|Popular in||December||High demand for flights, 13% potential price rise|
|Cheapest in||May||Best time to find cheap flights, 3% potential price drop|
|Average price||$1,325||Average for round-trip flights in September 2021|
|Round-trip from||$1,231||From Auckland Intl to Los Angeles|
|One-way from||$14||One-way flight from Auckland Intl (AKL) to Los Angeles (LAX)|
Information is based on travel restrictions for travel to Los Angeles within the United States
Most visitors from USA need to provide a negative COVID-19 test result and/or quarantine to enter Los Angeles.
COVID-19 testing requirements
Visitors from USA must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) or Antigen (quick-test) test taken 72 hours before departing to Los Angeles.
Visitors from USA are not required to quarantine after entering Los Angeles.
Returning to USA from Los Angeles
COVID-19 testing requirements
Visitors from Los Angeles must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) test taken 72 hours before departing to USA.
Visitors from Los Angeles are not required to quarantine after entering USA.
AKL - LAX
$884 - $1,923
20 - 32 °C
0 - 123 mm
On the surface shamelessly pretentious, loud and glitzy, take cheap flights to Los Angeles and you’ll discover a fascinating cosmopolitan metropolis beneath the city’s veneer. Los Angeles has a plethora of iconic sights up its sleeve, including the neighbourhoods of Hollywood, Beverly Hills and Rodeo Drive. Not surprisingly nightlife, restaurants, shopping, sunbathing and celebrity spotting are high on the list for first time visitors. Los Angeles’ Mediterranean climate offers abundant sunshine and mild weather year round. Peak season is summer with temperatures averaging 24C to 29C. Head to the coastal towns of Santa Monica and Venice Beach to cool off if the city gets too hot and smoggy. You’re unlikely to save money on flight tickets and accommodation at this time. February is also best to avoid for the annual Academy Awards, unless you’re a die hard celebrity watcher.
Los Angeles doesn’t really have an off season, the city is always busy and lively but if you had to choose one it would be January as it’s typically rainy. December to February, excepting Christmas and New Years’, should produce good deals on flight tickets and hotels if you do your research and book early.
Spring (March to May) is a great time to book flights to Los Angeles. Timing your visit to the City of Angels in Spring means comfortable temperatures in the mid to late teens, plus less rain and smog. You’ll also find accommodation is discounted in the Spring. Autumn is another good time to go with temps in the late teens and early 20Cs. The weather is still warm enough for swimming and sightseeing is much more pleasant. Plan a couple of months in advance for cheap flights to Los Angeles and great deals on hotels.
Flights from Auckland to Los Angeles – 12 hrs 5 mins
Flights from Wellington to Los Angeles – 14 hrs 25 mins
Flights from Christchurch to Los Angeles – 14 hrs 40 mins
Flights from Dunedin to Los Angeles – 16 hrs 35 mins
Air New Zealand has a well established flight route to Los Angeles from Auckland with two flights a day. American Airlines also flies the route on a daily basis. Keep an eye out for cheap flights to Los Angeles for less than $1,000 return from March to May and October / November. Easter and school holidays excluded.
Los Angeles Airport (LAX) is 30 km from downtown Los Angeles and is a large busy airport. However, ground transport is well organised with shuttles between terminals, several bus and limousine services plus a metro connector to access the light rail. Taxis are also prevalent and you can take your pick from hundreds that line up in the central terminal area.
Los Angeles (LAX), located 15.1 km from the city centre, is the airport you fly into when you book flights to Los Angeles.