Cheap flights from Australia to California

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How far in advance should I book a flight from Australia to California?

Travellers have found it’s best to book a flight 61 days in advance to save up to 5% 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 61 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 Australia to California 1-2 weeks in advance for as low as $1,046, or $1,046 for flights within the next 24 hours.

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

Flights from Australia to California lean towards being more expensive in December. Prices are generally better when you fly from Australia to California in March, with the cheapest ticket starting at $719.

When is the cheapest time to fly from Australia to California (AU - CA)?

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

Cheap flights from Australia to California in May, June 2022

The best prices found for Australia to California flights in May, June
14 Jun. - 11 Sep.
SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

LAX

Los Angeles

1 stop

16h 40m
LAX

Los Angeles

SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

1 stop

18h 50m
$1,260

Fiji Airways

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Deal found 24/5/22

29 May - 21 Jun.
SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

LAX

Los Angeles

Nonstop

13h 30m
LAX

Los Angeles

SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

Nonstop

15h 00m
$1,267

Virgin Atlantic

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Deal found 21/5/22

28 May - 15 Jun.
SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

LAX

Los Angeles

Nonstop

13h 30m
LAX

Los Angeles

SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

Nonstop

15h 00m
$1,269

Virgin Atlantic

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Deal found 22/5/22

Australia to California 2022 flight deals

Cheap flights to California from Australia found for this year
26 Oct. - 13 Nov.
MEL

Melbourne

LAX

Los Angeles

1 stop

42h 15m
LAX

Los Angeles

MEL

Melbourne

1 stop

37h 50m
$1,073

Philippine Airlines

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Deal found 23/5/22

13 Sep. - 21 Sep.
MEL

Melbourne

SFO

San Francisco

1 stop

28h 45m
SFO

San Francisco

MEL

Melbourne

1 stop

38h 45m
$1,081

Philippine Airlines

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Deal found 22/5/22

4 Oct. - 16 Oct.
MEL

Melbourne

LAX

Los Angeles

1 stop

42h 15m
LAX

Los Angeles

MEL

Melbourne

1 stop

39h 15m
$1,087

Philippine Airlines

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Deal found 24/5/22

Cheap Philippine Airlines flights from Australia to California

26 Oct. - 13 Nov.
MEL

Melbourne

LAX

Los Angeles

1 stop

42h 15m
LAX

Los Angeles

MEL

Melbourne

1 stop

37h 50m
$1,073

Philippine Airlines

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Deal found 23/5/22

13 Sep. - 21 Sep.
MEL

Melbourne

SFO

San Francisco

1 stop

28h 45m
SFO

San Francisco

MEL

Melbourne

1 stop

38h 45m
$1,081

Philippine Airlines

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Deal found 22/5/22

4 Oct. - 16 Oct.
MEL

Melbourne

LAX

Los Angeles

1 stop

42h 15m
LAX

Los Angeles

MEL

Melbourne

1 stop

39h 15m
$1,087

Philippine Airlines

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Deal found 24/5/22

Cheap Air Canada flights from Australia to California

15 Nov. - 15 Dec.
SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

LAX

Los Angeles

1 stop

18h 28m
LAX

Los Angeles

SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

2 stops

29h 20m
$1,098

Air Canada

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Deal found 22/5/22

9 Nov. - 1 Dec.
SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

LAX

Los Angeles

1 stop

26h 08m
LAX

Los Angeles

SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

1 stop

21h 30m
$1,104

Air Canada

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Deal found 22/5/22

15 Nov. - 15 Dec.
SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

LAX

Los Angeles

2 stops

22h 13m
LAX

Los Angeles

SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

2 stops

26h 45m
$1,107

Air Canada

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Deal found 22/5/22

Direct flights to California from Australia

Save time with Australia to California direct flight deals
28 Aug. - 12 Sep.
SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

LAX

Los Angeles

Nonstop

13h 35m
LAX

Los Angeles

SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

Nonstop

14h 50m
$1,162

Delta

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Deal found 24/5/22

19 Jul. - 31 Jul.
SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

LAX

Los Angeles

Nonstop

13h 30m
LAX

Los Angeles

SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

Nonstop

14h 50m
$1,245

Delta

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Deal found 22/5/22

23 Aug. - 6 Sep.
SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

LAX

Los Angeles

Nonstop

13h 30m
LAX

Los Angeles

SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

Nonstop

15h 10m
$1,257

Virgin Australia

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Deal found 24/5/22

Last-minute flights from Australia to California

Late deals on return flights to California from Australia, departing today and this week
29 May - 21 Jun.
SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

LAX

Los Angeles

Nonstop

13h 30m
LAX

Los Angeles

SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

Nonstop

15h 00m
$1,267

Virgin Atlantic

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Deal found 21/5/22

3 Jun. - 20 Jun.
SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

LAX

Los Angeles

Nonstop

13h 35m
LAX

Los Angeles

SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

Nonstop

15h 00m
$1,269

Virgin Atlantic

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Deal found 22/5/22

30 May - 21 Jun.
SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

LAX

Los Angeles

Nonstop

13h 30m
LAX

Los Angeles

SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

Nonstop

15h 00m
$1,270

Virgin Atlantic

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Deal found 23/5/22

One-way flights to California from Australia

The cheapest one-way flights from Australia to California
27 Jul.
MEL

Melbourne

SFO

San Francisco

1 stop

20h 03m
$590

Multiple Airlines

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Deal found 23/5/22

7 Sep.
MEL

Melbourne

LAX

Los Angeles

1 stop

24h 53m
$620

Multiple Airlines

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Deal found 21/5/22

20 Oct.
SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

SFO

San Francisco

1 stop

20h 23m
$636

Multiple Airlines

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Deal found 22/5/22

Related info for your journey

Useful info, stats and facts about Australia to California flights.

California is one of the most popular states in the USA, reeling in over 260 million visitors each year.Most people head for the Pacific coast where curving highways sew together big cities like Los Angeles, San Francisco and Santa Monica. And the national parks are basically one big travel bucket list – from wild Yosemite National Park to the desert-dry Joshua Tree National Park.But how to get there? Direct flights jet off from a couple of Australian cities. You’re looking at around 16 hours’ flight time.

How long is the flight from Australia to California?

It depends – where are you flying from and to?Some of the shortest flights are the direct ones. So you could hop on a flight from Sydney to Los Angeles or San Francisco (around 15 hours long). Flight times are an hour or two longer from southerly cities like Melbourne (17 hours).Perth is too far away for a direct flight, so you’ll have to book an indirect flight to California. These can last from 22 hours long.

Which airlines operate flights from Australia to California?

Loads. You could fly with Qantas Airways, Air New Zealand, Virgin Australia and United Airlines – or combine a couple, if you don’t mind a stopover.

How frequent are flights between Australia and California?

Thanks to the huge choice of routes, Australia to California flights jet off all day, every day.

Which airports serve Australia and California?

Popular Australian airports include Sydney (Kingsford Smith) Airport, Melbourne (Tullamarine) Airport, Darwin International Airport, Brisbane Airport, Hobart Airport and Perth Airport. But you could also start from a smaller airport like Gold Coast Airport or Adelaide Airport.Over in the USA, California is your oyster. Los Angeles International Airport and San Francisco International Airport are the two big-hitters. Or there’s always San Diego International Airport, John Wayne International Airport in Santa Ana, or Palm Springs Airport.

Which direct flight route between Australia and California is cheapest?

It’s often cheapest to fly from Sydney to Los Angeles, closely followed by San Francisco. Alternatively, hop on a direct flight from Melbourne to Los Angeles – the prices can dip nice and low. California isn’t nicknamed the Golden State for nothing. This south-west corner of the USA ticks off sandy beaches, heat-struck deserts, sulphuric national parks – plus some of the most famous cities on the planet.Book direct flights from Australia to California, and you could land in Los Angeles or San Francisco. Other popular routes include San Diego, near the Mexican border, and Sacramento, the historic state capital.Spectacular scenery is never far away from the cities. The coastal Big Sur highway is one of the world’s most dramatic drives, while the Sierra Nevada mountains serve up Lake Tahoe and grand Yosemite National Park.

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

Virgin Australia, Qantas Airways, and Fiji Airways are some of the carriers that may have flexible cancellation policies. You can use our site to filter for other airlines that may also have this kind of flexibility.

Can I find flights from Australia to California for under $1,100 on Cheapflights?

Yes, there are multiple flights from Australia to California for under $1,100. The cheapest flight booked recently is on Philippine Airlines for just $1,073, but on average you can expect to pay $1,094.

Are there direct flights from Australia to California for under $1,200 on Cheapflights?

Cheapflights has 20 direct flights from Australia to California under $1,200. A good price for a direct flight from Australia to California is less than $1,269.

Are there last-minute flights available from Australia to California for under $1,300?

There are currently 20+ open flights from Australia to California within the next 7 days for less than $1,300.

What days are direct flights available from Australia to California?

Direct flights can be found on the following days: Wednesday.

How popular is this Australia to California flight route?

Within the past month, 12,962 users have taken a look at flights from Australia to California.

How many flights depart from Australia to California on average per day?

1 flight departure from Australia to California per day on average.
Morning (6am - Midday) - 100% of flight departures

How long is the flight from Australia to California?

For as low as $1,073, Philippine Airlines can have you in California from Australia in 16h 40m. Airlines will cover a distance of 12128 km. When browsing for deals, the options you’ll see will be for both direct flights and flights with stops.

Top 5 airlines flying from Australia to California

The chart below displays the airlines Cheapflights users travelling from Australia to California choose most often. Cheapest and average prices are based on aggregated data from the past 12 months.
AirlineCheapestAverageFlexibilityOn-timeCOVID-19 safety
RexCheapest$118Average$141FlexibilityNo cancel feeOn-time86%COVID-19 safety
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EmiratesCheapest$353Average$1,323FlexibilityNo cancel feeOn-time75%COVID-19 safety
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DeltaCheapest$604Average$2,222FlexibilityNo cancel feeOn-timeN/ACOVID-19 safety
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American AirlinesCheapest$679Average$1,806FlexibilityNo cancel feeOn-time71%COVID-19 safety
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China SouthernCheapest$785Average$1,195FlexibilityNo cancel feeOn-time69%COVID-19 safety
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Hourly flight availability from Australia to California

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18%of flight departuresEvening6 pm to midnight
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