Four epic LA road trips
Los Angelans love their cars – escape the La La Land traffic on an LA road trip to the glorious Pacific Coast Highway, or on a pilgrimage to Joshua Tree National Park. Discover how.
Welcome to the City of Angels
Flight time from London
Distance from London
We know how important it is to stay connected. That’s why we operate regular flights between Los Angeles and London. Transatlantic travellers can enjoy all the flexibility and freedom they need to plan their perfect trip, and the west coast of California is always within easy reach with British Airways.
When you book flights 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. But your British Airways experience doesn’t have to stop at the luggage carousel. You can add hotels and transfers to your booking to create the perfect holiday. Is LA just the beginning? Plenty of people fly to LA and use it as a gateway to the rest of California. Book car hire with us and use our multi-centre trip planner to plan your perfect trip – whether you go from LA to San Francisco, San Diego or Sacramento.
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.
You can touch down in just over 11 hours. Fly direct from London Heathrow (LHR) to Los Angeles International (LAX).
Los Angeles International Airport is situated in the west of the LA area. When you land at Los Angeles International, there are plenty of options for getting into the city and to your hotel. LA City Cab offers flat fares from LAX to Downtown for $46.50 (excluding tolls, surcharges and tips) – this usually takes 60 minutes, but depends heavily on the traffic. Alternatively, hop on the no-reservation FlyAway shuttle bus which takes you from the airport to various locations including Hollywood and Long Beach, from just $8. Or, if you are planning on staying for a while your best bet is to hire a car. Did you know you can pre-book your shuttle or private airport transfer with us? Just add it to your flight or holiday booking.
For more tips and advice on travelling in and around LA, check out our travel guide
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
Secure your holiday with a low deposit and flexible installments – you can decide when you make the payments and how much they are.