Cheap flights from California to New Zealand

How far in advance should I book a flight from California to New Zealand?

When searching for a good deal, it’s best to be prepared for potential fluctuations in price. We recommend booking at least 50 days in advance, which can save you up to 14% on flights from California to New Zealand compared to booking the week you need them. Waiting 50 days out may not be for everyone, so we have options available for flights within the next two weeks, with the lowest price starting at $976. For sooner than that we have options available in the next 3 days from $984.

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

Our data shows that May tends to be the cheapest month to fly to New Zealand from California. Users have commonly found prices around $919 for the month, but tickets can be as low as $671. Due to multiple factors, prepare for potentially higher prices in December.

When is the cheapest time to fly from California to New Zealand (CA - NZ)?

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 January, February 2022

The best prices found for California to New Zealand flights for January, February
Feb 19 - Feb 26
LAX

Los Angeles

AKL

Auckland Intl

1 stop

16h 55m
AKL

Auckland Intl

LAX

Los Angeles

1 stop

17h 15m
$918

Fiji Airways

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Deal found 1/16/22

Feb 21 - Apr 3
LAX

Los Angeles

AKL

Auckland Intl

1 stop

16h 55m
AKL

Auckland Intl

LAX

Los Angeles

1 stop

18h 50m
$943

Fiji Airways

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Deal found 1/17/22

Feb 7 - Feb 12
LAX

Los Angeles

AKL

Auckland Intl

1 stop

20h 00m
AKL

Auckland Intl

LAX

Los Angeles

1 stop

15h 35m
$944

Fiji Airways

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Deal found 1/16/22

California to New Zealand 2022 flight deals

Cheap flights to New Zealand from California found for this year
May 19 - Jun 3
LAX

Los Angeles

AKL

Auckland Intl

1 stop

19h 10m
AKL

Auckland Intl

LAX

Los Angeles

1 stop

18h 50m
$864

Fiji Airways

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Deal found 1/17/22

May 14 - May 28
LAX

Los Angeles

AKL

Auckland Intl

1 stop

17h 40m
AKL

Auckland Intl

LAX

Los Angeles

1 stop

17h 20m
$906

Fiji Airways

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Deal found 1/19/22

Nov 2 - Nov 6
LAX

Los Angeles

AKL

Auckland Intl

1 stop

17h 40m
AKL

Auckland Intl

LAX

Los Angeles

1 stop

14h 15m
$912

Multiple Airlines

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Deal found 1/18/22

Non-stop flights to New Zealand from California

Save time with California to New Zealand direct flight deals
May 4 - May 25
LAX

Los Angeles

AKL

Auckland Intl

Nonstop

12h 55m
AKL

Auckland Intl

LAX

Los Angeles

Nonstop

12h 05m
$1,004

Air New Zealand

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Deal found 1/18/22

Feb 17 - Feb 24
LAX

Los Angeles

AKL

Auckland Intl

Nonstop

12h 55m
AKL

Auckland Intl

LAX

Los Angeles

Nonstop

12h 00m
$1,011

Air New Zealand

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Deal found 1/18/22

Feb 17 - Feb 24
LAX

Los Angeles

AKL

Auckland Intl

Nonstop

12h 55m
AKL

Auckland Intl

LAX

Los Angeles

Nonstop

12h 00m
$1,014

Air New Zealand

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Deal found 1/18/22

Last minute flights from California to New Zealand

Late deals on return flights to New Zealand from California, departing today and this week
Jan 27 - Feb 2
LAX

Los Angeles

AKL

Auckland Intl

1 stop

20h 00m
AKL

Auckland Intl

LAX

Los Angeles

1 stop

15h 35m
$1,034

Fiji Airways

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Jan 27 - Feb 2
LAX

Los Angeles

AKL

Auckland Intl

2 stops

25h 00m
AKL

Auckland Intl

LAX

Los Angeles

1 stop

15h 35m
$1,167

Multiple Airlines

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Deal found 1/16/22

Jan 26 - Feb 2
LAX

Los Angeles

AKL

Auckland Intl

2 stops

44h 15m
AKL

Auckland Intl

LAX

Los Angeles

1 stop

15h 35m
$1,179

Multiple Airlines

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Deal found 1/19/22

One-way flights to New Zealand from California

The cheapest one-way flights from California to New Zealand
Mar 2
LAX

Los Angeles

AKL

Auckland Intl

1 stop

16h 55m
$490

Fiji Airways

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Deal found 1/16/22

Mar 11
SFO

San Francisco

AKL

Auckland Intl

1 stop

17h 40m
$490

Fiji Airways

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Deal found 1/16/22

Jun 1
LAX

Los Angeles

AKL

Auckland Intl

Nonstop

12h 55m
$538

Air New Zealand

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Deal found 1/18/22

Related info for your journey

Useful info, stats and facts about California to New Zealand flights.

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.

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 $864, but on average you can expect to pay $927.

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 $1,035.

Are there last-minute flights available from California to New Zealand for under $1,100?

There are currently 20+ open flights from California to New Zealand within the next 7 days for less than $1,100.

How popular is this California to New Zealand flight route?

Flights from California to New Zealand have been viewed 165 times in the past calendar month.

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

The cheapest airlines for a one-way flight from California to New Zealand are Fiji Airways ($490), Air New Zealand ($538), and Air Tahiti Nui ($577).

Can I fly to New Zealand from California right now?

Information is based on travel restrictions from California to New Zealand

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

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

Documents
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.


Can I 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 24 hours before departing to California.

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

Destination points for flights from California to New Zealand

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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.
AirlineCheapestAverageFlexibilityOn-timeCOVID-19 safety
Hawaiian Airlines
Cheapest$362
Average$1,119
FlexibilityNo cancel fee
On-time85%
COVID-19 safety
American Airlines
Cheapest$394
Average$1,159
FlexibilityNo cancel fee
On-time71%
COVID-19 safety
Virgin Australia
Cheapest$417
Average$1,008
FlexibilityNo cancel fee
On-time80%
COVID-19 safety
United Airlines
Cheapest$456
Average$1,385
FlexibilityNo cancel fee
On-time69%
COVID-19 safety
Air New Zealand
Cheapest$498
Average$1,261
FlexibilityNo cancel fee
On-time78%
COVID-19 safety
Qantas Airways
Cheapest$511
Average$1,060
FlexibilityNo cancel fee
On-time74%
COVID-19 safety
China Southern
Cheapest$579
Average$872
FlexibilityNo cancel fee
On-time69%
COVID-19 safety
Air Canada
Cheapest$624
Average$1,166
FlexibilityNo cancel fee
On-time67%
COVID-19 safety
Fiji Airways
Cheapest$638
Average$963
FlexibilityNo cancel fee
On-time74%
COVID-19 safety
Air Tahiti Nui
Cheapest$727
Average$1,025
FlexibilityNo cancel fee
On-time73%
COVID-19 safety

Hourly flight availability from California to New Zealand

See what time of day planes typically take off from California to New Zealand
1%of flight departuresEarly morningMidnight to 6 am
0%of flight departuresMorning6 am to noon
17%of flight departuresAfternoonNoon to 6 pm
82%of flight departuresEvening6 pm to midnight
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