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London to Los Angeles flights

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Departure Mon, 03 May Return Sun, 09 May
LON London
LAX Los Angeles
return from £297
Departure Sun, 16 May Return Thu, 20 May
LON London
LAX Los Angeles
return from £293
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Exchange rate
1.00 GBP = 1.38 USD
British Pound Sterling US Dollar
1 USD = 0.73 GBP
Last checked on 18 April 2021
Local, one-way ticket

Trains in Los Angeles are 55% cheaper than in London.

Los Angeles
Mid-priced restaurant

A meal in Los Angeles is 4% cheaper than a meal in London.

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Standard daytime start rate

A taxi fare in Los Angeles is 31% cheaper than in London.

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Regular cappuccino

Coffee is 19% more expensive in Los Angeles than in London.

Los Angeles
London airports
  • ( Heathrow (LHR)
    How far from city centre: 14 miles
  • ( Gatwick (LGW)
    How far from city centre: 25 miles
  • ( Stansted (STN)
    How far from city centre: 30 miles
  • ( Luton International (LTN)
    How far from city centre: 27 miles
  • ( Southend (SEN)
    How far from city centre: 35 miles
  • ( London City (LCY)
    How far from city centre: 7 miles
Los Angeles airports
  • ( Los Angeles Intl Airport (LAX)
    How far from city centre: 12 miles
  • ( Citicorp (JCX)
    How far from city centre: 1 miles
  • ( Van Nuys (VNY)
    How far from city centre: 18 miles
  • ( Whiteman (WHP)
    How far from city centre: 17 miles
K Distance: 5441 miles

Getting to and from the airport

Flights departing from London

Heathrow Airport is the largest and busiest airport that serves London, followed by Gatwick airport which is the second busiest. Heathrow Airport has five terminals: Terminals 1-5, whereas Gatwick Airport has two terminals: North and South. The former has two parallel runways whereas the latter only has a single runway. Heathrow Airport, with an approximate distance of 22km from the city centre, has the advantage of easier accessibility and travel distance. Gatwick Airport, located approximately 43km from the city centre, offers different modes of transport to get to the airport in good time. Flying to Los Angeles? Catch flights from Gatwick to Los Angeles at both terminal areas of the airport.

Getting to London airport

In getting to the airport from Central London, you can use the Gatwick Express if going to Gatwick Airport or the Heathrow Express if going to Heathrow Airport. You can catch the Heathrow Express at Paddington Station and the Gatwick Express at Victoria Station. Both express lines are efficient and the fastest modes of transport to and from the airport, leaving at intervals of 15 minutes. The National Express Coaches are another option, which are found at Victoria Station. Getting to the airport to catch your flight shouldn't be stressful. If you are waiting for flights to Los Angeles from Heathrow you should be aware of your schedule so you catch your flight on time.

Arriving to Los Angeles

Los Angeles in California has been made famous by Hollywood actors who have given the layperson a desire to explore this exotic city. Architectural landmarks, such as the Walt Disney Concert Hall and the Broad Contemporary Art Museum, are worth the visit. Los Angeles is a proud musical hub boasting of a medley of musical performances from different venues. Catch a live show and revel in the atmosphere.

Your trip would be remiss without checking out Universal Studios Hollywood and of course the famed Hollywood Sign. Finish off the day by exploring The Grove, which provides a flurry of activities from trendy and gourmet restaurants to jaw-dropping shopping complexes. Make lasting memories!

How to get to the city centre

If you flew from London, flights from London to Los Angeles will land at Los Angeles International Airport; this is the main international airport and is also the busiest in the Los Angeles area. It has a whopping nine terminals! You can get to the city centre using the Flyaway, Buses and Long Distance Vans scheduled buses found at the airport terminals. You could also catch a taxi that can be found at the terminal areas. Renting a car is also an option as rental car companies are located outside of the terminals, so you would have to take a free shuttle service to get to the rental company of your choice.

Frequent asked questions about flights from London to Los Angeles

😷 Is it safe to travel from London to Los Angeles during the Covid-19 situation?
At Opodo we want to make sure that your travel plans are not affected by any cancelation as well as any possible restrictions United States may apply when travelling from London. Is your flight cancelled? We've got your back! With our flexible ticket guarantee you can decide if you want to book another flight - free of rebooking fee - or get a full refund!
📊 How much are flights from London to Los Angeles?
The average price to go from London to Los Angeles is of 341.47 GBP, but bare in mind that ticket prices may vary depending on the season and on how far in advance you book.
🔍 How can I find cheap flights from London to Los Angeles at Opodo?
The cheapest price for a flight from London to Los Angeles is 293£. At Opodo we use different machine learned based methodologies to find our costumers the best option available, considering airline combinations, stopovers and direct flights as well as different criteria for inbound and outbound journeys.
💰 Is Los Angeles expensive to visit compared to London?
If you compare transportation prices, the taxi ride in Los Angeles costs an average of 2.08 GBP, 20% cheaper than London, with a fare of 2.60 GBP, while train tickets costs 54% less in Los Angeles: 1.28 GBP against 2.80 GBP in London. If you compare the price of a lunch meal, however, you can find it from 14.59 GBP in Los Angeles, 3% less than the 15.00 GBP in London. The price of the coffee is around 18% more expensive in Los Angeles, with an average of 3.47 GBP , while in London the coffee costs 2.93 GBP.
📉 When is the best time to book a flight from London to Los Angeles?
The most popular months to book a trip from London to Los Angeles are July, January and October, based on the searches of our customers.
📅 When is the best time to travel from London to Los Angeles?
The best time of the year to go to Los Angeles when flying from London depends on several preference factors like climate, seasonality and, of course, price. When it comes to popularity, August is the top 1º month to fly to Los Angeles from London in terms of searches from our customer, followed by July and April. If you prefer to avoid high peaks of turism, however, and escape a crowded period, January, March and February are the months with less volume of searchs for the route London -  Los Angeles.
🕑 How long does the flight take to go from London to Los Angeles?
The total flight time between London and Los Angeles is of around 11:28 hours on average, considering an average distance of 8,888 km, for both direct and indirect flights for the route (which may have 1 or more stops in other cities in between).
🌡️ How is the weather in Los Angeles compared to London?
While in London the temperatures can reach an average of 29.01 ºC in summer, with precipitation levels up to 9.0 mm ,Los Angeles's temperatures can go up to 36.22 ºC during the hot season, with 3.0 mm average of rain rate . In winter, however, weather indicators show around 1.09 ºC in Los Angeles, compared to the -3.09 ºC average degrees reported in London. During the winter period, London can register 6.0 mm precipitation, while Los Angeles have an average of 12.0 mm rain level.
🛄 Which airports have flights between London and Los Angeles?
The main airport route flying between London and Los Angeles is: Heathrow (LHR) to Los Angeles Intl Airport (LAX). This route is covered by the following airline(s):
  • Virgin Atlantic.
  • United Airlines.
  • Lufthansa.
Airlines with indirect flights from London to Los Angeles are:
  • Aer Lingus, with 100 minutes scale in Dublin.
  • Aer Lingus, with 100 minutes scale in Dublin.

Los Angeles Intl Airport - Latest customer reviews

3.0 /5
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Date 2018-12-01 Age 51-70 City British

Rather unhelpful airport employees .

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