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 $991, or $991 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 $681.

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 October, November 2021

The best prices found for Australia to California flights in October, November
23 Nov. - 1 Dec.
SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

LAX

Los Angeles

1 stop

17h 00m
LAX

Los Angeles

SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

1 stop

28h 20m
$1,215

Fiji Airways

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Deal found 19/10/21

25 Nov. - 13 Dec.
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Sydney Kingsford Smith

LAX

Los Angeles

1 stop

17h 00m
LAX

Los Angeles

SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

2 stops

31h 10m
$1,233

Multiple Airlines

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Deal found 19/10/21

15 Nov. - 29 Jan.
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Sydney Kingsford Smith

SFO

San Francisco

1 stop

16h 45m
SFO

San Francisco

SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

1 stop

19h 30m
$1,235

Fiji Airways

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Deal found 19/10/21

Australia to California 2021 flight deals

Cheap flights to California from Australia found for this year
11 Dec. - 22 Jan.
SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

LAX

Los Angeles

2 stops

43h 55m
LAX

Los Angeles

SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

2 stops

40h 50m
$1,196

Multiple Airlines

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Deal found 20/10/21

28 Dec. - 15 Jan.
SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

LAX

Los Angeles

1 stop

16h 50m
LAX

Los Angeles

SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

1 stop

19h 00m
$1,201

Fiji Airways

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Deal found 19/10/21

7 Dec. - 11 Jan.
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Sydney Kingsford Smith

SFO

San Francisco

1 stop

25h 30m
SFO

San Francisco

SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

1 stop

28h 50m
$1,204

Fiji Airways

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Deal found 19/10/21

Direct flights to California from Australia

Save time with Australia to California direct flight deals
14 Apr. - 24 Apr.
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Sydney Kingsford Smith

LAX

Los Angeles

Nonstop

13h 45m
LAX

Los Angeles

SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

Nonstop

14h 50m
$1,551

Qantas Airways

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Deal found 20/10/21

14 Apr. - 24 Apr.
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Sydney Kingsford Smith

LAX

Los Angeles

Nonstop

13h 45m
LAX

Los Angeles

SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

Nonstop

14h 50m
$1,556

Qantas Airways

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Deal found 21/10/21

1 Feb. - 21 Feb.
SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

LAX

Los Angeles

Nonstop

13h 35m
LAX

Los Angeles

SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

Nonstop

15h 10m
$1,557

Qantas Airways

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Deal found 19/10/21

Last-minute flights from Australia to California

Late deals on return flights to California from Australia, departing today and this week
26 Oct. - 2 Nov.
SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

LAX

Los Angeles

1 stop

21h 35m
LAX

Los Angeles

SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

2 stops

51h 55m
$1,275

United Airlines

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Deal found 20/10/21

28 Oct. - 5 Nov.
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Sydney Kingsford Smith

LAX

Los Angeles

Nonstop

13h 40m
LAX

Los Angeles

SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

2 stops

49h 05m
$1,279

United Airlines

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Deal found 21/10/21

31 Oct. - 5 Nov.
SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

LAX

Los Angeles

1 stop

25h 45m
LAX

Los Angeles

SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

2 stops

51h 55m
$1,288

United Airlines

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Deal found 20/10/21

One-way flights to California from Australia

The cheapest one-way flights from Australia to California
27 Jan.
SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

ONT

Ontario

1 stop

19h 40m
$747

Hawaiian Airlines

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Deal found 19/10/21

25 Jan.
SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

LAX

Los Angeles

1 stop

20h 25m
$747

Hawaiian Airlines

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Deal found 19/10/21

10 Feb.
SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

SFO

San Francisco

2 stops

19h 35m
$748

Hawaiian Airlines

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Deal found 18/10/21

Related info for your journey

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

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

Virgin Australia, Qantas Airways, and Air New Zealand 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.

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

Airlines globally have implemented additional safety measures to accommodate you. Philippine Airlines is one of them. Some of the new policies that have been implemented to accommodate travellers flying from Australia to California are improved sanitation, HEPA filters, mask requirements, socially-distanced seating (for a limited time), and pre-flight testing for antibodies and symptoms. Policies will vary by airline.

Can I find flights from Australia to California for under $1,200 on Cheapflights?

Yes, there are multiple flights from Australia to California for under $1,200. The cheapest flight booked recently is on Multiple Airlines for just $1,156, but on average you can expect to pay $1,199.

Are there direct flights from Australia to California for under $1,600 on Cheapflights?

Cheapflights has 20 direct flights from Australia to California under $1,600. A good price for a direct flight from Australia to California is less than $1,605.

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: Sunday, Monday, Saturday.

How popular is this Australia to California flight route?

Within the past month, 20,058 users have taken a look at flights from Australia to California.

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

2 flight departures from Australia to California per day on average.
Morning (6am - Midday) - 50% of flight departures
Afternoon (Midday - 6pm) - 50% of flight departures

How long is the flight from Australia to California?

For as low as $1,195, Fiji Airways can have you in California from Australia in 24h 35m. Airlines will cover a distance of 12128 km.

Can I fly to California from Australia right now?

Information is based on travel restrictions from Australia to California

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

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

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

Can I fly back to Australia from California?

Returning to Australia from California

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

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

Top 10 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
Delta
Cheapest$480
Average$1,465
FlexibilityNo cancel fee
On-timeN/A
COVID-19 safety
American Airlines
Cheapest$578
Average$1,298
FlexibilityNo cancel fee
On-time71%
COVID-19 safety
Fiji Airways
Cheapest$654
Average$1,007
FlexibilityNo cancel fee
On-time74%
COVID-19 safety
Philippine Airlines
Cheapest$720
Average$1,003
FlexibilityNo cancel fee
On-time60%
COVID-19 safety
Hawaiian Airlines
Cheapest$737
Average$1,301
FlexibilityNo cancel fee
On-time85%
COVID-19 safety
China Southern
Cheapest$743
Average$1,131
FlexibilityNo cancel fee
On-time69%
COVID-19 safety
Lufthansa
Cheapest$755
Average$1,173
FlexibilityNo cancel fee
On-time76%
COVID-19 safety
United Airlines
Cheapest$773
Average$1,239
FlexibilityNo cancel fee
On-time69%
COVID-19 safety
Air Canada
Cheapest$776
Average$1,191
FlexibilityNo cancel fee
On-time67%
COVID-19 safety
China Eastern
Cheapest$817
Average$1,233
FlexibilityNo cancel fee
On-time62%
COVID-19 safety

Hourly flight availability from Australia to California

See what time of day planes typically take off from Australia to California
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72%of flight departuresMorning6 am to noon
27%of flight departuresAfternoonNoon to 6 pm
0%of flight departuresEvening6 pm to midnight
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