The cheapest times to fly from LAX to WLG are

  • February 5th to April 1st
  • May 7th to June 17th
  • August 6th to September 23rd (except the week of September 10th)
  • October 22nd to December 9th (except the week of November 19th)

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 WLG is late May to early June. Prices can be as high as $1843 for Friday flights during mid December, or as low as $829 for Monday flights around late May to early June.


When to Fly to Wellington

Flying from Los Angeles, CA (LAX) to Wellington (WLG) will usually cost between $894 to $1449 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is late May to early June with an average ticket price of $870. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is mid December, with an average price of $1623. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $753 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $1020 can be considered a good price for a round-trip LAX to WLG flight.

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

LAX to WLG Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the LAX to WLG flight is priced close to the average and costs about as much as the average flight leaving from Los Angeles. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.09, 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 to Wellington, and Saturdays are the most expensive days to return to Los Angeles. Selecting flights on the least expensive days could save you up to $73 (6%) 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 $1046. Return trip prices are from the WLG 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 WLG can generally find a 1-layover flight. Because there is not usually a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 13 hour 3 minutes may not be realistic.


Flight Hacking LAX to WLG

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 WLG — but Champion Traveler does!

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

  • Price for both tickets: $996
  • Average savings: $24 (2.35%)

See LAX to AKL flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 41 major airlines flying this route most often: Air Canada, Air India, Air New Zealand, Alaska, American, ANA, Austrian, Bangkok Airways, Biman, British Airways, Brussels Airlines, Cathay Dragon, Cathay Pacific, China Eastern, China Southern, Delta, EgyptAir, Emirates, Etihad, Fiji Airways, Finnair, Gulf Air, Hawaiian, Iberia, Kuwait Airways, LATAM, Lufthansa, Qantas, Qatar Airways, Royal Air Maroc, Saudia, Singapore Airlines, SriLankan, SWISS, Tap Air Portugal, THAI, Turkish Airlines, United, Virgin Atlantic, Virgin Australia, WestJet, and potentially more during busy seasons.

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

The distance between the two airports is roughly 6706 miles or 10792 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop LAX to WLG flight is about 13 hour 3 minutes.

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

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 68 available flights from LAX to WLG.


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 WLG
Destination airport name Wellington International Airport
City Wellington
Country New Zealand
Latitude -41.3
Longitude 174.8


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