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Find cheap flights to North America from $540

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Los Angeles
Los Angeles1 stop$925
New York
New York1 stop$1,499
Honolulu
Honoluludirect$490
Vancouver
Vancouver1 stop$1,213
San Francisco
San Francisco1 stop$1,080
Toronto
Toronto2 stops$1,827
Las Vegas
Las Vegas2 stops$1,264
Chicago
Chicago2 stops$1,310
Miami
Miami2 stops$1,807
Mexico City
Mexico City3 stops$2,013
Orlando
Orlando2 stops$1,639
Calgary
Calgary1 stop$1,908
Dallas
Dallas2 stops$1,578
Seattle
Seattle1 stop$1,369
Cancún
Cancún3 stops$1,707
Boston
Boston2 stops$1,727
Washington, D.C.
Washington, D.C.1 stop$1,699
Montreal
Montreal2 stops$1,955
Denver
Denver2 stops$1,226
Houston
Houston1 stop$1,623

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Low season

January

High season

December

Cheapest flight

$540
Best time to beat the crowds but there is an average 11% increase in price.
Most popular time to fly (28% more expensive on average)
Flight from Melbourne to Los Angeles

FAQs - booking North America flights

  • How can I find cheap flights to North America?

    Start planning your trip at least two months ahead, and if you plan on visiting a few places in North America, consider starting and ending your trip in a major hub like LA, Houston or Vancouver. If you want to boost your savings further, consider itineraries with a stop or two along the way. You could, for example, enjoy a layover in Manila (MNL) before starting your adventure in LA.

  • Which visa do Australians need to fly to North America?

    Australians generally do not need a visa for 90-day visits to the US and 180-day visits to Canada. However, you must obtain a visa waiver before your departure (an ESTA for the US and an ETA for Canada). Australian citizens are eligible for a visa on arrival in Mexico. For all North American nations, you will need a valid passport with available blank pages. You should also have proof of accommodation and funds to support your trip plus a return or onward flight.

  • What direct flights are there to North America from Australia?

    You will find plenty of direct flights to North America from Australia’s major airports – Melbourne and Sydney – landing at US hubs like Honolulu (HNL), Los Angeles, Dallas/Fort Worth (DFW) and Houston (IAH). Direct flights are generally offered by Qantas, Delta, American Airlines and Virgin Atlantic. If you plan on visiting Mexico, Canada or other states in the US, you’ll generally have to transit through at least one airport along the way. However, Air Canada does offer some direct flights from Australia to Vancouver.

  • Which airlines offer quicker routes from Australia to North America?

    You’ll generally find shorter flight times with American, Australian and Canadian airlines like Qantas, Air Canada and American Airlines. However, you’ll also find plenty of fast and efficient single-stop itineraries with carriers like Fiji Airways. For example, a flight from Sydney to Los Angeles with Fiji Airways would come with just one quick stop at Nadi Airport (NAN).  

  • How long is the flight to North America?

    An average direct flight from Australia to North America takes 20h 21m, covering a distance of 22460 km. The most popular route is Melbourne - Los Angeles with an average flight time of 14h 10m.

  • What is the cheapest flight to North America?

    The cheapest ticket to North America from Australia found in the last 72 hours was $264 one-way, and $450 round-trip. The most popular route is Melbourne to Los Angeles and the cheapest round-trip airline ticket found on this route in the last 72 hours was $1,127.

  • Which airlines fly to North America?

    American Airlines, Qantas Airways & Virgin Australia fly the most frequently from Australia to North America.

  • What are the most popular destinations in North America?

    The next most popular destinations are New York (20%) and Vancouver (15%). Searches for flights to San Francisco (7%), to Toronto (6%) and to Ontario (5%) are also popular.

  • How does KAYAK’s flight Price Forecast tool help me choose the right time to buy?

    KAYAK’s flight Price Forecast tool uses historical data to determine whether the price for a given destination and date is likely to change within 7 days, so travellers know whether to wait or book now.

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Top tips for finding cheap flights to North America

  • Enter your preferred departure airport and travel dates into the search form above to unlock the latest North America flight deals.
  • If you’re planning on exploring the redwood forests of California, the bohemian vibes of Portland, Oregon, and the stunning Olympic Ranges of Washington state, you’ll usually find better flight deals from Australia by entering and exiting via major west coast hubs like Los Angeles (LAX) and San Francisco (SFO).
  • Those hoping to explore as much of Canada as possible may wish to consider flying into Toronto (YYZ) and out of Vancouver (YVR) to secure better deals. How you explore the middle is up to you.
  • If you're heading to Disneyworld, Orlando International Airport (MCO) is the recommended airport to fly to from Australia. This is close to Disneyworld, and you'll generally find good flight deals from Sydney (SYD), Melbourne (MEL) and Brisbane (BNE).
  • Australians wishing to visit Mexico can find good deals and fast flight times by heading to major hubs like Mexico City (MEX) and Cancun (CUN). Cancun is ideal for the Caribbean Coast, while Mexico City is ideal for exploring the country’s central, southern and western states.
  • Mexico City now has two airports receiving flights from Australia. Benito Juarez International Airport (MEX) is generally more convenient as it lies within the city limits. Felipe Angeles International Airport (NLU) is outside Mexico City in the State of Mexico.
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Top 5 airlines flying to North America

 
Need help choosing which airline to fly with from Australia to North America? KAYAK airline reviews give an overall score for each airline based on loads of factors, including comfort, boarding, in-flight entertainment and more, to make your decision easier. See airline scores according to verified KAYAK customer reviews.
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Air New ZealandOverall score based on 673 reviews
8.4boarding
7.6food
8.1comfort
8.8crew
7.9entertainment
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All was good, the only thing was it didn't run on time.

8.0 ExcellentDaniel, Apr 2024ZQN - SYD
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All was good, the only thing was it didn't run on time.

Great meal. Best seats ever! They need to teach other airlines how to do that.

Couldn’t request a vegan meal somehow but I noticed other people getting them

They announced food service but then never came around. We also couldn’t land so kept trying to get to runway and then had to come up and go around happened like 3 times and cause the child next to me to start throwing up

Good food and entertainment options. Great Staff that were all welcoming and caregiving.

The recline on the seat in front of me came back so that I was staring at the top of the man’s head in front of me the whole trip. He refused to bring his seat back up twice every time he was instructed to do so and only relented when he had a tray of good in front of him. And then right back in my lap!!! Horrible man!! I complained to the staff multiple times, but no one would address the issue. Otherwise, it would have been a perfect flight.

There was a snafu with confirming seats at check which left us in limbo for the second leg of our trip. I believe the ANZ app is not well integrated with the systems at the terminal resulting in this disconcerting error.

Carring crew, nice ambiance of the cabin, comfortable beds, good food well served. We liked everything.

So here's the rub - my flight was booked through Chatdeal even though I bought it under the Kayak umbrella. All the return flights were theoretically through Air New Zealand, however except for the initial leg from New Zealand, they were all partnered flights. So when I arrived at the airport in New Zealand they could only issue me my ticket to Fiji. Once in Fiji I had to do some serious leg work and finagling to get my ticket to Los Angeles through Fiji Air. This included a monitored covid RAT that I wasn't aware I needed to do. So I gave the score I did because of the complexity and annoyance created in the process of getting a boarding pass for my Nadi-LA flight.

Just a hiccup being added to the NZ Traveller Declaration a bit late.

Fiji left without me because American Airlines was too stupid to get to LAX on time. Fiji should have offered a standby on another flight but they told me tough luck. I will never fly with this company again.

The A350 aircraft business class experience was very good. Comfortable and well appointed pod, and supplemental bed pad available for sleeping. Food was very good.

Business class seats and amenities were excellent, crew very attentive. Slept well. Food good, lounge experience nice. Would fly them again. A350 aircraft excellent, very quiet.

The flight attendants were extremely friendly and helpful. Everything ran on time. I highly recommend Fiji Airways.

The experience was lovely in every respect. The crews were delightful.

Very clean aircraft. Friendly staff. New plane. Food quality was good. Not my flavor but I saw the effort.

Fiji Business Class was value for money. Would do again for a long haul flight.

1.5Hrs to get from plane into terminal. Long wait. Flight to NZ 1 he late

Flight full. 'Volunteers' to check hand luggage. Checked hand luggage is lost

The part that really made for a poor trip was that we checked luggage, and it took 1.5 hrs. to get our luggage. This made it so we barely got to our next flight. We were the last ones on board.

The staff we fantastic and seemed to work very well with each other

Business lounge in Melbourne mediocre. Look at Emirates or Qatar, Qantas! Great friendly crew. Food was good but Emirates is a level above. Business seat good. But can’t compare to Qatar. Main reason for booking Qantas is loyalty and terrific connection via Perth to LHR.

I was pleasantly surprised with my flight to LA with Qantas. Although seats were not the roomies, service was excellent.

The service and smooth landing. Food was delicious and the staff was friendly. We arrived earlier than scheduled.

Wonderful crew, good food. Absolutely loved the wine spritz and wish I could buy it!

Don’t like last minute airline change. Not able to choose seat earlier.

It's only a short trip from Sydney to Melbourne, which i have done many times. The trip met my expectations

I really appreciated the fact that when I checked my bags at the Quantas counter after arriving from an international flight an hour early, the agent noticed I had a very long layover. He then found an earlier flight that allowed me to get to Cairns several hours earlier than I planned. That was amazing because I had already traveled over 20 hours and wasn’t looking forward to such a long layover. It allowed me to see my daughter and grandchildren much earlier (it had been two years since I visited last).

Qantas cancelled my flight for no good reason and rebooked me into a middle seat.

The flight met my expectations. It left and landed on time

Quit making seats narrower and narrower. The guy beside me spilled over in to my seat.

Crew was not very helpful. They forgot to serve me coffee and had to wait for a long time.It looked as if they were not very happy with what they were doing.

EWR terminal C United Club is great. Flight and everything else mediocre

The plane boarded and deplaned twice before the crew timed out. Flight was 7 hours late departing. Horrible experience!

Easy peasy. Crew was great. Take-off and landing nice anc chill (good job by the pilot). Thank you UA!

By in large it was a good experience. The flight crew was great and that's the most important to me. Boarding was fine.

The male air hostess was rude and didn’t even offer me a drink. Poor customer service!

The male air hostess was rude and didn’t provide good customer service. Didn’t even offer me a drink

It was your usual flight. Nothing exemplary. Due to turbulance, the drinks were served 20 min before landing. Meh.

Due to a cancelled flight the day before this flight only had 44 people. Best flight ever on international route. Food getting better. Can United provide fruit ex apples and bananas for snacks? Crew fantastic.

The boarding process in Frankfurt was chaotic and uncomfortable. Everyone was waiting at the gate and had to get up and line up (by escalators which caused problems) to get documents checked. Then wait in line for bus which took us to tarmac where we had to stand in the cold rain outside the plane to climb the stairs to board. The plane ride itself was smooth and as comfortable as could be in economy. Free texting for aero plane members was nice. The food was decent.

I got hurt and needed a wheelchair. They were excellent. I also appreciated the fact that they kept me informed thru out the whole trip regarding boarding, gate changes and luggage info.

I got hurt and needed a wheelchair. They were excellent.

Date was for a day earlier than I realized and no email or text up on check in. At least I could have made an effort to re-arrange my schedule to use the flight. 100% write off + cost of new ticket.

The flight was cancelled and the flight they booked me on in lieu of was repeatedly delayed, meaning my arrival time was delayed from about 8:30 pm until after midnight. The airline offered little explanation and no recompense for this 4-hour delay.

Terrible. We waited for over an hour to get our bags. After a 14 hour flight is was extremely frustrating

It was very bad travelling with air canada the people working at check in bagages was very bad person any way I pay to much many to get good flights but it’s not

Air Canada switched my connecting flight to Alaska airlines without any communication to me. The process of finding this out, needing to leave one portion of the airport for the next and what i should have done with my luggage was not communicated to me at all. Even the Air Canada agent that noticed the airline switch at the terminal did not explain this process to me. In doing so my luggage did not arrive with me. The delay to create a claim too 2 hours.

Food was great. Staff was great. I would have liked to see more in flight shopping - they went by so fast I missed it. I would have liked more variety in tv shows but overall flight was great. The staff made all the difference.

It was delayed. Seat width was so narrow. Very uncomfortable. Staff are great and friendly. Food was okay.

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