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Information for flights to Los Angeles from Melbourne & other airports

Avg. flight duration 15h 07m
Flights arrive in Los Angeles
Flights depart from Melbourne & other airports
Flight price $745
Distance 12,758 km
Airlines Fiji Airways, Air New Zealand, Virgin Australia, Qantas Airways, Cathay Pacific

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Low season:
February
Best time to beat the crowds
4%
expected price decrease
High season:
December
Most popular time to fly
14%
expected price increase
Average price:
$1340
(avg. price over the last 2 weeks)
Good deal:
$1051
or less (return)

When to Book Flights from Melbourne to Los Angeles

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Looking for a cheap flight? 25% of our users found flights on this route for $1051 or less.
The cheapest flight from Melbourne to Los Angeles was found, on average, 58 days before departure.
Book at least 3 weeks before departure in order to get a below-average price.
Morning departure is around 16% more expensive than an evening flight, on average*.
*Average of the lowest prices shown in KAYAK’s search results for departures within the next 30 days
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).
Need to hire a car? There are several rental agencies operating within LAX. The rental car agencies operating within LAX include: AVIS, Budget, Enterprise, Dollar, Enterprise, Fox and others. Booking your reservation early can end up saving you a bundle, as reservations can fill up quickly and decreasing availability can increase prices.

FAQs for Booking Flights to Los Angeles from Melbourne

How long does a flight from Melbourne to Los Angeles take?
The average direct flight takes 14h 25m, covering a distance of 12757 km.
How many flights are there between Melbourne and Los Angeles?
There are 72 (direct) flights between Melbourne and Los Angeles per week, averaging 10 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 ($745), Air New Zealand ($886) and Virgin Australia ($999).
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 Saturday is the most expensive. Flying from Los Angeles back to Melbourne, the best deals are generally found on Saturday, 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 & other airports, 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.

Book cheap flights from Melbourne to Los Angeles (return)

Airports
Origin
Melbourne
$745
only
$745
Destination
Los Angeles
$745
only
$745
Thu., 5 Sep.
MEL
Melbourne & other airports
LAX
Los Angeles
18h 40m
Mon., 9 Sep.
LAX
Los Angeles
MEL
Melbourne & other airports
30h 45m
Trip: 5 days
7.6GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.6 Good
Based on 906 reviews
Overall
7.7
Boarding
7.8
Comfort
7.4
Crew
8.3
Entertainment
7.5
Food
7.1
NAN
BNE
Excellent 10.0

Pros: I love that the planes are loaded from back to front!!! I wish airlines in the states will follow suit. It seems that this makes the most sense.

SUV
NAN
Excellent 10.0

Cons: Good flight

NAN
LAX
Excellent 8.0

Cons: Nice crew. Newer airplane

SFO
NAN
Good 6.6

Cons: Small and bland food. Very limited entertainment. TV didnt work but they gave me an ipad.

APW
HNL
Good 7.0

Pros: Great food and drink..complimentary on Fiji Airlines. Economy class seats are bigger than all US airlines!

Cons: Late to board d in Fiji due to ‘ operational’ reasons? Late arrival into Honolulu. But overall good flight

Thu., 25 Jul.
MEL
Melbourne & other airports
LAX
Los Angeles
19h 50m
Thu., 8 Aug.
LAX
Los Angeles
MEL
Melbourne & other airports
19h 25m
Trip: 15 days
8.5ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.5 Excellent
Based on 2,548 reviews
Overall
8.6
Boarding
8.6
Comfort
8.3
Crew
8.9
Entertainment
8.5
Food
8.2
SIN
AKL
Good 6.6

Pros: Crew was really nice however slightly absent during the flight.

Cons: Drinks should have been more frequently offered . Refreshments/water seemed hard to come by I had to chase them down in the galley only to get luke warm water...? Seats are pretty cramped and small with not much room.

WLG
AKL
Excellent 10.0

Pros: Wellington airport is the most accessible and relaxed I’ve used, and the Air New Zealand Check-in process was the easiest I’ve used so far.

AKL
YVR
Excellent 10.0

Pros: Amazing airline and seem less travel

LHR
LAX
OK 5.0

Cons: They have to provide better food.

AKL
YVR
Good 7.3

Pros: Everything was good except.....

Cons: The departure gate lounge for connecting flight to Vancouver was terrible.... very overcrowded, making for an unpleasant wait and boarding experience.

Thu., 6 Jun.
MEL
Melbourne & other airports
LAX
Los Angeles
17h 05m
Tue., 11 Jun.
LAX
Los Angeles
MEL
Melbourne & other airports
19h 05m
Trip: 6 days
7.9GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.9 Good
Based on 38 reviews
Overall
8.0
Boarding
8.1
Comfort
7.9
Crew
8.4
Entertainment
7.3
Food
7.2
LAX
MEL
Good 7.3

Cons: Economy boarding was in just 2 batches with the front rows first. This results in a lot of standing waiting for people to get into their seats. Entertainment was ok but could have used a better selection of movies. I ended up watching movies I had seen before.

MEL
LAX
Excellent 10.0

Pros: Service, entertainment, efficient cost. Direct flights from LAX to Melbourne.

MEL
LAX
OK 5.0

Cons: I am very dissatisfied with virgins service as described above I will certainly be telling all about that and I will likely transfer my velocity membership to qantas upon return to Australia If you want me to yell you how you could have improved your I have many ideas but I’ll slso say you won’t be getting them for nothing !!

AUS
LAX
Excellent 9.3

Pros: The seat custom was hard as a board

SYD
PER
Excellent 9.3

Cons: No comment all ok

Mon., 12 Aug.
MEL
Melbourne & other airports
LAX
Los Angeles
14h 25m
Wed., 18 Sep.
LAX
Los Angeles
MEL
Melbourne & other airports
15h 50m
$1001
Trip: 38 days
8.0ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.0 Excellent
Based on 188 reviews
Overall
8.1
Boarding
8.1
Comfort
7.8
Crew
8.5
Entertainment
7.9
Food
7.6
MEL
LAX
Good 7.6

Pros: Crew member Trevor was funny and the perfect host. Good selection of movies.

Cons: Seats are super uncomfortable and there is no privacy ... worst Business class facilities I’ve ever experienced. Seriously substandard might as well fly economy or better still use a different airline.

MEL
LAX
Excellent 10.0

Pros: The crew take time to talk to you, and everyone of them has a smile. The in flight meals were great, not typical airline TV dinners. They were good meals. The entertainment selection is outstanding, especially for a 14-hour flight. power outlets work, and they even have snacks in the galley area like Lufthansa so if you need a soft drink, coffee or candy...it is there all during the flight. A long flight could not be made easier

Cons: Nothing

MEL
LAX
Good 6.6

Pros: Food on Qantas is better than domestic U.S. carriers and it's nice to still experience good service.

Cons: It is frustrating that most airlines never leave on time anymore. They should be required to pay each passenger $50 for every 15 minutes they are late. It's also terrible that seats have become so cramped. My biggest fear is to drop something at my feet because then I can never reach it. Sigh.

MEL
LAX
Excellent 9.0

Pros: Very good selection of movies with recent releases; music selection was also excellent

MEL
LAX
Excellent 9.6

Pros: Great staff and entertainment.

Cons: Boarding took forever. Flight was almost 1 hr behind.

Sun., 15 Sep.
MEL
Melbourne & other airports
LAX
Los Angeles
24h 05m
Mon., 30 Sep.
LAX
Los Angeles
MEL
Melbourne & other airports
37h 40m
$1256
Trip: 16 days
8.0ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.0 Excellent
Based on 5,750 reviews
Overall
8.1
Boarding
8.1
Comfort
7.9
Crew
8.4
Entertainment
8.2
Food
7.7
CGK
HKG
OK 4.0

Pros: seats are comfortable

Cons: flight as always delayed, food and inflight entertainment system choice are very poor - crew always on the PA for non sens announcement in 3 languages

HKG
JFK
OK 4.6

Cons: Same as before. Dirty and smelly. Food was ok.

HKG
CEB
Excellent 10.0

Pros: Friendly crew. Nice plane.

Cons: Can’t think of any complaints.

SYD
HKG
Good 7.6

Pros: Seats were ok on par with other airlines. Food served was good.

Cons: More leg space.

JNB
HKG
Excellent 8.0

Cons: Docking at an air bridge rather than taking a bus

Tue., 1 Oct.
MEL
Melbourne & other airports
LAX
Los Angeles
30h 50m
Thu., 31 Oct.
LAX
Los Angeles
MEL
Melbourne & other airports
18h 45m
Trip: 31 days
7.6GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.6 Good
Based on 906 reviews
Overall
7.7
Boarding
7.8
Comfort
7.4
Crew
8.3
Entertainment
7.5
Food
7.1
NAN
TBU
Excellent 9.0

Pros: The flight /services

Cons: Food was okay

BNE
NAN
Good 6.4

Pros: Very welcoming crew, kept us informed of any changes

Cons: The seats are old, no entertainment, really not the quality I expected for an international flight

NAN
HNL
Excellent 9.6

Pros: crew very helpful

Cons: larger meal would be niice

NAN
LAX
Excellent 8.0

Cons: Nice crew. Newer airplane

LAX
NAN
OK 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.

Fri., 26 Jul.
MEL
Melbourne & other airports
LAX
Los Angeles
17h 35m
Thu., 8 Aug.
LAX
Los Angeles
MEL
Melbourne & other airports
19h 25m
Trip: 14 days
8.5ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.5 Excellent
Based on 2,548 reviews
Overall
8.6
Boarding
8.6
Comfort
8.3
Crew
8.9
Entertainment
8.5
Food
8.2
MEL
AKL
Mediocre 2.0

Cons: I was not able to travel. When I reached the airport, I was told that I needed a transit visa for my 1.5 hr stopover in Auckland.

AKL
SFO
Good 7.0

Pros: Crew good, seat pretty comfortable

Cons: Seating choice was unavailable and we were stuck with two middle seats in a row of 4 across. Air NZ tried to bribe us into staying overnight and taking a one stop itinerary the next day.

AKL
YVR
Mediocre 3.6

Pros: Good entertainment. Flight tracker kept breaking.

Cons: They don't come around with beverages hardly ever (twice on 13 hour flight) and they tend to skip the window seats. They tried to kick me off an overbooked flight even though I paid extra for a picked seat and booked months ago. Mediocre food. Tiny seats and I'm only 5'5". Will never fly again.

LAX
AKL
Excellent 10.0

Cons: Air New Zealand needs to get onto the TSA Precheck program and the agent at check-in (in the biz line) started scolding me for not meeting the economy baggage allowance (only 1 small 7kg carry on), but everything else was perfect. Best biz class flight I’ve ever had, mostly because of the cabin crew

AKL
LAX
Good 7.3

Cons: They lost are baggage

Thu., 21 Nov.
MEL
Melbourne & other airports
LAX
Los Angeles
18h 50m
Fri., 6 Dec.
LAX
Los Angeles
MEL
Melbourne & other airports
29h 40m
Trip: 16 days
7.6GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.6 Good
Based on 906 reviews
Overall
7.7
Boarding
7.8
Comfort
7.4
Crew
8.3
Entertainment
7.5
Food
7.1
NAN
TBU
Excellent 9.0

Pros: The flight /services

Cons: Food was okay

NAN
LAX
Excellent 8.6

Pros: Polite

Cons: More selections for movies . Fresh veggies or fruit in meals.

NAN
LAX
Excellent 8.0

Pros: Good service and friendly flight attendants. Check-in crew was lenient and accommodating with weight restrictions on luggage. Bula!

Cons: The flight was delayed 2 hours. Several people in my group missed their connecting flights

LAX
NAN
Mediocre 2.6

Pros: I liked the complimententary pillows and blankets.

Cons: The crew was not friendly at all. I had to ask for snacks from the crew in the back of the plane. The seats were not comfortable and the entertainment was dated and old.

AKL
NAN
Mediocre 2.6

Cons: I arrived in transit from another flight, no representation to make check in. I needed to wait for gate to open before I could check in. then there was no time for the airline to recover my Bag. Do no us this airline in transit

Thu., 7 Nov.
MEL
Melbourne & other airports
LAX
Los Angeles
14h 30m
Thu., 21 Nov.
LAX
Los Angeles
MEL
Melbourne & other airports
15h 45m
$1009
Trip: 15 days
7.9GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.9 Good
Based on 38 reviews
Overall
8.0
Boarding
8.1
Comfort
7.9
Crew
8.4
Entertainment
7.3
Food
7.2
BNE
HBA
Excellent 8.0

Pros: Very nice flight attendant took care of seating problem.

Cons: Give me the seats I had reserved.

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.

CFS
SYD
Excellent 10.0

Pros: crew were good and seats of course be improved upon

MEL
OOL
Excellent 9.6

Pros: Left and arrived on time. The plane was nice and clean

Cons: Nothing. It was all good

LAX
BNE
Good 7.0

Pros: Crew great seat not so much and entertainment center buggered up

Mon., 7 Oct.
MEL
Melbourne & other airports
LAX
Los Angeles
30h 50m
Tue., 22 Oct.
LAX
Los Angeles
MEL
Melbourne & other airports
18h 35m
Trip: 16 days
7.6GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.6 Good
Based on 906 reviews
Overall
7.7
Boarding
7.8
Comfort
7.4
Crew
8.3
Entertainment
7.5
Food
7.1
SYD
NAN
Mediocre 3.6

Pros: I have been traveling at least 4 times in a year for last 20 years. I never had such a worst staff specially the Msnager of Fiji airline ground staff at Sydney airport named Christopher. Such a rude ignorant person. The amount of luggage including baby stroller I traveled from Los Angeles to Nadi. Nadi to Sydney was perfectly fine. When I checkin from Sydney to los angles, the Fiji manager said you have to pay for stroller. I said I came all the way from Los Angeles to Sydney like that and I even showed the tags too, Christopher said Sydney has different policy. I left the stroller to him and Saud to him keep it for your kids and came back home without baby stroller.

Cons: Worst Fiji ground staff at Sydney airport

NAN
LAX
Good 6.0

Pros: I was excited to come back to the USA after a long vacation. When we arrived at the airport, the security started asking me questions immediately even before I checked in. They demanded I show them the ticket before it was even printed. When I explained that I was trying to check-in for the first time. They told me I was going to be reviewed upstairs and put a sticker in my passport. I proceeded to check in and just walked thru the normal security measures. After scanning my bags in security, I discovered there was no security meeting and proceeded to my gate. After the gate, everyone in line was subjected to a second security screen. This was a manual search and all articles were removed and repacked again. Then we proceeded to the plane entry where everyone needed to verify passport and ticket again. Later in the flight, I was having indigestion problem from my documented medical acid reflux problem and asked for a cup of water. He said sure and walked away. He never came back again.10 minutes later, I pressed the attendant call button again. 10 minutes later and no one came over. 15 minutes after that Albert came back over and said, "I see you have your call light on, please put your seat back up again." I can complied and he immediately turned off the light and walked away. 10 minutes later, Albert came by with the water cart and parked it right behind my seat. He proceeded to hand out water to everyone behind my seat. 30 minutes later the water cart arrived and I finally received my water (75 minutes after I asked!) Thanks Albert, I'll be following up with your management to see that disciplinary action is taken.

Cons: See above. The above problem caused me discomfort, pain, stress.

NAN
AKL
Good 7.3

Pros: Economy seats were slightly better than most, but the configuration of the 2 seats was good 2 of us to have our own area. Food was good and unexpected for a 3 hr flight.

Cons: Movies/TV shows were limited compared to other airlines. I am taller so seating in any economy seat is cramped at best.

LAX
NAN
OK 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.

LAX
NAN
Mediocre 2.6

Pros: I liked the complimententary pillows and blankets.

Cons: The crew was not friendly at all. I had to ask for snacks from the crew in the back of the plane. The seats were not comfortable and the entertainment was dated and old.

Mon., 16 Sep.
MEL
Melbourne & other airports
LAX
Los Angeles
19h 50m
Thu., 26 Sep.
LAX
Los Angeles
MEL
Melbourne & other airports
29h 10m
$1034
Trip: 11 days
8.5ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.5 Excellent
Based on 2,548 reviews
Overall
8.6
Boarding
8.6
Comfort
8.3
Crew
8.9
Entertainment
8.5
Food
8.2
AKL
SFO
Excellent 9.3

Cons: Great flight. Would have been nice to have on board wifi.

TUO
AKL
Excellent 10.0

Pros: Short flight. No problems.

Cons: Nothing

LAX
LHR
Excellent 10.0

Pros: Premium Economy had plenty of legroom. Food service was comparable to business class.

SIN
AKL
Good 6.6

Pros: Crew was really nice however slightly absent during the flight.

Cons: Drinks should have been more frequently offered . Refreshments/water seemed hard to come by I had to chase them down in the galley only to get luke warm water...? Seats are pretty cramped and small with not much room.

CHC
SYD
Good 7.0

Cons: Basic flight with no frills

Fri., 24 May
MEL
Melbourne & other airports
LAX
Los Angeles
17h 35m
Mon., 27 May
LAX
Los Angeles
MEL
Melbourne & other airports
19h 25m
$1041
Trip: 4 days
8.5ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.5 Excellent
Based on 2,548 reviews
Overall
8.6
Boarding
8.6
Comfort
8.3
Crew
8.9
Entertainment
8.5
Food
8.2
TIU
WLG
Excellent 10.0

Pros: Amazing crew

WLG
AKL
Excellent 10.0

Pros: Wellington airport is the most accessible and relaxed I’ve used, and the Air New Zealand Check-in process was the easiest I’ve used so far.

AKL
SYD
Excellent 10.0

Pros: My first experience in business class

LHR
LAX
Excellent 10.0

Pros: The plane, seat, food, amenities, staff, etc were all world class

Cons: LAX immigration is a nightmare but not NZ fault.

AKL
LAX
Good 7.3

Cons: They lost are baggage

Sat., 30 Nov.
MEL
Melbourne & other airports
LAX
Los Angeles
24h 25m
Tue., 7 Jan.
LAX
Los Angeles
MEL
Melbourne & other airports
28h 55m
$1394
Trip: 39 days
8.0ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.0 Excellent
Based on 5,750 reviews
Overall
8.1
Boarding
8.1
Comfort
7.9
Crew
8.4
Entertainment
8.2
Food
7.7
HKG
MEL
Good 7.3

Pros: Crew were friendly and premium economy seats were spacious and comfortable

Cons: Clean the toilets more regularly. One time, the floor was wet and not much paper left in the holders.

HKG
BKK
Good 6.0

Pros: Ok

Cons: The plane delay for 3 time

HKG
SIN
OK 4.6

Pros: The onboard crews were excellent. The entertainment was good too. However, the HK check in counter staffs were terrible, rude, condescending, unprofessional. They left bad tastes in our mouths and ruined the whole trip experience.

Cons: Cathay HK check in counter staffs need to be courteous, respectful, and professional. They need to be trained not to be rude, condescending, disrespectful, unprofessional

LAX
HKG
Good 7.0

Pros: I liked the comfort of my location and seat

Cons: No wifi on a over 14 hour flight is ridiculous in this day and age. They didn't have wifi on both my flights. I would think twice before flying an airline so far without wifi.

HKG
CGK
OK 4.6

Pros: seat very comfortable

Cons: food and inflight entertaitment with very few choices are very poor - flight attendant always on the PA for meaningless message in 3 languages

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