Flights to LA

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If you think that flights to Los Angeles are too expensive for you, check again! We’ve got discount fares for students and youth to make your trip to the City of Stars easier than ever. Keep scrolling for more information on the best times to visit Los Angeles, when to find cheap flights and more.

Student flights from Australia to Los Angeles

If you don’t have Los Angeles on your bucket list yet, it’s time to add it! It’s the kind of destination everyone should visit at least once! From famous landmarks to hip neighborhoods, incredible museums and awesome beaches, Los Angeles is a city you’ll never be bored in. There’s an incredible amount of diversity here and endless things to do no matter how long you stay. Besides, the unending summer weather means you’ll always have some sunshine while you explore the city.

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What are the main Los Angeles airports, and how do I get from them to central Los Angeles?

The main international airport in Los Angeles is the massive Los Angeles International. While there are smaller, regional airports, the majority of international flights land in LAX. Thankfully, it’s also the closest airport to downtown LA, so you’ll be right where you need to be.

Los Angeles / LAX: LAX is located about 12 miles from downtown LA, so it’s typically pretty easy (although not always quick) to get into the city. From the airport, you can get downtown via Uber/Lyft ($45-60), the Flyaway bus shuttle ($15) or the Metro ($3). The Metro is the cheapest option, but isn’t as convenient. Uber is the most convenient, but can be quite expensive depending on the current traffic conditions.

How to fly from Australia to Los Angeles

Although flights to LA might take a long time, Australia is actually quite well-connected to Los Angeles. From major cities like Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane, you can actually fly nonstop to Los Angeles, which will save you tons of travel time by not having a layover.

Some of the most popular airlines for this route include Delta, Virgin Australia, American and more—although we partner with over 90 airlines, so there’s lots of options to fly whichever airline is your favorite.

Cheap flights to Los Angeles
from Sydney / SYD

Average flight duration

13h, 50 minutes

Number of daily flights

There’s about 40+ nonstop flights between Sydney and Los Angeles each day.

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from Melbourne / MEL

Average flight duration

14h, 20 minutes

Number of daily flights

There’s about 23 nonstop flights daily between Melbourne and Los Angeles.

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from Brisbane / BNE

Average flight duration

13 hours

Number of daily flights

About 23 nonstop flights daily.

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from Perth / PER

Average flight duration

21+ hours

Number of daily flights

No direct flights, but numerous connecting flights depart daily.

When is the best time to fly to Los Angeles?

There’s no one best time to visit Los Angeles, especially with near-perfect weather all year long. It all depends on what you want to do while you visit! Expect temperatures around 16-25 C year-round, with a few days of rain each month in the winter. The best weather is typically just before and after the sometimes staggeringly hot summer months, in April or October. Springtime tends to draw less crowds. Meanwhile, the ocean temperature is best for swimming in late summer, between August and September. There’s also cool events and festivals happening all the time, so there’s definitely no wrong time to visit.

When is the cheapest time to book a flight from Australia to Los Angeles?

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Prices based on bookings made 60-91 days prior to departure.

Why do Australian students love visiting Los Angeles?

LA is an electric city full of people from all over the world, an endless amount of sunshine and plenty of things to do, see and eat. What’s not to love? Whether you’re studying abroad or just on holiday, Los Angeles is a great place to experience life in the US.

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Los Angeles universities and campuses

Los Angeles is a huge city with an incredible amount of universities and colleges to match—over 200 in total! Since it’s home to much of the TV and film industries in the US, it’s a great place to study if you’re interested in any kind of media or film studies. Aside from that, LA’s biggest and best universities offer programmes for just about any kind of student. USC and UCLA (University of Southern California and University of LA) are both top-tier, popular schools to study at in the area.

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Los Angeles lifestyle and culture

Los Angeles’ lifestyle is fast-paced, but locals also know how to kick back and enjoy a day at the beach too! In general, it’s a very diverse and open city, with people from all walks of life and a variety of cultures here. Chill out on the beach with an acai bowl and enjoy the surfer culture or explore some of the cultural pockets of the city. From K-BBQ in Koreatown to authentic tacos, churros and more on Olvera Street, there’s a lot to see and experience.

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Exploring Los Angeles on a student budget

Los Angeles can be pretty pricey, but it doesn’t have to be! Exploring Los Angeles on a student budget only requires that you know where to go. Stay in Airbnbs in neighborhoods like Silver Lake or Echo Park to avoid pricier hotels downtown. Take public transit whenever possible. And check out local hotspots for cheap eats (Grand Central Market has some good options!) rather than springing for fancy food for every meal. And be sure to check out all the free things to see and do around the city, from the Getty to the beaches.

Frequently asked questions about flying from Australia to Los Angeles

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