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Cheap Flights to Los Angeles
|Popular in||December||High demand for flights, 15% potential price rise|
|Cheapest in||February||Best time to find cheap flights, 5% potential price drop|
|Average price||$1,145||Average for round-trip flights in September 2020|
|Round-trip from||$1,700||From Melbourne to Los Angeles|
|One-way from||$495||One-way flight from Melbourne to Los Angeles|
Cheapest prices for Los Angeles flights by month
When is the best time to fly to Los Angeles?
Choose a month below to see average flight price and weather conditions.
MEL - LAX
$871 - $1,907
20 - 32 °C
0 - 123 mm
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.
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.
Which day is cheapest to fly to Los Angeles?
The cheapest flights to Los Angeles are usually found when departing on a Tuesday. The departure day with the highest cost at present is Saturday.
What time of day is cheapest to fly to Los Angeles?
To get the best value, try booking a flight in the morning when visiting Los Angeles. Generally the prices will increase for flights in the afternoon as these tend to have higher demand.
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.