Flights to Los Angeles

Find our cheapest flights to Los Angeles from Auckland, Wellington, Christchurch, and Queenstown.

Visit a trend-setting global metropolis that’s also happily down to earth.

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The weather's amazing, there's so much to do and people smile - a lot. They're smiling because this city is totally centred on living in the moment. Mindful enjoyment is LA's raison d'etre. Whether you're basking on Santa Monica beach, learning about palaeontology at the tar pits or designing your own bespoke cocktail in a moody bar on Sunset, when you're in LA there's nowhere else you'd rather be.

Things to do in Los Angeles

When people first started surging into Los Angeles, they had freedom on their minds. Today there are around four million free-thinking individuals doing their bit to develop this city's colourful, unstoppable personality. LA is a city of dreams, for those who want to be stars, and it's a city of excitement, energy and fun, for those who want a really memorable holiday. As some wise traveller once said, California is always a good idea.

LA is the spiritual home of the day spa, so you can detox and de-stress to your heart's delight.

While Los Angeles is a famously high-energy place, packed with people who are unembarrassed about self-promotion, it's also a destination for relaxation and renewal. You just have to pick the right experiences, such as a day at Catalina Island or a journey into Santa Barbara wine country. And of course LA is the spiritual home of the day spa, so you can detox and de-stress to your heart's delight.

When you're doing LA as a family, don't feel that Disneyland is the be-all and end-all. It's still there, pulling in the crowds, but there are many other family-oriented destinations to build into your itinerary. If your kids have never seen a flock of flamingos, take them to Los Angeles Zoo and Botanical Gardens. If they want to see stars, take them to the Griffith Observatory. And if they're obsessed with ancient animals, the La Brea Tar Pits will have them spellbound.

 

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Essential information

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Best time to go

Los Angeles is one of the sunniest cities in the USA, with an average of 284 sunshine days a year. It’s always a good time to visit.

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How much will it cost?

Not including air travel and hotels, you should allow about USD $150 to $200 a day per person for food and entertainment.

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Health

There are no vaccination requirements for visitors to the United States.

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Visas

If you're travelling on a New Zealand passport you won't need a visa, but you will need an ESTA (Electronic System for Travel Authorisation). More about USA entry requirements.

Cheap flights to Los Angeles
 
Auckland (AKL) to Los Angeles (LAX)

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: 12h

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Wellington (WLG) to Los Angeles (LAX)

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: 14h 25m

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Christchurch (CHC) to Los Angeles (LAX)

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: 15h 10m

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Queenstown (ZQN) to Los Angeles (LAX)

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: 15h 25m

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*Flight times are based on the fastest route available.
**Indirect flights may also be available for this route.

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