Cheap flights from California (CA) to New Zealand

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How to find the cheapest flight from
California to New Zealand

All the information you need to plan the best null to AKL flight in 2021: compare California to New Zealand flight prices with the expected peak season, weather and rainfall in New Zealand.
How far in advance should I book a flight from California to New Zealand?

Find a great deal and save up to 14% by booking at least 50 days prior to your desired departure date, rather than waiting until the week of travel. According to our data, there are a number of flights available from California to New Zealand within the next two weeks, with the cheapest ticket starting at $976.

What is the cheapest month to fly from California to New Zealand?

May can be a great time to fly to New Zealand from California with a flight ticket averaging about $919. Cheapflights users have found deals in the month of May for as cheap as $671. The most expensive prices can be found in the month of December.

When is the cheapest time to fly from California to New Zealand (USCA - NZ0)?

Regardless of the time of day you decide to fly, the ticket price will remain around the same. Book flights from California to New Zealand as you normally would.

Cheap flights from California to New Zealand in September, October 2021

The best prices found for California to New Zealand flights for September, October
19 Oct - 15 Feb
$1,718pp
LAX
Los Angeles
Air New Zealand
Non-Stop
AKL
Auckland Intl
AKL
Auckland Intl
Air New Zealand
Non-Stop
LAX
Los Angeles
19 Oct - 15 Feb
$1,727pp
LAX
Los Angeles
Air New Zealand
Non-Stop
AKL
Auckland Intl
AKL
Auckland Intl
Air New Zealand
 
1 STOP
LAX
Los Angeles
2 Oct - 2 May
$1,745pp
LAX
Los Angeles
Multiple Airlines
Non-Stop
AKL
Auckland Intl
AKL
Auckland Intl
Air Tahiti Nui
 
1 STOP
LAX
Los Angeles

California to New Zealand 2021 flight deals

Cheap flights to New Zealand from California found for this year
5 Dec - 22 Jan
$839pp
LAX
Los Angeles
Fiji Airways
 
1 STOP
AKL
Auckland Intl
AKL
Auckland Intl
Fiji Airways
 
1 STOP
LAX
Los Angeles
5 Dec - 14 Dec
$889pp
LAX
Los Angeles
Fiji Airways
 
1 STOP
AKL
Auckland Intl
AKL
Auckland Intl
Fiji Airways
 
1 STOP
LAX
Los Angeles
6 Dec - 11 Dec
$890pp
LAX
Los Angeles
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
CHC
Christchurch
CHC
Christchurch
Fiji Airways
 
1 STOP
LAX
Los Angeles

Non-stop flights to New Zealand from California

Save time with California to New Zealand direct flight deals
1 Mar - 16 Mar
$1,006pp
LAX
Los Angeles
Air New Zealand
Non-Stop
AKL
Auckland Intl
AKL
Auckland Intl
Air New Zealand
Non-Stop
LAX
Los Angeles
1 Mar - 29 Mar
$1,016pp
LAX
Los Angeles
Air New Zealand
Non-Stop
AKL
Auckland Intl
AKL
Auckland Intl
Air New Zealand
Non-Stop
LAX
Los Angeles
1 Mar - 12 Apr
$1,025pp
LAX
Los Angeles
Air New Zealand
Non-Stop
AKL
Auckland Intl
AKL
Auckland Intl
Air New Zealand
Non-Stop
LAX
Los Angeles

Last minute flights from California to New Zealand

Late deals on round-trip flights to New Zealand from California, departing today and this week
24 Sep - 1 Oct
$1,824pp
LAX
Los Angeles
Emirates
   
2 STOPS
AKL
Auckland Intl
AKL
Auckland Intl
Emirates
   
2 STOPS
LAX
Los Angeles
24 Sep - 30 Sep
$1,851pp
LAX
Los Angeles
Emirates
   
2 STOPS
AKL
Auckland Intl
AKL
Auckland Intl
Emirates
   
2 STOPS
LAX
Los Angeles
24 Sep - 1 Oct
$1,853pp
LAX
Los Angeles
Emirates
   
2 STOPS
AKL
Auckland Intl
AKL
Auckland Intl
Emirates
   
2 STOPS
LAX
Los Angeles

One-way flights to New Zealand from California

The cheapest one-way flights from California to New Zealand
11:15 am - 1:50 am
Air Tahiti Nui
1 Stop
17h 35m
LAX - AKL
Air Tahiti Nui
3:50 pm - 1:45 am
Air New Zealand
Nonstop
12h 55m
LAX - AKL
Air New Zealand
$601
TravelFusion
5:00 pm - 7:40 am
Fiji Airways
1 Stop
17h 40m
SFO - AKL
Fiji Airways
$622
KAYAK

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Flight FAQs

From California to New Zealand

Which airlines flying from California to New Zealand have flexible cancellations due to COVID-19?

Some of the carriers operating flights from California to New Zealand that may be offering flexible cancellation policies are Air New Zealand, Qantas Airways, and Fiji Airways. Our site will let you filter for all airlines offering greater flexibility due to COVID-19.

Are flight prices decreasing from California to New Zealand due to COVID-19 (coronavirus)?

At this time, Cheapflights has noticed price decreases for many domestic flights due to COVID-19. Travel is not necessarily recommended at this time, and flights may be prone to cancellation: please check with local authorities in both California and New Zealand for travel alerts, and be sure to review the airline's cancellation policy and travel advisories before booking. For more information, please view our post on what to know about COVID-19 (coronavirus) and travel.

Can I find flights from California to New Zealand for under $900 on Cheapflights?

Yes, there are multiple flights from California to New Zealand for under $900. The cheapest flight booked recently is on Fiji Airways for just $838, but on average you can expect to pay $906.

Are there nonstop flights from California to New Zealand for under $1,100 on Cheapflights?

Cheapflights has at least 20 direct flights from California to New Zealand under $1,100. A good price for a nonstop flight from California to New Zealand is less than $1,069.

Are there last-minute flights available from California to New Zealand for under $1,900?

There are currently 20+ open flights from California to New Zealand within the next 7 days for less than $1,900.

How popular is this California to New Zealand flight route?

This flight path from California to New Zealand was viewed by 165 users in the past month. Keep an eye out for changes in search interest prior to high and low season.

What are the cheapest airlines to fly from California to New Zealand one-way?

To fly one-way, consider booking your trip with Air New Zealand, which is currently one of the cheapest options available, starting at $502. Air Tahiti Nui flights start at $543 while deals on Fiji Airways start at $563 one-way.

What are the most popular airlines that fly from California to New Zealand?

The most popular airlines flying from California to New Zealand are Major Airline, American Airlines and Air Canada. Something to consider prior to booking your flight.

What are the most popular routes from California to New Zealand?

The most popular flight routes from California to New Zealand are Los Angeles - Auckland Intl, San Francisco - Auckland Intl and San Diego - Auckland Intl.

What are the cheapest flights from California to New Zealand?

The cheapest flight price from California to New Zealand is $400. On average you can expect to pay $1,791. The most popular route, (Los Angeles - Auckland Intl), can usually be booked for $839.

What are the most reliable airlines from California to New Zealand?

Before booking your flight to New Zealand from California, check out the most reliable airlines to get you to your destination on time: Air New Zealand (95%), Alaska Airlines (89%), Air Canada( 89%).

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Do I need a COVID test to fly to New Zealand from California?

Information is based on travel restrictions from California to New Zealand

Most visitors from California will not be allowed to enter New Zealand.

COVID-19 testing requirements
Visitors from California must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) test taken 72 hours before departing to New Zealand.

Quarantine requirements
Visitors from California are not required to quarantine after entering New Zealand.

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Managed Isolation Allocation system voucher - Travelers are required to obtain a Managed Isolation Allocation system voucher confirming their place in a managed isolation facility before boarding a flight to New Zealand.


Do I need a test to fly back to California from New Zealand?

Returning to California from New Zealand

COVID-19 testing requirements
Visitors from New Zealand must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) or Antigen (quick-test) test taken 72 hours before departing to California.

Quarantine requirements
Visitors from New Zealand are not required to quarantine after entering California.

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Destination points for flights from California to New Zealand

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Things to know before you go - useful duration and weather info for your trip from California to New Zealand.
Today's exchange rate
$1 = $1.42
Flight duration from California to New Zealand
12h 30m

Airports servicing

Burbank (BUR)
Concord Buchanan Fld (CCR)
Crescent City (CEC)
San Diego Carlsbad-Palomar (CLD)
Fresno (FAT)

Airports servicing

Christchurch (CHC)
Chatham Islands (CHT)
Dunedin (DUD)
Great Barrier Island (GBZ)
Gisborne (GIS)

Top 10 airlines flying from California to New Zealand

The chart below displays the airlines Cheapflights users traveling from California to New Zealand choose most often. Cheapest and average prices are based on aggregated data from the past 12 months.
Airline Cheapest Average Flexibility On-time COVID-19 safety
China Southern
$579 $872 No cancel fee 69%
Fiji Airways
$638 $963 No cancel fee 74%
Virgin Australia
$417 $1,008 No cancel fee 80%
China Eastern
$893 $1,018 No cancel fee 62%

We couldn't confirm the COVID-19 safety measures taken by China Eastern. Please check directly on their website for additional information.

Air Tahiti Nui
$727 $1,025 No cancel fee 73%
Hawaiian Airlines
$362 $1,119 No cancel fee 85%
American Airlines
$394 $1,159 No cancel fee 71%
Air Canada
$624 $1,166 No cancel fee 67%
United Airlines
$456 $1,385 No cancel fee 69%
Delta
$748 $1,428 No cancel fee N/A
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