Cheap flights to LA for 2019

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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 stroll down Santa Monica Pier or watching the sun go down 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.

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Up to 10% off fares with code

Valid for travel until on select dates. Includes 10% discount on elevate, getaway, freedom and business fares across Australia, Bali, Hong Kong, Los Angeles, Port Moresby or Pacific Islands. T&Cs apply.

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Los Angeles flights from $944 return

Valid for travel on select dates between November - December 2019. Sample fare departs from Sydney with Hawaiian Airways.

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Los Angeles flights from $949 return

Valid for travel on 4 November 2019. T&Cs apply.

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Los Angeles flights from $507 each way

Valid for travel on select dates between October - December 2019. Sample fare departs from Sydney with Hawaiian Airlines.

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Los Angeles flights from $891 return with Air New Zealand

Valid for travel from March - April 2020. Sample fare is from Sydney.

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Flights under $99

Get instant $10 off on your flights when you book with LookUpFare. Destinations include Denver, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Dallas and more. T&Cs apply.

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How much you can expect to pay for cheap flights to LA

Here's what's considered to be a good deal compared to the average cost of a flight from Australia to LA.

Flights to LA from Sydney

Flights to LA from Melbourne

Flights to LA from Brisbane

Flights to LA from Perth

Flight times to LA:

  • From Sydney: Approximately 14 hrs + when flying direct to Los Angeles International Airport
  • From Melbourne: Approximately 15 hrs + when flying direct to Los Angeles International Airport
  • From Brisbane: Approximately 13 hrs + when flying direct to Los Angeles International Airport
  • From Perth: Approximately 20 hrs + with one stopover, landing at Los Angeles International Airport

Airlines that fly to LA

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

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, especially if the purpose for your stop at LAX is for a stopover.
  • 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. Don't be alarmed if you experience jet lag, it is completely normal when going between different time zones.

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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