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 offers 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.View our LA travel guide
Flights from Johannesburg (JNB) to Los Angeles (LAX)
Reasons to fly with Qantas
Visiting from Johannesburg to Los Angeles
When to visit
Whichever season you decide to visit, there's always something to 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 beach areas can be foggy but the water temperature is lovely with plenty of sunshine and endless street festivals. Autumn 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 staff at Los Angeles will greet you when you land and assist you with your needs. Once you collect your bags from the arrivals area, there are various 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 transport 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 Johannesburg
We want your trip from Johannesburg to be as smooth as possible and the following information will help make that happen.
What is the main airport called?
Johannesburg OR Tambo International Airport (JNB)Opens external site in a new window. Is the busiest airport on the continent of Africa and is situated in the Kempton Park district of Johannesburg, South Africa. It is located 23 km north-west of the city centre and 46 km south of Pretoria city centre.
All passengers flying from Johannesburg are allocated checked baggage. If you need more luggage, you can purchase an additional baggage allowance online prior to departure.
The benefits of flying Qantas
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Can I cancel my flight booking due to COVID-19?
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