intl
23 Dec - 14 Jan
$1,365pp
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 New Zealand

Save time with New Zealand to California direct flight deals
1 Feb - 27 Feb
$1,351pp
AKL
Auckland Intl
Air New Zealand
Direct
LAX
Los Angeles
LAX
Los Angeles
Air New Zealand
Direct
AKL
Auckland Intl
1 Mar - 8 Mar
$1,392pp
AKL
Auckland Intl
Air New Zealand
Direct
LAX
Los Angeles
LAX
Los Angeles
Air New Zealand
Direct
AKL
Auckland Intl
20 Feb - 18 Mar
$1,397pp
AKL
Auckland Intl
Air New Zealand
Direct
LAX
Los Angeles
LAX
Los Angeles
Air New Zealand
Direct
AKL
Auckland Intl

Last-minute flights from New Zealand to California

Late deals on return flights to California from New Zealand, departing today and this week
29 Sep - 6 Oct
$3,202pp
CHC
Christchurch
Multiple airlines
     
3 STOPS
LAX
Los Angeles
LAX
Los Angeles
Emirates
     
3 STOPS
CHC
Christchurch
29 Sep - 6 Oct
$3,709pp
CHC
Christchurch
Multiple airlines
   
2 STOPS
LAX
Los Angeles
LAX
Los Angeles
Emirates
     
3 STOPS
CHC
Christchurch
1 Oct - 6 Oct
$4,510pp
CHC
Christchurch
Multiple airlines
     
3 STOPS
LAX
Los Angeles
LAX
Los Angeles
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
CHC
Christchurch

One-way flights to California from New Zealand

The cheapest one-way flights from New Zealand to California
15:15 - 06:20
Air New Zealand
Direct
12h 05m
AKL - LAX
Air New Zealand
$724
Gotogate
11:00 - 18:59
Qantas Airways
2 stops
28h 59m
AKL - LAX
Qantas Airways
$728
Travelgenio
11:30 - 04:30
Air Tahiti Nui
1 stop
14h 00m
AKL - LAX
Air Tahiti Nui
$739
Travelgenio

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Flight FAQs

From New Zealand to California

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 Air Tahiti Nui for just $1,218, but on average you can expect to pay $1,350.

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

Cheapflights has 19 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 $3,683.

Are there last-minute flights available from New Zealand to California for under $3,300?

There are currently 20+ open flights from New Zealand to California within the next 7 days for less than $3,300.

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?

$585 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 Hawaiian Airlines and Qantas Airways, with prices starting from $644 and $691, respectively.

COVID Restrictions

View COVID Travel Restrictions for California (CA)

Do I need a COVID test to fly to California from New Zealand?

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 72 hours before departing to California.

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

Do I need a test to fly back to New Zealand from California?

Returning to New Zealand from California

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

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

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Destination points for flights from New Zealand 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 New Zealand to California.
Today's exchange rate
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Flight duration from New Zealand to California
12h 30m

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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.
Airline Cheapest Average Flexibility On-time COVID-19 safety
United Airlines
$599 $1,460 No cancel fee 69%
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Air New Zealand
$693 $1,577 No cancel fee 78%
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Fiji Airways
$774 $1,057 No cancel fee 74%
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American Airlines
$806 $1,339 No cancel fee 71%
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Hawaiian Airlines
$825 $1,325 No cancel fee 85%
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Air Canada
$831 $1,753 No cancel fee 67%
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Air Tahiti Nui
$842 $1,370 No cancel fee 73%
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Qantas Airways
$858 $1,342 No cancel fee 74%
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Virgin Australia
$903 $1,289 No cancel fee 80%
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China Eastern
$1,145 $1,350 No cancel fee 62%

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