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Melbourne (MEL) to Los Angeles (LAX)

All the information you need to plan the best MEL to LAX flight in 2021: compare Melbourne to Los Angeles flight prices with the expected peak season, weather and rainfall in Los Angeles.
ME1 - LAX
Price
$821 - $1,630
LAX
Temperature
14 - 23 °C
LAX
Precipitation
0 - 87 mm

Popular in

December

High demand for flights, 38% potential price rise

Cheapest in

August

Best time to find cheap flights, 19% potential price drop

Round-trip from

$821

From Melbourne to Los Angeles

One-way from

$739

One-way flight from Melbourne to Los Angeles

Flight route prices based on searches on Cheapflights within the last 3 days, monthly prices based on aggregated historical data.
What is the cheapest day to fly return from Melbourne to Los Angeles?

Departing on a Monday is a good option for securing a great price. You can expect to save up to 13% when planning your travel around this day of the week.

How far in advance should I book a flight from Melbourne to Los Angeles?

To save on the cost of your flight from Melbourne to Los Angeles, book at least 61 days before your planned departure. Booking around this time can save you about 6% on the cost of this flight compared to booking a flight leaving this week. We have found prices from $1,009 if you need a flight within two weeks. For flights within the next 72 hours, you can find tickets from as low as $1,009.

What is the cheapest month to fly from Melbourne to Los Angeles?

The best pricing can be found in the month of August. Prices to Los Angeles from Melbourne average $1,007. You can even find prices in August for less than $1,007, as users have found deals to Los Angeles from as low as $711. The month of December appears to be one of the more expensive times to travel to Los Angeles from Melbourne. Flying in the targeted month can save you up to 61%.

When is the cheapest time to fly from Melbourne to Los Angeles (ME1 - LAX)?

It’s typically best to fly out from Melbourne to Los Angeles in the morning. Doing so could potentially save you 25% on the flight price compared to flying in the afternoon, which is usually more expensive.

Cheap flights from Melbourne to Los Angeles in September, October 2021

The best prices found for MEL to LAX flights in September, October
19 Oct - 22 Jan
$1,873pp
MEL
Melbourne
Multiple airlines
 
1 STOP
LAX
Los Angeles
LAX
Los Angeles
Fiji Airways
 
1 STOP
MEL
Melbourne
19 Oct - 22 Jan
$1,916pp
MEL
Melbourne
Multiple airlines
   
2 STOPS
LAX
Los Angeles
LAX
Los Angeles
Fiji Airways
 
1 STOP
MEL
Melbourne
24 Oct - 1 Feb
$1,917pp
MEL
Melbourne
Multiple airlines
 
1 STOP
LAX
Los Angeles
LAX
Los Angeles
Fiji Airways
 
1 STOP
MEL
Melbourne

Melbourne to Los Angeles 2021 flight deals

Cheap flights to Los Angeles from Melbourne found for this year
15 Dec - 19 Jan
$1,325pp
MEL
Melbourne
Fiji Airways
 
1 STOP
LAX
Los Angeles
LAX
Los Angeles
Fiji Airways
 
1 STOP
MEL
Melbourne
15 Dec - 2 Jan
$1,350pp
MEL
Melbourne
Fiji Airways
 
1 STOP
LAX
Los Angeles
LAX
Los Angeles
Fiji Airways
 
1 STOP
MEL
Melbourne
24 Dec - 21 Jan
$1,354pp
MEL
Melbourne
Fiji Airways
 
1 STOP
LAX
Los Angeles
LAX
Los Angeles
Fiji Airways
 
1 STOP
MEL
Melbourne

Direct flights to Los Angeles from Melbourne

Save time with Melbourne to Los Angeles direct flight deals
7 Feb - 28 Feb
$1,828pp
MEL
Melbourne
Qantas Airways
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LAX
Los Angeles
LAX
Los Angeles
Qantas Airways
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MEL
Melbourne
14 Feb - 1 Mar
$1,868pp
MEL
Melbourne
Qantas Airways
Direct
LAX
Los Angeles
LAX
Los Angeles
Qantas Airways
Direct
MEL
Melbourne
9 Mar - 6 Apr
$1,869pp
MEL
Melbourne
Qantas Airways
Direct
LAX
Los Angeles
LAX
Los Angeles
Qantas Airways
Direct
MEL
Melbourne

Last-minute flights from Melbourne to Los Angeles

Late deals on return flights to Los Angeles from Melbourne, departing today and this week
3 Oct - 4 Oct
$2,719pp
MEL
Melbourne
Multiple airlines
 
1 STOP
LAX
Los Angeles
LAX
Los Angeles
Malaysia Airlines
   
2 STOPS
MEL
Melbourne
3 Oct - 4 Oct
$3,347pp
MEL
Melbourne
Multiple airlines
   
2 STOPS
LAX
Los Angeles
LAX
Los Angeles
Malaysia Airlines
   
2 STOPS
MEL
Melbourne
4 Oct - 5 Jan
$5,665pp
MEL
Melbourne
Multiple airlines
 
1 STOP
LAX
Los Angeles
LAX
Los Angeles
United Airlines
 
1 STOP
MEL
Melbourne

One-way flights to Los Angeles from Melbourne

The cheapest one-way flights from Melbourne to Los Angeles
05:15 - 12:55
Philippine Airlines
1 stop
26h 40m
MEL - LAX
Philippine Airlines
$739
FlightHub
07:00 - 18:05
Hawaiian Airlines
2 stops
30h 05m
MEL - LAX
Hawaiian Airlines
$744
Hawaiian Airlines
03:40 - 06:20
Air New Zealand
1 stop
21h 40m
MEL - LAX
Air New Zealand
$919
FlightHub

Related info for your journey

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Flight FAQs

From Melbourne to Los Angeles

What airport do you fly into for flights to Los Angeles from Melbourne?

Los Angeles (LAX) is the airport you will fly into if you book a flight from Melbourne to Los Angeles. You should not have trouble finding flights to Los Angeles from Melbourne; the airport handles an average of 0 inbound flights from Melbourne per day. You should also have plenty of airline options to choose from since 16 airlines have flights to the Los Angeles airport from Melbourne. It is only a 15.1 km journey from Los Angeles (LAX) to Los Angeles’s city centre.

Which airlines flying from Melbourne to Los Angeles have flexible cancellations due to COVID-19?

Due to the rapidly changing circumstances due to COVID-19, airlines like Virgin Australia, Qantas Airways, and Air New Zealand flying from Melbourne to Los Angeles have implemented new flexible cancellation policies.

What safety measures are being taken by airlines flying from Melbourne to Los Angeles to control the spread of COVID-19?

New policies can now be found on Philippine Airlines to help keep travellers safe while flying. New policies for travellers booking flights from Melbourne to Los Angeles include masks being provided and required on board, daily cleaning and sanitisation, use of HEPA filters, pre-flight testing for antibodies and symptoms, and socially-distanced seating (for a limited time). Keep in mind that policies will vary by airline.

Can I find flights from Melbourne to Los Angeles for under $1,100 on Cheapflights?

Yes, there are multiple flights from Melbourne to Los Angeles for under $1,100. The cheapest flight booked recently is on Philippine Airlines for just $1,043, but on average you can expect to pay $1,285.

Are there direct flights from Melbourne to Los Angeles for under $1,900 on Cheapflights?

Cheapflights has 20 direct flights from Melbourne to Los Angeles under $1,900. A good price for a direct flight from Melbourne to Los Angeles is less than $1,986.

Are there last-minute flights available from Melbourne to Los Angeles for under $2,800?

There are currently 11+ open flights from Melbourne to Los Angeles within the next 7 days for less than $2,800.

How popular is this Melbourne to Los Angeles flight route?

The Melbourne to Los Angeles flight path 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 cheapest airlines flying from Melbourne to Los Angeles return?

Flying on Philippine Airlines is currently your cheapest option to Los Angeles, with prices starting at $1,043. Additional return tickets that might be worth considering are offered by Air New Zealand and Fiji Airways, with the lowest prices starting at $1,266 and $1,280, respectively.

What are the cheapest airlines to fly from Melbourne to Los Angeles one-way?

To fly one-way, consider booking your trip with Philippine Airlines, which is currently one of the cheapest options available, starting at $704. Hawaiian Airlines flights start at $741 while deals on Air New Zealand start at $830 one-way.

What are the most popular airlines that fly from Melbourne to Los Angeles?

Before booking your flight from Melbourne to Los Angeles, check out the most popular airlines for this route: Sichuan Airlines, American Airlines or Air Canada.

What are the cheapest flights from Melbourne to Los Angeles?

Looking for the cheapest flight from Melbourne to Los Angeles? While on average our users pay $2,463, our data indicates the cheapest price to be $534. The most popular route (Melbourne - Los Angeles), is priced around $1,043.

COVID Restrictions

View COVID Travel Restrictions for Los Angeles, CA

Do I need a COVID test to fly to Los Angeles from Melbourne?

Information is based on travel restrictions from Melbourne to Los Angeles

Most visitors from Melbourne need to provide a negative COVID-19 test result and/or quarantine to enter Los Angeles.

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

Quarantine requirements
Visitors from Melbourne are not required to quarantine after entering Los Angeles.

Do I need a test to fly back to Melbourne from Los Angeles?

Returning to Melbourne from Los Angeles

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

Quarantine requirements
Visitors from Los Angeles are not required to quarantine after entering Melbourne.

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Destination information for Los Angeles

Things to know before you go - useful duration and weather info for your trip from Melbourne to Los Angeles.
Today's exchange rate
$1 = $0.73
Average temperature for September in Los Angeles
31.0 °C
Avg rainfall for September in Los Angeles
1.0 mm

Airports servicing Melbourne

Avalon (AVV)
Melbourne Essendon (MEB)

Airports servicing Los Angeles

Top 10 airlines flying from Melbourne to Los Angeles

The chart below displays the airlines Cheapflights users travelling from Melbourne to Los Angeles choose most often. Cheapest and average prices are based on aggregated data from the past 12 months.
Airline Cheapest Average Flexibility On-time COVID-19 safety
Fiji Airways
$675 $995 No cancel fee 74%
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Air New Zealand
$746 $1,061 No cancel fee 78%
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Virgin Australia
$775 $1,260 No cancel fee 80%
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Lufthansa
$778 $1,148 No cancel fee 76%
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Delta
$782 $1,473 No cancel fee N/A
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Philippine Airlines
$802 $987 No cancel fee 60%
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Qantas Airways
$811 $1,275 No cancel fee 74%
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United Airlines
$815 $1,124 No cancel fee 69%
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Air Canada
$817 $1,177 No cancel fee 67%
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American Airlines
$847 $1,389 No cancel fee 71%
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