|Popular in||December||High demand for flights, 11% potential price rise|
|Cheapest in||May||Best time to find cheap flights, 4% potential price drop|
|Average price||C$ 449||Average for round-trip flights in April 2021|
|Round-trip from||C$ 416||From Toronto to Los Angeles|
|One-way from||C$ 211||One-way flight from Toronto to Los Angeles|
YTO - LAX
C$ 363 - C$ 723
20 - 32 °C
0 - 123 mm
When to fly to Los Angeles
With mild weather year round and abundant sunshine from April through October, L.A. is always busy, but to avoid the highest prices on Los Angeles flights, hotels, and entertainment, plan your trip around major events, such as the Academy Awards, which are presented in Hollywood in February.
There really isn’t an off season in Los Angeles. However, you might find cheap flights to Los Angeles and discounted hotel rates during the summer months when the heat can get unbearable and in January, which is usually the rainy season.
California’s largest city is a sun-soaked metropolis leading the way in culture, media and business. Every year millions of tourists take cheap flights to Los Angeles to experience the diversity, beach life, museums and galleries, cutting-edge architecture, fantastic cuisine and sheer star power of this city.
Los Angeles’s landmarks are instantly recognisable – the giant Hollywood sign in the hills, Disneyland, Mann’s Chinese Theater and the brass stars in the pavement along Hollywood Boulevard. LA might have a reputation for being superficial, but visitors will discover that it has a cultural heart. It boasts the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, the Getty Centre, which has one of the greatest art collections in the world, and Museum of Latin American Art, which shows contemporary Latino material.
The beaches are where the West-Coast vibe can be experienced and where the honed and toned work out. “South Bay” beach towns are beautiful and include Manhattan Beach, Redondo Beach and Hermosa Beach. Santa Monica Beach and Pier are also popular places to catch some rays and people watch.
Flights to Los Angeles, California from Canada range from about 3h-9h. The length of your flight will depend on your departure city. If you’re departing from a city as far west as Calgary or Vancouver, you can enjoy the shortest flight time, especially if you book a direct flight. If you’re flying out of a city in the eastern provinces, however, such as Toronto or Montreal, you’ll likely have a flight time on the longer end of the spectrum. Your flight time will also be affected by the number and length of any stopovers.
You can book direct flights to Los Angeles from various cities across Canada. If your city of departure is Vancouver or Toronto, you can choose from multiple daily direct flights to Los Angeles, serviced by such airlines as Air Canada, WestJet, and United Airlines. Air Canada and United Airlines also offer daily direct flights to Los Angeles from Montreal. If your flight is not direct, you can expect to stopovers in common layover cities for this route like Toronto, Calgary, Vancouver, and/or Denver.
When you fly into Los Angeles, you’ll alight at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX), about 30km southwest of Los Angeles city centre. To get to the city centre from the airport, you have several options. You can take the FlyAway Bus from the airport to Union Station in downtown Los Angeles in about a half hour or so, for a fare of about C$13. You can also take the airport’s free shuttle service to Aviation/LAX Metro Rail Station and then transfer for a train to your city centre destination, which will take about one hour and cost about C$1.80. The most expensive option is by taxi, which will cost about C$62.50, and take around 30 minutes to reach L.A. city centre.
Los Angeles boasts both beautiful beaches and thrilling cultural attractions, making it a popular place for vacationers to the U.S. west coast. While in Los Angeles, you can do classic Hollywood things, like a stroll down the Hollywood Walk of Fame and gaze up at the Hollywood sign for starters. Be sure to also check out Griffith Observatory, the classic art deco building perched high over the city, and offering a stunning planetarium and telescopic views across the city. Universal Studios, Disneyland, and Knott’s Berry Farms are legendary theme parks in the greater Los Angeles area for a reason. Go to one or go to all three for your fill of serious adventure and plenty of laughs. Visit LACMA museum to take in some of the world’s best modern art pieces, and be sure to snap a selfie or two outside the extraordinary building itself.
Canadian citizens travelling to Los Angeles in the United States do need a valid passport, although a visa is not required.
Los Angeles has seen a 92% decrease in demand for flights to the city compared to last year.