We fly to Los Angeles daily

11 hour flight time

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Visas and entry requirements

Foreign nationals or
non-US citizens


  • Upload your passport details and complete contact tracing information ahead of departure (this can be done during Online Check In which opens 24 before your flight)
  • Ensure you have a valid passport and ESTA (if eligible for the US Visa Waiver Program). 

US citizens/nationals or Lawful permanent residents


  • Upload your passport details and complete contact tracing information ahead of departure (this can be done during Online Check In which opens 24 before your flight)

What you need to know

Handy hints to help you hit the ground running in Los Angeles.

Local time

GMT -8 hours


US Dollar $


English and Spanish


120 volts 60Hz

Plug type A and B



Local transport

For information on bus and rail services in Los Angeles including schedules and pricing, visit metro.net. Taxi services are available in LA but will be more expensive than public transport.

Airport Guides

Before you set off, take a look at Los Angeles LAX Airport guide.

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Los Angeles flight deals

Browse our best prices for flights to Los Angeles

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  • Extra cover for everyone travelling, and your money, while you're away
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Discover Los Angeles

From surfing in Topanga and hobnobbing in Hollywood, to retail therapy in Rodeo Drive and beauty treatments in Beverley Hills we adore the glitz and glamour of the US’s celebrity city.

Catch up on the latest movies (there are over 100 to choose from) inflight to make sure you’re Hollywood-ready when you land.

Curious to know more about Los Angeles? Check out our stories below for more inspiration

The Hollywood sign

You can see it from far and wide, but the Hollywood Sign is best experienced up close.

Los Angeles must do's

Fun for little ones (and big ones too!)

From Hollywood to Hogwarts, the whole family will find something to love in LA

Family fun in LA

Secret gardens

Los Angeles is not without its green spaces – head to the hills for relaxation and killer views.

On the road

Going local

From vintage shops in Highland park to sand and surf in Malibu, get to know LA's coolest neighbourhoods

Going local in LA

Surfing spots

Learn to hang ten during your next trip to LA, thanks to the city’s surfing schools.

Surf's up

Shop like a movie star

Rodeo Drive, Melrose Avenue, The Grove.... Shopping in LA is as iconic as the movie stars you might spot along the way

Drop some dollars

Why you’ll love flying with Virgin Atlantic

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Cabins and seats

Our seats have been carefully designed to help you fly in total comfort during the flight, no matter which cabin you're in. Find out how our Upper Class, Premium and Economy seats measure up.

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Inflight services

Whichever cabin you're travelling in, you'll enjoy exciting inflight entertainment and delicious food and drinks throughout the flight.


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Virgin Atlantic Upper Class

Virgin Points

We reward your adventures with Virgin Points. Whether you're taking off, doing the weekly shop or splashing out on an exclusive stay, points make it all more rewarding.  

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