Cheap Flights to Los Angeles from the UK

Best student & youth fares right now to Los Angeles

Think a trip to Los Angeles is out of your budget? Think again. Our discount fares for students and youth mean your dream trip to the City of Stars could be closer than ever. Keep scrolling for more info on best times to visit Los Angeles, when to find cheap flights and more.

Student flights from the UK to Los Angeles

Los Angeles is a bucket-list destination and for good reason: it’s the kind of city everyone should visit at least once. With famous landmarks and amazing beaches to hip neighborhoods and incredible museums, Los Angeles has an endless amount of things to see, do and explore. The incredible diversity and sprawling city means you’ll never be bored, no matter how long you stay. Besides, the unending summer weather means you’ll always have some sunshine while you explore the city.

Ready to make your bucket-list trip a reality? Escape the cool rainy days of the UK with a trip to the beach in LA—it’s cheaper than ever with our discount flights to the US. Check out what’s on offer above or sign up for our newsletters to get discounts delivered straight to your inbox.

map of LA showing major airports

What are the main Los Angeles airports, and how do I get from them to central Los Angeles?

The main international airport in Los Angeles is the massive Los Angeles International. While you could fly connecting routes into the nearby Burbank (BUR) or John Wayne Orange County (SNA) airports, it’s typically cheapest—and likely most efficient—to fly directly into LAX.

LOS Angeles (LAX) LAX is located about 12 miles from downtown LA, so it’s typically pretty easy (although not always quick) to get into the city. From the airport, you can get downtown via Uber/Lyft (£23-30), the Flyaway bus shuttle (£7.70) or the Metro (£1.50). Be warned, the Metro is the cheapest option but doesn’t run as frequently or consistently as you may be used to. Uber is the most convenient, but can be quite expensive depending on the current traffic conditions.

How to fly from the UK to Los Angeles

Flying from the UK to Los Angeles, although a bit long, is actually pretty easy. You can easily fly nonstop from cities like London or Edinburgh, or snag a connecting flight from other cities across the UK.

Some of the most popular airlines for this route include Virgin Atlantic & Delta Air Lines, American Airlines and British Airways. Of course, we partner with a number of other airlines that offer flights between London and LA, so there’s plenty of opportunities to fly with your favourite airlines.

Cheap flights to Los Angeles
from London (LON)

Average flight duration

11.5 hours nonstop

Number of daily flights

There are about 130 (nonstop) flights from London to LAX each day.

Cheap flights to Los Angeles
from Edinburgh (EDI)

Average flight duration

15 hours+, depending on connections

Number of daily flights

There are no nonstop flights from Edinburgh to Los Angeles, but there’s plenty of connecting flights departing daily.

When is the best time to fly to Los Angeles?

There’s no one best time to visit Los Angeles, especially with near-perfect weather all year long. It all depends on what you want to do while you visit. Expect temperatures in the 16-25℃ year-round, with a few days of rain each month in the winter. The best weather is typically just before and after the sometimes staggeringly hot summer months, in April or October. Springtime tends to draw less crowds. Meanwhile, the ocean temperature is best for swimming in late summer, between August and September. There’s also cool events and festivals happening all the time, so there’s definitely no wrong time to visit.

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

Avgprice JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDecDate of search £300£400£500£600£700£800£900£1000£1100£1200£1300

Prices based on bookings made 30-60 days prior to departure.

Why do British students love visiting Los Angeles?

LA is an electric city full of people from all over the world, an endless amount of sunshine and plenty of things to do, see and eat. What’s not to love? Whether you’re studying or just on holiday, Los Angeles is a great place to experience life in the US.

LA universities and campuses

Los Angeles universities and campuses

Los Angeles is a huge city with an incredible amount of universities and colleges to match—over 200 in total. Since it’s home-base to much of the TV and film industries in the US, it’s a great place to study if you’re interested in any kind of media or film studies. Aside from that, LA’s biggest and best universities offer programmes for just about any kind of student. USC and UCLA (University of Southern California and University of LA) are both top-tier, popular universities to study at in the area.

LA lifestyle and culture

Los Angeles lifestyle and culture

Los Angeles’ lifestyle is fast-paced, but locals also know how to kick back and enjoy a day at the beach too. In general, it’s a very diverse and open city, with people from all walks of life and a variety of cultures here. From K-BBQ in Koreatown to authentic tacos, churros and more on Olvera Street, there’s a lot to see and experience. Chill out on the beach with a latte from a nearby cafe or hit the Grove for some high-end shopping (or window shopping).

Exploring LA on a student budget

Exploring Los Angeles on a student budget

Los Angeles can be pretty pricey, but it doesn’t have to be! Exploring Los Angeles on a student budget only requires that you know where to go. Stay in Airbnbs in neighborhoods like Silver Lake or Echo Park to avoid pricier hotels downtown. Take public transit whenever possible. And check out local hotspots for cheap eats (Grand Central Market has some good options!) rather than springing for fancy food for every meal. And be sure to check out all the free things to see and do around the city, from the Getty to the beaches!

Frequently asked questions about flying from the UK to Los Angeles

Do I need a visa to visit Los Angeles?

What are some of the top things to see and do in Los Angeles?

What’s the best way to explore Los Angeles?

Is Los Angeles safe?