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Information for flights to Los Angeles from Melbourne & other airports

Avg. flight duration 15h 05m
Flights arrive in Los Angeles
Flights depart from Melbourne & other airports
Flight price $793
Distance 12,758 km
Airlines Fiji Airways, Air New Zealand, China Eastern, Virgin Australia, United Airlines, Air Canada

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Low season:
November
Best time to beat the crowds
4%
expected price decrease
High season:
December
Most popular time to fly
12%
expected price increase
Average price:
$1083
(avg. price over the last 2 weeks)
Good deal:
$895
or less (return)

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The cheapest flight from Melbourne to Los Angeles was found, on average, 36 days before departure.
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Morning departure is around 10% more expensive than an evening flight, on average*.
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FAQs for Booking Flights to Los Angeles from Melbourne

How long does a flight from Melbourne to Los Angeles take?
An average non-stop flight takes 14h 15m, covering a distance of 12757 km.
How many flights are there between Melbourne and Los Angeles?
There are 75 (non-stop) 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 ($793), Air New Zealand ($824) and China Eastern ($869).
Which airlines fly most frequently between Melbourne and Los Angeles?
American Airlines (1 times daily), Qantas Airways (1 times daily), Delta (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, Wednesday 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 Sunday 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.

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Airports
Origin
Melbourne
$793
only
$793
Destination
Los Angeles
$793
only
$793
Wed., 20 Mar.
MEL
Melbourne & other airports
LAX
Los Angeles
30h 20m
Fri., 29 Mar.
LAX
Los Angeles
MEL
Melbourne & other airports
30h 05m
Trip: 10 days
7.6GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.6 Good
Based on 854 reviews
Overall
7.7
Boarding
7.8
Comfort
7.4
Crew
8.3
Entertainment
7.5
Food
7.1
NAN
LAX
Excellent 8.0

Cons: Nice crew. Newer airplane

NAN
SFO
Mediocre 2.0

Cons: Slow.

NAN
SYD
Excellent 8.6

Pros: Friendly efficient crew. Clean modern Airbus aircraft and no delays.

Cons: Food was limited and not great.

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.

NAN
CHC
Excellent 9.6

Pros: Pleasant, fast, and efficient process

Cons: Leg space cramped for my tall husband

Fri., 15 Feb.
MEL
Melbourne & other airports
LAX
Los Angeles
17h 25m
Mon., 4 Mar.
LAX
Los Angeles
MEL
Melbourne & other airports
19h 00m
Trip: 18 days
8.5ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.5 Excellent
Based on 2,329 reviews
Overall
8.6
Boarding
8.6
Comfort
8.3
Crew
8.9
Entertainment
8.5
Food
8.2
TPE
AKL
Excellent 9.6

Pros: Everything else.

Cons: The departure was 20 minutes late (not too much), which delayed the arrival in NZ by the same amount.

BNE
AKL
Excellent 10.0

Pros: Quick and easy

AKL
DUD
Excellent 10.0

Pros: Air NZ is fantastic start to finish and airport security doesn’t make you take off your shoes in the airport. Flight was on time start to finish.

LHR
LAX
Good 6.6

Pros: I liked that there was food available and that they offered complimentary snacks and drinks. Some of the crew members were nice and offered good service. I liked that they offered some type of entertainment and free wifi.

Cons: I didn't like that some of the crew members were not very nice. I also disliked that some of the crew members drove the food/beverage cart violently through the isles and saw as one of the crew members rammed into another person's leg, to only say "oh sorry" and kept on going. This same crew member missed picking up the trash from an entire row and was throwing trash on the floor. She was more interested in caring for a baby on board (not sure if it was her daughter or family member) than the rest of the passengers. I also didn't like the seats were so close to each other, the person in front of me almost hit my face when he reclined his seat all the way back. There wasn't much room to breath let alone stretch.

SYD
AKL
OK 4.3

Pros: We liked that we got to watch some entertainment for an economy seat.

Cons: The check in process was a disaster- and none of the crew knew what they were doing. They were very unhelpful and on topof that kayak did not let us know there would be a $160 fee if we did not order a seat with a baggage. It was not clear on the third party site. It was a very costly for us, a couple who is on a budget. i book From kayak all the time, and know exactly when I am booking an economy ticket vs a more upgrade. We had to pay an unexpected $320 on the day of flight. It was ridiculous and while we were boarding the flight attendants held us up again bc we had not paid the fee. But we tried to pay the fee at the front desk the first time and then we paid it at the gate and then boarded last on the plane. It was awful. The staff did not know anything and we were not treated great. Super unprofessional and disappointed at Kayak for not laying out all the costs ahead of me.

Mon., 25 Feb.
MEL
Melbourne & other airports
LAX
Los Angeles
41h 00m
Wed., 20 Mar.
LAX
Los Angeles
MEL
Melbourne & other airports
30h 45m
Trip: 23 days
6.5GoodShow reviews
Overall 6.5 Good
Based on 5,791 reviews
Overall
6.6
Boarding
6.6
Comfort
6.6
Crew
7.0
Entertainment
6.3
Food
6.0
JFK
PVG
Excellent 10.0

Pros: The service is phenomenal. They served so many meals i felt like a bear in hibernation, waking up, eating and going back to sleep.

Cons: I don’t have anything bad to say. The service was really good.

PVG
BKK
Excellent 10.0

Pros: This flight was shorter but i felt flight attendants were still very attentive.

Cons: Didn’t have individual screens to watch movies. One movie didn’t have English subtitles. Not that i cared because I was in and out of sleep, just pointing it out.

NKG
YVR
Good 7.6

Pros: We were bussed to the far end of the tarmac to board which seems normal for this airline out of Nanjing. The step stairs would be a problem for anyone with mobility issues. Seats are comfortable enough and the inflight entertainment has several options for current movies, tv, audio or games. Mine worked on the flight home but not the outbound flight. Meals were plentiful but not to my liking, catered to the majority of the travellers which is reasonable. There were some vegetarian meals available to those that requested previously. They came around many times with beverage service and water as well. Language is a bit of a barrier but if you are patient you can figure it out. Very happy overall with the experience we had at the price we paid.

Cons: Food options were limited. Boarding was a long process by bus out to the tarmac.

FUK
PVG
Excellent 8.6

Pros: Comfortable and all crews are nice

Cons: Entertainment but because of poor entertainment I could sleep for eight hours. Thank you.

PVG
DEL
Excellent 9.0

Pros: For a budget airline, it was an excellent flight, on time, reasonably good seats, with vegetarian food as ordered.

Cons: It was slightly disorganized, with not a lot of smiles from the crew, but it was fine anyway. I wish food portions were a little larger.

Mon., 29 Apr.
MEL
Melbourne & other airports
LAX
Los Angeles
14h 25m
Tue., 4 Jun.
LAX
Los Angeles
MEL
Melbourne & other airports
15h 45m
Trip: 37 days
7.9GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.9 Good
Based on 35 reviews
Boarding
8.1
Comfort
7.9
Crew
8.4
Entertainment
7.3
Food
7.2
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 !!

MEL
LAX
Good 6.3

Pros: The boarding process, on board entertainment, and the flight condition were good.

Cons: I ordered Muslim meal for myself and Asian vegetarian meals for my daughter. While going to Australia they provided Asian vegetarian meals for my daughter and said they forgot to get the Muslim meal. The air hostess said she will look into this so that it would not repeat. During my return from Australia they did not provide Asian vegetarian for my daughter and no Muslim meal for me. And the air host said they would look into this and see that it does not happen during my return. I said this is the return trip. They provided some vegetarian food that not good. And during the return there was no vegetarian choices for the breakfast. The air host didn't even bother to ask my daughter about the food. Very sad.

MEL
LAX
Good 6.0

Pros: Overall good in flight service.

Cons: Lot of virgin employees got special treatment. Too many Virgin employees traveling. One Virgin employee was granted access to entire row of seats.

MEL
LAX
Excellent 8.6

Cons: I didn’t like the food. The pancakes I couldn’t eat at all, because they were too dry and tasteless. It’s so inconvenient that there are no printed menus. I couldn’t understand what they were saying through the system and I had to ask the crew member and they were obviously tired of answering the same question from passengers about food options.

MEL
LAX
OK 5.6

Cons: In spite of the instructions I was served meat .

Fri., 25 Jan.
MEL
Melbourne & other airports
LAX
Los Angeles
14h 15m
Mon., 28 Jan.
LAX
Los Angeles
MEL
Melbourne & other airports
21h 20m
Trip: 4 days
7.4GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.4 Good
Based on 29 reviews
Overall
7.2
Boarding
7.4
Comfort
7.0
Crew
7.7
Entertainment
6.5
Food
6.5
MEL
LAX
Excellent 9.0

Pros: The Dreamliner is a very nice plane to fly on. Crew was friendly overall. Food was average. Entertainment was good. Blankets were too thin for a 14+ hour flight. I would fly this particular flight again though. Price was the best when I booked it.

MEL
LAX
OK 4.6

Pros: Food was ok reclining seats worked not much else.

Cons: The reclining seats only work if you are shorter than 187cm I'm taller and so I had to bend my knees as there is nowhere else for your legs to go! The Chardonnay was warm - when served with tasty smoked salmon turned me off. The pillow was a $2 one lumpy and next to useless it's too big for the room you have. My entertainment system was reset three times and it still didn't work properly - no sound and no ability to watch movies that were not child rated. Stewards have to learn to be quiet as some of us are trying to sleep on a 15 hour flight and aren't interested in their laughs and jokes as we are travelling business first because we have to go to work when we get there!!

MEL
LAX
OK 5.6

Pros: Didn't have to pay for in-flight entertainment. Plane boarding and exiting was smooth. No delays. Plenty of overhead baggage space.

Cons: Stuff was not all that pleasant, seemed irritated at everyone, seats promote terrible posture, especially for anyone over 5' 7" it seems.

MEL
LAX
Good 6.0

Pros: My daughter traveled as an unaccompanied minor overseas and was taken care of reasonably well. The staff in LAX were not as friendly but then I am just glad that everything was handled for her at such a young age being taken through such a big place. My daughter said she slept very little overnight due to a rude passenger who was talking very loudly and using a phone. But over all she was happy with the in-flight entertainment and I was pleased with the amount of baggage allowed at no extra fee.

Cons: The staff were a bit impatient and rushed. Didn't seem to notice the actions of rude passengers.

MEL
LAX
Excellent 8.3

Pros: Crew was very good. Food was ok; need to anticipate the more popular choices so there's enough to go around.

Cons: New Dreamliner has added more business seats resulting in loss of storage space as well as space for your feet when fully reclined.

Mon., 8 Jul.
MEL
Melbourne & other airports
LAX
Los Angeles
26h 05m
Thu., 22 Aug.
LAX
Los Angeles
MEL
Melbourne & other airports
15h 50m
Trip: 46 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
Wed., 19 Jun.
MEL
Melbourne & other airports
LAX
Los Angeles
40h 19m
Mon., 15 Jul.
LAX
Los Angeles
MEL
Melbourne & other airports
28h 05m
Trip: 27 days
7.1GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.1 Good
Based on 23,442 reviews
Overall
7.2
Boarding
7.4
Comfort
7.1
Crew
7.7
Entertainment
6.9
Food
6.5
YYZ
BOS
Excellent 9.0

Pros: Plane was nice, clean, good entertainment options, departed almost on time, arrived on time.

Cons: Boarding process - seat upgrades should come with boarding zone upgrades. Paying extra for a seat and then boarding in last zone makes no sense to me.

YYZ
YVR
Good 6.3

Pros: Nice plane looks new

SFO
YYZ
Excellent 10.0

Pros: Plane landed at 1511, at Gate at 1525 (a bit slow), I'm through customs (only 50 people in line?!) and at the baggage carousel at 1535 (long legs) and my bag is already there waiting for me!! I'm outside having a smoke at 1538! How do they do it?

YVR
SFO
OK 5.6

Pros: We finally got to our destination

Cons: Weather delayed the flight by around 4 hours. Crew at the airport were clearly stressed and took it out on stressed passengers. You had to ask for everything rather than the crew proactively doing things to make people comfortable (regular updates, food vouchers, going around making sure people are comfortable). Captain on plane was good. Crew on plane was ok, more socializaing with each other rather than being proactively helpful.

LGA
YYZ
Mediocre 2.0

Cons: The fact I was delayed 2 hours. Missed my connection. Spoke with customer care about getting a flight out of Toronto the next morning because of connection issues instead of late that evening.

Mon., 20 May
MEL
Melbourne & other airports
LAX
Los Angeles
30h 50m
Sun., 2 Jun.
LAX
Los Angeles
MEL
Melbourne & other airports
30h 45m
Trip: 14 days
7.6GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.6 Good
Based on 854 reviews
Overall
7.7
Boarding
7.8
Comfort
7.4
Crew
8.3
Entertainment
7.5
Food
7.1
CHC
NAN
OK 4.0

Pros: Comfort was decent.

Cons: Late due to crew.

NAN
AKL
Excellent 8.0

Pros: Trip , food etc

Cons: Delays on flights

NAN
LAX
Excellent 8.0

Cons: Nice crew. Newer airplane

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

NAN
SFO
Mediocre 2.0

Cons: Slow.

Tue., 16 Jul.
MEL
Melbourne & other airports
LAX
Los Angeles
17h 30m
Tue., 30 Jul.
LAX
Los Angeles
MEL
Melbourne & other airports
20h 25m
Trip: 15 days
8.5ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.5 Excellent
Based on 2,329 reviews
Overall
8.6
Boarding
8.6
Comfort
8.3
Crew
8.9
Entertainment
8.5
Food
8.2
LHR
LAX
Excellent 10.0

Pros: Everything; crew, seats, food, The best flight ever. Thanks a lot.

Cons: N / A

BNE
AKL
Excellent 10.0

Pros: Quick and easy

AKL
YVR
Excellent 8.3

Pros: Small puddle jumper, but everything was well organized.

CHC
SYD
Excellent 8.4

Pros: on time, crew were friendly

Cons: have to pay to watch movie

AKL
DUD
Excellent 10.0

Pros: Air NZ is fantastic start to finish and airport security doesn’t make you take off your shoes in the airport. Flight was on time start to finish.

Thu., 7 Mar.
MEL
Melbourne & other airports
LAX
Los Angeles
20h 45m
Fri., 22 Mar.
LAX
Los Angeles
MEL
Melbourne & other airports
19h 00m
Trip: 15 days
8.5ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.5 Excellent
Based on 2,329 reviews
Overall
8.6
Boarding
8.6
Comfort
8.3
Crew
8.9
Entertainment
8.5
Food
8.2
BNE
AKL
Excellent 10.0

Pros: Quick and easy

AKL
YVR
OK 5.0

Pros: flight crew are good, other general categories are average.

Cons: Boarding in both Sydney-Auckland & Auckland-Vancouver are disorganized. No clear indication of when & where to line up. No flight delay message to explain when boarding time was long overdue. In particular, for the Auckland - Vancouver flight, one ground staff was telling economy passengers (in rather rude express) they were in the wrong line except there was never announcement. Overall, disappointed.

CHC
SYD
Excellent 8.4

Pros: on time, crew were friendly

Cons: have to pay to watch movie

SYD
AKL
OK 4.3

Pros: We liked that we got to watch some entertainment for an economy seat.

Cons: The check in process was a disaster- and none of the crew knew what they were doing. They were very unhelpful and on topof that kayak did not let us know there would be a $160 fee if we did not order a seat with a baggage. It was not clear on the third party site. It was a very costly for us, a couple who is on a budget. i book From kayak all the time, and know exactly when I am booking an economy ticket vs a more upgrade. We had to pay an unexpected $320 on the day of flight. It was ridiculous and while we were boarding the flight attendants held us up again bc we had not paid the fee. But we tried to pay the fee at the front desk the first time and then we paid it at the gate and then boarded last on the plane. It was awful. The staff did not know anything and we were not treated great. Super unprofessional and disappointed at Kayak for not laying out all the costs ahead of me.

WLG
BNE
Excellent 10.0

Pros: On time

Cons: Late start of check in

Sun., 21 Apr.
MEL
Melbourne & other airports
LAX
Los Angeles
28h 30m
Sun., 16 Jun.
LAX
Los Angeles
MEL
Melbourne & other airports
15h 45m
Trip: 57 days
7.9GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.9 Good
Based on 35 reviews
Boarding
8.1
Comfort
7.9
Crew
8.4
Entertainment
7.3
Food
7.2
MEL
LAX
Excellent 10.0

Pros: Great food and pleasant staff. We were delayed on leaving but they made up the time in the air. I was pleasantly surprised after flying budget airlines for so long.

MEL
LAX
Excellent 8.6

Cons: Food

MEL
LAX
Excellent 9.6

Pros: Crew were great and looked after us

Cons: Seats a bit small but better than some.

MEL
LAX
Mediocre 3.6

Cons: Difficultly making pre flight seating arrangements and checking in. Food was terrible compared to other airline food standards. Service was not friendly compared to prior virgin flights.

MEL
LAX
OK 5.6

Cons: In spite of the instructions I was served meat .

Sat., 15 Jun.
MEL
Melbourne & other airports
LAX
Los Angeles
19h 50m
Sun., 23 Jun.
LAX
Los Angeles
MEL
Melbourne & other airports
20h 25m
Trip: 9 days
8.5ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.5 Excellent
Based on 2,329 reviews
Overall
8.6
Boarding
8.6
Comfort
8.3
Crew
8.9
Entertainment
8.5
Food
8.2
AKL
YVR
OK 5.0

Pros: flight crew are good, other general categories are average.

Cons: Boarding in both Sydney-Auckland & Auckland-Vancouver are disorganized. No clear indication of when & where to line up. No flight delay message to explain when boarding time was long overdue. In particular, for the Auckland - Vancouver flight, one ground staff was telling economy passengers (in rather rude express) they were in the wrong line except there was never announcement. Overall, disappointed.

AKL
HKG
Good 7.3

Pros: Seats rows seemed to be more distance apart than other airlines. Flight was actually done by Air New Zealand rather than Cathay Pacific. Check in at Auckland airport was very quick and highly automated, however, our gate was not posted till one hour before the flight, so we did not know where was the best place to sit and wait.

Cons: Food was mediocre. Coffee and tea were like warm or cold.

LHR
LAX
Good 6.6

Pros: I liked that there was food available and that they offered complimentary snacks and drinks. Some of the crew members were nice and offered good service. I liked that they offered some type of entertainment and free wifi.

Cons: I didn't like that some of the crew members were not very nice. I also disliked that some of the crew members drove the food/beverage cart violently through the isles and saw as one of the crew members rammed into another person's leg, to only say "oh sorry" and kept on going. This same crew member missed picking up the trash from an entire row and was throwing trash on the floor. She was more interested in caring for a baby on board (not sure if it was her daughter or family member) than the rest of the passengers. I also didn't like the seats were so close to each other, the person in front of me almost hit my face when he reclined his seat all the way back. There wasn't much room to breath let alone stretch.

TPE
AKL
Excellent 9.6

Pros: Everything else.

Cons: The departure was 20 minutes late (not too much), which delayed the arrival in NZ by the same amount.

ROT
AKL
Excellent 10.0

Pros: The staff was very helpful

Cons: None

Wed., 24 Jul.
MEL
Melbourne & other airports
LAX
Los Angeles
19h 50m
Tue., 30 Jul.
LAX
Los Angeles
MEL
Melbourne & other airports
20h 25m
Trip: 7 days
8.5ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.5 Excellent
Based on 2,329 reviews
Overall
8.6
Boarding
8.6
Comfort
8.3
Crew
8.9
Entertainment
8.5
Food
8.2
LHR
LAX
Excellent 10.0

Pros: Everything; crew, seats, food, The best flight ever. Thanks a lot.

Cons: N / A

AKL
DUD
Excellent 10.0

Pros: Air NZ is fantastic start to finish and airport security doesn’t make you take off your shoes in the airport. Flight was on time start to finish.

AKL
YVR
OK 5.0

Pros: flight crew are good, other general categories are average.

Cons: Boarding in both Sydney-Auckland & Auckland-Vancouver are disorganized. No clear indication of when & where to line up. No flight delay message to explain when boarding time was long overdue. In particular, for the Auckland - Vancouver flight, one ground staff was telling economy passengers (in rather rude express) they were in the wrong line except there was never announcement. Overall, disappointed.

SYD
AKL
OK 4.3

Pros: We liked that we got to watch some entertainment for an economy seat.

Cons: The check in process was a disaster- and none of the crew knew what they were doing. They were very unhelpful and on topof that kayak did not let us know there would be a $160 fee if we did not order a seat with a baggage. It was not clear on the third party site. It was a very costly for us, a couple who is on a budget. i book From kayak all the time, and know exactly when I am booking an economy ticket vs a more upgrade. We had to pay an unexpected $320 on the day of flight. It was ridiculous and while we were boarding the flight attendants held us up again bc we had not paid the fee. But we tried to pay the fee at the front desk the first time and then we paid it at the gate and then boarded last on the plane. It was awful. The staff did not know anything and we were not treated great. Super unprofessional and disappointed at Kayak for not laying out all the costs ahead of me.

TPE
AKL
Excellent 9.6

Pros: Everything else.

Cons: The departure was 20 minutes late (not too much), which delayed the arrival in NZ by the same amount.

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