Cheap flights from Brisbane to Los Angeles

Flight information Brisbane to Los Angeles International

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Average flight time, total distance 11546 kilometres

15h 55min

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Los Angeles International and Hawthorne

2 airports

Which airlines fly from Brisbane to Los Angeles?

Direct flights to Los Angeles are offered by Qantas and Virgin Australia.

If you don't mind stopovers, you can sometimes find cheaper airfare on connecting flights offered by American Airlines, Bangkok Airways, Delta and others.

How do I save money on a flight to Los Angeles?

Book your flight to Los Angeles from Brisbane 5 months in advance and you could save up to 10% on airline tickets, according to Skyscanner Australia's research. You can also search for flights by the cheapest month if your travel dates aren't set in stone.

Find out more about the best time to book.

Is there a time difference between Brisbane and Los Angeles?

Los Angeles is 17 hours behind Brisbane for most of the year, but 18 hours behind from November to the middle of March.

What weather should you expect in Los Angeles?

Temperatures in Los Angeles are a little milder than Brisbane and there's a lot less rain, especially if you're visiting between April and November. The warmest month is August with an average temperature of 24°C. December is the coolest at 14°C.

How expensive is Los Angeles?

LA's prices are generally higher than Brisbane's, but you'll also find a wider selection of dining options to suit every price range. With one of the most extensive public transport systems in America, getting familiar with the subway and bus routes will save you the expense of taxis.


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Departing from Brisbane

Brisbane Airport is 12km from the CBD. Getting to the airport takes 15 minutes by car or taxi in good traffic, with short-term, long-term and valet parking available.

The airport has 2 terminals across separate buildings. Flights to Los Angeles depart from the International Terminal, with different airlines spread across levels 3 and 4. Check-in counters are on the 4th level before you proceed down an escalator to security on the 3rd level.

Most of the shops and dining options are in the departures area. The airport also offers free Wi-Fi access in both terminals.

Find out more about Brisbane Airport.

Los Angeles arrivals

Los Angeles Airport (LAX) is the 2nd busiest airport in the United States. International flights arrive at the Tom Bradley International Terminal (TBIT).

After passing through immigration and customs, you can exchange your currency to US dollars, grab a bite to eat and use the other airport facilities before continuing to your destination in LA.

Taxis are the most direct but expensive option, costing upwards of $120 and taking 20 minutes or more depending on where you're staying. Travelling by bus is the cheaper option and takes 45 to 60 minutes to reach downtown.

Find out more about Los Angeles Airport.

What ID do you need for this flight?

  • You need a valid passport to board flights to the United States.

  • You must have applied for ESTA travel authorisation or a visa no later than 72 hours before your arrival.

When should I arrive at the airport for my flight to Los Angeles?

It's recommended to check in 3 hours before your flight is scheduled to depart, due to increased security for flights to United States airports.

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Please note: all information is correct as of August, 2017.

Prices shown on this page are estimated lowest prices only. Found in the last 45 days.