Cheap flights from Auckland to Los Angeles

Flight information Auckland International to Los Angeles International

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Average flight time, total distance 10497 kilometres

12h 5min

Most popular airline last month

Air New Zealand

Los Angeles International and Hawthorne

2 airports

Frequently asked questions

There are 2 airports in Los Angeles International: Los Angeles International and Hawthorne.
The best price found on Skyscanner for a flight from Auckland International to Los Angeles International is $869. This was found by aggregating across different carriers and is the cheapest price for the whole month.
12h 5min is the average flight time from Auckland International to Los Angeles International.
There are 4 airlines who fly direct from Auckland International to Los Angeles International.
There are 21 flights per week flying from Auckland International to Los Angeles International, as of July.

Which airlines fly from Auckland to Los Angeles?

Both Air New Zealand and United sell direct flights from Auckland to LA, although it's important to note when comparing prices that some United flights are operated by Air New Zealand.

Sometimes it's cheaper to fly to the States with a stop along the way. The likes of American Airlines and Qantas can be worth looking at for this reason.

How do I save money on a flight to Los Angeles?

Skyscanner New Zealand research shows that by booking a flight to America 30 weeks in advance (roughly 7 months), you can save 12% on the average fare.

Best time to book cheap domestic and international flights.

Is there a time difference between Auckland and Los Angeles?

Los Angeles is 21 hours behind Auckland in the New Zealand summer, and 19 hours behind in winter.

What weather should you expect in Los Angeles?

The seasons are reversed in the northern hemisphere, so LA's hottest month is August (average 24°C) and its coolest is December (14°C). From April through to November, Los Angeles receives virtually no rain.

How expensive is Los Angeles?

Los Angeles is more expensive in many regards, but foreign visitors are often so impressed by the wide range of fast food options that there's always a cheap meal available.


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Departing from Auckland

Auckland International Airport is 20km south of the city centre, and there are a number of options for passengers to get there. Public buses are the cheapest option, but a taxi gets you there in half the time.

Once at the airport, it's easy to progress through the system. After checking in on the ground floor of the International Terminal, passengers move upstairs towards the departure gates, restaurants and duty-free stores.

Complimentary Wi-Fi is available for 45 minutes per device. Other facilities to help you prepare for your flight such as showers, currency exchange and VIP lounges are all available once you pass through security.

Los Angeles arrivals

Los Angeles Airport (known as LAX) is America's 2nd busiest airport and one of 4 in the country that you can fly to directly from Auckland.

To deal with such high passenger numbers, the airport has 9 terminals (which are all connected by shuttles). The 9th of these terminals (known as the Tom Bradley International Terminal, TBIT or Terminal B) is where flights from New Zealand land. Once you arrive, the terminal has toilets, currency exchange, complimentary Wi-Fi and a tourist information centre to help you acclimatise.

Once you pass through immigration and customs, there are several options to get to downtown LA. Taxis are the quickest, taking around 20 minutes, but they're also likely to cost upwards of NZ$130. A bus is a tiny fraction of that cost and takes around 45 minutes to reach the city.

What ID do you need for this flight?

  • A valid passport is needed to visit America.

  • Travellers also need to apply for an ESTA or another visa to visit the USA.

When should I arrive at the airport for my flight to Los Angeles?

For international flights, you should aim to be at Auckland Airport 3 hours before take-off.

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Please note: all information is correct as of August, 2017.

Prices shown on this page are estimated lowest prices only. Found in the last 45 days.