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Find the best offers and sales for flights to Los Angeles from Australia.

Sprawling Los Angeles is a popular holiday destination for Australians – and with good reason. The city is known for its celeb-spotting culture, epic sunsets and cool beaches. Starstruck tourists can visit movie studios, take city tours or see filming locations of their favourite shows before taking a wander down Santa Monica pier or having a sundowner at a bar in quirky Venice.

Located on the west coast of the USA, Los Angeles is one of the easier USA locations for Aussie holidaymakers to visit, with direct flights from three Australian airports. LAX (Los Angeles Airport) is a great gateway for Australians to explore other USA destinations or transfer to Central and South America.


USA flights from $447 return

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Valid for travel on select dates. Sample fare is Sydney-Honolulu. Destinations include Los Angeles, San Francisco, New York, Las Vegas, Washington and Dallas.

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Los Angeles flights from $964 return

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Valid for travel on select dates from May - June 2018 with Fiji Airways. Sample fare is Adelaide - Los Angeles.

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Multi-stop flights from $645 Valid for travel on select dates from April - November 2018. Sample fare is Perth-Bangkok-Phuket with Thai Airways. Destinations include Hong Kong, London, Paris, Los Angeles, Rome, Vancouver and more.

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International flights from $349 return

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Valid for travel on select dates from January - December 2018 with Air New Zealand. Sample fare is Melbourne-Christchurch. Destinations include Los Angeles, San Francisco, Buenos Aires, Auckland and more.

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California flights from $824 return

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Valid for travel on select dates from April - June 2018 with Air New Zealand. Sample fare is Melbourne-Los Angeles. Other destination includes San Francisco.

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Los Angeles flights from $819 return

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Valid for travel on select dates. Sample fare is Melbourne-Los Angeles.

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International flights from $403 return with Qantas

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Valid for travel on select dates from March - August 2018. Destinations include Hong Kong, Honolulu, Los Angeles, London, Dublin, New York, San Francisco, Seoul and more. Sample fare is Melbourne-Christchurch.

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Round the world airfare from $1,399

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Valid for travel on select dates from April - November. Destinations include Hong Kong, London and Los Angeles. Sample fare is departing from Melbourne.

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North America flights from $916 return

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Valid for travel on select dates from April - December 2018, depending on the destination. Destinations include Los Angeles, San Francisco, Houston and Vancouver. Sample fare is Sydney-Los Angeles.

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$100 off Skycouch seats

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Valid for use on select dates. Minimum of 2 people to redeem offer. Destinations include Los Angeles and San Francisco.

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LA flight durations:

  • From Sydney: 13hr 45 mins+
  • From Melbourne: 14 hr 15 mins+
  • From Perth: 22 hr 50 mins+
  • From Brisbane: 13hr 15 mins+

Airlines that fly to LA

  • Virgin Australia
  • American Airlines
  • Qantas
  • United
  • Air New Zealand
  • Fiji Airways
  • China Southern

Los Angeles insider flight tips

  • Flights with China Southern are often the cheapest way to travel to LA, but they have long layovers (up to 25 hours) in China – so it’s often worth spending a little more to fly direct with Virgin or Qantas.
  • If you’re transiting through LA to elsewhere in the USA, be aware that you have to clear customs and collect your baggage at LAX – leave plenty of time to do this; many say the queues at LAX can be long.
  • Due to passing the international date line, if you fly direct to LA you’ll actually arrive at an earlier time of the day than you set off in Australia, so factor this into your plans. But don’t disregard the jet lag that may come along with this!

How to get from the airport to LA

You can get a bus from LAX to parts of Los Angeles, but this is LA – everyone drives! If you haven’t hired your own car (and you’re going to need one if you’re staying in LA), you can get one of the many airport shuttle buses to most areas of Los Angeles and surrounds. Supershuttle offers a door-to-door service to Hollywood, Downtown LA and Anaheim hotels.

FlyAway buses depart regularly from LAX and go to Union Station, Orange Line, Westwood, Van Nuys, Hollywood and Long Beach. The buses depart every 15 minutes from 6.15am–10.15pm for the Hollywood stop – tickets are $9.75 one-way.

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