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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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How much is a flight to Los Angeles from Australia?
It costs $938 on average to fly to Los Angeles from Australia, according to August 2021 data from Cheapflights.
How long does it take to fly to Los Angeles?
- 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
Which airlines fly to Los Angeles from Australia?
When's the best time to book Christmas flights to Los Angeles?
According to Skyscanner, you can enjoy discounts of up to 8% on Christmas flights by booking tickets before September. If you're unsure about your travel plans until September, you can still book your tickets later at a reasonable price. Promotional offers and last-minute deals can crop up. This tends to happen in August and September, though don't last long.
In case you have more time to spend in Los Angeles, you can bag the cheapest flights taking off before 5 December and after 5 January.
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.
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