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Flights toLos Angeles

Welcome to the City of Dreams

Flight time from London

10 hrs 20 mins

Distance from London

5,327 miles

From the moment you book your trip, the excitement and anticipation of an adventure starts to build. And when you book flights to Los Angeles with British Airways, you can be sure you’ll be taken care of from the moment you step onto the plane to the moment you arrive in LA.

Whether you’re booking an LA holiday or a flight to Los Angeles, with British Airways you can expect great service every time. Our helpful BA cabin crew are always on hand to ensure your flight experience is as comfortable and as stress-free as it can be, from the start of your flight to touchdown – when you get to embark on your discovery of one of California’s most exciting cities.

Flights to Los Angeles

With five direct flights to LA daily from London Heathrow, you can touch down in LA at a time that suits you and your all-important travel plans.

So, whether you’re travelling solo and looking to hit the town as soon as you land, or have the family in tow and want to ensure everyone arrives happy, our LA flights are perfect for everyone.

Read our Los Angeles travel guides for more inspiration on what to do once you arrive.

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A flyer’s guide: Los Angeles flight tips

Everything you need to know about flying to LA with British Airways

What’s the cheapest time to fly to Los Angeles?

Thanks to its year-round mild climate, LA makes for a popular destination with millions of visitors at all times. However, the months of June, July and August are particularly busy times for LA tourism, so fares can be higher during that period. To find our cheapest flights to Los Angeles, use our lowest fare finder.

How long is the flight time from London to Los Angeles?

You can touch down in just over 11 hours. British Airways operates up to five direct flights to LA a day: fly from London Heathrow to Los Angeles International (LAX).

Where is LAX and what is the best way to get into Los Angeles?

Los Angeles International Airport is situated in the west of the LA area and the best way to get anywhere in this city is by car. This really is a city built around the car and most places you visit will have ample parking spaces, including restaurants and shops, which often have valet parking.
Taxis are readily available outside the terminals at LAX and the cost to Hollywood is around $50 (don’t forget there is a $4 airport surcharge on taxis). A no-reservation-required bus, the LAX FlyAway, runs from the airport to various destinations including Hollywood, Union Station in Downtown and Long Beach. A one-way ticket is just under $10.

To make your trip even easier, why not pre-book your shuttle or private transfer with us before you travel? Simply add it to you booking when prompted.

For more tips and advice on travelling in and around LA, check out our travel guide

Do I need a visa to travel to Los Angeles?

If you’re travelling on a British passport, there’s no need to get a visa in advance – but you do need to apply for an ESTA  at least 72 hours before you travel. There is a $14 fee for registration and, once approved, your ESTA is valid for multiple journeys for two years or until your passport expires.

Find out more about visa requirements

Which cabins can I book when I fly to Los Angeles?

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Which cabins can I book when I fly to Los Angeles?

Our economy (World Traveller) cabins are great value for those looking for cheap flights to Los Angeles. You can select your seats in advance for an extra fee – the quieter seats are towards the front of the plane, while those directly above the wings reduce the intensity of turbulence. Choose to fly with hand baggage only or pick a price that includes a 23kg checked baggage allowance and free seat selection 24 hours before you fly.

Premium economy (World Traveller Plus) gives you more legroom and a smaller, more private cabin.

Our business (Club World) and First cabins have fully flat beds for total comfort.

Find out more about our travel classes

Travelling can be very tiring, but there are a few simple steps you can take to make sure you arrive feeling as well as possible.

  • Drink plenty of water to keep yourself fully hydrated throughout the flight and beforehand. Limiting your alcohol and caffeine intake during the flight and before it will aid this, and could also help you sleep.
  • You can beat jet lag by adjusting to your new time zone as soon as you board the plane to LA time. Use our jet lag calculator to find out more.
  • Move around regularly during the flight and do some simple stretching exercises to keep blood flowing. The slowing of blood circulation is one of the most common side-effects of jet lag.

Plan your perfect Los Angeles trip

Where to stay in LA

Wherever you want to stay and whatever type of hotel you are looking for, from the hippest Hollywood hangout to the classic luxury of Downtown, beside the beach or near a local attraction, our carefully chosen Los Angeles hotels suit every budget.

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Things to do in LA

While you’re in Los Angeles, why not take your cue from the locals and treat yourself to some healthy living: get down to Venice Beach and Santa Monica’s iconic Muscle Gym; check out the many health food restaurants; and visit the new breed of vegan cafés and juice bars dotted all over the city.

Things to do in LA

What to eat in LA

Los Angeles has a great foodie scene, but instead of being table-bound, sometimes all you want is food on the go, standing in the glorious LA sunshine. Eve Barlow has tracked down the best food trucks in the city – from ethically sourced fried chicken wraps, the best bagels in town and tacos worth travelling for.

LA’s best food trucks

Los Angeles tips

Our Los Angeles hints and tips will have you feeling like a local in no time

When to tip

Tipping is customary in the USA. Bar tenders, hotel staff and doormen usually expect $1-$2, while an additional 15-20 per cent should be added to restaurant bills and cab rides.

Getting around

Hire a car or take cabs (there are several taxi apps and pre-book cab companies including Beverly Hills Cab and the Yellow Cab Company). There are also buses and trains.

Free attractions

Head to Mulholland Drive and get a selfie under the iconic Hollywood sign, or indulge your starstruck side and visit the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

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