Cheap flights to LA for 2021

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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.

See our latest LA flight deals

Cathay Pacific Cathay Pacific

Up to 25% off business class flights

Available on select travel dates to Japan, London, Amsterdam, Los Angeles, San Francisco and more. Must book 30-90 days in advance. T&Cs apply.

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Skyscanner Skyscanner

Flights to USA from $412 return

Available on select flights in 2021 to Los Angeles, San Francisco, Las Vegas, New York and more. Sample fare is Sydney-Honolulu with Jetstar.

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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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