Flights to Los Angeles

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Student flights from the USA to Los Angeles

Los Angeles is the kind of place everyone should visit at least once in their life. With major landmarks to see like the Walk of Fame and the Hollywood sign to some of the world’s most famous beaches, like Santa Monica and Malibu, there’s a lot of can’t-miss things to do in Los Angeles. The incredible diversity, a sprawling city with endless things to see, do and explore, and unending summer weather are just a few of the reasons why it’s one of the most-visited cities in the US.

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What are the main Los Angeles airport hubs?

Los Angeles has five main airports, all of which serve slightly different areas. LAX (Los Angeles International) is the largest for both domestic and international travel and the best option for exploring the city proper. The others are smaller airports that serve areas a bit further from the city.

Los Angeles International / LAX: LAX is the main airport in LA and is located about 12 miles from the center of Los Angeles. If you’re flying from out of state, chances are likely flights into LAX will be the cheapest and have the most options. From LAX, you can get downtown via Uber/Lyft, the Flyaway Bus Shuttle ($10) or the Metro ($2). The Metro is the cheapest, but longest options (you’ll have to transfer lines and it takes about an hour). Uber is the most convenient but can be quite expensive depending on the time of day.

Long Beach / LGB: The Long Beach airport is located just 3 miles from Downtown Long Beach, so if you’re wanting to head straight from baggage claim to beach day, it’s the perfect spot to fly into. It primarily services short-haul flights for American and Jetblue. Bonus: it’s much less crowded than LAX and it has an open-air courtyard in the airport for you to enjoy some fresh air while you wait.

John Wayne Orange County / SNA: Of the main airports in LA, this one is the furthest south, situated in Orange County. It’s nearest to Disneyland and other theme parks in the area and Disney offers a shuttle if you're heading to the park. It’s located about 15-20 minutes from both Irvine and Downtown Orange County and about 20-30 minutes from Disneyland.

Ontario Airport / ONT: The Ontario airport is located, as the name suggests, in Ontario, with easy access to cities like Claremont, Riverside and San Bernardino. If you’re studying in one of the Inland cities, the Ontario airport will likely save you a lot of time from not having to drive across the city.

Burbank / BUR: The Hollywood-Burbank airport (sometimes referred to as the Bob Hope Airport) is located north of LA, 3 miles from downtown Burbank. It’s a good choice if you’re flying in from somewhere in the western half of the US and staying in the Hollywood area. Burbank does offer Metrolink and Amtrak service directly from the airport, making it one of the easiest airports to connect to public transportation from.

How to fly to Los Angeles from other US cities

Los Angeles is one of the main domestic and international hubs in the US, so you’ll have no problem finding flights into the city no matter where you’re coming from. You’ll find the most options into LAX, but there’s several other airports to choose from should you need more options.

The main airlines for flying into LAX include American, Alaskan Airlines, United, Jetblue and more. Keep reading for more details on flights to LA from some major US cities.

Cheap flights to Los Angeles
from New York / NYC

Average flight duration

6h, 20 minutes nonstop


Number of daily flights

more than 390 nonstop daily flights.

Cheap flights to Los Angeles
from San Francisco / SFO

Average flight duration

1h, 20 minutes nonstop


Number of daily flights

more than 450 nonstop flights daily.

Cheap flights to Los Angeles
from Boston / BOS

Average flight duration

6 hours nonstop


Number of daily flights

about 130 nonstop flights daily.

Cheap flights to Los Angeles
from Chicago / ORD

Average flight duration

4h, 20 minutes nonstop


Number of daily flights

about 250 nonstop flights daily.

When is the best time to fly to Los Angeles?

With average temps in the 60s-80s year-round, there’s no one best time to visit Los Angeles: it all depends on what you want to do! The best weather is typically just before or just after the heat of the summer (so April or October). You’ll find the fewest crowds in the spring (February-April). And the ocean temperature is warmest and best for swimming in between August and September. However, there are lots of cool festivals and events year-round and pretty agreeable weather just about all the time, so there’s definitely no wrong time to visit.

When is the cheapest time to book a flight to Los Angeles?

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Why do students love visiting Los Angeles?

Los Angeles is a sprawling city with tons of activity, events and festivals that cater to just about every kind of traveler, so it’s no wonder that it’s a bucket-list destination! The City of Stars isn’t just full of celebs—it’s also full of a youthful energy that’s incredible to experience, whether you’re vacationing for a week or studying here for the next few years.


Los Angeles universities and campuses

Los Angeles is a sprawling city with an incredible amount of universities and colleges to match. As home to the heart of the TV and film industries, it’s a great place to study if you’re interested in any kind of media or film studies. Besides that, there’s universities that offer programs in just about anything you could imagine. USC and UCLA (University of Southern California and University of LA) are two of the largest and most well-known in the city, as well as both being top-tier schools to study at.


Los Angeles lifestyle and culture

Los Angeles lifestyle is fast-paced, but everyone knows how to take a day off and the beach and kick back, too! It’s a very diverse city, so you’ll see people from all walks of life and all kinds of cultures here. From Chinatown and Koreatown to Thai Town and Olvera Street, there’s a lot to see and experience. Head to beach towns for an acai bowl and a relaxed vibe, try foods from around the world in cultural pockets downtown, or hit the Grove for some high-end shopping (or window shopping).


Exploring Los Angeles on a student budget

Los Angeles can be explored on a student budget, especially if you know where to go. Stay in Airbnbs in neighborhoods like Silver Lake or Echo Park to save on accommodations. Try to take public transit if you can. Eat at smaller, local spots (Grand Central Market has some good options!) and squeeze in a few free activities and beach days to keep your budget in check.

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