Flights from New York (JFK) (JFK) to Los Angeles (LAX)
Reasons to fly with Qantas
Visiting from New York (JFK) to Los Angeles
Los Angeles travel information
From the hills of Hollywood to the sun-drenched streets and beaches of Santa Monica and the designer shopping on Rodeo Drive, Los Angeles is cooler than cool. LA offer something for the entire family, from state-of-the-art rides to walks through historic neighbourhoods. Theme parks feature incredible thrills, while famous cultural attractions include the Getty Center, LACMA and Walt Disney Hall. Discover what's beneath the glitzy facade of America's most famous city.
When to visit
Best time to visit Los Angeles
Whichever season you decide to visit, there's always something you can do in L.A. Generally, the best time to visit Los Angeles is March through May when there are fewer crowds, pleasant temperatures, and generally good air quality. In summer, the beaches areas can be foggy but the water temperatures are lovely with plenty of sunshine and endless street festivals. Fall is another favourable time in Los Angeles, with low rainfall especially in September. Awards season is in January to March and The Rose Bowl is a popular attraction for sports fans.
What is the main airport called?
Los Angeles International Airport (LAX)Opens external site in a new window, commonly referred to as LAX, is the primary international airport serving Los Angeles and its surrounding metropolitan area. Los Angeles International Airport is the busiest and largest airport on the US west coast. It's located 33km from the city centre and 50km from Disneyland.LAX operates 24 hours a day and is open from 5 a.m. to midnight.
Arriving in Los Angeles
The helpful staff at Los Angeles Airport will be waiting to greet you when you land. Once you collect your bags from the arrivals area, there are a number of different transport options available to get you on your way.
Getting into LA from Los Angeles Airport
There are many transport options to make your trip to to and from LAX easy and stress free. The FlyAway nonstop bus service provides transportation between LAX and Union Station and Van Nuys. FlyAway buses drop off passengers on the Upper/Departures Level of each terminal, costing around $10USD. There are a variety of taxis, ride share services, rental cars and hotel shuttles that operate to and from LAX. Limousines and private transfers can also be arranged for a private transfer to your accommodation.
Getting around Los Angeles
Generally, it’s popular to hire a car to explore LA’s vast urban metropolis, but if you don't want to drive yourself around you can organise transfers, ride share or join a tour. There's also the Metro Rail, Metro bus lines and DASH, which provide inexpensive and convenient transport across LA. If you're staying at one of LA’s world-famous beaches you could even hire a bike.
Fly from New York City
We want your journey from New York City to be as smooth as possible and the following information will help make that happen.
What is the main airport called?
New York (John F. Kennedy) International Airport (JFK). John F. Kennedy International AirportOpens external site in a new window also known as just JFK, is the main airport serving New York City. It's located 25 km from the city centre. The airport is the busiest international air passenger gateway into North America and the 20th-busiest airport in the world. The airport has many retail stores, restaurants and bars, beauty and spa salons, airline lounges, charging stations and wi-fi.
All passengers flying from New York City are allocated checked baggage. If you require extra luggage, you can purchase an additional baggage allowance online before departure.
Customers travelling from New York City can check in online up to 24 hours in advance or check in at the airport by visiting a kiosk or desk.
The benefits of flying Qantas
Fly with Qantas and enjoy a comfortable journey from take-off to touch down.
Enjoy peace of mind knowing baggage is included on all Qantas flights. Use the baggage calculator to find out what is included with your fare.
Can I cancel my flight booking due to COVID-19?
If your flights were booked through a travel agency or third-party website, please contact them directly to discuss your options.
If your plans have changed or you no longer wish to travel, visit Manage Booking to change your travel dates or cancel your flight and request a flight credit to use towards a future flight. Please visit our Booking changes and other options page for more information.
If we’ve cancelled your Qantas flight, including your Classic Flight Reward booking, wait to hear from us before changing your booking. We’ll be contacting anyone whose flight has been impacted as soon as possible.