The cheapest times to fly from AKL to LAX are

  • January 15th to April 1st
  • August 6th to November 25th (except the week of October 8th)

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 AKL to LAX is late August to early September. Prices can be as high as $1668 for Saturday flights during early January, or as low as $599 for Tuesday flights around late August to early September.


When to Fly to Los Angeles

Flying from Auckland (AKL) to Los Angeles, CA (LAX) will usually cost between $747 to $1109 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is late August to early September with an average ticket price of $694. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early January, with an average price of $1361. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $667 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $884 can be considered a good price for a round-trip AKL to LAX flight.

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

AKL to LAX Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the AKL to LAX flight is cheaper than the average and costs less than the average flight leaving from Auckland. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.08, which is far below average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Tuesday is usually the cheapest day to fly to LAX, and Wednesday the cheapest day to fly back into AKL. Saturdays are the most expensive days to fly to Los Angeles, and Sundays are the most expensive days to return to Auckland. Selecting flights on the least expensive days could save you up to $57 (6%) on this flight.

Departing prices are for round-trip flights returning on the day of departure. For example, a flight departing on Tuesday and returning a week later will cost an average of $862. Return trip prices are from the LAX to AKL 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 AKL to LAX can generally find a 0-layover flight. Because there is a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 12 hour 43 minutes may be realistic.


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 25 major airlines flying this route most often: Air Canada, Air China, Air New Zealand, Air Tahiti Nui, Aircalin, Alaska, American, ANA, Asiana, Cathay Pacific, China Airlines, China Eastern, China Southern, Delta, EVA Air, Fiji Airways, Hawaiian, Korean Air, LATAM, Philippine Airlines, Qantas, United, Virgin Atlantic, Virgin Australia, WestJet, and potentially more during busy seasons.

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

The distance between the two airports is roughly 6515 miles or 10485 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop AKL to LAX flight is about 12 hour 43 minutes.

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

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 64 available flights from AKL to LAX.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination codeAKL
Origination airport nameAuckland International Airport
CountryNew Zealand

Return Airport

Destination codeLAX
Destination airport nameLos Angeles International Airport
CityLos Angeles, CA
Countrythe United States


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