Cheap Flights to Los Angeles

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When is the best time to fly to Los Angeles?

Peak season:

Anyone looking for Hollywood glamour, designer shopping, palm trees and sunny beaches, won’t be disappointed when they take cheap flights to Los Angeles. First-time travellers arriving on flights to Los Angeles will be overwhelmed by the sheer size of the city, so hiring a car is really a necessity. This way you can explore LA’s famous neighbourhoods including Beverly Hills, Hollywood and Santa Monica at your leisure. Don’t forget your camera, you never know when or where you’ll spot a celebrity! High season is summer (June to August) when the temperatures soar into late 20Cs making the beaches the place to be and be seen, but these can get crowded. When looking for a cheap flights to Los Angeles take into account entertainment industry events, such as the Academy Awards and the Grammy Awards, which make the city busier than normal, and patriotic events such as the 4th of July celebrations.

Off season

There really isn’t an off season in LA, although it is sometimes easier to find cheap flights to Los Angeles during the rainy season in January.

When is the best time to book a flight to Los Angeles?

As there is no real low season, there's no best time for getting cheap flights to Los Angeles. With mild weather year-round and abundant sunshine from April to October, LA is always busy so when to go depends on what you want out of a visit. If it’s a beach trip, then the water is warmest in late summer, if it’s celebrity spotting, then the awards season is your best bet. Book at least a couple of months in advance to get the cheapest flights to Los Angeles and accommodation selection, especially during events such as the Oscars, Emmys and Grammys.

How long is the flight to Los Angeles?

Flights from Sydney to Los Angeles – 14 hrs 10 mins

Flights from Melbourne to Los Angeles – 14 hrs 50 mins

Flights from Brisbane to Los Angeles - 13 hrs 30 mins

Flights from Perth to Los Angeles – 20 hrs 45 mins

Which airlines operate flights to Los Angeles?

Several airlines operate direct flights from Sydney to Los Angeles daily, while Melbourne and Brisbane have a couple of direct flights per day. Popular carriers include Virgin Australia, Qantas, United and Delta, which operate direct flights, or there are airlines that offer a stopover in San Francisco such as China Southern and American Airlines.

How to get from the airport to the city centre?

Flights land in Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) situated around 30 km southwest from Downtown LA. There are free inter-terminal shuttle buses that transfer passengers between terminals, and shuttle bus ‘G’ offers a free connection to the LA Metro. The FlyAway Bus runs a scheduled service to Downtown Los Angeles and central locations around the LA area. Airport taxis are found outside Arrivals in each terminal under the yellow sign marked ‘taxis’. LAX has around 40 rental car companies with many offering free shuttle connections to reach rental car sites.

Los Angeles insider information

  • Los Angeles residents consume a whopping 95 million hot dogs per year, more than any other US city. Which is why it has made our list of Top 10 Hot Dog Hot Spots.
  • If you’re in Los Angeles at Christmas, take the kids to Disneyland for its magical winter wonderland lights display.
  • For something a little more unusual, take your pet along to Olvera Street in downtown LA in the springtime for the blessing of the animals. The event is held every Easter Saturday and has been running for several years. All kinds of animals are blessed, from dogs and cats to horses and snakes.
  • Quirky restaurants in the USA aren't too difficult to find. Opaque in Los Angeles allows you to sit down, relax and redirect all your senses on the enjoyment of food with a dining-in-the-dark experience.

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How much do things cost in Los Angeles?

Coke/Pepsi (0.33 litre)
$ 2.52
Small bottle of water (0.33 litre)
$ 2.09
Cheap meal
$ 19.18
Loaf of white bread
$ 3.88
Pack of Marlboro cigarettes
$ 10.23
1 km taxi journey
$ 2.14
Taxi - fixed fee
$ 3.84
1 hour taxi waiting fee
$ 37.32
Petrol (1 litre)
$ 1.07
Clothing & Shoes
Pair of Nike shoes
$ 98.10
Pair of jeans
$ 61.56
How much does a beer cost in Los Angeles?
Imported beer (0.33 litre)
$ 9
Bottle of local beer (0.5 litre)
$ 3
Local draught beer (0.5 litre)
$ 8
Bottle of beer (imported beer)
$ 4

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