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?

Users have found that booking a flight from New Zealand to California at least 16 days early can save you up to 10% on average compared to booking a flight this week. If booking 16 days before your flight isn’t an option for you, users have found flights from New Zealand to California for as little as $1,126 when booking for a departure date within the next two weeks. You can also check prices now. Some users have found airline tickets as low as $1,293 for flights departing within the next 3 days.

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

The best pricing can be found in the month of May. Prices to California from New Zealand average $1,179. You can even find prices in May for less than $1,179, as users have found deals to California from as low as $814. The month of December appears to be one of the more expensive times to travel to California from New Zealand. Flying in the targeted month can save you up to 24%.

Cheap flights from New Zealand to California in June, July 2021

The best prices found for New Zealand to California flights in June, July
16 Jul - 16 Aug
$2,004pp
AKL
Auckland Intl
Multiple airlines
 
1 STOP
LAX
Los Angeles
LAX
Los Angeles
Fiji Airways
   
2 STOPS
AKL
Auckland Intl
18 Jul - 16 Aug
$2,012pp
AKL
Auckland Intl
Multiple airlines
 
1 STOP
LAX
Los Angeles
LAX
Los Angeles
Fiji Airways
   
2 STOPS
AKL
Auckland Intl
17 Jul - 18 Aug
$2,042pp
AKL
Auckland Intl
Multiple airlines
 
1 STOP
LAX
Los Angeles
LAX
Los Angeles
Fiji Airways
   
2 STOPS
AKL
Auckland Intl

New Zealand to California 2021 flight deals

Cheap flights to California from New Zealand found for this year
1 Sep - 17 Sep
$1,323pp
AKL
Auckland Intl
Fiji Airways
 
1 STOP
LAX
Los Angeles
LAX
Los Angeles
Fiji Airways
 
1 STOP
AKL
Auckland Intl
1 Sep - 14 Sep
$1,333pp
AKL
Auckland Intl
Fiji Airways
 
1 STOP
LAX
Los Angeles
LAX
Los Angeles
Fiji Airways
 
1 STOP
AKL
Auckland Intl
2 Sep - 19 Sep
$1,376pp
AKL
Auckland Intl
Fiji Airways
 
1 STOP
LAX
Los Angeles
LAX
Los Angeles
Fiji Airways
 
1 STOP
AKL
Auckland Intl

Direct flights to California from New Zealand

Save time with New Zealand to California direct flight deals
1 Nov - 21 Apr
$1,378pp
AKL
Auckland Intl
Air New Zealand
Direct
SFO
San Francisco
SFO
San Francisco
Air New Zealand
Direct
AKL
Auckland Intl
8 Nov - 31 Dec
$2,359pp
AKL
Auckland Intl
Air New Zealand
Direct
LAX
Los Angeles
LAX
Los Angeles
Air New Zealand
Direct
AKL
Auckland Intl
24 Jun - 31 Aug
$2,443pp
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
24 Jun - 31 Aug
$2,443pp
AKL
Auckland Intl
Air New Zealand
Direct
LAX
Los Angeles
LAX
Los Angeles
Air New Zealand
Direct
AKL
Auckland Intl
27 Jun - 4 Aug
$2,505pp
AKL
Auckland Intl
Multiple airlines
 
1 STOP
LAX
Los Angeles
LAX
Los Angeles
Multiple Airlines
     
3 STOPS
AKL
Auckland Intl
24 Jun - 31 Aug
$2,532pp
AKL
Auckland Intl
Emirates
   
2 STOPS
LAX
Los Angeles
LAX
Los Angeles
Emirates
   
2 STOPS
AKL
Auckland Intl

One-way flights to California from New Zealand

The cheapest one-way flights from New Zealand to California
10:30 - 01:40
Air New Zealand
Direct
12h 10m
AKL - SFO
Air New Zealand
$722
SnapTravelAir
03:30 - 06:45
Qantas Airways
2 stops
24h 15m
AKL - SFO
Qantas Airways
$778
Travelgenio
04:55 - 02:00
Multiple Airlines
2 stops
40h 05m
AKL - LAX
Multiple Airlines
$975
United

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Flight FAQs

From New Zealand to California

Can I find flights from New Zealand to California for under $1,404 on Cheapflights?

Yes, there are multiple flights from New Zealand to California for under $1,404. The cheapest flight booked recently is on Fiji Airways for just $1,323, but on average you can expect to pay $1,500.

What safety measures are being taken by airlines flying from New Zealand to California to control the spread of COVID-19?

New policies can now be found on Alaska Airlines to help keep travellers safe while flying. New policies for travellers booking flights from New Zealand to California include masks being provided and required on board, daily cleaning and sanitisation, use of HEPA filters, pre-flight testing for antibodies and symptoms, and socially-distanced seating (for a limited time). Keep in mind that policies will vary by airline.

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.

Are there direct flights from New Zealand to California for under $1,404 on Cheapflights?

Cheapflights has 20 direct flights from New Zealand to California under $1,404. A good price for a direct flight from New Zealand to California is less than $2,803.

Are there last-minute flights available from New Zealand to California for under $2,528?

There are currently 20+ open flights from New Zealand to California within the next 7 days for less than $2,528.

How popular is this flight route?

The New Zealand to California flight path was viewed by 8,116 users in the past month. Keep an eye out for changes in search interest prior to high and low season.

What are the most popular airlines that fly from New Zealand to California?

When booking a flight from New Zealand to California, you may want to consider flying on American Airlines, Air Canada or Air China as they are the most popular for this route.

What are the most popular routes from New Zealand to California?

Most travellers choose Auckland Intl - Los Angeles, Christchurch - Los Angeles or Auckland Intl - Burbank Bob Hope when deciding on the best route from New Zealand to California.

What are the cheapest flights from New Zealand to California?

Looking at all options, your cheapest flight can be booked for $494. While the most popular route (Auckland Intl - Los Angeles) can be booked for $1,323 on average our data indicates $2,279 when flying from New Zealand to California

What are the most reliable airlines from New Zealand to California?

No one likes to see their flight delayed. When booking a flight from New Zealand to California consider choosing Air Canada(100%), Turkish Airlines(100%) or Lufthansa(100%), as they are the most reliable in getting you off to your destination on time.

How long does is the flight from New Zealand to California?

Departing from New Zealand to California will take you 12h 10m. This flight may include one or multiple stops.

What are the cheapest airlines to flying from New Zealand to California return?

According to our current data, Fiji Airways ($1,323), Air New Zealand ($1,378), and Qantas Airways ($1,461) offers the cheapest pricing from New Zealand to California.

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

For one-way options, check prices for Air New Zealand. According to our data, you can fly for as low as $684. Users have also found tickets on Qantas Airways for as little as $728.

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.
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Flight duration
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Airports servicing

Christchurch (CHC)
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Dunedin (DUD)
Great Barrier Island (GBZ)
Gisborne Airport (GIS)

Airports servicing

Bakersfield Meadows Field (BFL)
Burbank (BUR)
Concord Buchanan Fld (CCR)
Crescent City McNamara Field (CEC)
San Diego Carlsbad-Palomar (CLD)
Fresno Airterminal (FAT)

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
Fiji Airways
$545 $745 No cancel fee 74%
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Virgin Australia
$636 $908 No cancel fee 80%
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American Airlines
$568 $944 No cancel fee 71%
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Qantas Airways
$605 $945 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%

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

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Air China
$842 $993 No cancel fee 67%
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Hawaiian Airlines
$582 $994 No cancel fee 85%
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United Airlines
$422 $1,017 No cancel fee 69%
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Air New Zealand
$489 $1,140 No cancel fee 78%
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