The cheapest times to fly from CHC to LAX are

  • January 22nd to March 11th
  • July 30th to December 2nd

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 CHC to LAX is late September. Prices can be as high as $1745 for Friday flights during early January, or as low as $778 for Tuesday flights around late September.


When to Fly to Los Angeles

Flying from Christchurch (CHC) to Los Angeles, CA (LAX) will usually cost between $838 to $1241 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is late September with an average ticket price of $841. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early January, with an average price of $1507. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $666 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $978 can be considered a good price for a round-trip CHC to LAX flight.

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

CHC to LAX Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the CHC to LAX flight is priced close to the average and costs less than the average flight leaving from Christchurch. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.09, which is far below average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Tuesday 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 (9%) 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 $964. Return trip prices are from the LAX to CHC 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 CHC to LAX 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 23 minutes may not be realistic.


Flight Hacking CHC to LAX

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 CHC to LAX — but Champion Traveler does!

Hack #1: Sydney (CHC > SYD > LAX)

  • Price for both tickets: $945
  • Average savings: $33 (3.37%)

See CHC to AKL flights

Hack #2: Auckland (CHC > AKL > LAX)

  • Price for both tickets: $954
  • Average savings: $24 (2.45%)

See CHC to SYD flights

Hack #3: Melbourne (CHC > MEL > LAX)

  • Price for both tickets: $977
  • Average savings: $1 (0.1%)

See CHC to MEL flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 20 major airlines flying this route most often: Air Canada, Air New Zealand, Alaska, American, ANA, Asiana, Cathay Pacific, China Airlines, China Eastern, China Southern, Delta, EVA Air, Fiji Airways, Frontier, Hawaiian, LATAM, Qantas, United, Virgin Atlantic, Virgin Australia, and potentially more during busy seasons.

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

The distance between the two airports is roughly 6890 miles or 11088 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop CHC to LAX flight is about 13 hour 23 minutes.

How many flights go between Christchurch 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 CHC to LAX.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination code CHC
Origination airport name Christchurch International Airport
City Christchurch
Country New Zealand
Latitude -43.5
Longitude 172.5

Return Airport

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


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