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Information for flights to Los Angeles from Melbourne

Avg. flight duration 15h 01m
Flights arrive in Los Angeles
Flights depart from Melbourne
Flight price $853
Distance 12,758 km
Airlines Fiji Airways, Air New Zealand, China Eastern, Philippine Airlines, Virgin Australia, Qantas Airways

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Low season:
February
Best time to beat the crowds
5%
expected price decrease
High season:
December
Most popular time to fly
17%
expected price increase
Average price:
$1,440
(avg. price over the last 2 weeks)
Good deal:
$1,026
or less (return)

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Looking for a cheap flight? 25% of our users found flights on this route for $1,025 or less.
The cheapest flight from Melbourne to Los Angeles was found, on average, 32 days before departure.
Book at least 2 weeks before departure in order to get a below-average price.
Morning departure is around 33% cheaper than an evening flight, on average*.
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Flights from Melbourne to Los Angeles most commonly have a single stop in Sydney before entering the second leg of the flight. Non-stop flights can be found, but they’re generally more expensive. Flights will arrive at LAX Airport, which is approximately 18 miles south of Los Angeles city centre.
If you could use a bite to eat before your flight departs, Melbourne Airport offers travellers a long list of different airport restaurant options. From simple cafes and bistros to noodle shops, fresh juice vendors, local restaurants and other options, you have several ways to refuel before your flight departs.
When your flight arrives at LAX, you can get to Los Angeles city centre via a few different means of transport. One of the cheapest and most popular ways to get to central Los Angeles is via LAX’s FlyAway bus that connects travellers directly to Union Station. The FlyAway bus trip is approximately 45 minutes to an hour in length, and fares are around USD $10 ($14).
If you’d rather steer clear of public transport after your flight from Melbourne to Los Angeles, taxi ranks are located outside each terminal. A taxi to Los Angeles city centre can take approximately 30 minutes to over an hour, as Los Angeles traffic can get backed up quickly. Fares from LAX to the centre start at around USD $50 ($71).
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FAQs for booking Melbourne to Los Angeles flights

How long does a flight from Melbourne to Los Angeles take?
The average direct flight takes 14h 20m, covering a distance of 12757 km.
How many flights are there between Melbourne and Los Angeles?
There are 100 (direct) flights between Melbourne and Los Angeles per week, averaging 14 per day.
Which airlines provide the cheapest flights from Melbourne to Los Angeles?
In the past 3 days, the cheapest return tickets were found on Fiji Airways ($853), Air New Zealand ($881) and China Eastern ($942).
Which airlines fly most frequently between Melbourne and Los Angeles?
American Airlines (1 times daily), Alaska Airlines (1 times daily), Qantas Airways (1 times daily) are the most frequent flyers on this route.
What’s the cheapest day of the week to fly from Melbourne to Los Angeles?
For Melbourne to Los Angeles, Thursday is the cheapest day to fly on average and Sunday is the most expensive. Flying from Los Angeles back to Melbourne, the best deals are generally found on Tuesday, with Monday being the most expensive.
Which airports will I be using when flying from Melbourne to Los Angeles?
When flying out of Melbourne you will be using Melbourne, often referred to as Melbourne Airport. You will be landing at Los Angeles, also known as Los Angeles Airport.
How much is parking at Melbourne Airport?
There are several different airport parking options at Melbourne Airport, with long-term budget options starting at around $40 per day. A free shuttle bus runs between the long-term car parks and the terminals approximately every 5 minutes. Fees can be more expensive onsite, so booking online can be a wise choice.
Is there free WiFi at Melbourne Airport?
Melbourne Airport offers free unlimited WiFi in every terminal for travellers who need to make travel arrangements or complete some last-minute work. Terminals 2, 3 and 4 operate on the Melbourne Airport wireless hotspot, and Terminal 1 offers WiFi through Qantas. Access is quick and easy, simply enter your registration details and connect.
Where are the baby changing areas in Melbourne Airport?
There are several baby changing areas located throughout Melbourne Airport for families traveling with infants. There are four baby changing areas in Terminal 1, two baby changing areas in Terminal 2, two more in Terminal 3 and one baby changing area located in Terminal 4. All baby changing areas are located after security.
Which LAX Terminal has the most shops?
If you need to pick up a few things once you arrive or before your return flight, LAX has a long list of airport shops to choose from. The majority of the shops in LAX are located in the TBIT, including newsstands and duty-free, as well as luxury brands like Burberry, Hermes and Gucci.
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Book cheap flights from Melbourne to Los Angeles (return)

Airports
Origin
Melbourne
$853
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$853
Destination
Los Angeles
$853
only
$853
Thu., 12 Mar.
MEL
Melbourne
LAX
Los Angeles
18h 50m
Tue., 31 Mar.
LAX
Los Angeles
MEL
Melbourne
18h 55m
Trip: 20 days
7.7Good Show reviews
Overall 7.7 Good
Based on 967 reviews
Overall
7.7
Boarding
7.8
Comfort
7.4
Crew
8.3
Entertainment
7.5
Food
7.1
TBU
NAN
Okay 4.3

Cons: Flight was 4 hours late with no explanation

HNL
NAN
Mediocre 2.0

Pros: Nothing

Cons: By sending my purchase thru a third party, you screwed my ability to use your cancellation policy and was forced to use there’s which was not customer service oriented. I will never again use kayak

NAN
SYD
Good 7.3

Cons: Business class is Not a business class seat On the new 737.

NAN
SYD
Good 7.3

Cons: Older planes are very outdated.

LAX
NAN
Mediocre 2.0

Cons: Worst service. Very bad boarding. Yucky food.

Mon., 27 Jan.
MEL
Melbourne
LAX
Los Angeles
19h 20m
Sun., 9 Feb.
LAX
Los Angeles
MEL
Melbourne
19h 50m
Trip: 14 days
8.6Excellent Show reviews
Overall 8.6 Excellent
Based on 2,682 reviews
Overall
8.6
Boarding
8.6
Comfort
8.3
Crew
8.9
Entertainment
8.5
Food
8.2
LAX
AKL
Good 7.0

Pros: Can’t remember

Cons: Food selection specially for vegetarian

AKL
WLG
Excellent 8.0

Pros: Great crew. Wine and cheese was nice.

Cons: Nothing. All good.

MEL
AKL
Excellent 9.3

Pros: The crew, as always, was fantastic. Very helpful and always kind. The seats are comfortable enough, considering it was a long flight, and the excellent entertainment helped the time pass quickly.

AKL
HKG
Good 7.3

Pros: The airline and staff appear to be friendly and efficient

Cons: Seating in economy is tight. You really cannot move without annoying the passengers on either side. This also makes eating difficult.

AKL
LAX
Excellent 8.6

Pros: Crew was awesome! Kind and funny!

Cons: The weather, but pilots did great despite it.

Thu., 20 Feb.
MEL
Melbourne
LAX
Los Angeles
54h 30m
Thu., 12 Mar.
LAX
Los Angeles
MEL
Melbourne
54h 35m
Trip: 21 days
6.7Good Show reviews
Overall 6.7 Good
Based on 6,535 reviews
Overall
6.7
Boarding
6.7
Comfort
6.6
Crew
7.0
Entertainment
6.3
Food
6.1
SIN
PVG
Excellent 10.0

Pros: Crew great. Seat is hard

Cons: Softer seats

PVG
JFK
Mediocre 3.6

Pros: The entertainment system was good.

Cons: We have a 4 month old and we were the first ones to check in but all bassinet seats were booked. No one was even using them for bassinets. Not sure if they paid extra for those seats to have leg room but we had to hold the baby for 15 hours. They couldn’t do anything for us.

PVG
TPE
Excellent 10.0

Pros: Everything went smooth and the flight was uneventful

Cons: Online check-in did work for me. I had to wait in line for ticketing.

PVG
JFK
Excellent 8.0

Cons: There was cigarette smoke in the aircraft.

PVG
JFK
Good 7.6

Cons: Even in business class ,every time have to ask for more wine and flight attendants just not care enough .

Fri., 3 Apr.
MEL
Melbourne
LAX
Los Angeles
28h 30m
Sat., 11 Apr.
LAX
Los Angeles
MEL
Melbourne
35h 05m
Trip: 9 days
7.5Good Show reviews
Overall 7.5 Good
Based on 2,891 reviews
Overall
7.5
Boarding
7.4
Comfort
7.3
Crew
8.0
Entertainment
6.9
Food
7.1
MNL
DPS
Okay 4.6

Pros: Crew was nice. Flight was timely.

Cons: Food was bland and small. No TVs in seats only on phones. Little leg room. Customer service in Manila was horrible. They told us to transfer to a different location for lounge access then we were denied after we paid for it. They didn’t do anything to correct the mistake. Very unfortunate despite speaking to many managers.

KUL
MNL
Excellent 10.0

Pros: Superb service!

MNL
BKK
Excellent 10.0

Cons: E mail up dates of change of gates or times.

LAX
MNL
Okay 5.0

Cons: Got food poisoning from the potato salad, as did other Americans who were on our same flight

SGN
MNL
Good 7.0

Pros: The flights were fine. Airplanes clean. Food and service good

Cons: Manila airport is chaos. Transferring planes on international flights is horrible. 2 additional security checks and disorganized chaos

Tue., 26 Nov.
MEL
Melbourne
LAX
Los Angeles
14h 25m
Tue., 10 Dec.
LAX
Los Angeles
MEL
Melbourne
15h 40m
Trip: 15 days
8.0Excellent Show reviews
Overall 8.0 Excellent
Based on 41 reviews
Overall
8.0
Boarding
8.1
Comfort
7.9
Crew
8.4
Entertainment
7.3
Food
7.2
MEL
LAX
Okay 5.3

Pros: Breakfast mushrooms were good.

Cons: No butter for breakfast roll.

MEL
BNE
Excellent 8.8

Cons: On time boarding and availability of inflight entertainment.

MEL
LAX
Excellent 10.0

Pros: Excellent legroom in economy - seemed to be more than the 32" stated. Also, the seat was comfortable and the food was excellent on this long flight (MEL-LAX). Overall, a better experience than any US carrier we've flown.

ADL
MEL
Excellent 8.0

Pros: Super quick boarding

Cons: Lounge in melb was dirty, food average. Lounge in Adelaide was over packed - couldn't get a seat

BNE
HBA
Excellent 8.0

Pros: Crew ans eat was both good

Cons: on time flight, food selection

Mon., 11 Nov.
MEL
Melbourne
LAX
Los Angeles
14h 20m
Fri., 15 Nov.
LAX
Los Angeles
MEL
Melbourne
15h 40m
$1,066
Trip: 5 days
8.1Excellent Show reviews
Overall 8.1 Excellent
Based on 197 reviews
Overall
8.1
Boarding
8.2
Comfort
7.8
Crew
8.5
Entertainment
7.9
Food
7.6
MEL
LAX
Excellent 10.0

Pros: The plane was brand new, and the seats were very comfortable. They served food often, and the movie selection was perfect. Overall it was a good trip.

Cons: They would not serve more than one alcohol drink at a time, so I had to get up often.

MEL
LAX
Okay 4.6

Cons: I was right by the toilets

MEL
LAX
Good 6.3

Pros: Friendly crew and good service

Cons: Outdated seat and plane. No privacy in business class. Seat and biz class layout not competitive (2-2-2)

MEL
LAX
Excellent 8.0

Pros: Crew was friendly and plane was clean and comfortable. Pilot kept us informed on our progress and flight was on time.

MEL
LAX
Good 7.6

Pros: Food

Cons: Cramped in economy, little space. So few staff members for economy. Had business on way over and obviously had so much attention

Tue., 21 Apr.
MEL
Melbourne
LAX
Los Angeles
30h 05m
Sun., 17 May
LAX
Los Angeles
MEL
Melbourne
30h 45m
Trip: 27 days
7.7Good Show reviews
Overall 7.7 Good
Based on 967 reviews
Overall
7.7
Boarding
7.8
Comfort
7.4
Crew
8.3
Entertainment
7.5
Food
7.1
NAN
SFO
Excellent 8.0

Pros: Great lounge, comfortable flight.

Cons: The business seat doesn't fold fully flat, but only about 160 degrees. They mixed up my drink in the morning and I got a cheap sugary fruit punch.

NAN
LAX
Excellent 8.6

Pros: Seating was good for an economy class redeye--the seats (A330) reclined well, though the seat in front of you reclined into "my space". Okay food, polite, efficient attendants, complimentary wine or beer with meals.

Cons: Two-pronged headset outlet made using my own headset unworkable. Their headsets aren't very good.

APW
HNL
Good 6.0

Pros: The crew was great. Food was good.

Cons: They SERIOUSLY need to update the entertainment on the plane. If everyone has to watch the same movie, which prehistoric in itself, can they at least make a recent movie and not one from the 80's??? They played 2 movies, both from the 80's!

SFO
NAN
Excellent 8.0

Pros: The crew was amazing! The seats in a business class were very uncomfortable.

Cons: It’s hard to compare after my recent flight on Emirates which was superb.

NAN
LAX
Good 7.3

Pros: Some crew members are excellent and some are flat.

Cons: Food is kind of bad

Mon., 10 Feb.
MEL
Melbourne
LAX
Los Angeles
19h 20m
Mon., 24 Feb.
LAX
Los Angeles
MEL
Melbourne
18h 10m
Trip: 15 days
8.6Excellent Show reviews
Overall 8.6 Excellent
Based on 2,682 reviews
Overall
8.6
Boarding
8.6
Comfort
8.3
Crew
8.9
Entertainment
8.5
Food
8.2
WRE
AKL
Excellent 10.0

Pros: Very prompt and efficient

SYD
AKL
Mediocre 2.0

Cons: Had to cancel trip because a passenger was hit by a car one week before the trip. Refused a refund by the airline.

HNL
AKL
Excellent 9.3

Pros: The crew was great but the seats were not.

Cons: Roomier seats and meals should be served a little bit closer in between

AKL
SFO
Okay 5.6

Pros: The seat was super uncomfortable and they switched out flights 3 times so the layovers were extremely long.

Cons: Not switching our flights three times and not accommodating us like we had originally paid for.

LHR
LAX
Excellent 10.0

Pros: Everything

Cons: More food would have been better

Mon., 11 May
MEL
Melbourne
LAX
Los Angeles
30h 50m
Tue., 19 May
LAX
Los Angeles
MEL
Melbourne
18h 55m
Trip: 9 days
7.7Good Show reviews
Overall 7.7 Good
Based on 967 reviews
Overall
7.7
Boarding
7.8
Comfort
7.4
Crew
8.3
Entertainment
7.5
Food
7.1
CXI
HNL
Excellent 10.0

Pros: Crew, food, drinks.

Cons: More in flight entertainment options like movies to choose from.

LAX
NAN
Good 7.3

Pros: Very nice and polite

Cons: Food was not good Movie selection was poor

LAX
NAN
Okay 4.0

Pros: Nothing was real impressive but nothing really bad for a budget airline.

Cons: the food, entertainment options (movies) the service including drinks, the plane itself and the overall airline could all be much better.

NAN
SFO
Excellent 8.0

Pros: Nice crew

Cons: More leg room and comfortable seats

NAN
AKL
Excellent 9.6

Pros: Fantastic service from check in until arrival.

Cons: More up to date movies

Thu., 19 Mar.
MEL
Melbourne
LAX
Los Angeles
18h 00m
Thu., 23 Apr.
LAX
Los Angeles
MEL
Melbourne
18h 55m
Trip: 36 days
7.7Good Show reviews
Overall 7.7 Good
Based on 967 reviews
Overall
7.7
Boarding
7.8
Comfort
7.4
Crew
8.3
Entertainment
7.5
Food
7.1
HNL
APW
Okay 4.6

Pros: the crew was good.

Cons: hot as hell during check in outside and it took forever. then the entertainment on the plane which was prehistoric with everyone having to watch the same movie, plus it was a very old movie!

NAN
SYD
Excellent 9.3

Cons: The food !

NAN
SYD
Excellent 8.3

Pros: Crew

Cons: I slept most of the way

SUV
NAN
Okay 5.3

Cons: On time departure

NAN
SFO
Good 6.4

Pros: Helpful crew, good food, professional

Cons: FREEZING COLD cabin air temperature, as other reviewers have noted. Despite otherwise comfortable conditions to sleep, this made it impossible to get a good night's sleep.

Wed., 13 Nov.
MEL
Melbourne
LAX
Los Angeles
20h 50m
Thu., 12 Dec.
LAX
Los Angeles
MEL
Melbourne
18h 50m
$1,024
Trip: 30 days
8.6Excellent Show reviews
Overall 8.6 Excellent
Based on 2,682 reviews
Overall
8.6
Boarding
8.6
Comfort
8.3
Crew
8.9
Entertainment
8.5
Food
8.2
SYD
AKL
Excellent 10.0

Pros: The economy seats are pretty comfy considering so many other airlines, however it does make it a bit difficult to eat with a knife and fork at meal times. But the idea of a recliner seat is great! Decent in-flight entertainment.

Cons: Maybe a little more space to be able to eat a little comfortably would help. But I can understand that it's an infrastructural change that might not be possible.

LAX
AKL
Excellent 10.0

Pros: Crew were great!

TRG
AKL
Excellent 10.0

Pros: Super easy

AKL
WLG
Excellent 8.0

Pros: Great crew. Wine and cheese was nice.

Cons: Nothing. All good.

AKL
PVG
Excellent 8.3

Pros: The crew was great. The seats were good but not as spacious as some other business class airline seats.

Cons: The TV screen interferes with the tray table and could knock off food from the table.

Thu., 12 Dec.
MEL
Melbourne
LAX
Los Angeles
14h 25m
Sat., 28 Dec.
LAX
Los Angeles
MEL
Melbourne
15h 40m
$1,451
Trip: 17 days
8.0Excellent Show reviews
Overall 8.0 Excellent
Based on 41 reviews
Overall
8.0
Boarding
8.1
Comfort
7.9
Crew
8.4
Entertainment
7.3
Food
7.2
MEL
LAX
Excellent 9.3

Pros: Excellent service

BNE
DPS
Mediocre 2.6

Pros: Baggage allowance is good and cause of choice this airline but bad staff specially the check in

Cons: I hate the ground crew.. with bad behavior and uncooperative- plane no entertainment.. you must used app with your telephone

PER
SYD
Good 7.3

Pros: Seats were comfy

Cons: Food was the worst I have ever been offered on a flight

PER
BNE
Good 7.6

Pros: The crew were excellent. Seating was comfortable.

Cons: Nothing.

SYD
OOL
Okay 4.6

Cons: Quality of snacks Quality of in flight entertainment still very poor

Sat., 21 Dec.
MEL
Melbourne
LAX
Los Angeles
17h 25m
Fri., 3 Jan.
LAX
Los Angeles
MEL
Melbourne
18h 50m
$1,257
Trip: 14 days
8.6Excellent Show reviews
Overall 8.6 Excellent
Based on 2,682 reviews
Overall
8.6
Boarding
8.6
Comfort
8.3
Crew
8.9
Entertainment
8.5
Food
8.2
SYD
AKL
Excellent 9.3

Pros: The space!

Cons: Food

WRE
AKL
Excellent 10.0

Pros: Very prompt and efficient

LAX
AKL
Excellent 9.0

Pros: Business class lay-flat seats and a private cubby.

Cons: Boarding required a bus ride to a distant terminal rather than direct boarding from the terminal.

HLZ
CHC
Good 7.5

Pros: All good

Cons: It was very cold so the cabin could have been warmer

IAH
AKL
Okay 5.0

Cons: Preferred seats in economy class are very uncomfortable if your row is full. Long, miserable flight.

Sun., 22 Dec.
MEL
Melbourne
LAX
Los Angeles
16h 40m
Sun., 26 Jan.
LAX
Los Angeles
MEL
Melbourne
29h 40m
$1,650
Trip: 36 days
7.7Good Show reviews
Overall 7.7 Good
Based on 967 reviews
Overall
7.7
Boarding
7.8
Comfort
7.4
Crew
8.3
Entertainment
7.5
Food
7.1
NAN
LAX
Excellent 10.0

Pros: Comfortable seats and great on board hospitality

Cons: Boarding in Nadi international airport for Fiji airways is boarding the passengers from the back of the aircraft first which was different for me

NAN
LAX
Excellent 8.6

Pros: Seating was good for an economy class redeye--the seats (A330) reclined well, though the seat in front of you reclined into "my space". Okay food, polite, efficient attendants, complimentary wine or beer with meals.

Cons: Two-pronged headset outlet made using my own headset unworkable. Their headsets aren't very good.

SFO
NAN
Excellent 8.0

Pros: The crew was amazing! The seats in a business class were very uncomfortable.

Cons: It’s hard to compare after my recent flight on Emirates which was superb.

AKL
NAN
Excellent 9.0

Pros: was good service and food was nice

HNL
NAN
Okay 5.2

Pros: The crew had a good attitude for the flight.

Cons: Felt like this being a 8 hour flight there would be some entertainment on the plane , just radio. Also there was no food options from what I saw available either.

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