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Australia to California

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 $952, or $952 for flights within the next 24 hours.

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

March is one of the best times of the year to fly to California from Australia. Prices for March average $927 per person but you can even find prices for as low as $654. The most expensive prices can be found in the month of December. Opting for a March flight can save you 56% on your journey compared to booking in March

Cheap flights from Australia to California in March, April 2021

11 Apr - 4 Jul
$1,606pp
MEL
Melbourne
Qatar Airways
 
1 STOP
LAX
Los Angeles
LAX
Los Angeles
Qatar Airways
 
1 STOP
MEL
Melbourne
1 Apr - 15 Nov
$1,666pp
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
Etihad Airways
   
2 STOPS
LAX
Los Angeles
LAX
Los Angeles
Etihad Airways
   
2 STOPS
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
1 Apr - 15 Nov
$1,670pp
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
American Airlines
Direct
LAX
Los Angeles
LAX
Los Angeles
American Airlines
 
1 STOP
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith

Australia to California 2021 flight deals

31 Oct - 27 Nov
$994pp
MEL
Melbourne
Multiple airlines
 
1 STOP
LAX
Los Angeles
LAX
Los Angeles
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
MEL
Melbourne
31 Oct - 27 Nov
$1,005pp
MEL
Melbourne
Multiple airlines
   
2 STOPS
LAX
Los Angeles
LAX
Los Angeles
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
MEL
Melbourne
17 Nov - 26 Nov
$1,039pp
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
Philippine Airlines
 
1 STOP
LAX
Los Angeles
LAX
Los Angeles
Philippine Airlines
 
1 STOP
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith

Direct flights to California from Australia

1 Apr - 15 Nov
$1,682pp
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
American Airlines
Direct
LAX
Los Angeles
LAX
Los Angeles
American Airlines
Direct
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
1 Apr - 15 Nov
$1,696pp
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
American Airlines
Direct
LAX
Los Angeles
LAX
Los Angeles
American Airlines
Direct
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
2 Aug - 18 Aug
$1,880pp
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
American Airlines
Direct
LAX
Los Angeles
LAX
Los Angeles
American Airlines
Direct
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith

Last-minute flights from Australia to California

14 Mar - 17 Jun
$1,979pp
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
American Airlines
Direct
LAX
Los Angeles
LAX
Los Angeles
American Airlines
Direct
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
14 Mar - 14 Apr
$2,456pp
BNE
Brisbane
Multiple airlines
 
1 STOP
LAX
Los Angeles
LAX
Los Angeles
Multiple Airlines
     
3 STOPS
BNE
Brisbane
14 Mar - 12 Apr
$2,459pp
BNE
Brisbane
Multiple airlines
 
1 STOP
LAX
Los Angeles
LAX
Los Angeles
Multiple Airlines
     
3 STOPS
BNE
Brisbane

One-way flights to California from Australia

04:00 - 05:25
Philippine Airlines
1 stop
42h 25m
MEL - LAX
Philippine Airlines
$723
Ovago
07:15 - 06:50
Japan Airlines
1 stop
40h 35m
SYD - LAX
Japan Airlines
$953
DreamWorldTravel
06:30 - 16:14
United Airlines
1 stop
26h 44m
SYD - LAX
United Airlines
$971
United

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Flight FAQs

From Australia to California

Can I find flights from Australia to California for under $1,153 on Cheapflights?

Yes, there are multiple flights from Australia to California for under $1,153. The cheapest flight booked recently is on Philippine Airlines for just $1,063, but on average you can expect to pay $1,219.

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 and Delta are some airlines that have done so. 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.

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.

Are there direct flights from Australia to California for under $1,793 on Cheapflights?

Cheapflights has 20 direct flights from Australia to California under $1,793. A good price for a direct flight from Australia to California is less than $2,497.

Are there last-minute flights available from Australia to California for under $2,049?

There are currently 20+ open flights from Australia to California within the next 7 days for less than $2,049.

How popular is this flight route?

This flight path from Australia to California was viewed by 15,866 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 Australia to California?

Before booking your flight from Australia to California, check out the most popular airlines for this route: American Airlines, Air Canada or Air China.

What are the most popular routes from Australia to California?

The most popular flight routes from Australia to California are Sydney Kingsford Smith - Los Angeles, Sydney Kingsford Smith - San Francisco and Melbourne - Los Angeles.

What are the cheapest flights from Australia to California?

While on average a flight from Australia to California is generally $2,096, our data shows the cheapest flight currently is $444. When looking at the most popular route, (Sydney Kingsford Smith - Los Angeles), you can expect to pay $1,047 for that flight.

What are the most reliable airlines from Australia to California?

Before booking your flight to California from Australia, have a look at the most reliable airlines to get you to your destination on time: Air New Zealand (93%), Lufthansa (93%), Air France( 91%).

How long does is the flight from Australia to California?

American Airlines, Fiji Airways, and Hawaiian Airlines can get you from Australia to California in just under 13h 50m. Your travel time can differ by up to 3h. Both multi-stop and direct flights can be found to your destination and back.

What are the cheapest airlines to flying from Australia to California return?

According to our current data, Philippine Airlines ($1,063), Fiji Airways ($1,289), and Hawaiian Airlines ($1,307) offers the cheapest pricing from Australia to California.

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

To fly one-way, consider booking your trip with Philippine Airlines, which is currently one of the cheapest options available, starting at $723. Qantas Airways flights start at $909 while deals on United Airlines start at $942 one-way.

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Top 10 airlines flying from Australia to California

Airline Cheapest Average Flexibility On-time COVID-19 safety
China Southern
$558 $848 No cancel fee 69%

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Lufthansa
$566 $880 No cancel fee 76%
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Air China
$711 $886 No cancel fee 67%
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Korean Air
$674 $918 No cancel fee 81%
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China Eastern
$613 $925 No cancel fee 62%

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Asiana Airlines
$669 $948 No cancel fee 76%

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Delta
$360 $1,099 No cancel fee N/A
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XiamenAir
$888 $1,114 No cancel fee 49%

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ANA
$787 $1,145 No cancel fee 80%
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EVA Air
$1,004 $1,167 No cancel fee 74%
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