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Compare Cheap Auckland to Los Angeles Flights

Finding cheap flights from Auckland to Los Angeles is ideal if you’re travelling for business or pleasure. Whether you’re visiting Los Angeles to celebrate the New Year, to take part in any of the film and music festivals, or to window shop on Rodeo Drive, booking the cheapest flight can make for an even better holiday.

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Best time to visit Los Angeles

The best time to visit Los Angeles

The best time to visit Los Angeles is either in the spring (March to May) or in November. During these months, the smog diminishes making the air more breathable. Average temperatures during these months range from 10°C (50° F) to 26°C (80°F), which makes walking outdoors much more comfortable. During June and July, average highs climb above 26°C (80°F). This heat, combined with heavy smog levels, push locals and tourists to the open beaches. If you’re looking to find cheap flights from Auckland to Los Angeles, consider a January or February holiday. This is when tourism is at its lowest and most airlines and hotels have the lowest rates.


Departing From Auckland

United Airlines and Air New Zealand fly directly to Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) from Auckland International (AKL). These flights typically last a little more than 12 hours. Flights on Virgin Australia, Qantas, Delta, or Fiji Air may include at least one stopover in Sydney, San Francisco or Nadi.

Getting to Auckland International Airport

Getting from the Auckland CBD to the airport takes approximately 40 minutes, depending on traffic. The SkyBus is a popular airport transfer option as it runs seven days a week; the City Express route operates 24 hours a day. The City Express service covers two routes, along Mt Eden Road or Dominion Road, and terminates at Queen Street. The other SkyBus service travels to the North Harbour. A one-way fare starts from $18NZD. If you’re travelling with a group, a taxi or Uber may be cheaper.

Parking at Auckland International Airport

Planning on leaving your car at the airport? It is highly recommended that you pre-book your parking prior to your arrival. Pre-booking can be arranged online up to nine months prior to your departure date. You will receive a confirmation email with detailed parking instructions when your booking is completed.

Where to Park at Auckland International Airport

Car parks at Auckland Airport are labelled according to their coordinating terminal gate and range from covered and uncovered, economy, park and ride, and even valet services.

  • Valet parking will put you within a 1- to 2-minute walk from the terminal and options include covered or uncovered storage.
  • Self-parking for international flights will put you in lots A, D, or E. Walk time to the terminal is 2 to 3 minutes.
  • If you plan on using the Park and Ride option, you will have to take a 15-minute bus ride to the terminal. Buses run every 15 minutes.


Arriving in Los Angeles

The time it takes to clear customs at Los Angeles International will vary based on time of day. Many international flights arrive in the morning, so it can take up to four hours to clear customs. However, during slower periods, travellers may be cleared in less than an hour.

How to Get from Los Angeles International to Your Los Angeles Hotel or Accommodation

The distance between Los Angeles Airport (LAX) and Los Angeles City Centre is almost 20 kilometres (12 miles). Depending on the time of day and transit option, it may take up to 45 minutes to arrive into the centre of LA. The FlyAway is a train that runs directly to Los Angeles’ Union Station from LAX. This 30-minute ride is the cheapest mode of transportation. You can catch a bus from the Tom Bradley Int’l Terminal at LAX that arrives Patsaouras Transit Plaza in the City Centre. The ride is about 45 minutes and they depart from LAX three times a day.Uber, metered taxis, and town cars are available on demand at the terminal exits.

Things to do

Things to do in Los Angeles

Los Angeles is known for its movie and celebrity clout, high-end fashion boutiques and fine restaurants. Beyond the glittering shops and fancy foods however, are a host of activities for travellers of all ages. Spend the day at one of the many amusement parks including Disneyland and Universal Studios or find your favourite actor or actress on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Be sure to enjoy the fun, food, and happenings at Pacific Park located on the iconic Santa Monica Pier. ANd don’t forget to catch the ferry to the beautiful resort town on Catalina Island for a day of wildlife exploration or incredible snorkelling and diving encounters.