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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 $761
Distance 12,758 km
Airlines Air New Zealand, Fiji Airways, Virgin Australia, Qantas Airways

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Low season:
May
Best time to beat the crowds
5%
expected price decrease
High season:
December
Most popular time to fly
20%
expected price increase
Average price:
$981
(avg. price over the last 2 weeks)
Good deal:
$797
or less (return)

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Looking for a cheap flight? 25% of our users found flights on this route for $796 or less.
The cheapest flight from Melbourne & other airports to Los Angeles was found, on average, 37 days before departure.
Book at least 3 weeks before departure in order to get a below-average price.
Morning departure is around 23% 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

FAQs for Booking Flights to Los Angeles from Melbourne & other airports

How long does a flight from Melbourne & other airports to Los Angeles take?
An average non-stop flight takes 14h 25m, covering a distance of 12759 km.
How many flights are there between Melbourne & other airports and Los Angeles?
There are 68 (non-stop) flights between Melbourne & other airports and Los Angeles per week, averaging 9 per day.
Which airlines provide the cheapest flights from Melbourne & other airports to Los Angeles?
In the past 3 days, the cheapest return tickets were found on Air New Zealand ($761), Fiji Airways ($789) and Virgin Australia ($792).
Which airlines fly most frequently between Melbourne & other airports 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 & other airports to Los Angeles?
For Melbourne & other airports to Los Angeles, Monday is the cheapest day to fly on average and Friday is the most expensive. Flying from Los Angeles back to Melbourne & other airports, the best deals are generally found on Tuesday, with Thursday being the most expensive.

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Airports
Origin
Melbourne
$761
only
$761
Destination
Los Angeles
$761
only
$761
Mon., 28 Jan.
MEL
Melbourne & other airports
LAX
Los Angeles
16h 40m
Wed., 27 Feb.
LAX
Los Angeles
MEL
Melbourne & other airports
19h 00m
Trip: 31 days
8.5ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.5 Excellent
Based on 2,231 reviews
Overall
8.6
Boarding
8.6
Comfort
8.3
Crew
8.9
Entertainment
8.5
Food
8.2
SFO
AKL
Excellent 8.6

Cons: One of the flight personnel I felt was very rude

CHC
AKL
Excellent 9.6

Pros: Appreciated check in staff who professionally answered our requests re routine steps to process check in. Only regretted that we weren’t aware (perhaps we missed announcement) that my husband who is still recovering from knee surgery was not aware we could have boarded from the forward entrance and avoid the descent and ascent via rear entry.

LAX
LHR
Excellent 10.0

Pros: Everything. Best service and great seat room.

AKL
HNL
Mediocre 3.0

Cons: We were not told that we had to buy meals and drinks ahead of time?! We had no food for an 8 hour flight and couldn't even buy a soft drink?! We were on an outdated plane leased plane from EVA Air and there were maybe 10 movies to choose from? Also, my reading light was broken. Not the level of care that I've come to know from Air NZ and really disappointed.

ZQN
CHC
Excellent 8.3

Pros: Very efficient trip.

Cons: One flight attendant was subdued and not too bubbly.

Fri., 30 Nov.
MEL
Melbourne & other airports
LAX
Los Angeles
29h 10m
Mon., 3 Dec.
LAX
Los Angeles
MEL
Melbourne & other airports
30h 00m
Trip: 4 days
7.6GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.6 Good
Based on 824 reviews
Overall
7.7
Boarding
7.8
Comfort
7.4
Crew
8.3
Entertainment
7.5
Food
7.1
VAV
NAN
Good 6.0

Cons: with 39 passengers on a 60 persons flight the following annoncement came up: we need 5 volunteers or we leave 524kg of baggage we have to leave here. Than the locals started to bribe the personel... we have no idea if and when our stuff arrives...

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.

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

AKL
NAN
OK 5.3

Pros: We arrived safely

Cons: 90 minutes delay without information or appology.

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.

Tue., 5 Mar.
MEL
Melbourne & other airports
LAX
Los Angeles
14h 30m
Tue., 26 Mar.
LAX
Los Angeles
MEL
Melbourne & other airports
15h 45m
Trip: 21 days
8.0ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.0 Excellent
Based on 34 reviews
Boarding
8.1
Comfort
7.9
Crew
8.4
Entertainment
7.3
Food
7.2
MEL
LAX
Excellent 8.6

Cons: Food

MEL
LAX
Excellent 10.0

Pros: The overall service and polite crew and ticketing staff. They couldn't be more helpful. I've crossed the Pacific several times and Virgin get my vote.

Cons: The distance to the aircraft after going through boarding! In Melbourne several people just stopped and sat down on the floor to rest as it was a long, long walk to the actual aircraft. Construction being the cause so probably out of Virgins control.

MEL
LAX
Good 7.3

Pros: The service from the crew was great.

Cons: I’m vegetarian, the Meals offered were really bad and i was disappointed that I wasn’t offered some of the more appealing vegetarian options that were available for the rest of the passengers

MEL
LAX
OK 5.6

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

MEL
LAX
Excellent 9.6

Pros: Crew were great and looked after us

Cons: Seats a bit small but better than some.

Tue., 13 Nov.
MEL
Melbourne & other airports
LAX
Los Angeles
14h 30m
Tue., 27 Nov.
LAX
Los Angeles
MEL
Melbourne & other airports
15h 35m
Trip: 15 days
8.0ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.0 Excellent
Based on 165 reviews
Overall
8.0
Boarding
8.1
Comfort
7.8
Crew
8.4
Entertainment
7.9
Food
7.6
MEL
LAX
Poor 0.0

Cons: I missed my flight. My flight from Melbourne with Qantas was delayed. I received an express connection ticket to go through Immigration, customs, etcetera. I ran, all for nothing. I should have known better, for sure. 2 hours is unrealistic. But this tickets shouldn't be offered, they give the impression that you can make it. And the staff in Melbourne, and the crew on the plane, all were extremely reassuring. I got to the gate of Alaska Airlines, the people there could only offer me a ticket two days later. And basically they said it was Qantas fault. Having almost no time and no clear way to communicate with Qantas (the 1800 number is useless), I had to book and pay a new ticket. Now I am going to try to contact Qantas for reimbursement but I am not optimistic. In summary, do not buy these types of tickets "in collaboration" with two companies. Especially if you make the connection in the US. It is a scam. 2 hours is no time. And even if you have 3 or 4 hours and there is a delay, you are basically on your own, and the companies give the responsibilities to each other.

MEL
LAX
Good 7.6

Pros: Great flight on the 787 Dreamliner and the crew were fantastic. I wish I could say the same thing for Baggage services. I have a business meeting tomorrow morning and presently they can't even reconcile their own Baggage Receipt number! I expect more when travelling (and paying) for business class.

MEL
LAX
Excellent 9.0

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

MEL
LAX
Good 7.3

Pros: Staff were friendly and filled my water bottle through the night. Seat was comfortable and the movies were good.

Cons: Boarding was chaotic. I wasn’t offered dessert. No one offered to put the mattress pad on my chair.

MEL
LAX
OK 5.0

Cons: Lack of food for dinner..they ran out.

Fri., 9 Nov.
MEL
Melbourne & other airports
LAX
Los Angeles
18h 00m
Sun., 11 Nov.
LAX
Los Angeles
MEL
Melbourne & other airports
15h 50m
Trip: 3 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
Sun., 3 Feb.
MEL
Melbourne & other airports
LAX
Los Angeles
17h 25m
Sun., 3 Mar.
LAX
Los Angeles
MEL
Melbourne & other airports
19h 00m
Trip: 29 days
8.5ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.5 Excellent
Based on 2,231 reviews
Overall
8.6
Boarding
8.6
Comfort
8.3
Crew
8.9
Entertainment
8.5
Food
8.2
RAR
AKL
Mediocre 2.8

Cons: I was charged with an excessive checked baggage of $170 NZ dollars for 1 bag that weighed over 7 kg that Air New Zealand said had to be checked and would not allow as carry on baggage. I challenged the high baggage fee with other Air New Zealand staff, to no avail. I was told that the checked baggage cost for 1 bag had recently gone up from $120 NZD to $170 NZD.

LAX
LHR
Excellent 8.0

Pros: The crew was super courteous and nice.

Cons: Nice newer aircraft and the crew goes out of their way to make you feel comfortable.

SFO
AKL
Excellent 8.6

Cons: One of the flight personnel I felt was very rude

AKL
SYD
Excellent 8.0

Pros: Excellent attendants

Cons: Landing was a bit bumpy!

CHC
AKL
Excellent 9.6

Pros: Appreciated check in staff who professionally answered our requests re routine steps to process check in. Only regretted that we weren’t aware (perhaps we missed announcement) that my husband who is still recovering from knee surgery was not aware we could have boarded from the forward entrance and avoid the descent and ascent via rear entry.

Sat., 27 Apr.
MEL
Melbourne & other airports
LAX
Los Angeles
14h 25m
Tue., 14 May
LAX
Los Angeles
MEL
Melbourne & other airports
15h 45m
Trip: 18 days
8.0ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.0 Excellent
Based on 34 reviews
Boarding
8.1
Comfort
7.9
Crew
8.4
Entertainment
7.3
Food
7.2
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
Excellent 9.6

Pros: Crew were great and looked after us

Cons: Seats a bit small but better than some.

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
OK 5.6

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

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.

Wed., 15 May
MEL
Melbourne & other airports
LAX
Los Angeles
19h 50m
Mon., 3 Jun.
LAX
Los Angeles
MEL
Melbourne & other airports
19h 05m
Trip: 20 days
8.5ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.5 Excellent
Based on 2,231 reviews
Overall
8.6
Boarding
8.6
Comfort
8.3
Crew
8.9
Entertainment
8.5
Food
8.2
AKL
HNL
Mediocre 3.0

Cons: We were not told that we had to buy meals and drinks ahead of time?! We had no food for an 8 hour flight and couldn't even buy a soft drink?! We were on an outdated plane leased plane from EVA Air and there were maybe 10 movies to choose from? Also, my reading light was broken. Not the level of care that I've come to know from Air NZ and really disappointed.

ZQN
CHC
Excellent 8.3

Pros: Very efficient trip.

Cons: One flight attendant was subdued and not too bubbly.

CHC
AKL
Excellent 9.6

Pros: Appreciated check in staff who professionally answered our requests re routine steps to process check in. Only regretted that we weren’t aware (perhaps we missed announcement) that my husband who is still recovering from knee surgery was not aware we could have boarded from the forward entrance and avoid the descent and ascent via rear entry.

RAR
AKL
Mediocre 2.8

Cons: I was charged with an excessive checked baggage of $170 NZ dollars for 1 bag that weighed over 7 kg that Air New Zealand said had to be checked and would not allow as carry on baggage. I challenged the high baggage fee with other Air New Zealand staff, to no avail. I was told that the checked baggage cost for 1 bag had recently gone up from $120 NZD to $170 NZD.

SFO
AKL
Excellent 8.6

Cons: One of the flight personnel I felt was very rude

Mon., 6 May
MEL
Melbourne & other airports
LAX
Los Angeles
14h 25m
Mon., 20 May
LAX
Los Angeles
MEL
Melbourne & other airports
15h 50m
Trip: 15 days
8.0ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.0 Excellent
Based on 165 reviews
Overall
8.0
Boarding
8.1
Comfort
7.8
Crew
8.4
Entertainment
7.9
Food
7.6
MEL
LAX
Excellent 9.0

Pros: Vegetarian food was good!

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 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
OK 4.6

Cons: For a flight that takes 14 hours Restroom on an airbus 380 Toilet seats were showing signs of deterioration Seats very uncomfortable, I have flown on the same style of plane with Singapore airlines and didn’t experience the discomfort I had on qantas Food average

MEL
LAX
Mediocre 3.6

Pros: Not much

Cons: Terrible meals. Ran out if nany items. Only one refreshment s tree and in the back of the plane.

Fri., 25 Jan.
MEL
Melbourne & other airports
LAX
Los Angeles
16h 40m
Sun., 3 Feb.
LAX
Los Angeles
MEL
Melbourne & other airports
18h 15m
Trip: 10 days
8.5ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.5 Excellent
Based on 2,231 reviews
Overall
8.6
Boarding
8.6
Comfort
8.3
Crew
8.9
Entertainment
8.5
Food
8.2
CHC
AKL
Excellent 9.0

Pros: Agents went above and beyond to help. Wish I had names because I was REAL impressed at how much they helped to get our bags checked. My son had purchased my ticket and not bought luggage voucher. They helped me get online and buy voucher. Would recommend airline to anyone traveling in that part of world.

Cons: It was a very positive experience. No complaints. I will definately fly Air New Zealand when that is an option.

AKL
ZQN
Excellent 10.0

Pros: Very friendly flight attendants

ZQN
CHC
Excellent 8.3

Pros: Very efficient trip.

Cons: One flight attendant was subdued and not too bubbly.

AKL
SYD
Excellent 8.0

Pros: Excellent attendants

Cons: Landing was a bit bumpy!

CHC
AKL
Excellent 9.6

Pros: Appreciated check in staff who professionally answered our requests re routine steps to process check in. Only regretted that we weren’t aware (perhaps we missed announcement) that my husband who is still recovering from knee surgery was not aware we could have boarded from the forward entrance and avoid the descent and ascent via rear entry.

Mon., 3 Dec.
MEL
Melbourne & other airports
LAX
Los Angeles
14h 30m
Tue., 1 Jan.
LAX
Los Angeles
MEL
Melbourne & other airports
15h 55m
$1131
Trip: 30 days
8.0ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.0 Excellent
Based on 165 reviews
Overall
8.0
Boarding
8.1
Comfort
7.8
Crew
8.4
Entertainment
7.9
Food
7.6
MEL
LAX
Poor 0.0

Cons: I missed my flight. My flight from Melbourne with Qantas was delayed. I received an express connection ticket to go through Immigration, customs, etcetera. I ran, all for nothing. I should have known better, for sure. 2 hours is unrealistic. But this tickets shouldn't be offered, they give the impression that you can make it. And the staff in Melbourne, and the crew on the plane, all were extremely reassuring. I got to the gate of Alaska Airlines, the people there could only offer me a ticket two days later. And basically they said it was Qantas fault. Having almost no time and no clear way to communicate with Qantas (the 1800 number is useless), I had to book and pay a new ticket. Now I am going to try to contact Qantas for reimbursement but I am not optimistic. In summary, do not buy these types of tickets "in collaboration" with two companies. Especially if you make the connection in the US. It is a scam. 2 hours is no time. And even if you have 3 or 4 hours and there is a delay, you are basically on your own, and the companies give the responsibilities to each other.

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
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
OK 4.6

Cons: For a flight that takes 14 hours Restroom on an airbus 380 Toilet seats were showing signs of deterioration Seats very uncomfortable, I have flown on the same style of plane with Singapore airlines and didn’t experience the discomfort I had on qantas Food average

MEL
LAX
Excellent 9.0

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

Sun., 16 Dec.
MEL
Melbourne & other airports
LAX
Los Angeles
16h 40m
Thu., 3 Jan.
LAX
Los Angeles
MEL
Melbourne & other airports
19h 00m
$1798
Trip: 19 days
8.5ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.5 Excellent
Based on 2,231 reviews
Overall
8.6
Boarding
8.6
Comfort
8.3
Crew
8.9
Entertainment
8.5
Food
8.2
LAX
LHR
Excellent 8.0

Pros: The crew was super courteous and nice.

Cons: Nice newer aircraft and the crew goes out of their way to make you feel comfortable.

LAX
LHR
OK 5.6

Pros: The flight was delayed for two hours but they kept announcing the delay as though we were about to begin boarding and reason they gave for the delay was hard to believe.

Cons: Communication

SFO
AKL
Excellent 8.6

Cons: One of the flight personnel I felt was very rude

CHC
AKL
Excellent 9.0

Pros: Agents went above and beyond to help. Wish I had names because I was REAL impressed at how much they helped to get our bags checked. My son had purchased my ticket and not bought luggage voucher. They helped me get online and buy voucher. Would recommend airline to anyone traveling in that part of world.

Cons: It was a very positive experience. No complaints. I will definately fly Air New Zealand when that is an option.

RAR
AKL
Mediocre 2.8

Cons: I was charged with an excessive checked baggage of $170 NZ dollars for 1 bag that weighed over 7 kg that Air New Zealand said had to be checked and would not allow as carry on baggage. I challenged the high baggage fee with other Air New Zealand staff, to no avail. I was told that the checked baggage cost for 1 bag had recently gone up from $120 NZD to $170 NZD.

Fri., 21 Dec.
MEL
Melbourne & other airports
LAX
Los Angeles
16h 40m
Sat., 5 Jan.
LAX
Los Angeles
MEL
Melbourne & other airports
19h 00m
$1921
Trip: 16 days
8.5ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.5 Excellent
Based on 2,231 reviews
Overall
8.6
Boarding
8.6
Comfort
8.3
Crew
8.9
Entertainment
8.5
Food
8.2
CHC
AKL
Excellent 9.6

Pros: Appreciated check in staff who professionally answered our requests re routine steps to process check in. Only regretted that we weren’t aware (perhaps we missed announcement) that my husband who is still recovering from knee surgery was not aware we could have boarded from the forward entrance and avoid the descent and ascent via rear entry.

LAX
LHR
Excellent 8.0

Pros: The crew was super courteous and nice.

Cons: Nice newer aircraft and the crew goes out of their way to make you feel comfortable.

SFO
AKL
Excellent 8.6

Cons: One of the flight personnel I felt was very rude

RAR
AKL
Mediocre 2.8

Cons: I was charged with an excessive checked baggage of $170 NZ dollars for 1 bag that weighed over 7 kg that Air New Zealand said had to be checked and would not allow as carry on baggage. I challenged the high baggage fee with other Air New Zealand staff, to no avail. I was told that the checked baggage cost for 1 bag had recently gone up from $120 NZD to $170 NZD.

AKL
HNL
Mediocre 3.0

Cons: We were not told that we had to buy meals and drinks ahead of time?! We had no food for an 8 hour flight and couldn't even buy a soft drink?! We were on an outdated plane leased plane from EVA Air and there were maybe 10 movies to choose from? Also, my reading light was broken. Not the level of care that I've come to know from Air NZ and really disappointed.

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