The cheapest times to fly from WLG to LAX are

  • January 22nd to March 4th
  • May 21st to June 17th (except the week of June 4th)
  • 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 WLG to LAX is mid to late November. Prices can be as high as $1840 for Saturday flights during early January, or as low as $769 for Monday flights around mid to late November.


When to Fly to Los Angeles

Flying from Wellington (WLG) to Los Angeles, CA (LAX) will usually cost between $822 to $1234 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is mid to late November with an average ticket price of $816. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early January, with an average price of $1553. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $737 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $986 can be considered a good price for a round-trip WLG to LAX flight.

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

WLG to LAX Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the WLG to LAX flight is priced close to the average and costs less than the average flight leaving from Wellington. 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. Saturdays are the most expensive days to fly to Los Angeles, and Fridays are the most expensive days to return to Wellington. 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 $974. Return trip prices are from the LAX to WLG 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 WLG 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 3 minutes may not be realistic.


Flight Hacking WLG 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 WLG to LAX — but Champion Traveler does!

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

  • Price for both tickets: $953
  • Average savings: $34 (3.4%)

See WLG to SYD flights

Hack #2: Sydney (WLG > SYD > LAX)

  • Price for both tickets: $972
  • Average savings: $14 (1.42%)

See WLG to AKL flights


Flight Questions Answered

Still have questions about flying from WLG 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, Hawaiian, LATAM, Lufthansa, Qantas, United, Virgin Atlantic, Virgin Australia, and potentially more during busy seasons.

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

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

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

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

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

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 60 available flights from WLG to LAX.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

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

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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