The cheapest times to fly from LAX to ROT are

  • February 5th to June 17th
  • September 17th to September 30th
  • October 15th to November 11th

based on data collected exclusively by Champion Traveler across tens of millions of flights. Among all the dates above, the very cheapest time to fly from LAX to ROT is early June. Prices can be as high as $2818 for Friday flights during late December, or as low as $844 for Monday flights around early June.


When to Fly to Rotorua

Flying from Los Angeles, CA (LAX) to Rotorua (ROT) will usually cost between $894 to $2088 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is early June with an average ticket price of $887. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is late December, with an average price of $2359. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $1472 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $1234 can be considered a good price for a round-trip LAX to ROT flight.

See below for a graph of average weekly prices for the LAX to ROT route. All prices are for round-trip tickets in USD.

LAX to ROT Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the LAX to ROT flight is slightly more expensive than the average and costs slightly more than the average flight leaving from Los Angeles. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.12, which is far below average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Monday is usually the cheapest day to depart and return on this flight. Fridays are the most expensive days to fly out or take a return trip. Selecting flights on the least expensive days could save you up to $99 (7%) on this flight.

Departing prices are for round-trip flights returning on the day of departure. For example, a flight departing on Monday and returning a week later will cost an average of $1265. Return trip prices are from the ROT to LAX flight, and often highlight the quality of our data in showing the same trend.

Departing Prices by Day

Departure Day Prices

Return Trip Prices by Day

Return Day Prices


Nonstop Flights and Layovers

Travelers looking to fly from LAX to ROT can generally find a 1-layover flight. Because there is not usually a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 12 hour 41 minutes may not be realistic.


Alternative Nearby Airports

Champion Traveler tells you which airports are nearby and whether tickets might be cheaper alternative airports nearby. Sometimes it’s worth it to fly into a closer airport and then commute to your destination. Remember that there is not usually a nonstop flight from LAX to ROT while comparing.

Destination alternative #1: Auckland International Airport (AKL) in Auckland

  • 113 miles (182 km) away from ROT
  • Usually 24.88% less expensive than ROT
  • Nonstop flights available

See LAX to AKL flights


Flight Hacking LAX to ROT

Flight hacking is when you book two tickets instead of a layover, sometimes with different airlines. You will need to either bring only a carry-on bag (highly recommended) or leave yourself plenty of time to go through security again. Flight hacking is completely allowed, but airlines don’t always tell you the cheapest way to get from LAX to ROT — but Champion Traveler does!

Hack #1: Auckland (LAX > AKL > ROT)

  • Price for both tickets: $993
  • Average savings: $241 (19.53%)

See LAX to AKL flights

Hack #2: Wellington (LAX > WLG > ROT)

  • Price for both tickets: $1114
  • Average savings: $120 (9.72%)

See LAX to WLG flights

Hack #3: Christchurch (LAX > CHC > ROT)

  • Price for both tickets: $1123
  • Average savings: $112 (9.04%)

See LAX to CHC flights


Flight Questions Answered

Still have questions about flying from LAX to ROT? We’ve got answers.

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 5 major airlines flying this route most often: Air China, Air New Zealand, Qantas, Singapore Airlines, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from Rotorua Airport to Los Angeles International Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 6501 miles or 10462 kilometers.

How long does it take to fly from LAX to ROT?

The real-world flight time for a nonstop LAX to ROT flight is about 12 hour 41 minutes.

How many flights go between Los Angeles, CA and Rotorua?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 15 available flights from LAX to ROT.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination code LAX
Origination airport name Los Angeles International Airport
City Los Angeles, CA
Country the United States
Latitude 33.9
Longitude -118.4

Return Airport

Destination code ROT
Destination airport name Rotorua Airport
City Rotorua
Country New Zealand
Latitude -38.1
Longitude 176.3


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